15 Songs About Friday: The Best Day of the Week

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When it comes to those of us who work “9 to 5” every day, there is nothing like getting to Friday when you know the weekend is ahead of you and your time is yours again. Whether you’re ready to go out with friends for a night on the town or kick back in your pajamas with a glass of wine (or beer) and relax in a bubble bath, you’ll want to queue up your favorite playlist to go right along with it. In the spirit of the moment, why not make a playlist that is all songs about the best day of the week?

Here are 15 songs about Friday that will soon become your weekly mantra.

1. “Friday” by Rebecca Black

Rebecca Black debuted with a bang in 2011 with her song “Friday” on iTunes. Featuring a rap verse by Wilson, it gives the perfect sentiment of what Friday means to all of us. From “lookin’ forward to the weekend” and the upcoming “partyin’” and “fun, fun, fun, fun,” it’s always easier to wake up at 7:45 a.m. on Friday, knowing what’s coming later.

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2. “Friday I’m in Love” by The Cure

When The Cure released their ninth studio album, Wish, fans were in for a retreat with the album’s second single, “Friday I’m in Love.” Described as a “throw your hands in the air, let’s get happy kind of record” as well as “a very naïve, happy type of pop song” by Robert Smith, the song’s writer, the song became a worldwide hit, performing well on both U.K. and U.S. charts. What we love most about it is that the song doesn’t only talk about why Friday is great but why all the other days of the week suck, making for a fun, relatable tune anyone can enjoy.

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3. “Friday on My Mind” by David Bowie

While “Friday on My Mind” was originally recorded and performed by Easy Beats, there is one reason why we chose to highlight David Bowie’s 1973 cover of the song. One of the song’s writers, Harry Vanda, has been quoted as saying it’s “the only cover I ever liked” over the years, and that is some definite high praise. As the singer simply explains how Friday is always poignant in his mind, no matter what the day of the week it is and how the anticipation gets better with each day it gets closer, we can’t help but relate.  

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4. “Finally Friday” by George Jones

“Finally Friday” may not be one of the more recognized hits of “The Possum,” but it’s still just as solid as other George Jones songs and one that must be included in our songs about Friday list. Recorded for his Walls Can Fall album in 1992, George Jones takes the anticipation of Friday to a new level as he thinks about all the things he will do while spending the money burning a hole in his pocket. All we can say is this song reminds us that Friday helps us to “forget the workin’ blues and let the good times roll.”

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5. “Hello Friday” by Flo Rida

Jason Derula joins rapper Flo Rida for this 2016 single, eventually becoming the theme song for WWE’s WrestleMania 32. This entry on our songs about Friday list gives us lover vibes as the singer uses words like “baby” and phrases like “I’ve been waiting for you” to describe how they feel. It gives us Alan Jackson vibes when it seemed he was talking about a woman in his song “First Love,” when he was talking about a car. We can’t help but laugh because of it.

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6. “Thank God It’s Friday” by Nikki Williams

Nikki Williams taps into George Jones’ entry on our songs about Friday list as it opens by talking about everything the singer will buy when Friday finally comes around again. Can we just say that we want to be in her party? All it takes for us to jump in her party is simply the line of “all drinks on me” because that means we’re in for a real good treat, and we’ll for sure “just have some fun” as we shout, “Thank God it’s Friday.”

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7. “Friday Night” by Lady Antebellum

“Friday Night” may not have been a single for Lady Antebellum, but it was still a memorable song on the group’s Own the Night album despite what the critics said. “Friday Night” is used as a metaphor for the kind of way the singer wants their lover to see them. A “poorly drawn caricature of rock ‘n roll” or not, we still love the song, and we appreciate that Eric Paslay later brought it to the spotlight as the third single on his self-titled debut album in 2013.

8. “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” by Katy Perry

Katy Perry is fantastic at giving us classics, and for our songs about Friday list, we had to include her single, “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.),” off her third studio album, Teenage Dream. Inspired by a time she ran naked through a park with friends, Perry has said of the track, “There’s nothing better than an impromptu dance party with my friends.”

