I was doing some dishes yesterday (yes, it has be known to happen), and the only station that wasn’t ads was playing a new Rihanna song, something about “Can you get it up? Are you big enough? Give it to me baby, take it, take it”, and I’m not that hip at the best of times, but it was just too damn early for all that carry on. So I kept on searching and hello, “golden oldies”. Like seriously, we’re missing out. Those stations that play old music have way less ads, and DJs that just shut the hell up and play music! Hallelujah, it’s a revolution. And not all the songs totally suck.
Yup, since this week was Valentine’s Day, here’s a nice romantic song by a band called The Tremeloes. Apparently, British record label Decca once auditioned 2 promising bands, The Tremeloes and a similar band called The Beatles. “In what is now considered one of the notorious blunders of all time”, Decca chose The Tremeloes. Darn, ay?
There are times in this life of mine,
I think that the sun forgot how to shine,
But as long as you’re always there,
It don’t bother me, ’cause why should I care?
When all I’ve gotta do, is run to you
Isn’t it weird how in songs from the ’60s there’s always lots of “laaa, la la” kinda stuff? I guess they just didn’t have all the studio effects that we do today :p It’s a bit of a change of pace and I kinda like it – maybe it’s the effect of all of the That 70s Show that I’ve been watching recently… I think the lyrics are cool. I mean, it’s no “can you get it up?”, but it’ll do.
Even the bad times are good,
As soon as I get to you, baby
You’ve just got to kiss me
And even the bad times are good.
This song was #4 on the UK singles chart in 1967 (#36 in the U.S.), and I heard the band’s still playing. I think I’ll just stick to YouTube and my golden oldies radio station, though, thanks.