One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded: “Swingin’ the Night Away” by Rosewater!!!

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.

My radio show, “Prime Time Theme Attic,”  is on Monday nights 8PM-10PM ET but is on hiatus because of the pandemic.

Here’s the link for when the show returns: )

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!


How about another summer song?

The band Rosewater released an amazing album, Shotgun Wedding,” in 2014, full of brilliant duets featuring Darrell Marrier and Jenika Marion!

The album is based on a relationship between the two lead characters. It starts with hormone infused love that literally forces them into the shotgun wedding of the album’s title. The story continues through songs as their relationship deteriorates and later evolves into a more mature understanding.

Many of the songs have beautiful haunting melodies that Darrell and Jenika wrap their tight harmonies around!

The arrangements continuously shift from Americana to Outlaw country, and a whole spectrum along the journey.

The best song on the album that I have played many times on my radio show is “Swingin’ the Night Away!” The setting is a swing on a hot summer evening.

The tremolo guitar and fiddle wind their way through touching lyrics:

“Just sitting here with you/

Just like we used to do/

Out here on the back porch/

Swingin’ the night away.”

Then come the most simple yet beautiful lines:

“I don’t know what I would do/

If I had to live without you/

And Darling, I don’t ever want to know!”


Touches my heart every time!

And, yes, pretty much makes me cry, too!

One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded is “Swingin’ the Night Away” by Rosewater!!!


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