I’m talking about a song, an older one probably, that you’ve heard many times, but never paid it much heed; it was “background noise” on the radio. You didn’t like it, you didn’t dislike it, it was “just there.”
And then one day, you actually * listened* to it, and went, “Oh, hey…that’s actually pretty good.”
I had a quiet moment at work the other night, and had some easy listening station playing on the radio (not my radio, so I didn’t change the station, just had it on as some background noise), and the Stevie Nicks/Don Henley song Leather and Lace came on.
It’s a low-key number, musically; not much more than a guitar, keyboard, and drums, playing dolce* to the vocals. But I really listened to it the first time just a few nights ago, and suddenly recognized it for something other than general/generic pop background noise.
So, what song, what artist, suddenly and unexpectedly grabbed your attention years, even decades after its release, its peak of popularity?
*I may not be using that term entirely correctly; I just used it to indicate that the instruments didn’t dominate the song in any way, they being more accompaniment/counterpoint to the vocals.