The Monkees – Fun Monday
This weeks Fun Monday comes from ‘Oh a Shiny Pen.’
Her link is below.
Apologies for the fact it’s not a proper link, but I can only get youtube stuff on my blog by sending it from youtube, so I have to add any text there. Blah. I think it’s because it’s slightly too wide to add to my actual posts.
Crown Princess says:
“Music plays a vital role in most of our lives. It is everywhere. I want to hear the ONE song that is you. The song that whenever it is heard, you smile. I am not looking for the soundtrack of your life, just that one song. Your friends hear it and think of you. You can post the video, the lyrics, the wav file. However you want to post it is great.”
At first I thought I would find this sooooo hard.
I mean just one song?
But then this one popped into my head and I felt lighter, and happy, and excited. I love this song so much.
I remember watching the Monkees when I was little and just loving their cheeky and none threatening style. They were kind of safe pop, but a little different too, you know, a little quirky. I liked that.
But having listened to their songs more recently I actually just grew to love the music.
I love Pleasant Valley Sunday, I’m a Believer, Why don’t you cut you hair, A little bit me…
As far as I’m concerned Mickey Dolenz, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork are fab and I love to listen to them.
Hmmmm, I’ve used the word love five times now.
Are you noticing a theme?
Can you feel the love I have for this band?
Well I do. So there.
So, how does this song fit this Fun Monday’s criteria?
1. Well, every time I hear it I smile. I have to sing along. I can’t help dancing and swaying in an embarrassing way when it gets to the chorus.
2. I don’t know if my friends think of me when they hear it, but I know they all smile too. To me The Monkees personify fun, energy, enthusiasm, and a goodness that could come over a bit too squeaky clean but some how manages not to, maybe because there’s the ‘lads’ thing about them too.
I think that’s a little like me. (Not the lad part, as I’m a lady don’t you know.), but I enjoy the fun, the daft and the slightly bizarre.
I like silly.
But I also like good music, catchy tunes, creative lyrics.
So the Monkees are for me.
I hope you like the song.
And I’ll be over to check on your Fun Mondays as soon as I can.