Saturday, June 25, 2011

"Bluer Than Blue" by Michael Johnson.

OK, back to the 70's: This touching 1978 soft-rock ballad came to Randy Goodrum while driving. He stopped at a Wendy's and penned the verses while eating a burger, later writing the chorus at a K Mart parking lot. It was Michael Johnson's first Top 40 hit peaking at #12 Pop and topping the Easy Listening charts - his highest-charting single. A man tries to delude himself into thinking that things will be better after being left by his lover.

Yesterday's answer: "A Groovy Kind Of Love". Bayer Sager had just graduated from NYU and was teaching English. One of the first songs to include the newly-minted term "groovy". Los Wellingtons used to do a pretty respectable version.

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