One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded: “Mosquitoes” by Joanie Leeds and The Nightlights!!!

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!


I haven’t seen too many mosquitoes this year, but the summer still has some time left.

At the least, I have plenty of memories of them.

Like that time we took the trolley to Tahquamenon Falls in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

I am not a fan of using bug spray, especially on the kids.

By the time we got off the ride to walk to the falls, the floor of the trolley must have had an 1/8 of an inch of dead mosquitoes. It’s a fond memory in my family!

Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights have the perfect song for a swatting summer night!

I’ve played Joanie for as long as I’ve been doing radio. She is a multiple Philby Award winner, and is one of my favorite vocalists!

She also has a catalog of great music, and has written children books!

Joanie is categorized as a “Kindie” artist, which is the generic name for music made for children.

Well, the music may be made for young listeners or the young at heart, however, her approach to it is anything but childlike!

From her superb “What a Zoo!” album, Joanie lays down in the lyrics what we probably all feel about a pretty annoying insect.

A nice rock beat, plenty of hand claps (when they’re not swatting bugs), and a melody that is pretty hard to get out of your noggin!

Opossum plays some pretty mean drums, and Skeeto is pretty good on the keyboards, too!

One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded: “Mosquitoes” by ” Joanie Leeds and The Nightlights!!!


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