Wednesday Week

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"Wednesday Week"
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Single by The Undertones
from the album Hypnotised
Released 5 July 1980 (1980-07-05)
Format Vinyl record (7")
Recorded January, 1980
Genre Punk rock
Length 2:16
Label Sire Records
Songwriter(s) John O' Neill
The Undertones singles chronology
"My Perfect Cousin"
(1980)
"Wednesday Week"
(1980)
"It's Going To Happen!"
(1981)
"My Perfect Cousin"
(1980)
"Wednesday Week"
(1980)
"It's Going To Happen!"
(1981)
Music video
"Wednesday Week" on YouTube

"Wednesday Week" is the seventh single released by The Undertones.[1] The song was written in December 1979 by the band's rhythm guitarist and principal songwriter, John O' Neill, during a Christmas break the band had taken while recording their second album, Hypnotised. The song was notably more mellow than each of the six singles the band had released previously, drawing influences from mid-sixties acts such as the Kinks and The Beatles as opposed to punk rock acts such as the Ramones.

The single was released on 5 July 1980 and peaked at #11 on the UK Singles Chart three weeks later, making the song the band's second highest charting single.[2]

Wednesday Week was The Undertones' final single to be released on the Sire label before the band left the label in December, 1980. The Undertones subsequently signed a contract with EMI.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Written by Length
1. "Wednesday Week" John O'Neill 2:16
Side two
No. Title Written by Length
1. "I Told You So" John O'Neill 2:07

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