20 Songs About Sunday Morning

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Written By Julia Mehalko

Julia is a music journalist with a passion for retro songs. She holds a degree in journalism from University of Nevada.

There’s something about Sundays. Sundays are often reserved for relaxation, a good book, and an easy day to rest before the work week starts again. Because of that upcoming, looming work week, some may experience their Sundays with a little bit of anxiety! 

But regardless of how you personally feel about Sundays, it’s clear that this day of the week remains so different from the others! Below, we’ve listed 20 of our favorite songs about Sunday morning specifically, which is a delight in itself — and a great time to really relax and enjoy your morning!

1. “Sunday Mornin’” by Bobbie Gentry & Glen Campbell

“Sunday Mornin’” by Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell, first released in 1968, follows the duo as they sing about how lovely their own Sunday morning is! The two have each other and are able to relax throughout the day, with a cup of coffee or two. No worries here!

The duo sings, “Smilin’ into my Sunday mornin’ / Lots of time with nothin’ to do / Lots of time to spend with you / On Sunday mornin’.” 

2. “Feelin’ Kinda Sunday” by Nancy Sinatra & Frank Sinatra

Here’s another duet for you, this time between father and daughter! 1966’s “Feelin’ Kinda Sunday” by Nancy Sinatra and Frank Sinatra is as positive a song as there ever was. Throughout this song, the duo sings about how great they feel. They’re on top of the world! As a result, they feel as if they’re Sunday.

They sing, “It’s just the beginning of a happy-go fun day / And I’m feelin’ kinda Sunday.” While not explicitly about only Sunday morning, it’s hard not to imagine listening to this song when you get up in the morning on Sunday!

3. “That Sunday, That Summer” by Nat King Cole

Nat King Cole’s song “That Sunday, That Summer” opens with the lyrics, “If I had to choose just one day / To last my whole life through / It would surely be that Sunday / The day that I met you.”

As the song goes on, we learn more about Cole’s love for this one person. He remembers the entire Sunday day, including the morning, that he met his love — and wishes to return to it often!

4. “Pleasant Valley Sunday” by The Monkees

1967’s “Pleasant Valley Sunday” by The Monkees is one of the best songs with Sunday in the title or lyrics! Instead of singing about the joys of Sunday mornings, the band instead talks about suburban life — and how there has to be more to life than it.

As a result, they sing, “Another Pleasant Valley Sunday / Charcoal burning everywhere / Rows of houses that are all the same / And no one seems to care.”

5. “Sunday Morning” by No Doubt

“Sunday Morning” by No Doubt, which appears on the band’s 1997 album Tragic Kingdom, is one of the best songs about Sunday morning of all time! How could it not be? It’s a 90s classic!

In this hit song, the lead singer talks about the end of her relationship. Now that she has broken up with her ex, he wants her back! But she won’t fall for this again. Instead, she sings about how she used to know him so well… even though, in reality, she didn’t know him at all.

She also sings about how they met, singing, “You came in with the breeze / On Sunday morning / You sure have changed since yesterday / Without any warning.”

6. “Sunday Sunday” by Blur

“Sunday Sunday” by Blur, first released in 1993, explores how sometimes, Sundays can be monotonous, especially if you do the same thing every week. The band expresses their frustration and even annoyance at their lives, similar to The Monkees’ song “Pleasant Valley Sunday” above!

The song opens by discussing Sunday as a whole with the lyrics, “Sunday, Sunday, here again in tidy attire / You read the color supplement, the TV guide.”

7. “Sunday Morning” by The Velvet Underground

“Sunday Morning” by The Velvet Underground is one of the most iconic and memorable songs on this list. It’s also one of the best songs with Sunday morning in the lyrics! In this 1966 track, The Velvet Underground explains what it’s like to stay up all Saturday night and into Sunday morning!

The song opens with the lyrics, “Sunday morning brings the dawn in / It’s just a restless feeling by my side / Early dawning, Sunday morning / It’s just the wasted years so close behind.”

8. “Easy” by Commodores

“Easy” by Commodores is also quite a memorable song about Sunday morning, as well as one of the best chill songs on this list! A breakup song through and through, “Easy” follows the singer as he expresses to his girl that he has to move on without her. However, he’s not upset about it! He just wants to move on and be free!

As a result, it’s no surprise that he sings, “That’s why I’m easy / I’m easy like Sunday morning.”

9. “Saturday Night Gave Me Sunday Morning” by Bon Jovi

“Saturday Night Gave Me Sunday Morning” by Bon Jovi follows the singer as he expresses his love for his partner. He talks about his life and how he’s made a few mistakes. However, his love has managed to help him turn around!

