Flipping around the dial on the way to work this morning, I happened to hear Climax Blues Band's "Couldn't Get It Right". This was on 101.9 - "Cool Classics" which I didn't even know existed. It sounds like a robo station.
Not a bad song at all, although admittedly not an all-star either. I was kind of impressed with myself that it only took me a few seconds to peg the band's name.
And it occurred to me that the 70s were unique in many ways, but also because a lot of big hits were still following the 60s pop/rock template, which led to - if not exactly rocking - then a whole slew of sophisticated pop-rock songs that touched on jazz, blues, r&b, etc. in radio-friendly sense.
It's also no small feat to still sound fresh after 3+ decades in the musical ether...at least enough to get one's feet tapping or make the daily commute more bearable.
What are some other examples of these kind of b-level, good-but-not-exceptional, radio fodder songs that still resonate with you today or get you singing along if/when you get to hear them.
I know that after this morning, I felt a strong urge to hear Alan Parson Project's "I Wouldn't Want To Be Like You". Strange magic, indeed....