Ahhh, Hump Day. Middle of the week. By Wednesday you can almost taste the weekend.
There is no wonder that so many artists have been inspired by Wednesday. Here are the best songs about Wednesday to get you through the week.
“Wednesday Morning, 3 AM” by Simon & Garfunkel
Song Year: 1964
“Wednesday Morning, 3 AM” was the title track of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel’s debut album. It wasn’t a success, and Simon went back to England to complete a solo project while Garfunkel went back to university in New York.
The duo reunited two years later after the album was re-released following the radio success of “The Sound of Silence”. Simon & Garfunkel would go on to become one of the most successful duos in music history, selling over 100 million records.
“A Wednesday Car” by Johnny Cash
Song Year: 1977
There’s a belief that you should never buy a car that was made on a Monday or a Friday. Monday the workers are tired and hung over from the weekend and on Friday they are distracted because it’s payday.
Johnny Cash is happy with “A Wednesday Car” because that is when the employees are really digging in and doing their best work. The track appears on Cash’s 1977 album, The Rambler.
“Wednesday Lover” by The Gap Band
Song Year: 1989
It’s true: you never know when true love will come your way. It may even be on a Wednesday.
From The Gap Band’s album Round Trip, the R&B trio released “Wednesday Lover”, a song about finding the perfect woman that you long to be with. Now the weekend is just getting in the way of seeing her again.
“Wednesday Evening Blues” by John Lee Hooker
Song Year: 1961
From finding love on a Wednesday to having your heart broken on a Wednesday. If anyone knew the blues, it was the legendary John Lee Hooker.
“Wednesday Evening Blues” is about a dreadful Wednesday night with a storm coming when his woman packs her bags and leaves him despite his pleas to her to stay.
“Wednesday” by Tori Amos
Song Year: 2002
Tori Amos is known for her deep and reflective lyrics and “Wednesday” from her album Scarlet’s Walk is no exception.
In the song, the woman seems to be reflecting on her relationship and has an uneasy sense that everything is not all that it seems. She can’t quite put her finger on it, but secrets that are being kept have her feeling lost.
“Wednesday’s Song” by John Frusciante
Song Year: 2004
Art rocker John Frusciante can compose beautiful imagery with his music and does so in “Wednesday’s Song” from his album, Shadows Collide With People.
Frusciante expresses to a woman that everyone can “see things another way”, to change their perspective. Do not get hung up on the fact that you did not become what others thought you should be.
“Wednesday Night Interlude” by Drake
Song Year: 2015
“Wednesday Night Interlude” is a mellow track from PartyNextDoor that Drake inserted into his rap-heavy album, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late.
The song is about being lonely on a Wednesday night, drinking, and pining for the only woman who can take away the loneliness. Unfortunately, she’s chilling on a yacht in Miami.
“Ash Wednesday Blues” by Anders Osborne
Song Year: 2001
Anders Osborne is a Swedish-born singer-songwriter. “Ash Wednesday Blues” is the title track from his seventh studio album.
Osborne calls out all the unsavory people in the world, the liars, cheaters, and dopers who are only in it for personal gain. It is too late to change now, so he seems to dream of “an island in the sun” where everyone is happy and at peace.
“Wednesday Morning” by Macklemore
Song Year: 2016
Macklemore’s title track from his album Wednesday Morning is in direct response to the election results in the United States in 2016.
The president-elect had some radical views that left a bad taste in the rapper’s mouth. Macklemore is concerned for his baby girl’s future and wants her to live in a world where people help and love one another, not live in fear and hatred for their neighbor.
“Wednesday’s Child” by Emiliana Torrini
Song Year: 1999
Emiliana Torrini was born in Iceland and has been singing since the age of seven. She studied at opera school as a teenager.
Her song “Wednesday’s Child” was a collaboration with Tears for Fears co-founder Roland Orzabal. It is a sad yet catchy ballad featuring her sultry vocals.
“When It’s Night Time in Italy, It’s Wednesday Over Here” by The Everly Brothers
Song Year: 1962
Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, The Everly Brothers are credited with combining their style of pop, country, and rock and roll to make their brand of country rock. The duo would have a big influence on bands like The Beatles, The Beach Boys, and Simon & Garfunkel.
Their playful style comes through in the song, “When It’s Night Time in Italy, It’s Wednesday Over Here”. The lyrics are full of wordplay and nonsensical imagery with a very poppy beat.
“Ready Wednesday” by Snarky Puppy
Song Year: 2010
Snarky Puppy was formed in Texas in 2004 and blends elements of jazz, funk, rock, and New World music. They have won four Grammy Awards.
“Ready Wednesday” is a beautiful example of the band’s ability to improvise different styles of music without vocals.
“Waiting for Wednesday” by Lisa Loeb
Song Year: 1995
“Waiting for Wednesday” is from Lisa Loeb’s third studio album Tails. It peaked at #30 on the Billboard 200.
The song is about a woman who thinks she is pregnant and is waiting for her period. She is in a bad relationship and knows the man is going to leave her, so she decides she will say goodbye first.
“Just Wednesday” by Inspiral Carpets
Song Year: 1994
The Inspiral Carpets were born in the “Madchester” movement in and around Manchester’s indie scene in the late 80s.
