Mony Mony – Billy Idol

June 26, 2021

Today’s song of the day is an American rock favorite, “Mony Mony,” by Billy Idol. 

From the minute Billy Idol’s piercing voice and cool growl hit the airwaves, he had people hooked on his sound. His remake of a Tommy James and the Shondells classic “Mony Mony” quickly climbed the charts in 1987, decades after the singer and actor first launched his career.

Fun Facts 

  • “Mony Mony” was the first solo single released by Idol after moving to New York to pursue a career recording dance-rock.
  • Billy Idol’s given name is William Michael Albert Broad.
  • Idol holds dual citizenship in the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
  • Broad dropped out of college and followed the Sex Pistols from show to show in a group known as the Bromley Contingent.
  • In 1998, Idol played himself in the movie “The Wedding Singer” alongside Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore.

Lyrics 

(Musixmatch)

Here she come now sayin’, “Mony, Mony”

Shoot ’em down, turn around, come on, Mony

Hey, she gives me love, and I feel all right now

Yeah! You gotta toss and turn

And feel all right, yeah, I feel all right

I said, yeah (yeah), yeah (yeah), yeah (yeah), yeah (yeah), yeah (yeah, yeah)

‘Cause you make me feel (like I’m wanted)

So good (like I’m wanted)

So good (like I’m wanted)

So good (Mony, Mony)

So fine (Mony, Mony)

So fine (Mony, Mony)

It’s all mine (Mony, Mony)

Well, I feel all right (Mony, Mony)

I said, yeah (yeah), yeah (yeah), yeah (yeah), yeah (yeah), yeah (yeah), yeah (yeah)

Wake it, shake it, Mony, Mony

Ah, shotgun dead, and I’ll come on, Mony

Don’t stop cookin’, ’cause I feel all right now

Hey, don’t stop now, come on, Mony, come on, yeah

I said, yeah (yeah), yeah (yeah), yeah (yeah), yeah (yeah), yeah (yeah, yeah)

‘Cause you make me feel (like I’m wanted)

So good (like I’m wanted)

So good (like I’m wanted)

Well, I feel all right (Mony, Mony)

You’re so fine (Mony, Mony)

You’re so fine (Mony, Mony)

You’re so fine (Mony, Mony)

And I feel all right (Mony, Mony)

I said, yeah (yeah), yeah (yeah), yeah (yeah), yeah (yeah), yeah (yeah), yeah (yeah)

Ooh, I love you Mony mo-mo-mony

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