So, after Monday's edition of a playlist for every day of the week, we move logically onto Tuesday. According to Wikipedia, the free online encyclopaedia, Tuesday's name "comes from Middle English Tiwesday, from Old English Tiwes dæg, named after the Nordic god Tyr, who was the approximate equivalent of the Roman war god Mars." Etymology, so.
But apart from being named after a Nordic god nobody has ever heard of, what does Tuesday have going for it? Not a lot it seems. Probably the worst day of the week. At least after Wednesday is done you're over half-way through the working week. After Tuesday you're still staring into the middle of a gigantic black and bleak void.
Nevertheless, there is a sizable amount of songs either about Tuesday, or containing the day of the week in the title. Then there's the "see you next Tuesday" element, reflected here at the end with Anal Cunt and Peter Cook and Dudley Moore.
Click here to listen to the Drowned in Tuesday playlist on Spotify.
Drowned in Tuesday:
Frida Hyvönen – 'Today, Tuesday'
Nine Inch Nails – 'Every Day Is Exactly the Same'
TV on the Radio – 'Hours'
Sufjan Stevens – 'You Are The Blood'
Kristin Hersh – 'Tuesday Night'
The Rolling Stones – 'Ruby Tuesday'
The Real Tuesday Weld – 'Something Beautiful'
Cat Stevens – 'Tuesday's Dead'
Phoenix – 'Countdown'
Primal Scream – 'Gentle Tuesday'
Pixies – 'Alec Eiffel'
The Velvet Underground – 'I'm Waiting for the Man'
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – 'Pin'
Tears For Fears – 'Everybody Wants To Rule The World'
David Bowie – 'Love You Till Tuesday'
Adam Green – 'Losing on a Tuesday'
Yazoo – 'Tuesday'
The Moody Blues – 'Tuesday Afternoon'
Beck – 'End of the Day'
Elbow – 'Not A Job'
Counting Crows – 'On a Tuesday in Amsterdam Long Ago'
Reindeer Section – 'The Day We All Died'
Edith Piaf – 'Tues Partout'
Derek & Clive – 'You Stupid Cunt'
Sex Pistols – 'Pretty Vacant' (Denmark Street demo July 1976)
Anal Cunt – 'Killing Yourself To Live'
See You Next Tuesday – 'Just Out of Curiosity, Are Your Parents Siblings?'
Listen: "Drowned in Monday" on Spotify
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