Blue Monday (Fats Domino song)

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For the 1980s song by New Order, see Blue Monday (New Order song).
"Blue Monday"
Single by Fats Domino
Recorded 1956
Genre Rhythm and blues
Label Imperial
5417
Writer(s) Dave Bartholomew

"Blue Monday" is a song originally written by Dave Bartholomew,[1] and first recorded by Smiley Lewis in 1954.[2]

It was later popularized in a recording by Fats Domino in 1956, on Imperial Records (catalog # 5417), on which the songwriting credit was shared between Bartholomew and Domino.[3] Most later versions have credited Bartholomew and Domino as co-writers. Fats Domino's version was featured in the 1956 film The Girl Can't Help It. It became one of the earliest rhythm and blues songs to make the Billboard magazine pop music charts, peaking at number five and reaching the number one spot on the R&B Best Sellers chart.[4] It was included on the 1957 album This Is Fats and the 1959 album Fats Domino sings 12,000,000 Records.

Cover versions[edit]

Cat Stevens has covered the song. Tim Curry did a cover of this song for the theme song of a 1986 British made-for-TV movie, Blue Money. Gene Summers included "Blue Monday" on his 1981 LP Gene Summers in Nashville for the French Big Beat label. Bob Seger covered the song for the 1989 film Road House. Huey Lewis and the News covered the song on the 1994 album Four Chords & Several Years Ago. Keith Almgren wrote lyrics in Swedish where the song was named "Härliga Lördag" and covered by Sten & Stanley live 1994.

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Preceded by
"Blueberry Hill" by Fats Domino
Billboard R&B Best Sellers in Stores number-one single
January 26, 1957 - March 16, 1957 (eight weeks)
Succeeded by
"I'm Walkin'" by Fats Domino