EVERY UK NUMBER ONE SONG: ‘Mony Mony’ – Tommy James and the Shondells

What was the number one song in the UK on 31st July 1968?

American rock band Tommy James and the Shondells, were at number one for 2 weeks and then again on 21st August for another week with Mony Mony.

I love it when I come to review a song and believe I’m not familiar with it, but as soon as it starts I immediately not only know it, but know it well. You know it too. You might not think you do, but you do. It might be this version you know or it might be the Billy Idol 1981 version or indeed both. Mony Mony is a glorious, multi-layered quintessential late-60s rock tune. Please can we also take a moment to remember that Tommy James and the Shondells did the original version of Tiffany’s I Think We’re Alone Now.

Lyrics

Here she come down, say Mony Mony
Well, shoot ’em down, turn around come home, honey
Hey, she gimme love an’ I feel alright now
Everybody! You got me tossin’ turnin’ in the night
Make me feel alright
I say yeah, (yeah), yeah, (yeah)
Yeah, (yeah), yeah, (yeah), yeah
Well you make me feel Mony, Mony
So Mony, Mony
Good Mony, Mony
Yeah, Mony, Mony
So good, Mony, Mony
Oh, yeah, Mony, Mony
Come on, Mony, Mony
All right, baby Mony, Mony
Say yeah, (yeah), yeah, (yeah)
Yeah, (yeah), yeah, (yeah) , yeah (yeah), yeah
Break ‘dis, shake ‘dis, Mony, Mony
Shot gun, get it done, come on, honey
Don’t stop cookin’, it feels so good, yeah
Hey! well don’t stop now, hey, come on Mony,
Well come on, Mony
I say yeah, (yeah), yeah, (yeah)
Yeah, (yeah), yeah, (yeah), yeah, (yeah)
Well you make me feel Mony, Mony
So Mony, Mony
Good Mony, Mony
Yeah, Mony, Mony
Oh, yeah, Mony, Mony
Come on, Mony, Mony
So good, Mony, Mony
All right, Mony, Mony
I say yeah, (yeah), yeah, (yeah)
Yeah, (yeah), yeah, (yeah), yeah, (yeah)
Oh, I love your Mony, moan, moan, Mony (so good)
Oh, I love your Mony, moan, moan, Mony (so fun)
Oh, I love your Mony, moan, moan, Mony
Oh, I love your Mony, moan, moan, Mony
Yeah, (yeah), yeah, (yeah)
Yeah, (yeah), yeah, (yeah), yeah, (yeah)
Come on! Mony, Mony
Come on! Mony, Mony
Come on! Mony, Mony
Everybody, Mony, Mony
All right, Mony, Mony
Mony, Mony
Mony, Mony

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