Begin Your Saturdays With These Amazing Songs About Saturday

Saturday is here! Finally, we can send out a sigh of relief. After a week full of adult responsibilities, we can let loose the inner child in us. Whether you’re a party-goer or someone who likes their alone time, Saturday will always be a blessing.

Saturday is a good time to catch up with friends we haven’t seen in a while. Or bring out that new book you always wanted to read, but didn’t get the time. Whatever the reason, we’ve got you covered.

With a vast playlist covering various moods, you’re sure to find your match within ‘Songs about Saturdays’.

1. Night Fever – Bee Gees (1977)

As a sign of good times to come, we start this playlist with John Travolta walking to the disco in his bell-bottoms! The legendary 2001 Odyssey, the discothèque in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York played host to the music video.

This generational hit captures the exciting times of disco music in the ’70s. John Travolta, who plays Tony Manero, is a confused young man who finds his identity on the dance floor.

The Bee Gees’ track ‘Night Fever’ prompted producer Robert Stingwood to change the film title to ‘Saturday Night Fever.

The song remained on the Hot 100 for eight weeks in 1978. Along with selling 30 million copies, the soundtrack won the 1978 Grammy Awards.

2. Someday I’ll be Saturday Night  – Bon Jovi (1994)

Calling on Saturday night to save his life, the estranged rockstar makes asks us to sing along. Referring to Saturday night as the time for freedom, Bon Jovi opens up about his troubled life.

Living life on a roll of a dice, Jovi feels he’s stuck in an eternal Monday blues trap. Jobless at sixteen, the singer is sleeping in his car. Feeling down and out, he prefers life on the streets.

In this mood bender of a song, he brings us hope in the chorus. The rocker wishes someday he’ll be as cool as Saturday night.

“Hey man I’m alive I’m takin’ each day and night at a time. Yeah I’m down, but I know I’ll get by

Hey hey hey hey, man gotta live my life. Like I ain’t got nothin’ but this roll of the dice

I’m feelin’ like a Monday, but someday I’ll be Saturday night.”

3. Saturday Night  – Misfits (1999)

What a way to start a song about missing your lover! The Misfits start by singing:

“There are 52 ways to murder anyone

One and two are the same and they both work as well

I’m coming clean for Amy

Julie doesn’t scream as well and the cops won’t listen all night.”

Singing about fifty-two ways to murder someone might scare some listeners away. But as we cross the chorus, we find the love-sick puppy hidden behind the Rockstar!

Sitting alone in his bedroom, where he usually spends time with his lover, the singer-songwriter is crying.

The emotional chorus completely changes the flavor of the aggressive song. Towards the end, you can’t help but want to hug and console this love-sick punk rocker.

4. Little Red Corvette – Prince (1982)

We hope you caught this double-meaning song which has a fast woman compared to a little red Corvette!

The mysterious woman who changes men at the speed of gears on a Corvette has broken Prince’s heart. Seeing pictures of all the other men that were there before him, Prince feels intimidated.

Prince seems to have found his match as he asks her to look for lasting love. He can’t seem to get his mind off her body as he plans to tame her.

“I guess I must be dumb

Cause you had a pocket full of horses

Trojan and some of them used

But it was Saturday night, I guess that makes it all right

And you say, “What have I got to lose?”

After all, she’s got to be something special if she made the legendary Prince doubt his class!

5. Sadderdaze – The Neighbourhood (2018)

Artist: The Neighbourhood

Rhyming Saturdays with ‘sadder days’, these poetic lyrics are worth following along to. Rutherford sings about how fame has changed the way that Saturdays used to feel.

The singer says that anyone famous knows how the sun feels closer than before.

Fame seems to have gotten the better of Rutherford’s mental health. The video shows his uncontrollable depression despite his lover’s attempts to cheer him up.

A perfect song for anyone wanting to spend some time by themselves on a Saturday.

“Now the sun is closer than it was before

Anyone who’s anyone can feel it, mmm

Saturdays are not the same as they used to be

Sadder days, why do they keep on using me?”

6. Dark Saturday – Metric (2018)

In this elite song, Haines describes having meaningless conversations with people at parties. Referring to the rich people who don’t need to make a living, Haines goes on a rant.

Meeting all these rich people in the underworld, the video shows the dark mood behind the lyrics.

When interviewed about the song, Metric said they had zero interest in making a conventional music video. 

Haines adds, “I love how he captured that feeling of separate loneliness for each of us. By using four phone screens, and the wish you were here postcard punchline at the end.

