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: 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!
“Firefly” by Southern Culture on the Skids is one song that everybody in my family likes!
“Firefly” is one song that pretty much anyone I play it for likes!
This is one song that I myself liked the first time I heard it–a rarity!
I play this song several times every summer, sometimes many times in a row, and it never grows old!
From the album “Dirt Track Date,” the song takes off from the opening riff and doesn’t stop until the surprise ending!
The setting is a dark moonless night and potential hookup chances with a couple of “ugly girls.”
The twangy guitars combine with choppy, swampy drumming (Yes! I’ve never said that before!), to provide an infectious drumbeat that preachers have been warning us about for decades, because it makes you want to dance and move along and “do things!”
When the singer asks said firefly to shed some of its bioluminescence onto the situation so he can see, “Firefly” brightens into a fun chorus!
We all sing along!
“I say firefly won’t you shine some light/
Let me see what’s happening tonight/
Firefly won’t you shine some light/
Let me see what’s happening tonight”
Just as an aside, I find it interesting that the singer is asking for help on a romantic encounter from a bug that uses its light for mating.
I have seen a lot of fireflies this summer!
The crashing cymbals sound amazing!
One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded: “Firefly” by Southern Culture on the Skids!!!
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