10 Songs About Friday – Get Excited for the Weekend

Enjoy Our Favorite Songs About Friday That You'll Love

It’s always tough to begin the work week on Monday morning, but by the end of the week, you’re ready to blast your favorite songs about Friday because once you officially clock out, it’s time to turn up!  So in this article, I’m going to provide you with what I believe are the best songs discussing everyone’s most beloved day of the week: Friday.

Songs About Friday You’ll Love

Let’s begin with probably the most obvious song on this list, which was performed by Rebecca Black.

Friday by Rebecca Black

Rebecca Black was only 13 years old when her parents arranged for her to record a song and film a music video over her winter break. The single was written by ARK Music Factory and called “Friday,” containing lyrics about a day of school leading into a carefree teen party at night. 

Musically, it featured a very common chord progression with high production, heavy bass beats and a synth melody. It was a straightforward party anthem sung by a teenager, and it was all about “fun, fun, fun, fun.”

What happened next was anything but, and no one could have predicted the overwhelming attention the music video. Various media outlets including Tosh.0 began featuring the song and referring to it as “the worst song ever.” People put down the pedantic lyrics and heavily autotuned, flat vocals from Black herself.  Ouch.  

People forgot that this was a 13-year-old girl, and they were downright mean-spirited at times.

It wasn’t all bad though. The video, despite criticism and universally bad reviews, amassed 167 million views before being removed due to legal disputes. When it was eventually put back up, it amassed 161 million more. Rebecca Black would do a talk show circuit, attend award shows, and be featured in Katy Perry’s music video for another popular Friday theme.

Now many years later, is Rebecca Black’s “Friday” really that bad? We’ll let you decide.

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

Pop music and party culture go hand in hand, so Katy Perry channeled her inner party animal on this classic track. “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” was released on Perry’s third and most commercially successful album Teenage Dream marking her fifth consecutive number one hit.

When this song was released, Katy Perry’s career was on absolute fire.

It helps that the song is a banger too. We have an upbeat, thick bass-heavy dance beat driving forward a groovy bass line and bright twangy guitar chords. Perry’s vocals are melodic and layered in harmonies that bolster the anthemic refrains in the chorus.

This song goes down as classic Katy Perry, and a classic Friday anthem too.

Cheap Thrills by Sia

“Come on, come on. Turn the radio on. It’s Friday night and it won’t be long.”

Sia’s getting all dolled up to hit the town and hit the dance floor. She “ain’t got no cash,” although we don’t really believe that part since this was her sixth studio album coming in hot off the success of the previous 1000 Forms of Fear, but she doesn’t mind. She “loves cheap thrills.” When you’re dancing, it doesn’t matter how much money is in your pocket (or in her case, isn’t in her pocket). She’s got everything she needs.

“Cheap Thrills” marked her first number one single in the US, and for good reason. There are a lot of neat tricks Sia employs to punch the track forward and cement it in your brain. For instance, the bass beat that moves the song forward but adds an almost stuttering kick to the chorus making it almost impossible not to bob your head or get up and dance. The chorus is a true high point, with samples layered in the background and group vocals repeating the refrain, “I love cheap thrills!”

It’s the perfect song to get down to on a Friday night, whether you’re flush with cash or not.

Hello Friday by Flo Rida featuring Jason Derulo

Flo Rida is so proficient at putting out perfect party anthems, he’s not even an artist at this point. He’s a hit single scientist.

“Hello Friday” brings in the silky-smooth vocals of Jason Derulo for a catchy chorus that greets everyone’s favorite day. Through the verse, Flo Rida shares vivid imagery of his brand of partying and what makes it so addicting to him. He’s “got the sip of Patron…bought a ticket to Rome” and he’s on a personal mission to drink and party until he forgets what planet he’s on.

Released as a standalone single, the song performed well enough, but not as well as Flo Rida classics like “Low,” “Whistle,” or “Right Round.”

This Is How We Do It by Montell Jordan

It’s Friday night and the party’s here on the West Side!

Before Montell Jordan moved on from music to become a pastor, he made history with this 1995 party anthem which marked the first ever R&B release by Def Jam Records. The single reached number one and stayed there seven consecutive weeks, selling one million copies and earning platinum status by the RIAA.

Jordan’s vocals are buttery smooth, and he oozes 90s style in the music video. The music features a hip-hop inspired bass-kick combo and high hat that moves the track forward along with resonant piano chords adopted from Slick Rick’s “Children’s Story.”

Montell Jordan released several albums following “This is How We Do It,” but never achieved the same success that he enjoyed in 1995.

