Single: Manic Monday

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Manic Monday

Manicmonday single.jpg

Single details

Released: 23 December 1985 (US release)

27 January 1986 (UK release)

Related album: Different Light
Label(s): CBS
Non-album tracks: Manic Monday (Extended Version) (4:39)

Manic Monday (Extended California Version) (4:38)

Manic Monday was the first single to be released from The Bangles' second album Different Light. It was released two weeks prior to the album, and contains two exclusive versions of the song. The song Manic Monday was written by Prince (under the pseudonym Christopher, a reference to his character Christopher Tracy from Under The Cherry Moon).

The single became The Bangles' biggest hit to date, reaching number 2 on the US Billboard Pop Chart, behind Prince and the Revolution's own Kiss, before their follow-up single, Walk Like An Egyptian, reached number 1.

Track listing


(US: 38 05757, UK: A 6796, the Netherlands: CBSA 6796, Australia: LS 1716)
A. Manic Monday (3:03)
B. In A Different Light


(CBSA 13.6796, Brazil: A 13.6796, the Netherlands: CBSA 13.6796)
A. Manic Monday (Extended Version) (4:39)
B1. Manic Monday (3:03)
B2. In A Different Light

(UK: TX 6796)
A1. Manic Monday (3:03)
A2. In A Different Light
B1. Going Down to Liverpool
B2. Dover Beach

(Japan: CBS/Sony ‎– 12AP 3201)
A1. Manic Monday(Extended California Version) (4:38)
B1. If She Knew What She Wants (Extended Remix)
B2. Going Down to Liverpool

7" promo

(Spain: CBS A 6796)
A. Manic Monday (3:03)


  • See individual tracks and related albums for credits.


Chart, Country Entry Date Peak Position Weeks In Chart
Billboard Pop Chart, USA 25 Jan. 1986 2 (1 week) 20
Gallup Singles Chart, UK 8 Feb. 1986 2 13


Variants, special editions and re-releases

  • UK single:

Manicmonday UK single.jpg

See also


  • Information needed.


Highfashion single.jpg 1985
High Fashion
All Singles All Related Artists Singles 1986
Just Another Sucker
Justanothersucker single.jpg