"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...
Queen of EVERYTHING