The Sunday playlist
Few days lends themselves better to some chill music listening than Sunday, especially Sunday mornings. To celebrate, here’s fifteen of the best songs to come down to on a Sunday morning.
(This playlist is available on Spotify for those of you who follow along there. Click that Spotify banner on the right to be taken to the goods.)
Everyday is Like Sunday – Morrissey
Maybe the MVP of this list, but it’s still the weirdest song ever to be used in an NFL commercial.
Sunday Morning Coming Down – Johnny Cash
Written by Kris Kristofferson, but made iconic by Johnny Cash. Genius.
Lazy Sunday – The Lonely Island
Still hilarious 5 years later.
Sunday Morning – The Velvet Underground
A brilliant song from the the VU’s “banana album.” One of the commenters on youtube put it best: “this song makes me happy and sad at the same time.”
Sunday Kind of Love – Etta James
It’s Etta James, what more do you need to know?
Late Sunday Evening – Art Brut
Love me some Art Brut, though I’ll admit that vocally this is about as far from Etta James as you can get.
Sunday Sunday – Blur
Great tune, even if you do have to put up with a Pitbull ad to watch this video. Still worth it.
Your Little Hoodrat Friend – The Hold Steady
Not a “Sunday” song per say, but the best song of the Hold Steady’s great Separation Sunday LP, so there’s room for it here.
Pleasant Valley Sunday – The Monkees
Don’t care how or why The Monkees originally came to be, they ended up with some pretty great pop songs to their name. This is one.
Sunday Girl – Blondie
How awesome was Blondie when they came out? This is an immense tune.
Sunday Bloody Sunday – U2
Naturally. Not sure if U2 were ever any better than they were during the Red Rocks concert.
Lazy Sunday Afternoon – The Small Faces
Just a fun song.
Sunday Morning – No Doubt
Easy to forget sometimes how many great songs No Doubt wrote. This is one of them.
Gloomy Sunday – Billie Holliday
Ok, no link to this one, mainly because this is perhaps the saddest song ever (urban myth says that many people have killed themselves listening to it, and I don’t want anybody’s last moment in life to be spent on my page). Go seek it out though, is worth it.
One Sunday Morning – Wilco
It’s 12 minutes of Wilco to close things out. What’s not to like about that?
There you are. 15 tunes for your Sunday morning. Did I miss anything?
Posted on April 29, 2012, in Music and tagged Art Brut. The Hold Steady, Blondie, Blur, Etta James, Johnny Cash, Morrissey, No Doubt, Sunday Songs, The Lonely Island, The Monkees, The Velvet Underground, U2, Wilco. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.