Monday’s Bad Rap

Did you know that the average person will see about 4,040 Mondays in a lifetime? Do we really dread seeing Monday’s so much? What gave Monday’s bad rap?

In a search of YouTube, songs about Monday you can find include:

  • The Carpenters sing a sad song Rainy Days and Mondays.
  • Jimmy Buffett’s Come Monday at least had a ‘looking forward’ type of message even though the song is about longing.
  • Monday Monday by the Mamas and Papas says Monday can’t be trusted.
  • And the Bangles declare that it’s a Manic Monday.

There are Blue Mondays and Stormy Mondays. Sheesh. It’s no wonder Monday causes anxiety.  So let’s turn that upside down, shall we?

wrong end for that diaper!

Nothing you wear

is more important

than a smile.

~Connie Stevens


Are you giving Monday a Bad Rap?

What Monday songs do you listen to?  Do they make you smile?


  1. I’ll bet this Monday was one in rare form for a lot of people because it was also tax day here in the US. I’m not fond of Mondays, I’ll admit. I even did a blog post on it a while back. Main reason is, I always tend to adjust to what must be my natural sleep cycle over the weekend, which is later than what it needs to be during the workweek, so it’s that much harder to get up on Monday morning!

    1. You make a good point about slipping into one’s natural biorhythms over the weekend. I do that, too. Maybe we shouldn’t be blaming Mondays. Are there songs about how we stay up too late?

      Unfortunately for me and my little post, this past Monday was particularly difficult for reasons other than taxes. My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by the Boston Marathon bombings.

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