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Friday on My Mind

Friday on My Mind” was first released in 1966 by Australian rock group the Easybeats. Written by band members George Young (older brother of AC/DC’s Malcom & Angus Young) and Harry Vanda, the track became a worldwide hit, reaching no. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in May 1967 in the US.

The subject matter of the lyrics makes frequent appearances in popular music — the contrast between working during the week and having fun on the weekends.

The song has been covered by many artists with notable versions by  David Bowie, Gary Moore, Peter Frampton and Blue Oyster Cult. Interestingly, the cover was an instrumental version by the Shadows in 1967.

My instrumental version preserves most of the original guitar parts. However, I play the signature opening riff on a baritone guitar an octave lower than the original. Otherwise, as might be expected, my arrangement is more “surfy”.

 

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