Monday, November 15, 2010

(43-111) The Four Seasons

When we were driving back from the lake on Saturday night, I got a text from Michelle M that said "Rock the boat is on 94.5 FM."  I immediately turned the radio on and turned the station to 94.5 so that I could sing along; OK, and dance, to the remainder of the tune.  I've always LOVED "Rock the boat," by Hues Corporation, so even catching a portion of the song, puts a smile on my face; and thankfully, Michelle M knows it.
"Rock the boat" was followed by "Dream Weaver," which I enjoy, but Michelle was none to happy to hear.  I was thinking that 94.5 was playing some good "old" music for a Saturday night, and then they played one of my ALL TIME FAVES, "December 1963 (Oh What A Night,)" by The Four Seasons.  LOVE IT!  Luis and I were both singing along, happy as can be.  Isn't the power of music just amazing?  I mean Luis and I were both in very good moods heading back from the lake, so it's not that these songs turned our moods around; however, I KNOW, that when I'm in a less than cheery mood and I hear one of my "HAPPY" songs, it can definitely lift my spirits and improve my day.

It's been a couple of days since I heard "Oh What a Night," but I haven't been able to get it out of my head ever since.  In fact, I'm actually thinking that a ring tone may be in order, so that I can hear a little tidbit of this treasure a couple of times a day. 

I can't tell you exactly what it is about either of these early seventies songs that I find so appealing; so perhaps I'll just have to quote a standard line from "American Bandstand;"  "It's got a good beat and you can dance to it." 

Although I've never thought of myself as a Four Seasons fan; I guess I really am.  I have yet to see "Jersey Boys," the Broadway show about Frankie Valli and the Four seasons, but I'm sure that I'd revel in it; because when it comes right down to it, I fancy so many of their songs. (Did you hear that sentence with an English accent?  I love to say "fancy" instead of "like" but we rarely do here in the States. Perhaps I need to start a campaign, just like when I wanted to bring back "Keep On Truckin," but I digress. 
Who Loves You," (which of course I had to share the disco version;) "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You," and "My Eyes Adored You;" were the Four Seasons songs that I could think of right off of the top of my head; but me being me, I had to double check myself, so I looked up a list of Four Seasons songs to see if there were any others that I'd  want to mention.  I found that they had recorded a song called "Heaven Must Have sent You," and since Bonnie Pointer's "Heaven Must Have Sent you;" is another song on the top of my "Happy"  song list, I checked to see if it was one and the same; but it wasn't.  However, now that I've mentioned it, I feel compelled to share this oldie but goodie as well.

I hope that at least one of these tunes gets your toes tappin, your blood pumping and puts a smile on your face.
Till next time...


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I totally have "oh what a night" stuck in my head now! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Joni Parker said...

Ok..all caught up..I just spent a while catching up on your life!! I about cried when you talked about finding your cousin (which was funny since I read backwards, so I knew you talked to her later..) -- Your Lake trip sounds fun (kinda) and I love the song references. What did I forget? -- Anyway... Glad to get caught up!!!