The track “is a song about debauchery because I had one of those nights in Santa Barbara. We went out to this place called Wildcat and got crazy. … Most of the song is actual truth. … Yes, streaking in the park, that’s what we did, so we had to write a song about it the next day.” The fact that it is based on an actual experience makes us love this one even more.

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9. “Friday is Forever” by We The Kings

With this entry on our songs about Friday list, We The Kings gives us a whole new vibe with “Friday is Forever.” As the song opens with the heartbreak of being dumped by a girl, we’re soon given a sense of hope as the narrator soon meets someone else. It gives the idea of security that there is always someone else out there and that just because one love ends, it doesn’t mean there isn’t something better out there waiting for you. You just have to look for it.

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10. “Good Friday” by Cowboy Junkies

Here’s a deep song that’s entering our songs about Friday list. While this Cowboy Junkies’ song is called “Good Friday,” it’s one of those songs where the title is just what it is, a title. The title itself doesn’t actually appear in the song’s lyrics. Instead, what we get is a highly visual look at the world, from the purple to golden sky, the orange elms, and flowing water; it’s a beautiful peace that allows our imagination to run free. Then, in the final lyrics the title comes back into focus as we’re reminded of Jesus on the cross on Good Friday.

11. “Friday’s Child” by Nancy Sinatra

There is nothing more classic than Nancy Sinatra, and “Friday’s Child” is a perfect example, which is why it had to be included on the songs about Friday list. This is also a different type of entry. While it’s still got “Friday” in it, Sinatra makes clear in this song that we’re talking about a child of a woman named Friday. As she simply and beautifully explains the various hardships “Friday’s Child” goes through, we can’t help but feel a little blue when this one is over.

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12. “Friday Night” by Lily Allen

This is yet another perfect sentiment for what Friday night brings in this 2006 song by Lily Allen, so it was another no-brainer for our songs about Friday list. “Friday Night” doesn’t highlight only the good of an evening at the bar. No, it also talks about the rocky parts of the night, from running into mean girls and waiting forever to get on the fun. It doesn’t sugarcoat anything; perhaps that’s why we love it so much.

13. “Just Got Paid” by Johnny Kemp

On our songs about Friday list, “Just God Paid” by Johnny Kemp is one of the few that became such a major hit, even hitting number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It even received a Grammy Award nomination for Best R&B song. Even though it lost to “Giving You the Best That I Got” by Anita Baker, we still love the feel-good nature of the song. With lyrics like, “Just got paid, Friday night/Party huntin’, feelin’ right,” we just love to get up and dance to this one.

14. “Friday” by Ice Cube

Ice Cube makes us pimp out with his 1995 song, “Friday,” off his studio album of the same name. Be prepared for a little bit of swearing when you hear this one, but what else can you expect when a song is categorized in the hip-hop/rap genre? Regardless, it’s a perfect one for your songs about Friday playlist.

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15. “Friday Night Fever” by George Strait

Even the King of Country Music, George Strait himself, has given us one of the many songs about Friday that are out there. “Friday Night Fever,” featured on his debut studio album, Strait Country, although not a single, shows off the charismatic style of singing that he’s come to be known for ever since. It’s a beautiful song that shows the importance of respecting the woman a man loves, vowing never to wrong her while taking the time to take a breather. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that either.

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Written by Katie Peterson

Katie Peterson received her bachelor's degree in English from the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth in 2015. She has worked in journalism since 2015, beginning as production assistant and eventual head staff writer of the Fort Leavenworth Lamp newspaper in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Currently, she is a multimedia journalist with the Diocese of Nashville's Office of Media and Evangelization where she writes, does photography, and edits for several types of content, including the Tennessee Register, Catholic Awakenings, and She has also worked as a freelance journalist with the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas's newspaper, The Leaven, since 2016.
In her spare time, Peterson enjoys reading, spending time with her pup, Sadie Lynn, singing and songwriting.


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