Our ‘Tickets @ 2′ song of the day is “Mony Mony” by Tommy James & the Shondells.
Tommy said the idea was to create a party record. It had to be a two-syllable girl’s name that was memorable and silly and kind of stupid sounding.
“We were working in an apartment on Eight Avenue in New York, my songwriting partner Ritchie Cordell and I got disgusted and threw our guitars down and went out on the terrace, we look up in the sky and the first thing our eyes fall on is the Mutual of New York Insurance Company. M-O-N-Y.” True story!
And a hit was born, and it does sound like a girl’s name.
When you hear us play it between two and three we’ll take caller #7 at 1-800-232-KRTH (5784) to win a 4-Pack of tickets to the L.A. County Fair.