In 1984, Prince wrote a song and recorded it as a duet with a group called Apollonia 6. Dissatisfied with the recording, he pulled the song. Two years later, under the pseudonym "Christopher", he offered it up to another group, The Bangles, to record.
Lyrically, the song describes a woman who is waking up to go to work on Monday, wishing it were still Sunday where she could relax.
In Switzerland "Manic Monday" debuted at number twelve on March 30, 1986, becoming the highest debut of the week. It reached its peak two weeks later at number four, where it remained another week. In the Netherlands, the single debuted at number forty-three on February 22, 1986; and managed to reach the number twenty-four. It stayed on the chart for seven weeks. In Norway, "Manic Monday" debuted at number nine in the tenth week of 1986, becoming the second highest debut of the week. It also reached the number four two weeks later, where it stayed another two. The song also peaked within the top five in the Austrian, the Irish, and the New Zealand charts.
Today I am sharing with you the original version as recorded by Prince and Apollonia 6, as well as the Bangles version.
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