A Child of 70s Music

Today’s #bloganuary prompt asks about a song or poem that speaks to you and why.

I am sorry to say that there is no particular song or poem but an entire Era of music that speaks to me.

I really hoped this wasn’t true. I even took one of those “online” tests hoping that I would get some other era of music (because of course we know how reliable those tests are, right?)

But what I find, as I go throughout my day, is that I am constantly humming or singing little snippets of songs and usually they are from the 70s.

This morning was a brief exception: as I was leashing the dog, it was “Who let the dogs out, woof, woof…” of course.

But as soon as we opened the door, I hummed “here comes the sun,” –and so it goes all day long.

Why the 70s? My theory is that if I am actually singing–in the car, by myself, of course–there are great songs to harmonize with. Mind you, I did NOT say great songs. Some of the best songs for harmony come from groups like ABBA (I know people love them but I am not a fan) and the Starlight Vocal Band (I think I have that right).

Great harmonies if you don’t care what you’re singing.

Of course other classic groups–Crosby Stills and Nash immediately come to mind– are also fabulous to harmonize with.

But it’s these unexpected things that make me smile.

Now I just have to get the words to “Afternoon Delight” out of my head. It’s an earworm.

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