This surging anthem finds lead singer Julian Casablancas expressing a few thoughts about his love life and going out. He told the NME: "The line 'Monday/Tuesday is my weekend.' I originally wanted to say 'Sunday/Monday/Tuesday' but it didn't fit. Those were always my favourite nights to go out. I'm not into going out on Friday or Saturday, never have been. I like empty-ish bars."
This was released as the second single from Angles. It features a B-side duet version of the song with Elvis Costello, which was recorded after the British singer-songwriter performed the song onstage with the band earlier at Madison Square Garden after appearing as their unlikely support act.
Pete Townshend never had a #1 UK hit with The Who or as a solo artist, but he did produce and play on a song that hit the top spot there: "Something In The Air" by Thunderclap Newman, a group he assembled.
The Prince-penned "Manic Monday" was the first song The Bangles heard coming from a car radio, but "Eternal Flame" is closest to Susanna's heart, perhaps because she sang it in "various states of undress."