|"Friday I'm in Love", by The Cure|
It is among the band's most well-known songs. It was nominated for a Grammy Award and won the award for European Viewer's Choice for Best Music Video at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards. The song was written to be a slower number than its upbeat final rendition. While the track was recorded in D major, the commercially released version sounds halfway between D major and E-flat major, a semitone higher, due to Robert Smith forgetting to turn off the vari-speed on the tape after toying with it before recording. When played live, the song is played in its original intended key as opposed to the one heard on the record.
During the writing process Robert Smith became convinced that he inadvertently stole the chord progression from somewhere, this led him to a state of paranoia where he called everyone he could think of and played the song for them asking if they heard the song before, none of them had and Robert realized that the melody was indeed his.
The single was a #6 hit in the UK and reached #18 on the Billboard Hot 100. It is the band's last American Top 40 hit to date.