It’s rumored The Bangles song “Manic Monday” was gifted by Prince in the hopes of winning the affection of lead singer Susanna Hoffs. The song would eventually peak at #2 in 1986; behind Prince’s song “Kiss” at #1 – which coincidentally happens to be a song about seeking the affection of a girl.

Manic Monday

This article is about the song. For the Entourage episode, see Manic Monday (Entourage episode).

“Manic Monday” is a song by the American pop rock band the Bangles, and the first single released from their second studio album, Different Light (1986). It was written by American musician Prince using the pseudonym “Christopher” and was originally intended for the group Apollonia 6 in 1984. Lyrically, it describes a woman who is waking up to go to work on Monday, wishing it was still Sunday so she could continue relaxing.

The single, released by Columbia Records on Monday, January 27, 1986, received generally positive reviews from music critics and some comparisons with the Mamas & the Papas’ “Monday, Monday”. It became the Bangles’ fi… Continue Reading (6 minute read)

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  1. nankerjphelge

    Prince LOVED doe eyed brunettes. Pretty much every paramour of his fit that bill.

  2. old_married_dude

    Can’t blame him… god damn she was hot!

  3. ShimReturns

    I had never seen the Goonies R Good Enough video until recently. There are some female pirates shown briefly in the video and one looked stunning. I replayed the 2 second clip like 10 times trying to figure out why. Google answered the question that it was Susanna Hoffs. I’m not sure if I recognized her from living in the 80s or if she was just really good looking but probably both.

    Edit: 8 minutes 36 seconds in https://m.youtube.com/watch?t=8m36s&v=VhPujiA9BRY&feature=youtu.be

  4. Crimsonpaw

    I can’t think of a single person who had eyes in the 80s that didn’t hope for the affection of Susanna Hoffs!

  5. DBDude

    There are a lot of 80s songs either written by him, or at least with his touch. Even Stevie Nicks (ex Fleetwood Mac) had his help for Stand Back. She thought of the song listening to one of his, called him about it, he showed up at the studio for something like 20 minutes playing on the keyboards, and left with her highly impressed so much she says it’s his song.

    Sheila E, Chaka Khan, Sheena Easton, we could keep going.

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