Sunday, 21 October 2018

Manic Monday - The Bangles

Of the millions of songs which have been recorded, only 30 songs can make it into The Lucy Museum of Musicians who deserve entry to Lucy's Museum of Musicians and at number 10 we have Manic Monday by The Bangles (1986).

The Boomtown Rats didn't like them, New Order thought them Blue and The Bangles thought they were manic which is a theme echoed all around the World when the alarm clock goes off at the start of the working week.
Written by Prince, the song is all about saying 'Oh bugger it's Monday' with the beautiful Susanna Hoffs singing about her dreams about kissing Valentino by a crystal blue Italian stream being interrupted by having to get up and go to work. 
Just to be different, the riff is on a piano which tinkles away between the lines of lyrics which moan about the first day of the work week and wishing it was still the Weekend, lyrics most people can relate to while they haul themselves to the bathroom and see the yawning bed head staring back at them from the mirror.
One of the most successful all female bands, the Bangles did well to last as long as they did because apparently all was not rosy amongst the band members.

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