Rockin' Monkeys #4M
Time again for the #4M folks to come together and have some fun! As the Official Guest Conductor this month, I was the one selected to choose the theme. Today’s theme is “Free Choice” meaning you can post about anything you want musically related.
I had a few thoughts about what to post today. One thought was to revisit the “Dog Days of Summer” and share some dog songs with you - but then I wondered it that might be a bit hypocritical as I’m supporting Cats in the Ultimate Dog v Cat Battle of the Bands Tournament.
Another thought would be to share music from a new-to-me band. My nephew was telling me about a band that stayed in his little hotel a week or so ago, and they were treated to a private concert in their home. The lead singer has quite the resume -writing and co-writing songs with some pretty big names in the music industry.
But in the end, I landed on a thought of a song that kept popping in my head last week - and I’ve built my playlist around this song. I’ll share the playlist with you, and you can guess in the comments which song was the one that I had on my mind :)
- "Shock the Monkey" is a song by English rock musician Peter Gabriel. It was released in September 1982 as the second single from his fourth self-titled album, issued in the US under the title Security. The song peaked at number 29 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and number one on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. The song was Gabriel's first Top 40 hit in the US. In the UK, the song charted at number 58.
- "Monkey Man" is a song by English rock band the Rolling Stones, featured as the eighth track on their 1969 album Let It Bleed.
- "Brass Monkey" is a song by the New York rap group Beastie Boys. It was a single released from their first album Licensed to Ill. It is also on the Beastie Boys' compilation album Solid Gold Hits.
- "Monkey Wrench" is the lead single from the second Foo Fighters album, The Colour and the Shape. The lyrics chronicle the 1997 disintegration of singer/songwriter Dave Grohl's four-year marriage to Jennifer Youngblood.
- “Monkey In Your Soul” - from Steely Dan’s album Pretzel Logic
- “Psycho Monkey” This song is by Joe Satriani and appears on the album Crystal Planet
- "Monkey on My Back" is a song by American hard rock band Aerosmith. Written by lead singer Steven Tyler and lead guitarist Joe Perry, the song was released on the band's 1989 album Pump. It was released as a promotional single to rock radio in 1990, where it reached No. 17 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.
- "Tweeter and the Monkey Man" is a song by the British–American supergroup the Traveling Wilburys that first appeared on the 1988 album Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1. Traveling Wilburys consisted of Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty.
- “Monkey with Your Tail” by The Cramps from the Big Beat from Badsville album
- “Green Monkey” This song is by America and appears on the album Hat Trick and on the compilation album Highway: 30 Years of America.
Can you guess which song is the one that inspired this post? Lemme see your guesses in the comments!
Oh… and before I forget… If you haven’t already voted in The Semi-Final Round of the Battle of the Bands Tournament, now would be a good time to do so. The winner of this Round will determine which songs will be battling the Dogs.
Today’s post is part of the Monday’s Music Moves Me blog hop, hosted by X-Mas Dolly, and co-hosted by JAmerican Spice, Stacy Uncorked and Curious as a Cathy. Be sure to stop by the hosts and visit the other participants. If you have a MUSIC* post, feel free to join in the fun! *sorry non-music posts are not permitted in this bloghop.