I’ve been watching way too much of the Monkees lately and thinking about Valentine’s Day. I have a confession to make. I’m a sucker for at least one of the Monkees. I’ve loved them since I can remember. But this post isn’t just about my love for an oldies (Makes me gasp to say that) band… it’s about those guys who always make me smile. It’s a simple list and don’t laugh. I already know I’m a big dork and this will be an eclectic list.
So to count down to Valentine’s Day on Wednesday…here’s my list (there will be a new list tomorrow):
Daryl Hall from Hall and Oates – I want him to sing to me. IMHO, he’s aged well, too. I’ve always loved Out of Touch. In fact, I’m listening to it right now. And yes, I realize the guy is over 70.
Bryan Adams – again, the guy can sing to me. Not the Robin Hood song, but the rock ones. He got a tad rough with age, but he always had that rugged look about him. Heat of the Night will always be one of my favorites. That and Please Forgive Me.
Peter Tork from the Monkees – he can give me that goofy smile and sweetness any day. He’s the only one I know who can wear a leopard skin suit, then change into peace beads and flowy shirts with leather, then a business suit and look good each time. He could be the pinnacle of hippie-dom, then classy and dressed up and never miss a beat.
Huey Lewis from Huey Lewis and the News – hey, the guy was big when I was a kid and I thought he was cool because he was in the Back to the Future movies. My friends and I would pretend we were ‘married’ to various musicians. Now this was before the New Kids explosion. I always either got Daryl Hall or Huey Lewis. Don’t ask me why. I don’t even remember who else was on the list for us to choose from.
Jordan Knight from New Kids on the Block – he’s the first and only celebrity I ever sent a Valentine. I decorated my Valentine’s Day box one year with New Kids pictures. Back in the day, I actually thought he’d reply to my letter. I was wrong.
Billy Joel in the 80s – yes, I thought he was handsome when he finally got a decent haircut. He writes music for the chicks in his life. Yeah, sign me up.
George Harrison and Paul McCartney from the Beatles – I was raised in a household where my folks played music, most of the time on LP. I was weaned on the greats like the Beatles from a young age. I always thought Paul was dreamy, but had a soft spot for George because, even as a teen, I thought he was misunderstood.
I told you this would be a strange list. I’m guessing you’ve probably got a few you’d rather forget, even if they were once on your hottie list. Let me know. I’m game.