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Robert Plant — In The Mood
Album: The Principle of Moments
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Released: 1983
Length: 4:42
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I'm in the mood for a melody I'm in the mood for a melody, I'm in the mood
I'm in the mood for a melody I'm in the mood for a melody, I'm in the mood
I'm in the mood for a melody I'm in the mood for a melody, I'm in the mood
I can make you dance, I can make you sing
I can make you dance, I can make you sing If you want me too
Oh, I can make you dance, I can make you sing
I can make you dance, I can make you sing If you want me too
Oh, I can make you dance, I can make you sing
I can make you dance, I can make you sing If you want me too
Any little song that you wanna to sing,
A little song that you wanna to sing
Song will do [Sung in lieu?]
Here's a little song that you wanna to sing,
A little song that you wanna to sing Song for you
A little song that you wanna to sing,
A little song that you wanna to sing Happy or blue
I'm in the mood, I'm in the mood, I'm in the mood
Why'd I end up doin' it, doin' it, doin' it
Do anything that you want me for
If you want me to
Do it right, gonna do it wrong,
Cause a matter of fact it'll turn out to be strong
If you want me to If you want me to
Oh, if you want me to If you want me to If you want to
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I would take the worst of Robert Plant over the best of nearly %90 of the music out there. Just saying...

Even at well over 30 yrs old, this is better than most top 40 of today.


 
jp33442 wrote:
Going to hit next this song SUCKS
 

From what I understand about Plant, he was in the mood for a Melody...a Linda, a Denise...
Going to hit next this song SUCKS
Plant has always put out very interesting and credible solo stuff, some even fantastic. Hard to think of many rock front-people who have done as well outside their main gig. This plays pretty well 25 years on, especially considering it comes from a time of rock schlock in the 80s. 
God Bless Robert Plant a" musician's musician" / But growing up a major Zep fanatic …..to me,most of his solo work  just has too much missing ...ie  Bonzo, Zoso and the very underrated J.P.J 
 Relayer wrote:
Beautiful.  Plant has such an amazing career post-Zeppelin, and this is another fine example.  I wish there was more music out there by Robbie Blunt (Plant's guitarist/co-writer on his first 3 albums), his guitar work on these albums is just amazing.  

And yes, Plant's catalog did suffer a little in the late 80s with the all-too-80s-hair-rock album Manic Nirvana, and to way-too-experimental Shaken 'n' Stirred, but overall his solo catalog stands up with some great music.
 
Agree with first paragraph but not so much with the second. 

Shaken 'n' Stirred (1985) was a logical progression from The Principle of Moments and it lead in just fine to the more commercial Now and Zen of 1987.  It may not have been as "commercial" as it's predecessor and successor, but it was still good.  Plus, Little By Little is a killer track that was everywhere in '85.  85 was a crazy musical year with a lot of stand out songs, good and bad, to hang with all those tracks is an accomplishment.
 ntoll wrote:
It's quite different to the Glenn Miller version...

:-P
 
  Yep...Good one!
 drewd wrote:
I'm in the nude with Penelope!!

 
When this song came out, I was dating a girl named Melanie.
I would replace the lyric "melody" with her name.
This guitar solo reminds me that of Queensrÿche's Silent Lucidity.
 lizardking wrote:

Flashback to my freshman year in HS (circa 1991) I remember smoking my first toke of MJ with my step-bro and then getting in our '77 Nova and blaring this tape with what we thought was a kick ass stereo system.  The other tunes we cranked were Charlie Daniels Band (long haired country boy) and some total off the wall Dr. Demento stuff.  Ahhh those were the days!  Thanks for playing this track and keeping the good memories flowing. 

 
And this song surely proves that lyrics don't always matter in rock music, eh?  Long Live RP!!

Flashback to my freshman year in HS (circa 1991) I remember smoking my first toke of MJ with my step-bro and then getting in our '77 Nova and blaring this tape with what we thought was a kick ass stereo system.  The other tunes we cranked were Charlie Daniels Band (long haired country boy) and some total off the wall Dr. Demento stuff.  Ahhh those were the days!  Thanks for playing this track and keeping the good memories flowing. 