He sings, “Saturday nights gave me Sunday mornings / Opened my eyes now it’s a new day dawning / Think I might have pushed my luck a time or two / Everything about us is what gets me through.”

10. “A Sunday Kind of Love” by Etta James

Talk about an iconic song. “A Sunday Kind of Love” by Etta James, which was first released in 1960, opens with the lyrics, “I want a Sunday kind of love / A love to last past Saturday night / And I’d like to know it’s more than love at first sight.”

James goes on to yearn for this type of easy, relaxing, long-lasting love. No matter what, she won’t give up on finding this type of love!

11. “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down” by Johnny Cash

“Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down” by Johnny Cash is one of the best country songs about Sunday morning! In this 1970 track, Cash sings about how his life has turned out to be something else entirely than what he thought it would be. Cash talks a lot about loss, so this song could be about losing love, friendship, or just making mistakes throughout his life!

His Sunday mornings aren’t good, especially as he can’t stop drinking. Just look at how the song opens: “Well I woke up Sunday morning / With no way to hold my head, that didn’t hurt / And the beer I had for breakfast wasn’t bad / So I had one more for dessert.”

12. “Gloomy Sunday” by Billie Holiday

For a moody song, shall we suggest “Gloomy Sunday” by Billie Holiday? Holiday sings about her grief that the one she loves has died. While the song isn’t explicitly about only Sunday mornings, we feel it has a home on this list!

Holiday sings, “Sunday is gloomy, my hours are slumberless / Dearest, the shadows, I live with are numberless / Little white flowers will never awaken you / Not where the black coach of sorrow has taken you.”

13. “Sunday Morning” by Maroon 5

Maroon 5’s “Sunday Morning” is also a memorable hit song! Throughout this song, the band sings about a relationship. The singer expresses that he only needs this person in his life. He talks a lot about Sunday mornings, showing that the relationship is relaxing and easy!

The band sings, “Come and rest your bones with me / Driving slow on Sunday morning / And I never want to leave.”

14. “Sunday Sun” by Neil Diamond

“Sunday Sun” by Neil Diamond, first released in 1968, explores the happiness one can experience when one sees the morning sunrise on Sunday. Diamond explains perfectly how Sundays can be so peaceful when other days of the week aren’t!

He sings, “Sunday Sun, when you’re ’round / Get to feelin’ like I wanna smile / Weekday strings tie me down / But this one day, baby, I can fly.”

15. “Another Sunday In the South” by Miranda Lambert

In “Another Sunday In the South”, Miranda Lambert sings about what average life is like in the South on Sunday. She explains both the good and bad, while also explaining both what occurs in the morning and later on in the evening!

She sings, “Just another Sunday in the South / Wanna put on some Shenandoah / And crank it loud.”

16. “Another Park, Another Sunday” by The Doobie Brothers

“Another Park, Another Sunday” by The Doobie Brothers, first released in 1974, discusses how Sundays can be quite lonely for many people. During what could’ve been a relaxing day, the singer instead has the time to think about how his life has gone wrong — and how he’s lost the one he loves!

He sings about Sundays as a whole here, rather than just about Sunday mornings. As a result, he sings, “Another lonely park, another Sunday / Why is it life turns out that way / Just when you think you got a good thing / It seems to slip away.”

17. “Loving You Sunday Morning” by Scorpions

1979’s “Loving You Sunday Morning” by Scorpions is a love song that compares the love the singer feels to the peaceful and relaxing Sunday mornings we all know and love. The band sings, “Loving you Sunday morning / You were on my mind love every day.”

18. “Down” by Stone Temple Pilots

“Down” by Stone Temple Pilots is another love song! This song, like some of the other songs on this list, talks about both Sunday morning and Sunday as a whole. In this song, the singer explains that he’s been waiting for a long time for real love to come around. So, he sings, “I’ve been waiting for my Sunday girl.”

19. “Sunday” by Sonic Youth

Sonic Youth’s song “Sunday” is about the love of Sundays, as well as what it’s like to be with the one you love. The song is simple, yet memorable. At the beginning of the song, the band opens with the lyrics, ”Sunday comes alone again / A perfect day for a quiet friend / And you / You will set it free.”

20. “Sunday Sunrise” by Brenda Lee

“Sunday Sunrise” by Brenda Lee is the last song on our list! In this 1973 track, Lee sings about how Sundays can be the start of a whole new week — and a whole new you. Even if you’re going through hard times, Lee says that you can start over and become brand new on Sunday.

So, she ends up singing, “Sunday sunrise unfolded like a smile / Making me feel just like a newborn baby child.”