Something for the Weekend (The Divine Comedy song)

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"Something for the Weekend"
Single by The Divine Comedy
from the album Casanova
Released 17 June 1996
Format CD, 7"
Genre BritPop
Length 4:19
Label Setanta
Writer(s) Neil Hannon
Producer(s) Darren Allison, Neil Hannon
The Divine Comedy singles chronology
"Something for the Weekend"
"Becoming More Like Alfie"

"Something for the Weekend" is a song by The Divine Comedy and the first single from Casanova. It reached 14 in the UK Singles Chart. The song became a hit when Chris Evans heard it at a friend's party and had it played on his radio show the following Monday.[1]

The song itself is about a Lothario (possibly married depending on your interpretation of the chorus) who is trying to seduce a woman, but she tricks him by asking him to investigate strange noises in the woodshed - upon entering her accomplices knock him unconscious and steal his car and money.

The phrase "something for the weekend" is a euphemism used by barbers referring to condoms.[2]