Ugh. So much contrived unearned emotion in that tune. Where I lived, it was an early teenaged girl’s anthem it seemed. I broke up with a girl over that song: A 30-something woman that was 13 in her mind ( and probably still is ) that would play that song over and over and sing along in a maudlin, overly emotional, over-enunciated way, clutching her heart all the while…and get pissed off at me because I didn’t feel the vibe for that song she did.
My younger sisters went apeshit over ‘Seasons in the Sun’ prior to that, so, in turn, I developed a healthy disdain for schlocky glurge.
K-Tel records, may you burn in hell. ( assuming there really is such a place )
We do this lists regularly. Here’s one that I haven’t seen listed.
Sample lyric: And sometimes when we touch The honesty’s too much And I have to close my eyes and hide I wanna hold you 'til I die 'Til we both break down and cry I wanna hold you 'til the fear in me subsides
Chevy Van. A song about picking up a girl, having sex with her and then kicking her out in the middle of nowhere. Classic
She woke up and took me by the hand
She’s gonna love me in my Chevy van and that’s all right with me
I put her out in a town that was so small
You could throw a rock from end to end
A dirt road main street, she walked off in bare feet
It’s a shame I won’t be passin’ through again
Having been a screamin’ AM Top 40 disc jockey in the 1970s, I can’t disagree with any of these choices. Bad, bad memories all the way around. It was an awful decade for pop music (though pretty good for rock music). Has anyone yet mentioned “Muskrat Love” by the Captain and Tennille? Or anything by the Captain and Tennille.