For anyone who has had that alienated ‘get me the hell out of here feeling, we’re right there with you.”

7. God Bless Saturday – Kid Rock (2010)

Working nine to nine, Kid Rock is a rocker under the pump! Watching the clock for the time to pass, the grind is getting to him.

He’s told he’s living the American dream. But while working fifty-two hours a week, he doesn’t quite feel the same.

Working six days a week at a stamping plant, life seems to be tough. But, our songwriter doesn’t lose heart.

Even with his minimum wage, he knows how to make that Saturday night count!

Having drinks pouring in till Sunday morning, the song is all about making the best of what we have. The gratitude felt in the song title ‘God bless Saturday’ is very obvious and heart-warming.

8. Saturday – Rebecca Black and Dave Days (2013)

As a literal sequel to her 2011 hit song ‘Friday’ with ARK Music, Rebecca Black released ‘Saturday’ in 2013. The song starts with Rebecca waking up at 2 p.m after a crazy Friday night.

After eating her favorite bowl of cereal, the teenagers head out on the road. The carefree lyrics describe them driving to the beach on the way to their house party.

Alternate YouTuber Dave Days enters in the second half of the song. He’s sitting in his boxers when Rebecca invites him over for the party. The party goes on well until the last chorus.

For reasons unknown, ARK Music producer, Patrick Wilson gets arrested as cops bust the house party.

9. Last Night – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (2004)

Can you think of a cooler thing to do than to go out drinking with Santa Claus? Known for their 1998 Hit ‘Boogie Bumper’, the Californian band bought back the good times.

Santa seems to pick up our writer every time he’s in town. They raid the bars and gulp down all the good stuff. Santa’s advice to our songwriter is:

”Cause you’ve gotta be bad for goodness sake.”

This 2004 upbeat song is sure to get you out of bed this Saturday morning!

10. Saturdays = Celebration – BIG K.R.I.T feat. Jamie N Commons (2014)

African drums and a female choir in the chorus set the mood for this singable anthem. Though the topic might be about getting kidnapped, the song feels quite pleasant.

The song tells the story of a man getting kidnapped and killed. The kidnapped man promises to come back and celebrate the coming Saturday. Stating that you can kill my body but not my spirit, he dies an honorable death.

The rapping on this song is quite motivational. Controlling his urge to drink and standing by his truth, BIG K.R.I.T promises to uphold his values.

The chorus by alternate rocker, Jamie N Commons eases the seriousness of the rap section. We can sit back and enjoy the African-styled rhythm which ends with:

“Saturday’s a celebration.”

11. High ‘N’ Dry (Saturday Night) – Def Leppard (1981)

This Saturday’s anthem comes from before Tony Kenning, the drummer lost his arm in a tragic accident. While a lot of people know Def Leopard after the accident, they were packing clubs way before that!

If there ever was an image of singer Elliot being a loner, he’s about to change that! He promises that he’s going to make this Saturday a memorable one. He’s got his woman by his side and his precious wine. He’s determined to make the lights go off this Saturday night!

If you’ve been too busy working late and need a night of mayhem, then this is the song for you!

12. Saturday – Carpenters (1971)

Richard Carpenter takes center stage on ‘Saturday’ as Karen Carpenter happily watches over. Richard, known to be the second singer in ‘The Carpenters’ sings the whole tune by himself.

As a nice song to start your Saturday mornings with, this one is full of good vibes. Whistling to the bluebirds, they thank her for bringing the sun out.

Singing how Saturday changes the sadness of Friday, The Carpenters create a loving mood.

“Saturday began just the same as other days

But ended up different in many ways

Love is in my world since Saturday

Mornin’ came but somehow it didn’t seem the same

The sadness of Friday had somehow changed

To the happy sounds of Saturday.”

13. Saturday Night – T-Rex (1997)

Pure Rock ‘N Roll of the ’70s gets revisited in this album of unreleased recordings. Marc Bolan writes a classic love song about missing his lover at a party he’s gone to.

All his friends are there. He can recognize pig-faced Kim and Neon Henry from his local neighborhood. But he can’t seem to find his girl.

The exciting house party doesn’t appeal to him as he’s deep in thoughts about his lover. The classic 70’s overdriven guitar solo towards the end makes it worth the listen.

14. Saturday Nights – Khalid (2018)

Nashville Country singer Kane Brown made a remix of this thoughtful and caring song. Khalid sings about a teenager who is struggling with issues at home with her parents.

