Of all the evergreen subjects covered by rock ‘n’ roll (girls, street fightin’, cruisin’, California, love, god), the days of the week hold their own in terms of the sheer number of good songs meant to fete the seven that exist. (Plus the weekend, of course: whether we’re livin’ for it, workin’ for it or taking a Tuesday point of view of it.) MAGNET’s Corey duBrowa presents the best songs written about each day of the week.
:: TUESDAY: Rolling Stones “Ruby Tuesday” (1967)
Less about the day itself than one of Keith Richards’ many sexual conquests (supposedly a groupie he knew and/or then-girlfriend Linda Keith), this number-one single nonetheless encapsulates a particularly inventive, creative period for the Stones (circa Their Satanic Majesties Request, a psychedelic, improv-heavy album so unlike anything else in their catalog that fans still don’t know what to make of it to this day). “Ruby Tuesday” forms the perfect musical salute to a day otherwise buried in the middle of the week. Unfortunately, the restaurant chain of the same name seems to have had similarly minded thoughts as to its merit.