Rol at Sunset Over Slawit is doing a series about days of the week in music. It’s Tuesday today over there, so I thought I’d post my favourite day of the week song ever.
Tuesday Sunshine came out around this time in 1984…25 years ago…wow. I was in the middle of being ill, stuck at home for a month, and I absolutely hated every song on the radio, which all seemed to be songs from Footloose, a film I still haven’t seen all the way through. The Questions were one of the groups on Paul Weller’s Respond Records and had released one of my favourite singles of 1983, The Price You Pay. So you can imagine I was quite excited to get my hands on Tuesday Sunshine. I played it over and over again, quite annoying my mum.
Listening to it now it’s not quite the classic it seemed. Great vocals, musically a mix of Weller’s Speak Like A Child and the Chairman Of The Board’s Everything’s Tuesday. It’s great, but unlike The Price You Pay, I don’t listen to it much anymore. It is however perfect for a sunny March morning.
The Questions didn’t last much longer, releasing one album that summer. Paul Barry, vocals and bass is now a songwriter for hire, famously being one of the writers of Cher’s Believe.