Friday I'm In Love

Album: Wish (1992)
Charted: 6 18


  • On this witty take on Rock's traditional love of the weekend, Robert Smith expresses his desire for his lover on their weekly Friday night out but dismisses her over the rest of the week. He said of the song in Spin magazine: "'Friday I'm in Love' is a dumb pop song, but it's quite excellent actually, because it's so absurd. It's so out of character - very optimistic and really out there in happy land. It's nice to get that counterbalance. People think we're supposed to be leaders of some sort of 'gloom movement.' I could sit and write gloomy songs all day long, but I just don't see the point."
  • The opening line "I don't care if Monday's blue" is a reference to the New Order hit "Blue Monday."
  • This song peaked at #6, making it The Cure's second biggest hit in the UK to date, ("Lullaby" peaked at #5). In the US, it reached #18.
  • The song's promo, which was directed by Tim Pope, won MTV's Best Music Video award in 1992.
  • This was used as the main theme song for the 2009 movie He's Just Not That into You.
  • Robert Smith declared that this poppy ode to seeing your girl on Fridays was for people who "aren't actually fans of The Cure."
  • Australian singer Natalie Imbruglia sang this on her 2014 album Male, which featured her takes on songs from male artists. "I was nervous about doing this one because Cure fans are quite die-hard," she explained to Entertainment Weekly. "But you may as well do something radical. The Cure have that way of making their music feel light and fluffy and then you're like, 'Ugh, this is actually really heart-wrenching!' It's now the most fun song for me to perform."

Comments: 5

  • Camille from Toronto, OhI agree with Caroline of Cincinnati, this song IS fantastic and radio stations should play it more frequently. I always thought the singer was gay, and that the song was about gay love. Oh well, whatever or whoever it's about, it is a fun, funny tune. Surprisingly, I will occasionally hear it playing on a music system in the grocery story or other public places. Should have been more popular than it was.
  • Caroline from Cincinnati, OhWhy aren't there more comments for this song? it is fantastic!
  • Squigle from Columbus, OhThis song (the acoustic version) was one of the first Cure songs I ever really loved. My dad is really into the Cure, so I heard a LOT of their music!
  • Anthony from Morton, Pafor all of you who dont know Robert uses a Saturn 63 origionaly made by Hopf nut his is Eastwoods.
  • Andy from Lake City, Flthese lyrics don't need much analysis. the music, however is a shameless ripoff of the 1986 songs "tristess" and "disenchanted" by the excellent austrailian band the church. oh well, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
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