Vol VI, Issue 08 – Mona (01 Dec 2021)

For the love of rock

Vol VI, Issue 8 – Hey Mona (01 Dec 2021)


Name of song– Mona (I need you baby)

Band- Craig McLachlan & Check 1-2

Album- Craig McLachlan & Check 1-2

Writer– Elias McDaniel (Bo Diddley) (1957)

Release year– 1990

Chart records–      UK Singles Chart – 2

Australian ARIA Singles Chart – 3

Belgian Singles Chart – 8

New Zealand Singles Chart – 16

Dutch Singles Chart – 26

German Singles Chart – 44

Austrian Singles Chart – 44


Mona (I need you baby)


Reviewers-Bikash Shrestha/Nirab Kayastha


“Mona” is a good example of “one hit wonder” song from Australian Band Craig McLachlan & Check 1-2. Released in 1990, this amazingly catchy rock number shot up most of the charts around the world and established itself as a prototype teenage guitar strummer number during those days.

Written by Bo Didley in 1957 in appreciation of a 45 years old exotic lady dancer in Flame Show Bar in Detroit, the original “Mona” is in sharp contrast to this version released after more than three decades later. Bo had done justice to this song with his bluesy voice and mellow guitar. Over time, the song had been covered by many artists including The Rolling Stones, but none beat this picky version of McLachlan & Check 1-2.

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