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Monday, March 12, 2012

Mona Lisa

You know what? For a surly looking smirking lady, she sure is popular. What's with all these songs that cite the damsel? Is she worth all this attention? Did they do her justice? (And for the record, I've seen her in person and she's way smaller than expected. Sometimes size does matter.)

The All American Rejects, Mona Lisa (When the World Comes Down)

I really do love this song. 
Although it's curious that the lyrics never reference the title lady.

Panic! at the Disco, The Ballad of Mona Lisa

Yum. That is all.*

Britney Spears, Mona Lisa

(Possibly one of the worst music videos I have ever seen. Ever. Sorry Becky.)

Nat King Cole, Mona Lisa
Oh that voice of his! How I wish I could hear it live. 
I was born too late for my own music good. Sigh.

Elton John, Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters

What more can I say? It's Sir Elton.

Well? Love or hate? Know any others?

*SHUT UP. I know this is just another excuse to post a video of my (not so) secret crush Brendon Urie. So what? He's adorable. So is Tyson Ritter of AAR.

Thanks to the always helpful Lance, here is another Mona Lisa song I can't believe I missed. Oh how I do love Me First and the Gimme Gimme's!


  1. The painting is beautiful. I saw a copy at the Guggenheim in NYC in 1994

    I like the Me First and the Gimma Gimmes version:


    1. I cannot believe I missed Me First, because I do love their covers. They would be incredible to see live. This video is worth an update to the post. Thanks Lance!

  2. I love Me First and The Gimme Gimmes! I also adore Nat King Cole and that entire era of music. It was so good and moving and beautiful.

    1. I swear, I really was born later than I should have been. I love older era music so much. I own more jazz and blues vinyls than anything else, and it's my go to music when I want to unwind. I was lucky enough to meet the lovely Natalie Cole, and she is so much like what I've been told her father was: a very kind and sweet person. To hear her talk of her father, just amazing.

    2. I feel the same way! I don't have a lick of vinyl anymore, but I do love the sound of it. It has texture to it, if that makes sense.

      You lucky bish! I would have loved to meet her!


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