Playlist: Rainy Days and Mondays


The whipping wind has whisked away all weekend thoughts, and judging by the storm hanging over Manhattan today, the collective psyche of workers all over New York City has infected the environment with a general Monday gloom. But if you think you have a bad case of the Mondays, think again: some musicians absolutely hate Mondays, and they’ve created some pretty good songs from this negative inspiration. After the jump, listen to our picks for best Monday songs to fit the current climate, and let us know which of your favorites we left out.

1. Boomtown Rats – “I Don’t Like Mondays” ytaudio(o2I84-A9duY) “Tell me why/I don’t like Mondays/wanna shoot the whole day down”

2. Wilco – “Monday” ytaudio(kAchM1rqiOg) “Monday I’m all high/get me out of FLA/In school yeah/I fooled ya’/now I know I made a mistake”

3. Fleetwood Mac – “Monday Morning” ytaudio(6QTPNTPB_n8) “Monday morning you sure look fine/Friday I got traveling on my mind/first you love me then you say it’s wrong/You know I can’t go on believing for long”

4. Fats Domino – “Blue Monday” ytaudio(a3041kBbxGM) “Blue Monday how I hate blue Monday/Got to work like a slave all day”

5. Stereophonics – “Bank Holiday Monday” ytaudio(pFdDFsFSz3Y) “Get your girl in the bathroom after flirting all day/It’s the time of your life on Bank Holiday Monday”

6. Shiny Toy Guns – “Rainy Monday” ytaudio(8_QGZQYHHgc) “On a rainy Monday/I feel it inside me/like the days of summer”

7. T-Bone Walker – “Stormy Monday” ytaudio(hVR8lg1YLuc) “They call it stormy Monday/but Tuesday’s just as bad”

8. Duran Duran – “New Moon On Monday” ytaudio(h7n6Lgh4SZs) “I light the torch and wave it for a new moon on Monday/and a firedance through the night”

9. Tegan and Sara – “Monday Monday Monday” ytaudio(kaziEiUP040) “I tell myself you let me go/without me oh what’s wrong with you/Monday, Monday, Monday”

10. John Prine – “Long Monday” ytaudio(vPmjhcTWgiQ) “Gonna be a long Monday/sittin’ all alone on a mountain/by a river that has no end”