What IS Twisted Mixtape Tuesday, you ask? TMT (I’m abbreviating it because I’m lazy and so I can say “TMT, It’s DYNOMITE! TMT, it’s out of sight! Oi!) is the brainchild of Jen Kehl, head mixmistress and ultimately cool person. Each week she tells us what to do and we do it. This week is the second week of music from the 70s, and she has commanded us minions to share more great tunes from the era.
Since last week I shared the music that I love from the decade, this week there are a few earworms from back then that I feel obligated to mention.
An ear worm is NOT one of those things that they put in Chekov’s ear in Star Trek II:The Wrath of Khan. Rather it is one of those songs that gets in your head and no matter what you do you CAN’T GET IT OUT!
(We had a baby bunny in our yard once that kept nibbling on our garden. We named him Khan simply for the comedic value of my husband standing out in the backyard yelling “KHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!” This has nothing to do with anything in this post.)
American Pie-Don McLean
Have you ever driven your Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry? This 1971 song is about the day that music died-when Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper died in a plane crash in 1959. I’d hear this song and it would be in my head FOREVER. Then Weird Al came out with HIS version a few years ago and that stuck even worse!
Use Me-Bill Withers
Talk about a song that festers in your brain…
I guess when I was little I knew every word to this song. It’s probably the only Barry Manilow song I will admit to liking. It gets in your BRAIN, man!
In the Summertime-Mungo Jerry
I honestly had never seen this group perform until I saw a clip on TV somewhere, probably “I Love the 70s”-the clip I saw had the most stoned piano player I’d ever seen. I don’t even know how that guy was sitting up.
My husband is a huge Gordon Lightfoot fan. I knew the song, but I didn’t know who the guy was until after I was married.
Next week is the 80s. Know what that means? As a child of the 80s, I will be breaking the rules and posting waaaaaaaay more than five songs per post! You have been warned.
Don’t forget to click on the cool looking cassette tapes to see other 70s fabulousness. And then when you’re done, if you want some funny in your life, check out the Humor Me Blog Hop! All humor, all the time! I’ll be back cohosting that very hop next week, same time, same station.