“Sunday”, for some it’s the beginning of the week and for some, it’s the end. For some people, it is just a day and for some it is everything and it means life to them. Some people despise the day whereas others love it.
The word Sunday has been used in multiple musical masterpieces the world has witnessed. Let me list out 20 such songs where the songwriter has centered the lyrics or the whole essence of the song on Sunday.
- 1. “Sunday” by David Bowie
- 2. “Sunday Bloody Sunday” by U2
- 3. “Sunday Sunday” by Blur
- 4. “Sunday Morning” by No Doubt
- 5. “Sunday” by Sonic Youth
- 6. “Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon” by Queen
- 7. “Sunday Morning” by Maroon 5
- 8. “Blue Sunday” by The Doors
- 9. “A Sunday Kind of Love” by Etta James
- 10. “Feelin’ Kinda Sunday” by Nancy/Frank Sinatra
- 11. “Everyday is Like Sunday” by Morrissey
- 12. “Sunday Papers” by Joe Jackson
- 13. “My Sunday Feeling” by Jethro Tull
- 14. “Sunday Morning Call” by Oasis
- 15. “Will You Be Staying After Sunday” by Peppermint Rainbow
- 16. “Loving You Sunday Morning” by Scorpions
- 17. “Raining on Sunday” by Keith Urban
- 18. “Sunday Girl” by Blondie
- 19. “Another Park, Another Sunday” by Doobie Bros
- 20. “Sunday Morning Coming Down” by Kris Kristofferson
1. “Sunday” by David Bowie
It is a very intriguing song with a religious tone attached to it. The points of view about the meaning of the song could be drastically different from one another. For me, I feel that the song is about realizing what everything is about. It talks about the journey of life in a spiritual manner.
Interestingly enough, the word Sunday is included in the lyrics. But I believe as people are into religious activities mostly on Sundays, and this song being more about the realization of what life is about, what we have become, and what we should do, it has been named Sunday appropriately.
2. “Sunday Bloody Sunday” by U2
This is a War song by the Irish band U2. Here the term “Bloody Sunday” refers to an unfortunate incident in history. Back in 1972, 13 Irish protestors who were unarmed were shot dead in Londonderry by the British Army.
This song from the album “War” addresses the futility of war and what the families have to go through because of war. The wrenching lyrics questioning “many have lost, but who has won” stand out for me. Simply, the Sunday we get to visualize in this song is a terrible one to remember.
3. “Sunday Sunday” by Blur
Throughout this song by Blur, we get to hear the British Traditions on a typical Sunday such as a walk in the park. At the same time it seems that the lyrics might be a bit sarcastic! All in all, it’s a great song for a Sunday.
4. “Sunday Morning” by No Doubt
This song has something personal to do with a sort of role-reversal between singer, Gwen Stefani, and someone else in her life. Earlier on in her life she liked someone whose feelings weren’t reciprocated, but later on, after she got over him and moved on in her life, he tend wanted what he couldn’t have. It’s a great song, and while there might be other interpretations to this song, this is the one I’d like to go with.
5. “Sunday” by Sonic Youth
It is a love song and it is all about the universal experience of falling in love. You get visuals of the time when you were in love while listening to this song. As per the lyrics of this song, probably Sunday is when the narrator meets his loved one. This girl makes Sunday exciting for the boy which otherwise was just another long boring day.
6. “Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon” by Queen
This is a song by Freddy Mercury. Throughout the song, we get to listen to what an ordinary guy from London does throughout a week on time. Bicycling, painting, going to work, etc. are a few of the tasks narrator is expecting to do in his week. After all the hard work and his tight schedule during the other days, he is pretty sure that he is going to relax and enjoy himself just doing nothing on Sundays.
7. “Sunday Morning” by Maroon 5
The song by American pop band, Maroon 5 was released in 2004. The song has a sad theme but with a nice groove. The singer expresses what he would like to do with his loved one on Sundays. But unfortunately, she is no longer with him. On Sunday mornings, when the rain is falling the singer is calling her out by his heart. At the same time, he is ready to cross the boundaries to get back to her.
8. “Blue Sunday” by The Doors
Blue Sunday is included in the album “Morrison Hotel”. This is a song with simple and sweet lyrics. The narrator has met his love of life on a Sunday. She has accepted his proposal or has proposed to him on a Sunday. And throughout the song, we get to hear how much he loves and how much he is possessive about his girl.
9. “A Sunday Kind of Love” by Etta James
In the long by Etta James, she explains what kind of love she craves. She refers to it as a “Sunday of Love”. Sundays are usually when we spend time close to our loved ones. Maybe she needs to be loved and feel protected. Unfortunately, she is yet to find her love of life and is alone dreaming about him and how he would treat her on Sundays.
