The Bangles - Manic Monday (1986)




This catchy 80s rock/pop single reached No.2 in both the UK and U.S. main singles charts, and was lifted from the platinum-selling album Different Light - 3x Platinum in the US.

The song was actually written by Prince and was originally offered to Appollonia 6, before being offered to The Bangles.

The other big hit from Different Light was Walk Like An Egyptian, which was a No.1 in the USA and No.3 in the UK.

Formed in 1981 in Los Angeles, California, The Bangles were originally a trio of Susanna Hoffs (guitar/vocals) and sisters Vicki Peterson (guitar/vocals) and Debbi Peterson (drums/vocals). The girls started out in 1980 as The Colours, changing their name to The Supersonic Bangs and then The Bangs. However, a legal challenge led them to finally become Bangles, and then The Bangles.

Bangles Playlist - Live Performances

Other members of The Bangles have included Annette Zilinskas (1982-83) and Michael Steele (1983-1989 and 1989-2005) who was also in The Runaways. By the way, Michael Steele is female to avoid any confusion!

During the eighties (between 1986 and 1989) the band achieved success with eight Top 40 singles in the U.S. and UK. The girls split-up in 1989 but reformed again ten years later. They released a new album in 2011 entitled Sweetheart Of The Sun.
Look-In Magazine (May 1988) ft. The Bangles on the front cover


Manic Monday Lyrics