A catchy and upbeat pop song about the dread of Mondays.

“Manic Monday” is a popular song by the all-female pop-rock band, The Bangles. Written by Prince and originally intended for his own band, The Revolution, the song was eventually given to The Bangles after Prince’s record label, Paisley Park Records, decided that the song would be better suited to a female group.

The song was released in 1986 as the lead single from The Bangles’ second studio album, “Different Light”. “Manic Monday” quickly became a hit, reaching number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the UK Singles Chart.

The song’s lyrics describe the manic and stressful feeling of a Monday morning, with lines like “Just another manic Monday, I wish it were Sunday, ‘Cause that’s my fun day.” The relatable and catchy lyrics, combined with the upbeat and catchy melody, made the song an instant classic.

In addition to its commercial success, “Manic Monday” also received critical acclaim. It was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals in 1987, and Rolling Stone magazine named it one of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time in 2004. The video perfectly captures the fun and carefree vibe of the song, and has become an iconic representation of the 1980s music scene.

Fun Fact

Even though it was written by Prince, he used the pseudonym “Christopher” in the credits because he did not want to be associated with the song’s commercial success.

About the Artist

The Bangles are an American all-female rock band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1981. The band consists of Susanna Hoffs (vocals, guitar), Vicki Peterson (guitar, vocals), Debbi Peterson (drums, vocals), and Michael Steele (bass, vocals). The Bangles rose to fame in the mid-1980s with a string of hit singles, including “Manic Monday”, “Walk Like an Egyptian”, “Hazy Shade of Winter”, “In Your Room”, and “Eternal Flame”. The band has sold over 30 million records worldwide and has been nominated for five Grammy Awards. The Bangles disbanded in 1989, but reunited in 1999 and have continued to tour and record music ever since.

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