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And the worst Monday-theme song of the '80s is ...



It's Manic Monday by the Bangles. (Worst line? Either "These are the days when you wish your bed was already made" or "Wish it was Sunday/Because that's my fun day.")

Stuck in the '80s friends on our Facebook page are nearly in agreement on this argument.

"I believe it should be retired from being played till the end of time," wrote Samantha Freeland.

Other options included Blue Monday by New Order. Workin' for the Weekend by Loverboy, which admittedly is more of a Friday song. And grandfathered in, I Don't Like Mondays by the Boomtown Rats.

"I love I Don't Like Mondays, but when someone plays it (or worse, sings it) on a Monday, it makes me want to sho-o-o-o-o-o-o-t them down," wrote Jeff "in Germany" Johnston. 

Manic Monday was the Bangles' first hit song, though it actually appears on their second album (1986's Different Light). It was written by Prince, who according to '80s legend wrote to the tune originally for Apollonia 6 before offering it to the Bangles. I've heard before it was his attempt to woo the lovely Susanna Hoffs.

It's been covered about a dozen times over the years, but my favorite is the one by the Christian band Relient K. (BTW, if you haven't heard their song Pink Tux to the Prom, you're missing out on one of the greatest songs about the '80s -- evah!)

[Last modified: Monday, July 25, 2011 9:42am]


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