10. “Feelin’ Kinda Sunday” by Nancy/Frank Sinatra
It is a very positive song. The narrator is at a very happy phase of life. He/she seems to enjoy life to its fullest and that is why he/she seems everything around to be bright.
Usually, people chose Sundays to chill out and relax. In this song, the narrator is so positive and conveys the idea that even on the days when she/he has a load of work, he/she feels like chilling out. In simple words, every day seems to be a Sunday for the narrator.
11. “Everyday is Like Sunday” by Morrissey
In his song “Everyday is Like Sunday”, Morrissey does not have a good impression on Sunday. He describes the town where he lives as a boring place and he wishes to escape it. Morrissey refers to the town he lives in as a “place they forgot to bomb”.
Hence we can assume that this song has something to do with a war-related historical incident. Somehow, the bottom line is, the narrator is not happy about where he lives and how the particular city behaves. For him, Sunday is a lifeless day.
12. “Sunday Papers” by Joe Jackson
This is an enjoyable song from Joe Jackson. From the beginning to the end, he talks about what you will get to read on Sunday papers. I believe that through this song he has taken a jibe at the press.
The tone is so sarcastic and the lyrics are funny. Sarcastically he states says that Sunday papers can’t get anything wrong and they won’t print any false news. I have got nothing against the press was the funniest line for me.
13. “My Sunday Feeling” by Jethro Tull
My Sunday feeling is a song from the album, Living in the Past. The Sunday night for the narrator has been a blast. He probably is still in his hangover after partying hard. He is trying to collect what happened last night and trying to get his head straight.
It’s funny how he is seeking help from others to get to bed. Here he refers to what he is going through at that moment to a “Sunday feeling”.
14. “Sunday Morning Call” by Oasis
“Sunday Morning Call” is about certain things in life that the writer of the song Noel Gallagher had gone through in his life. According to him, some people had made a habit of showing up at his house in the wee hours of the day.
The uninvited guests have had all the fun in the world with drugs and booze while Noel kept watching. So, this song is all about him and what he went through.
15. “Will You Be Staying After Sunday” by Peppermint Rainbow
“Will You Be Staying After Sunday” is about a girl who wishes to spend time with her sweetheart as much as possible. She cherishes how they spend the weekend together but is bothered by the fact that he has to leave on Monday and she will have to spend her time from Monday to Friday alone.
So, this question almost seems to be a request for her loved one to stay after Sunday.
16. “Loving You Sunday Morning” by Scorpions
This song is about the singers proclamation that he will do anything to win (or keep) the love of someone he loves in his own life. Perhaps a reader of this post might point is in a more direct interpretation of this song, but, one thing is for certain, “Loving You Sunday Morning” certainly deserves to be on this list.
17. “Raining on Sunday” by Keith Urban
This song sung by Keith Urban is all about making love to your girl on a Sunday. The narrator wants to get close to her make love and feel her throughout the day without worrying about anything else.
Furthermore, he makes the emotion stronger by praying it to rain on Sunday when he is with his girl. The lyrics convey the love he has for the girl by appreciating her innocence and love for him using similes. The music video is full of aesthetically shot love-making scenes.
18. “Sunday Girl” by Blondie
The origin story behind “Sunday Girl” is quite intriguing. She was upset while the group was on tour. The reason is her cat “Sunday Man” running away and not coming back. Derry’s boyfriend Chris was worried and wrote this song just to cheer his girlfriend up. The rest is history as the song became a huge hit.
So here. Sunday Girl refers to a cat. Going further in detail, it is the cat “Sunday Man” ran away with. Funny enough. Isn’t it?
19. “Another Park, Another Sunday” by Doobie Bros
The narrator is heart broke and alone as his lover has left him. Usually, the parks are crowded with couples on Sundays, but for him, everything seems to be empty.
The most happening day for the love birds has just become another boring, empty day in his life. He intends to be alone as he craves for only her and needs nobody else to notice that he is crying most of the time.
20. “Sunday Morning Coming Down” by Kris Kristofferson
The Kris Kristofferson song is about a lonely person who has nothing to do on Sundays. He is probably depressed and needs to feel stoned or intoxicated as he doesn’t like the real feeling of his Sundays.
Interestingly, a reason for him behaving this way and treating Sundays as such is not pointed out in the song. His not-so-good Sunday routine is explained throughout the song.
These are 20 great songs with Sunday in the title that might make you experience the day from a new perspective!