Rate and Review the songs of The Monkees Thread

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Turk Thrust, Mar 31, 2019.

  1. Hooperfan

    Hooperfan Your friendly neighborhood candy store owner

    New York

    When I saw the title listed, I automatically thought it was the Four Seasons hit. But obviously that would've gone against the purpose of the album (all Monkee-written & performed).

    It's an okay song. I somehow never liked the "and again...just one chance" answer calls. Sounds kinda clichéd musically to me. But I don't hate it.

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  2. TEDA

    TEDA Forum Resident

    New York
    Oh What A Night is 3/5

    Another solid song and performance, and like the others in Justus just fine but not remarkable

    To be a little snarky, I think that the whole album should be renamed Justfine ;)
  3. JJR

    JJR Forum Resident

    This song got a bump for me when I saw the live rendition on YouTube. The Monkees were playing as a unit and seemed to enjoy it. I know we might not be technically rating that performance it still elevates the tune to a 4. There are differences of opinions in individual songs and albums but for the most part there is much agreement on the Monkees music, such as this is a strong Davy LP. He also has the best songs on this LP for me and although there are several earlier Davy tunes I can't do without, overall vocals and songs on a release, this seems the most consistent and best.
  4. DaveJ

    DaveJ Forum Resident

    Manchester, UK
    Oh What A Night - 3/5

    Just made a 3 for me but I don’t think it’s as good a song as the previous two. Well performed but it doesn’t really grab me and it doesn’t sound like that great a night!
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  5. RobRoyF

    RobRoyF Forum Resident

    Oh, What a Night
    This is a true highlight on this album. Davy's tracks on this album are definitely some of his best on the reunion albums. Davy for the win!

    A stand out track - love the guitars and bass on this one - it is like they are dancing in a way by playing off each other. The Monkees all play well on this tune. Davy wrote this one as well and it is perfect for his singing range. A strong
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  6. super sally

    super sally Forum Resident

    Mint Hill, NC USA
    This song injects some needed Monkees FUN into the record.

    I'm going to give "Oh, What a night" a four.
  7. Two Sheds

    Two Sheds Tea-sipping bad boy!

    'Oh, What a Night' - really nice effort from Davy. Great harmonies on this one. The ending is especially good. Love it. 4/5
  8. FredV

    FredV Forum Resident

    Just my opinion, but I think the consensus on Justus will be about the same as Changes and Pool It in that they’re not really as bad as their reputations have led some fans to believe. Yes, there are clunkers here and there. But, overall, they really are better albums than some have been led to believe.

  9. Price.pittsburgh

    Price.pittsburgh Forum Resident

    Last Train to Clarksville recorded and released after Paperback Writer....
  10. 905

    905 Forum Resident

    St. Louis
    I was going to give it a four , but there's enough Monkees magic in it for me to give it a five.
  11. JuanTCB

    JuanTCB Forum Resident

    Brooklyn, NY
    I like the song itself as well as Davy's vocal but the band arrangement kind of bugs me.

    3/5, regardless.
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  12. DaveJ

    DaveJ Forum Resident

    Manchester, UK

    I can’t let that pass, Fred.

    Both Changes and Pool It are horrendous. They are probably amongst the worst half dozen albums in my collection and only remain there because it’s The Monkees, although no Nesmith and it’s not my Monkees.

    I know others disagree :)
  13. Glass Candy

    Glass Candy Forum Resident

    4/5. The dry production really helps Davy on this album, as his songs lacked the MOR overlay that likely would have happened otherwise. Here, his songs are all heart. This is a fine example.
  14. super sally

    super sally Forum Resident

    Mint Hill, NC USA
    Agree-- yes, they are as bad as their reputations.
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  15. David Austin

    David Austin Eclectically Coastal

    West Sussex
    I'm not a big fan of 'Oh What a Night'. Some of the rhymes are a bit irritating, an irritation that is accentuated by a simplistic fall and rise in the melody. Also, as is the case more than once on Justus, I find Davy's vocal decidedly unrefined. I'm just as unimpressed by the backing vocals on this one - they seem excessively dense (not sure how else to describe it) and overly loud in the mix. Once again, there are other songs on Justus that suffer from similar backing vocals ('Circle Sky' is still fresh in my mind). I don't actually hate 'Oh What a Night', I'm just not a big fan of it.
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  16. RedRoseSpeedway

    RedRoseSpeedway Music Lover

    5/5 for Oh, What A Night. I agree with everyone else, David really knocked it out of the park on this album. Love the instrumental work on this one, and Davy sounds great. Good lyrics too.
  17. Deano6

    Deano6 Forum Resident

    Plymouth, NC, USA
    Davy rules this record. 5/5 for this one. The acoustic guitars and Peter's bass are awesome here.
  18. Laineycrusoe

    Laineycrusoe Forum Resident

    Tyne and Wear, UK
    Oh, What a Night - 3/5
    I think this one is alright-sounding but kind of forgettable. Davy sounds fine here, but I don't think the backing vocals are particularly strong. I think the verses are okay, but I'm not a fan of the chorus. It's not a bad song but it's not one I would actively choose to listen to.
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  19. Keith V

    Keith V Forum Resident

    Jersey City, NJ
    Oh What a Night!

    3/5 I guess
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  20. ARL

    ARL Forum Resident

    "Oh What A Night"

    Interesting to watch that video - Davy now has the mature looks of a 60s pop idol all grown up. Peter always looked like Peter. The song is pleasant enough, without the 90s rock vibe of the other tracks I've sampled, and Davy's voice has lost none of its charm. It's worth 3/5.
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  21. Guy Smiley

    Guy Smiley America’s Favorite Game Show Host

    Sesame Street
    Yeah, I think this one’s OK but nothing special. Maybe a solid 2/5. Maybe even 2.5, but I don’t love it enough to give it an actual 3.

    Having listened to the album (streaming) in full yesterday, I think most of the album will fall into that category for me.
  22. Guy Smiley

    Guy Smiley America’s Favorite Game Show Host

    Sesame Street
    Correct. And..?
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  23. Drifter

    Drifter AD survivor

    Vancouver, BC, CA
    Funny, I thought it was going to be the Dells hit. :D Wow, I actually am going to give this one a low 4/5. I never gave Justus a chance before this thread. I like this track!
  24. I love Nez for doing that.

    Yeah he does, and that's something I really like about this album.

    This album is a great showing for Davy, and I'm so thankful that someone got the Billboard Live concert on tape, even if the quality isn't the best. My favorite part of this video is at the end, when Davy looks at Mike and says, "I keep looking over here and there's not an empty space anymore. It's wonderful." Would've been amazing if the four guys could've continued working together right after Justus, put out another album.

    Oh, What A Night

    Well sung by Davy, great to hear Mike and Micky on backing vocals, and good guitar work from Mike. 4/5
  25. Turk Thrust

    Turk Thrust Forum Resident Thread Starter

    The ratings for Oh, What a Night:

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