Songs on my mind lately, beginning with a perennial favorite, Thelma Houston’s “Don’t Leave Me This Way”:
Gloria Gaynor’s “Never Can Say Goodbye”:
“Barbara Ann” by The Beach Boys:
Not a big Beach Boys fan normally, but that song got into my head over time. Though when I listen to it I hear “Bomb Iran,” probably a discordant remnant from my peace community days. lol Not that I wish to see Iran bombed, for the record. Just a silly play on words is all.
“Runaway” by Del Shannon:
Dion’s “The Wanderer”:
“Disco Inferno” by The Trammps:
Basically a bunch of songs from before my time. Foreign times to an ’80s baby like me, yet worthwhile snapshots of American culture and talent.
For good measure, while switching gears, here’s an older song’s somewhat newer Spanish rendition:
That was Gypsy King’s “Hotel California.” Couldn’t find the studio version of the song, probably due to copyright issues on youtube. So we’ll settle for a live bar performance. Actually prefer that version to The Eagles’. Yep, I’m sacrilegious like that.