Saturday, October 30, 2010

"Brand New Key" by Melanie Safka.

OK, back to the 70's: This Queens native wrote her biggest hit in 15 minutes after coming off a "cleansing" fast and stopping at a McDonald's for a burger. A "novelty" pop tune, it topped the charts in '71-'72, selling over 3 million copies worldwide. Also known as "The Rollerskate Song". Banned by some radio stations because of alleged sexual innuendo and Freudian references. Featured in "Boogie Nights" in '97. Artist? Song? (Definition of "innuendo": an Italian suppository {yo!})

Yesterday's answer: "Blue Skies". The "bluebird of happiness" theme has been used extensively in song, poetry and film in the US, Europe and among Native Americans.

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