I have a random question for you. If you were a fighter pilot getting ready to go out on a mission, what are the top five songs you would have in your playlist? (I do realize the likelihood of being allowed to carry your iPhone out on a mission with a set of headphones is slim to none. For the sake of this simply being a hypothetical, let's say it is allowed.) So, just for the fun of it, what would they be?
Number one on my list would be "America" by Neil Diamond. Yes, it's a song about immigrants making their way to the United States, but it would be the perfect song as I zeroed in on enemy targets.
The second choice is a no brainer. I think you could easily switch number one and two around and not get much of an argument. I must note, I did double check about the whole listening to music thing if you're a pilot. A hilarious response was given after someone asked if fighter pilots are allowed to listen to music while they flied. Someone responded, yes, but only if it's "Danger Zone." How classic is that?
The last song in my playlist would have to be a slow number. In choosing these, I generally went with the first songs that popped in my head. No other song kept coming up than this slow piece by Ozzy Osbourne.
There you have it, the top five songs on my playlist if I were a fighter pilot and allowed to listen to music during missions. I know it's a pretty odd thing to write about, but I enjoyed it. You know what they always say, write something you enjoy, otherwise the piece will come across as boring. In reality, this is just a piece demonstrating the importance of music in life. Music plays a vital role for everyone, whether they work down at the local coffee shop, fight fires, wait tables or blow up enemy targets. It's just fun to think of what might be in your own playlist.
With that being said, what are some other songs you would include in this list?
The show originally aired from 1966 to 1968 and was considered a hit for its generation. Eighteen years after its last episode, the viewing public got another taste of The Monkees. Thanks to the re-runs in the mid eighties, I was able to enjoy the shows and became an instant fan.
The band consisted of three Americans, Mickey Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork, and one Englishman, Davey Jones. The four were originally joined as musical actors and kind of fell into becoming a band. Davey Jones is most notably known for being the lead singer, but in the early days, there was some back and forth as to who actually should be the lead. Many people credit Mickey Dolenz for The Monkees' unique sound.
Ask any thirty or forty something what they think about The Monkees. I bet most of their responses would be, "I loved The Monkees." For us thirty and forty somethings, we would probably talk about the reruns that were played daily on MTV in 1986. The sixty and older crowd will likely smile as they talk about watching the shows from 1966-1968.
I guarantee if they were to start playing the reruns again, lets say on Nick at Night, MTV, GAC or VH1, the younger generation would fall in love with them too. This is exactly why they are the most underrated band in the history of music. Not only are they underrated, they continue to be under appreciated. You can't help but love them. And if you don't, go listen to The Beatles.
Information for this blog was gathered from IMDB.com and wikipedia.org