One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded: “Sweet Surrender” by Bread!!!

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.

This will be fun, and hopefully you will join me on my journey…at least sometimes!


Yesterday, I wrote a post about “Suitest Day.”

Today’s choice celebrates the traditional Sweetest Day!

The band Bread [Hall of Fame], which was made up of studio musicians David Gates, Jimmy Griffin, Larry Knechtel, and Mike Botts, were best known for their soft pop radio hits, thirteen of which charted on Billboard between 1970-1977).

From the “Guitar Man” album, “Sweet Surrender” has all of the band’s well known elements:

Great melody!

Great harmonies!

Great multilayered guitars!

Great string arrangement!

A few of their well known songs can get pretty mushy, but this one doesn’t!

I feel very lucky to have caught their only tour I am aware of that came through Detroit in 1977 at Pine Knob!

One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded is a sweet song for Sweetest Day: “Sweet Surrender” by Bread!!!


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