By Mark Nobes

The second solo single from Morrissey was the last to be released from his debut album Viva Hate, and peaked at #9 in the UK singles chart. It was the follow-up to Suedehead, which had reached #5 during February 1988. Morrissey had a big following in Ireland in the 80s and into the 90s, where the single reached #3 - it was one of 11 singles to break into the top ten here.

Two of the 12" single's three B-sides, "Disappointed" and "Will Never Marry", were later included on the 1990 compilation album Bona Drag. 

The video is set in the seaside town "they forgot to bomb" which is Southend-On-Sea. Despite its depressing imagery, you get to see an interesting glimpse of 80s cars and fashion styles that have since long gone. The focus is on a young lady wandering around the town like a lost soul, and we don't see Morrissey until the end of the video when he is viewed through a telescope by the girl. Just before this, we see Charles Hawtrey in Carry On Abroad on the girl's TV set. 

Everyday Is Like Sunday vinyl sleeve front (POP 1619 HMV) - Morrissey

Vinyl 7" sleeve front 1988single (POP 1619 - His Master's Voice)

Bass guitar on the single was provided by Stephen Street. Vini Reilly is on guitars and piano, and Andrew Paresi is the drummer.

12", vinyl and cassette single tracks

1. Everyday is Like Sunday

2. Sister I'm a Poet

3. Disappointed

4. Never Will Marry

A reissue of Everyday Is Like Sunday was released in 2010 as two 7" vinyl singles and a CD single.

The song was covered by The Pretenders for the soundtrack to the 1995 comedy dram movie Boys On The Side. In a 1992 interview with Q magazine, Chrissie Hynde described the lyrics to the song as "a masterful piece of prose".
Everyday Is Like Sunday rear 7 inch vinyl sleeve (POP 1619 HMV) - Morrissey (1988)

2010 7" remastered single with B-side "Trash" (Live at Pacific Amphitheatre , Costa Mesa , CA, 1991)