Here's a blurb:
"Friday on My Mind" is a 1966 song by Australian rock group The Easybeats. Written by band members George Young and Harry Vanda, the British Invasion-style number became a worldwide hit, making #1 in Australia, #6 in the UK, #16 in the USA, and charting in several other countries. In 2001, it was voted "Best Australian Song" of all time by the Australasian Performing Right Association.
The minor-key verses of "Friday on My Mind" depict the tedium and drudgery of the work week, taking each day at a time ("Monday morning feels so bad/Coming Tuesday I feel better"). These verses are adorned with a Middle Eastern-sounding guitar figure. The build-up to the chorus features a slowly rising vocal, culminating with a shout of "Cos I'll have Friday on my mind!", and launching into a major-key refrain celebrating the pleasures of the weekend in the city.
Song: "Friday On My Mind"
Single A-side (Parlophone) Nov. 17, 1966
Stevie Wright : vocals
George Young : guitar
Harry Vanda : guitar
Dick Diamonde : bass
Gordon "Snowy" Henry Fleet : drums
Of course, after the band split in 1970, guitarists George Young and Harry Vanda went on to be successful producers in Australia, including the first SEVEN albums by AC/DC! (NOTE: George Young is the big brother of Angus & Malcolm Young from AC/DC). These guys will get their own post later...
Get it here : Friday On My Mind
As a bonus, here is David Bowie's version of the song from his 1973 album "Pinups":
Get it here : David Bowie - Friday On My Mind