The Easybeats

Friday on My Mind

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The pride of Australia, the Easybeats scored a true international hit with this anthemic slice of psychedelia. Filled with Mideastern guitar riffs and ascending chord progressions, the song's melody is one of the most remembered of the era. A powerful, churning rhythm drives the song from start to finish, and again, co-writer Harry Vanda's wicked guitar riffing and harmony vocals take the song over the goal line. However, despite this excellence, it's the point of view of the average working/school-attending, Monday-through-Friday person that makes this song so commercially appealing, allowing the promise of release at the weekend as the reward that almost every listener can relate to.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Easy 1965 Repertoire 2:56
Friday on My Mind 1967 Repertoire 2:42
The Best of the Easybeats + Pretty Girl [Parlophone] 1967 Albert Productions / BMG
Nuggets: A Classic Collection From the Psychedelic Sixties 1986
Various Artists
Rhino 2:42
Lil' Bit of Gold 1988 Rhino
No Image 1990
Various Artists
Era Records
The British Invasion: History of British Rock, Vol. 7 1991
Various Artists
Rhino 2:45
No Image 1991
Various Artists
Rhino
Sunny Afternoons [Polygram] 1995
Various Artists
Polygram 2:37
Cappuccino Classics, Vol. 1: Yeh Yeh 1995
Various Artists
Temple 2:43
The Best of the Easybeats [Repertoire] 1995 Repertoire 2:45
Treasured Tunes, Vol. 3 1996
Various Artists
Stardust Records 2:44
Beverly Hills 90210: Songs from the Peach Pit 1996
Original TV Soundtrack
Rhino 2:44
The Definitive Anthology [Repertoire] 1996 Repertoire 2:41
Sixties Downunder, Vol. 2 1997
Various Artists
Raven 2:46
Dick Bartley Presents Collector's Essentials on the Radio, Vol. 2: The '70s 1997
Various Artists
Varèse Vintage / Varese 2:50
No Image 1997
Various Artists
Crimson Productions
60's Beat [Crimson] 1998
Various Artists
Crimson Productions
60's Mix [Crimson] 1998
Various Artists
Crimson Productions 2:35
Millennium: Forty Hits 1965-1969 1998
Various Artists
Disky 2:43
Gonna Have a Good Time 1999 Sin-Drome Records 2:42
40 Hits: 1965-1969 1999
Various Artists
Millennium Hits (Netherlands) 2:43
Jukebox Hits of 1967, Vol. 2 2000
Various Artists
Jukebox Records 2:43
No Image 2000
Various Artists
Disky 2:41
Nuggets, Vol. 2: Original Artyfacts from the British Empire & Beyond 2001
Various Artists
Rhino 2:52
One Hit Wonders: Hard Two Get Hits [Box Set] 2001
Various Artists
One Hit 2:41
Complete Collection 2001
Various Artists
Disky 2:40
25 Hits from the British Invasion 2002
Various Artists
Varèse Vintage / Varese 2:52
Friday on My Mind/Falling off the Edge of the World 2002 Collectables 0:00
The Very Best of the Easybeats 2003 Varèse Sarabande 2:43
The British Invasion Box 2004
Various Artists
Varèse Sarabande 2:52
Good Morning Vietnam: A Soundtrack for a Generation 2004
Various Artists
Crimson Productions 2:40
The Complete 2004 Albert Productions / BMG 3:11
Power Pop Anthems 2005
Various Artists
Virgin / EMI 2:48
Definitive Anthology [Albert] 2006 Albert Productions / Alberts / Sony BMG 2:44
101 60's Hits [EMI] 2007
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution 2:50
The World's Best Ever Beer Songs: 10th Anniversary 2008
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution 2:39
'60s Summer of Love [UMOD]
Various Artists
UMOD / Universal 2:43
Bowie Heard Them Here First
Various Artists
Ace 2:42
No Image
No Image
Good Morning, Vietnam
Various Artists
Disky
Molly: Do Yourself a Favor [Original TV Soundtrack]
Original TV Soundtrack
Liberation 2:54
Time Life Presents the 60s
Various Artists
Time Life 2:43