I was on a long drive on Monday and this song came up on the radio. I felt for sure I knew the band, if not the song, but I couldn’t put my finger on it. Elizabeth suggested it might be those guys who did I’ll Melt With You. I knew their name, Modern English, but a quick search showed it wasn’t them. Try Googling “Friday I’m in love” and you end up with a lot of other references that have nothing to do with this song.
Searching YouTube later, once back in wifi land, the mystery was quickly answered. The Cure. Robert Smith’s unforgettable voice hadn’t rung a bell, at least in part because this usually morose singer and writer is singing a song that seems so happy. It has a Mersey Beat jangle and does sound like the best of the poppy 80s English pop bands, like Modern English.
It’s certainly a good song for a Friday.