13th February 2020: Galentine’s Day

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Everyone knows that February 14 is Valentine’s Day, the feast of lovers. But not everyone is aware that the day before, on February 13 (exactly today), is Galentine’s Day. What is this anniversary? And why is it important not to let it go unnoticed? It all started with the TV series “Parks and Recreation“: it was the protagonist, Leslie Knope, who named her for the first time. From that moment on, even if it is not yet officially recognized, this day has become increasingly important and many companies are using it for advertising purposes.

February 13 is the party dedicated to friendships, to those important relationships that are part of our life and without which we could not be. It is a way to pay homage to women who celebrate other women, and it is important to remind us of the basic things in life.

“Galentine’s Day” is the 16th episode of the second season of the American comedy television series Parks and Recreation, and the 22nd overall episode of the series. It originally aired on NBC in the United States on February 11, 2010. In the episode, Leslie and her boyfriend Justin seek to reunite Leslie’s mother, Marlene, with her teenage flame. Meanwhile, April’s feelings for Andy continue to bloom, while Ann appears to be growing apart from Mark.

The episode was written by series co-creator Michael Schur and directed by Ken Kwapis. “Galentine’s Day” featured a guest appearance by John Larroquette as Frank Beckerson, the long-lost love of Marlene Griggs-Knope, who was played by Pamela Reed. It also featured the last in a string of guest performances by Justin Theroux as Leslie’s love interest, Justin Anderson.

According to Nielsen Media Research, “Galentine’s Day” was seen by 4.98 million household viewers, which marked

Tones And I – Dance Monkey

 

“Dance Monkey” is a song by Australian singer Tones and I, released on 10 May 2019 as the second single from Tones and I’s debut EP The Kids Are Coming. The song was produced and mixed by Konstantin Kersting. Upon release, Tones and I said the song is about the expectations that are placed on musical performers.

“Dance Monkey” has topped the charts in over 30 countries, and peaked within the top ten in many other European and Asian countries. It is the first charting single for Tones and I in the United States, peaking at number 11 (to date) on the Billboard Hot 100.

Upon reaching its tenth week at the top of the Australian Singles Chart, “Dance Monkey” broke the record for the most weeks at number one on the chart by an Australian act, previously held by Justice Crew’s 2014 song “Que Sera”. With its sixteenth week at number one, in November, it broke the record for the most weeks at number one in Australian chart history, previously held by Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” (2017). To date, “Dance Monkey” has spent 19 consecutive weeks at the top position.

At the ARIA Music Awards of 2019, the single was nominated for seven awards, winning three. It won ARIA Award for Best Female Artist, Best Pop Release and Breakthrough Artist

 

 

LYRIC

“Dance Monkey”
(feat. Major Lazer)

They say, oh my god, I see the way you shine
Take your hand, my dear, and place them both in mine
You know you stopped me dead while I was passing by
And now I beg to see you dance just one more time
Ooh I see you, see you, see you every time
And, oh my, I, I, I like your style
You, you make me, make me, make me wanna cry
And now I beg to see you dance just one more time

So they say
Dance for me
Dance for me
Dance for me oh oh oh
I’ve never seen anybody do the things you do before
They say
Move for me
Move for me
Move for me ay ay ay
And when you’re done, I’ll make you do it all again

I said, oh my god, I see you walking by
Take my hands, my dear, and look me in my eyes
Just like a monkey I’ve been dancing my whole life
And you just beg to see me dance just one more time
Ooh I see you, see you, see you every time
And, oh my, I, I like your style
You, you make me, make me, make me wanna cry
And now I beg to see you dance just one more time

So they say
Dance for me
Dance for me
Dance for me oh oh oh
I’ve never seen anybody do the things you do before
They say
Move for me
Move for me
Move for me ay ay ay
And when you’re done I’ll make you do it all again

They say
Dance for me
Dance for me
Dance for me oh oh oh
I’ve never seen anybody do the things you do before
They say
Move for me
Move for me
Move for me ay ay ay
And when you’re done I’ll make you do it all again

They say
Dance for me
Dance for me
Dance for me oh oh oh
I’ve never seen anybody do the things you do before
They say
Move for me
Move for me
Move for me ay ay ay
And when you’re done I’ll make you do it all again
They say
Dance for me
Dance for me
Dance for me oh oh oh
I’ve never seen anybody do the things you do before
They say
Move for me
Move for me
Move for me ay ay ay
And when you’re done I’ll make you do it all again
All again