Friday I’m In Love (1992) – The Cure

There was no other song I sung louder before going out on a Friday night than Friday I’m In Love. I mentioned in a recent post that Eric Claton’s Let it Grow whetted my appetite to enjoy the night ahead, but today’s feature track was the bees-knees as far as venturing the town. The jangly-rustic guitar intro and then Robert Smith’s salty voice ‘I don’t care if Monday’s blue‘ always got me rockin’. There is another song by The Cure that I adored growing up called Pictures of You.
Later in life, I came round to enjoying a similar sounding English rock band – The Smiths.

I don’t care if Monday’s blue
Tuesday’s grey and Wednesday too
Thursday, I don’t care about you
It’s Friday, I’m in love
Monday, you can fall apart
Tuesday, Wednesday, break my heart
Oh, Thursday doesn’t even start
It’s Friday, I’m in love

Friday I’m in Love was released as the second single from their ninth studio album, Wish. The song was a worldwide hit, reaching number six in the UK and number 18 in the United States. Robert Smith, the song’s primary writer, described it as both “a throw your hands in the air, let’s get happy kind of record” and “a very naïve, happy type of pop song.

In the early process Robert Smith became convinced that he had inadvertently stolen the chord progression from somewhere, and this led him to a state of paranoia where he called everyone he could think of and played the song for them, asking if they had heard it before. None of them had, and Smith realised that the melody was indeed his.

The video below, directed by Tim Pope, features the band performing the song in front of various backdrops on a soundstage, in homage to French silent filmmaker Georges Méliès: the video features the appearance of characters from his The Eclipse, or the Courtship of the Sun and Moon.

1. Friday I’m in Love – Wikipedia

“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

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2 comments on “Friday I’m In Love (1992) – The Cure
  1. Love those jangly guitars and Robert Smith’s distinctive vocals (I like your description of them as ‘salty’). Fun, zany video too.

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