Waaaay too much Robert Plant. 
love Robert Plant but I find this song pretty boring
Beautiful.  Plant has such an amazing career post-Zeppelin, and this is another fine example.  I wish there was more music out there by Robbie Blunt (Plant's guitarist/co-writer on his first 3 albums), his guitar work on these albums is just amazing.  

And yes, Plant's catalog did suffer a little in the late 80s with the all-too-80s-hair-rock album Manic Nirvana, and to way-too-experimental Shaken 'n' Stirred, but overall his solo catalog stands up with some great music.
 grahamdillabough wrote:
Always enjoyed this tune.  Keep it up RP!

 
DITTO
 treatment_bound wrote:


{#Clap}    Unless he was "Honey-dripping", Bob after Zep just didn't work for me. 

 
He probably didn't have to work for anyone.  {#Smile}
 kcar wrote:

Me too. I remember being surprised when I realized when it was big on FM that this was Plant. "Big Log" was another big hit from this album. The video doesn't make a lot of sense but what the hell and yes the break dancing is still pretty cool. 

 
hahah Great comment.  Sometimes you just don't want nor have to analyze it.  It's just likeable just 'cuz.
I'm in the nude with Penelope!!
It's quite different to the Glenn Miller version...

:-P
 grahamdillabough wrote:
Always enjoyed this tune.  Keep it up RP!

 
Me too. I remember being surprised when I realized when it was big on FM that this was Plant. "Big Log" was another big hit from this album. The video doesn't make a lot of sense but what the hell and yes the break dancing is still pretty cool. 
Always enjoyed this tune.  Keep it up RP!
I have always enjoyed modal music. This song is like a modern chant. Chill, but moving forward at the same time. I get why people think it's subpar, as there is not much to it, as such. The beauty is in the simplicity and repetition of the progression, punctuated by Phil's "big drums". I give it an 8.
it does seem to go on and on and on,..
Can't be Zep forever, he was breaking out, had the Foreigner interspecies in this record, not his best but OK.    {#Neutral}
 redeyespy wrote:
I do remember them, and the first time I saw the video I was baffled, but then it sorta made sense: you can break dance to this, mellow (yet melodic) as it is. I've always enjoyed this tune.
 
I remember the tour for this album with Phil Collins on drums. Had the luxury of sitting on the side of the stage watching Phil. Great concert and band. 
Wow! can't remember the last time I heard this one ANYWHERE! Thanks again RP!
 rmurray248 wrote:
Plant - Page = boring Plant
 

{#Clap}    Unless he was "Honey-dripping", Bob after Zep just didn't work for me. 
redshifted wrote:
Remember the breakdancers in this video? I like the synths at the end...
I do remember them, and the first time I saw the video I was baffled, but then it sorta made sense: you can break dance to this, mellow (yet melodic) as it is. I've always enjoyed this tune.
Sure, it seems people want to forget this song, but not this Principle of Moments fan. To me the song is different, and Principle sounded like nothing else that was coming out at the time ('83.) So go ahead and get sick of Plant's strange sound, :puke: , but as for me, I can :chillpill: to these songs, and while not a 10, Robert did quite well.
Originally Posted by samiyam: This song is like a horrible accident on the highway,
Right so far...
you hate to look, but you can't look away!! Just so with this song, you hate to like it, but you keep tapping your toe.
My toes stay unmoved. Up to the usual level of Plant's drivel.
This song has always sounded like what we used to call \"album filler\".
Don\'t know why I like this one. It\'s a mystery. I did like the video. Hard to believe it\'s almost 20 years old.
A bit of a silly attempt to be hip, or something.
Ughh! But after Dave Crosby, Sarah Mc and U2, it is hardly fair :D
Plant - water = dead plant Plant - Page = boring Plant
This song is like a horrible accident on the highway, you hate to look, but you can't look away!! Just so with this song, you hate to like it, but you keep tapping your toe.
From: Robert Date: Nov 5,2000 Sorry, I don't get this one at all. If you're in the mood for a melody, then why not sing a melody, instead of the same note over and over? This song-wannabe is one of the top ten losers of all time.
That says it all for me. Maybe it needs to be repeated over and over and over and over ...
Remember the breakdancers in this video? I like the synths at the end...
Somebody needed to put a bullet in his brainpan during the recording of this song.
this song is so horrible my ears hurt!