As we roll on through the week, we are continuing with loving us some 70’s music. Let’s not delay, get right to it!
A classic and iconic song by none other than Dire Straits. Can you believe that it didn’t get as noticed until it was re-issued though? Knopfler also liked to elaborate the solo during live performances. . .and it got pretty fun when they got Eric Clapton to join in on the fun. Good tune, great band.
If you haven’t heard of More Than A Feeling, well, then I dunno where the hell you’ve been. This is a rock classic among rock classics! The song was about his cousin, when he was a kid. It also took six years to write. Long time for a song. . .but hey, perfection knows no bounds. Alright, you can go back to watching Scrubs.
Ah yes, Piano Man, another great one by the Piano Man, Billy Joel. Fun fact if you don’t know, this is actually Joel retelling his experience as. . .wait for it. . .a piano man. Fictionalized, of course, but that waitress. . .who turns out to be his first wife. You can’t go wrong with this one.
A take on Disco, since around this time the Bee Gees were dominating, and Saturday Night Fever was out, a lot of rock musicians thought they were in a “uh oh” moment. Obviously, if you don’t know what this song is about. . .then I dunno what to tell you. . .especially, about connecting dots.
Considered to be the song that launched rap into mainstream, and popularized it, Rapper’s Delight, helped pave the way for folks all walks of life to enjoy hip hop, and get creative with words, and word play. You can also check out the three different length versions; if you don’t prefer the long take. . .but why? It’s long. . .for a reason!
That wraps it up for Wednesday’s edition of Music That Inspires You. Check back Friday for more good times!
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