For as long as I’ve been on the radio, and definitely for as long as I’ve been writing a blog, I will occasionally make a reference to a song being “One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded!” (GSER)
I would usually follow that by saying that I would eventually start a category for it, but then never get around to it.
Well, now I’m getting around to it!
It will pretty much follow the pattern of The Most Awesomest Song of the Day.
I’ll select a song to celebrate and then give my thoughts about it. Nothing really brand new here that hasn’t been done before. But since I have a website, I can collect them and lay out what my own greatest songs are.
I have always done two “Semi-Annual Theme Attic Hall of Fame Shows” a year on my Monday night show, “Prime Time Theme Attic.” (Monday nights 8PM-10PM ET when it returns.)
Here’s the link for when that day comes: http://rdo.fm/r/4qntu )
Even though I always emphasize new music and artists, it’s always fun to take a short drive through the legendary artists, since they influenced those other artists!
But a song doesn’t have to be old or done by a legendary Theme Attic Hall of Fame member to be thus honored.
I can think of several songs that are only a few years old or less that I could identify as One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded.
On days that I spotlight a greatest song, it will take the place of The Most Awesomest Song of the Day.
This will be fun, and hopefully you will join me on my journey…at least sometimes!
On the anniversary of synthesizer entrepreneur and inventor, Robert Moog’s [Hall of Fame] birthday, I have decided to pick a song by Donna Summer [Hall of Fame] to demonstrate just how far the instrument and music had evolved, just a few short years after its creation!
Featuring the genius of Giorgio Moroder, “I Feel Love” was an electronic hit that–except for the voices, was all programmed, synthesized sound!
The song came out on the front side of Disco at a time when FM radio still had the luxury to spread out a bit.
But it was ahead of it’s time, just like Prince’s “When Doves Cry!”
Some parts of the song actually sounds like Kraftwerk!
But outside of the programming, “I Feel Love” is quite simple.
It’s an infectious melody with simple lyrics, sung by one of the Greatest singers of all time, over a pulsating, hypnotic dance beat!
My wife has always liked this song, and she probably thinks she was the one that discovered it between us–and that might be true.
But I have always liked this song!
Ladies and Gentleman!
One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded: “I Feel Love” by Donna Summer!!!
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