Wet Willie’s ‘Weekend’: A Simple Formula

Share This:

Wet WillieFrom 1971 to 1976 Southern rockers Wet Willie had a string of singles, but other than their Top 10 hit “Keep On Smilin’,” they didn’t receive much crossover success on Top 40 radio.

The classic rock band from Macon, Georgia by way of Mobile, Alabama, recorded five albums for Capricorn Records beginning with their self-titled debut in 1971. They then moved to Epic for two albums and returned once again to the upper reaches of the singles chart. In 1979, they enjoyed their second-biggest hit.

Related: Our listings of 100s of classic rock tours

Call them blues-rock, Southern rock, it doesn’t matter. They were good time rock and roll, as evidenced by this song.

You’ve worked your butt off all week. Now it’s your time. Wet Willie put that simple plan into action and earned Top 30 success with “Weekend.” As lead singer Jimmy Hall sings…

Weekend, weekend
Spendin’ all my hard-earned pay, weekend
With crazy nights and lazy days
Weekend, weekend, weekend

Enjoy your weekend… you’ve earned it! Our Classic Video…

Related: Wet Willie are included in our feature, 11 great southern rock albums

  • Sign up for the Best Classic Bands Newsletter


Best Classic Bands Staff

Best Classic Bands Staff

The BCB team brings you the latest Breaking News, Contests, On This Day rock history stories, Classic Videos, retro-Charts and more.
Best Classic Bands Staff
Share This:

No Comments so far

Jump into a conversation

No Comments Yet!

You can be the one to start a conversation.

Your data will be safe!Your e-mail address will not be published. Also other data will not be shared with third person.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.