FM Heaven

WordPress Daily Prompt: “Song”


Ah, music. A conglomeration of sound that pleases the ear and soothes the soul. What’s so interesting is how everyone has different tastes in music; one person’s rhapsody is another person’s rap. I love all kinds of music: classical, classic rock, New Age, even soundtracks. I’ll listen to Pink Floyd and Empire of the Sun with equal joy, Beethoven and Keane with the same enthusiasm. “Eclectic” is the key word, here.

But there’s something about the songs I heard on the radio when I was a kid and teenager in the 70s and 80s that sends me into raptures. Maybe they just bring me back to that innocent time, and a wave of nostalgia washes over me. Individual songs rather than a band or songwriter’s entire work; that one-hit wonder that you heard over and over and over, or a handful of favorites that show up on “Best Of” albums. Cheesy FM radio? Who cares!

Here’s my list of guilty pleasures:

  • Alan Parsons Project: Don’t Answer Me, Time, Eye in the Sky
  • Al Stewart: Year of the Cat, Time Passages
  • Gerry Rafferty: Baker Street, Right Down the Line
  • The Motels: Suddenly Last Summer, Only the Lonely

Ooh, gotta go over to Spotify now and listen.

Do you like any of these songs? What are your guilty pleasures?



4 thoughts on “FM Heaven

  1. sorry but I’ve never heard of these songs maybe because i live in India 🙂 but yes songs which you heard when you’re little or in your teens stcik forever,i think it’s the same with everyone,i think it has to do with pleasant memories…i should listen to the songs you recommended,like you i like all genres of music but i like jazz most(i think) 🙂

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