“Just Wednesday” is from the perspective of someone whose partner has left them, and he is accepting the blame for the way he is. He is an artist with dreams, and that does not always work out in a relationship.
“Wednesday Like a River” by Sheila E.
Song Year: 1987
Sheila E. famously appeared as a percussionist in Prince’s entourage during his Purple Rain tour. However, she was very much a successful musician in her own right.
In “Wednesday Like a River”, a woman gives up her virginity on Tuesday and is wooed with poetry on Wednesday, but by Friday she has been cast into the ocean. Love can be a double-edged sword.
“Wednesday Morning Atonement” by Curtis Harding
Song Year: 2017
“Wednesday Morning Atonement” is from Curtis Harding’s second studio album, Face Your Fear. It is a perfect example of his ability to blend blues, rock, and R&B.
The lyrics are about a father returning to his children with the ability to care for them after a long separation. He expresses his love and seeks atonement for his absence.
“It’s Already Wednesday” by Freya Clausen
Song Year: 1999
Freya Clausen is a singer-songwriter and television personality from Denmark. “It’s Already Wednesday” is from her debut album, Tea With the Queen.
The song is all about how time flies. You do a couple of things, turn around, and half the week is gone already. Freya ponders how time can get wasted so easily.
“Welfare Wednesday” by Venetian Snares
Song Year: 2010
Venetian Snares, aka Aaron Funk, is a Canadian-born musician who is known for innovating breakcore music. It is an electronic mix of breakbeats and samples at high tempos.
The lyrics that underscore “Welfare Wednesday” seem to be a stream of consciousness that has to do with, shall we say, the female anatomy.
“Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (I Love You)” by Kitty Kallen
Song Year: 1949
Kitty Kallen started singing on radio programs as a little girl. She would go on to sing with some of the Big Bands of the era in the 1930s and 40s.
“Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday” exemplifies Kallen’s bright voice with lyrics professing her love every day of the week, every month of the year.
“Awake On Wednesday” by The Caulfields
Song Year: 1995
The Caulfields were a short-lived alternative rock band out of Newark, Delaware. “Awake On Wednesday” is from their debut album, Whirligig.
The lyrics reflect that of a teen stuck in his hometown, his parents nagging at him to go to college. He is just coasting along, navigating another Wednesday.
“Wednesday Week” by The Undertones
Song Year: 1980
The Undertones were a pop punk band originally formed in Northern Ireland in 1974. Following a 16-year hiatus, they reformed in 1999 and still perform today.
“Wednesday Week” is a sample of the band’s pop side and less punk. The song is about the fleeting nature of young love, after which you wonder if it even happened at all.
“Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting” by Charles Mingus
Song Year: 1960
Charles Mingus is considered by many to be one of the greatest jazz musicians to have ever lived. His career spanned more than thirty years and included collaborations with some of the greats, including Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Charlie Parker.
“Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting” is the perfect introduction to the stylings of Charles Mingus. It is the opening track from his album, Blues & Roots.
“A Wednesday in Your Garden” by The Guess Who
Song Year: 1969
“A Wednesday in Your Garden” was featured on Canadian band The Guess Who’s album, Wheatfield Soul, the first featuring Burton Cummings on vocals. Written by Randy Bachman, it was also recorded by several artists including The Staples Singers.
The lyrics to this song are open to interpretation. It seems to be from the perspective of a person who remembers growing up as a child in his mother’s garden, then pines for one more day there after his mother’s passing.
“Wednesday’s Child” by Matt Monro
Song Year: 1967
Born in London, England, Matt Monro was known as “The Man with the Golden Voice”. He sang several songs for the movies, including James Bond’s From Russia with Love and the Oscar-winning title track, Born Free.
“Wednesday’s Child” was also a part of a soundtrack for the film, The Quiller Memorandum. It is a melancholy song about a child born on Wednesday who cries alone, of which he is one.
“Wednesdays” by Ryan Adams
Song Year: 2020
Ryan Adams is a prolific folk-rock singer-songwriter who has released 22 albums over a 30-year career. “Wednesdays” is the title track to his 17th studio album.
The song tells the tale of a broken relationship, about two people who are about to be married but don’t go through with it. All that is left are tears and regrets.
“Wednesday Morning” by Slackstring
Song Year: 2002
Hailing from Manhattan Beach, California, Slackstring is four friends that have blended classic rock, acoustic blues, and reggae into their style of surfer music.
“Wednesday Morning” is an upbeat, acoustic song full of good vibes. You don’t have to go through life with a frown if you choose to believe that every day will be a brighter day.
“Wednesday Morning Dew” by Majic Ship
Song Year: 1970
Majic Ship originally called The New Primitives, formed in New York City in the late 60s. They were a psychedelic rock band similar to fellow New Yorkers, Vanilla Fudge.
Majic Ship only ever released one self-titled album featuring the song “Wednesday Morning Dew”. Before they could record a second album, the band’s shared house burned down in 1971, destroying all of their instruments and recording equipment. Without any insurance, Majic Ship called it quits.
Top Songs About Wednesday, Final Thoughts
Congratulations! You made it to Wednesday and are halfway home. Now you have a killer playlist to party to over the weekend! Wednesdays aren’t so bad after all. And now you have the perfect playlist with all of the songs with Wednesday in the title!