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Song Parodies -> "Play That Monkee Music"

Original Song Title:

"Play That Funky Music"

Original Performer:

The Monkees

Parody Song Title:

"Play That Monkee Music"

Parody Written by:

Malcolm Higgins

The Lyrics

Davy was the singa-a
in that T.V. rock and roll band,
they always had their problems, yeah
lip synch and the music was canned
but every time I see them,
thinkin that old show really blows,
and I decide so quickly ( yes I do)
to tuen the channel quickly and go

cause there is dancin, and groovin,
and others play the music
and just then it hit me,
I wondered who the band was always
playin monkee music right boys,
playin monkee music nights
play that monkee music right boys
those guys could boogie who played that monkee music every night
did it right,
aww did it right

at first it wasn't easy
playin rock and roll for these guys
they were pissed at Davey,
they were in the shadows behind
but then the work bettered
paycheques rollin in every day
and people were believin
some people thought the monkees could play

cause there is dancin, and groovin,
and others play the music
and just then it hit me,
I wondered who the band was always
playin monkee music right boys,
playin monkee music nights
play that monkee music right boys
those guys could boogie who played that monkee music every night
did it right,
aww did it right

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Adagio - September 01, 2003 - Report this comment
Good!! 5's
Adam Zen B. - September 02, 2003 - Report this comment
First of all, The Monkees didn't lip synch. You're thinkig of Milli Vanilli. It's true that for the first couple of albums they weren't allowed to play their instruments and they fought the producers on that so everything afterwards is them singing and playing and composing. Also Michael Nesmith was a great musician who invented country-rock. Micky is a great singer, Peter a multi-instrument pro. They all wrote some good tunes (aside from the professional songwriters) and they were great when I saw them 2 years ago. Anyway I'm glad someone mentions them here, but I'd put a more positive spin on it.
Davy Jones - September 02, 2003 - Report this comment
Hey Adam Z, you forgot me! Just because I'm short man...
Wild Man - September 02, 2003 - Report this comment
Think what you may, they are still Pop Culture Icons, even John Lennon was a Monkee fan. But them again he was smoking lots of hash back then.
Diva - September 02, 2003 - Report this comment
I recently attended a Monkees Concert with my kids, who are second generation fans thanks to MTV. They are old cheerfull fellows, and Mickey & Davy were even giving autographs and posing for pictures. Tork, the odd one, refused to do so. And Mike Nesmith has disassociated himself with the group since becoming a millionaire. All in all it was fun music, and memorable.
malcolm higgins - September 02, 2003 - Report this comment
didn't mean to offend a true monkees fan.....lol
DanO - October 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Awesome! I've been to several incarnations of the monkees and they always have a great sense of humor about their position in rock history.
guest - November 25, 2008 - Report this comment
I coulda sworn this was a Wild Cherry song. When did the Monkee's ever do this?
NorCALvotress - November 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Please refer to commentary on ~Bourbon Cowboy~ as this was the WILD CHERRY tune that they played, to the Tequila Cowboy's "prancin'. . . .

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