Friday by Ice Cube

If you grew up in the 90s, you’re probably familiar with the cult classic buddy stoner flick Friday starring Ice Cube and Chris Tucker, following the misadventures of the pair as the deal with coming up with rent, paying a debt to a drug dealer, and managing Ice Cube’s overbearing girlfriend in South Central.

It’s a colorful and comedic movie full of memorable characters, hilarious moments, and a killer soundtrack that features some of the best rap, hip hop, R&B, soul, and funk songs of the time, including Ice Cube’s own “Friday” which he wrote specifically for the movie.

“Friday” is a solid song, featuring that trademark old-school rap beat over a jazzy saxophone part. Ice Cube throws down with his personal brand of aggressive, in-your-face lyrical delivery about drinking 40s, smoking weed, playing Super Nintendo, and chasing tail on the block.

Is there anything more “Friday” than that?

Freaky Friday by Lil Dicky featuring Chris Brown

Lil Dicky’s career has been all about defying odds, so it’s amazing this song even exists. With a star-studded cast of extras, “Freaky Friday” is Dicky’s undisputedly most successful single ever released.

While Dicky does include some rapid-fire rap bars he’s known for, the song is mostly pop and singing courtesy of Chris Brown as the two recount a story in which they accidentally trade bodies, identical to the 1976 and 2003 films of the same name.

Dicky is stoked because, as Chris Brown, he’s rich, successful, knows Kanye, and, most importantly, gets respect in the music industry. Likewise, Chris Brown wakes up annoyed that he’s the relatively unknown Lil Dicky until he realizes that he can enjoy normal people things like going to the movies.

Just as in the movie, the two come to appreciate who they are and trade back. It’s a fun song with a dancey pop beat and a colorful array of features. It’s predominantly Lil Dicky and Chris Brown, but the outro featuring Ed Sheeran, DJ Khalid, and Kendall Jenner adds yet another touch of Lil Dicky humor to this fun track.

Friday I’m In Love by The Cure

Three years prior, The Cure had released Disintegration, which fused new wave instrumentation with emotionally driven lyrics and goth aesthetics for a product that was unlike anything else in music at the time. 

Fast forward and The Cure followed it up with the single “Friday I’m In Love” which deviated from their semi-established formula and abandoned the gloom and doom for brighter, more uplifting alternative rock styles and an infectiously catchy piano melody.

The lyrics are simple. Robert Smith doesn’t care if Monday’s blue. In fact, he doesn’t care about any of the days of the week except Friday because of the great anticipation that leads up to it and that special “anything could happen” kind of excitement that the weekend brings.

How did the master of melodrama create such a happy song?

According to Smith, he just felt like writing a “dumb pop song” because he wanted to instill the feeling of joy that he was feeling when he came up with the chord sequence. He simply wanted to make people feel good.

Is there any better reason for writing music?

Thank God It’s Friday by Ice Nine Kills

Ice Nine Kills was making heavy music for almost two decades before releasing their breakthrough album, The Silver Scream, in 2018, featuring tracks that paid musical homage to horror classics like A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre,and Friday the 13th. “Thank God It’s Friday” is about everyone’s favorite masked murderer, Jason Voorhees himself.

To go along with the grisly content are guttural growls courtesy of singer-screamer Spencer Charnas, who also juxtaposes the brutality with soaring high notes in the chorus to break up the heaviness. The song even includes “ki-ki-ki, ma-ma-ma,” which horror fans may have assumed were a tactic the director used to build suspense in the film but actually had a reference to the plot of the movie.

Friday the 13th fanatics and “metalheads” alike will love this tune.

Friday by Jeris Johnson featuring Trippie Redd

It’s somehow more correct to say Jeris Johnson is infamous rather than famous. He epitomizes modern rock music, finding his fame from a viral TikTok presence of over a million viewers. A colorful character, capable musician, and casual carrier of a medieval sword, calling Johnson eclectic is an understatement.

Johnson brings in fellow emo-rap rocker Trippie Redd for an absolute bop and party anthem about everyone’s favorite day. “Friday” is all about sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll. Genre purists may be confused by the combination of poppy production, singsong vocal melodies, heavy bass, but combined with rock star imagery, goth and rave aesthetics, and guitar distortion.

Jeris Johnson is a hot commodity, and songs like this illustrate why he’s literally redefining the genre.

Conclusion

When you listen to great songs about Friday, it gets you into the perfect mood for your upcoming weekend.  You get good vibes all over your body, and come Friday night, you’re ready to hit the town with your friends and dance the night away at your favorite club.

So enjoy your Friday while it lasts—because Monday is right around the corner.

This article was written by Christoper and edited by Michael.

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