The Bangles, "Manic Monday" Single (1988). Front cover image. Pop, power-pop, from Different Light.
The Bangles, "Manic Monday" Single (1988). Back cover image. Pop, power-pop, from Different Light.
The Bangles, "Manic Monday" Single (1988). Record label sticker image. Pop, power-pop, from Different Light.
Modern Soul Records

The Bangles "Manic Monday" Single (1985)

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Details: Used 7” record, VG condition picture sleeve with some wear, but overall, stored well. Classic Bangles track! From the Columbia Records LP Bangles - Different Light (BFC 40039). "Manic Monday" written by Prince under the pseudonym Christopher. “Prince had originally intended his classic tracks "Manic Monday" (later recorded by The Bangles), "17 Days" (later used as the B-side to "When Doves Cry"), "Take Me with U" (released on the Purple Rain soundtrack) and "The Glamorous Life" (recorded by Sheila E. in 1984) for the Apollonia 6 album…”

Description: The Bangles “second album Different Light (January 1986) was more polished than its predecessor and, with the help of the worldwide number-one hit "Walk Like an Egyptian" (written by Liam Sternberg), saw the band firmly in the mainstream. The song was sent to them in mid-session and the group was divided about whether it would be a failure or a success. When the song was released the group was amazed to discover that it brought them a new audience of female fans, most of them very young. Commented Michael Steele to a Nine-O-One Network Magazine writer: "When I go out now it is usually girls who recognize me." Three additional hit singles released from the “Different Light” album were: "Following” (top 40 in Ireland), “Walking Down Your Street” (#11 on the US Billboard Hot 100), and the wistful "If She Knew What She Wants", written and first recorded by Jules Shear (which reached 29 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the summer of 1986 and was in the German Top 20 for 13 weeks).”

Grade: VG (picture sleeve) / VG+ (record)

TRACK LISTING SIDE A:

  1. Manic Monday

TRACK LISTING SIDE B:

  1. In A Different Light