Unable to solve her family problems, she takes on a job she doesn’t like. Khalid, who knows this girl well, feels deeply for her. He lightens her heart by telling her that he completely understands what she’s going through.

With everything taken away, her dreams are the only possessions left with her. The gracious singer asks her to never let go of her dreams in these beautiful and thoughtful lines:

“You’ve got plans wrapped in rubber bands

And that’s the only thing you’ll never lose

I guess there are certain dreams that you gotta keep

‘Cause, they’ll only know what you let ’em see.”

15. Saturday Night Special – Lynyrd Skynyrd (1975)

Lynyrd Skynyrd refers to their handgun as ‘Mr. Saturday Night Special’ in this shocking tune. Van Zant sings about a story of a poker game resulting in a player getting shot between the eyes.

Known for their passion for guns, you don’t want to be messing with Lynyrd Skynyrd. When the crowd got violent at a show in New York, bassist Leon Wilkeson shot a dummy bullet over a fan’s head!

This Hit has featured in the film The Longest Yard, the TV show Supernatural, and the video game Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned.

16. Saturday Night – Spice Girls (1997)

This might be a fond trip down memory lane for those of you who grew up in the ’90s. The girl group which used to be on everybody’s lips finally features on our list.

Without much confusion, the song is about keeping your boyfriend under check. Make sure your lover boy stays with you. With cute lyrics, the song is a pleasant listen.

But, if you’re a curious fan, you might want to count these lines during the song:

“Get down, get deeper and down

Saturday night.”

The same phrases get repeated twenty-two times, besides showing up four times as a variation:

“Wanna get down, wanna get down, wanna get down, Saturday night.”

17. Juke Box Saturday Night – Glenn Miller (1942)

Artist: Glenn Miller

On December 5, 1942, Glenn Miller & His Orchestra’s ‘Juke Box Saturday Night’ broke into the Billboard Top Ten. It debuted at #9 on the charts.

Starting happy and merry, Harriet Clark sings the tune with the four Modernaires. The rather simple lyrics show happiness and contentment. Contrary to all the songs about the money we hear today, she sings that we don’t need much money.

Being generous, she allows the next person to feed the jukebox. The song takes a sudden shift halfway through the song with the lines:

“If I didn’t know why the roses grow”

This is an interesting moment in the song as everything gets slower. Followed by some spoken words, we could view this as a 1940s rap interlude!

“(Spoken) Now listen, honey child,

If I didn’t know all them little things I’m supposed to know

Then I sure would be a SAD man.”

18. American Saturday Night – Brad Paisley (2009)

This hit tune is the title track of Country singer Brad Paisley’s eighth studio album. Written by Ashley Gorley and Kelley Lovelace, it moves away from his previous comedic style.

The writers show how different cultures have come together to make America the way it is. Singing about Italian ice, Spanish moss, French kiss, and Chinatown, the song is quite open-minded.

Brad talks about the song in an interview saying, “This is a song about what happens on a weekend in our country. How under the guise of the melting pot, nothing is original here.”

19. Saturday Night (Is the loneliest night of the week) – Frank Sinatra (1950)

“But Saturday night is the loneliest night in the week

I sing the song that I sang for the memories I usually seek

Until I hear you at the door

Until you’re in my arms once more

Saturday night is the loneliest night of the week.”

This famous song was recorded twice by Frank Sinatra. It was first recorded for his 1950 Columbia album ‘Sing and Dance with Frank Sinatra’.

It was later rerecorded and then featured in Sinatra’s 1959 Capitol album ‘Come Dance with Me!’

The beautiful lyrics bring out the talent that young Sinatra shows. The tune is quite danceable and pleasant.

But Sinatra makes us wait for the sadness in the chorus, as it is the most touching part of the song.

20. Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting – Elton John (1973)

Elton John’s preparing us to get into some Rock N’ Roll mayhem this Saturday night! Hot-blooded and full of energy, the young English singer is feeling rebellious tonight.

Calling himself a product of the working class, he wants to go out and make some noise. It’s seven o’clock and he can’t wait to go out for some beer with his friends.

The song finishes with angry guitars and twenty-seven repetitions of the word ‘Saturday’! After hearing that, no one will be complaining about ending the playlist with this Rock N’ Roll rollercoaster!

John Godfrey

John Godfrey is a music fanatic, as well as the owner of which provides music guides. In high school, he learned how to play the drums which inspired him to learn about rock music. He began to write articles for various music magazines and during this period he realized he had a passion for writing music descriptions. He has a Master's degree in music education from the University of Redlands.