Showing posts with label The Monkees. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Monkees. Show all posts

Jul 14, 2019

Pleasant Valley Sunday by The Monkees (1967)

Pleasant Valley Sunday by The Monkees (1967)
"Pleasant Valley Sunday" is a song by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, most famous for the version recorded by the Monkees in 1967. Goffin's and King's inspiration for the name was a street named Pleasant Valley Way, in West Orange, New Jersey where they were living at the time. The road follows a valley through several communities among the Watchung Mountains. The lyrics were a social commentary on status symbols, creature comforts, life in suburbia and "keeping up with the Joneses". It became one of the Monkees' most successful singles.