“Go Insane” by Lindsey Buckingham (1983)/”Go Your Own Way” by Fleetwood Mac (1976)

Poor Lindsey Buckingham. My man officially got sacked by his Fleetwood Mac bandmates just last year, and the parting does not appear to have been amicable. Sounds like the band took Lindsey’s own lyrics to heart; after all, he was the author and vocalist of “Go Your Own Way”, a song that is not only… Read More “Go Insane” by Lindsey Buckingham (1983)/”Go Your Own Way” by Fleetwood Mac (1976)

“Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)” by Parliament (1976)

Sometimes, the “keep it simple, stupid” theory works. It’s a theory George Clinton learned well as the Seventies progressed and his Parliament/Funkadelic machine began to gain more and more commercial traction. “Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)” became the outfit’s first top five R&B single, largely based on the fact that… Read More “Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)” by Parliament (1976)

“Don’t Leave Me This Way” by Thelma Houston (1976)

“Don’t Leave Me This Way” began life as a song by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes. It appeared on 1975’s Wake Up Everybody, their last album to feature Teddy Pendergrass as the lead vocalist. Motown’s staff got wind of the song, and decided to re-record it on Thelma Houston. Their recording of the song… Read More “Don’t Leave Me This Way” by Thelma Houston (1976)

“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” by Elton John & Kiki Dee

Elton John was probably the biggest artist in pop music when “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” was released, and the song performed as one would expect for the guy who was the mid ‘70s equivalent of…Drake, I guess. “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” was a massive chart-topper, got nominated for a Grammy, and is one… Read More “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” by Elton John & Kiki Dee

“Do What You Want, Be What You Are” by Daryl Hall & John Oates (1976)

Do you think that Daryl Hall masturbates to the sound of his own voice? I’m half-kidding, and I maybe shouldn’t single Daryl out, because almost all great vocalists can get show-offy from time to time. Aretha and Luther did it. Patti and Chaka (maybe not so much Chaka) does. “Do What You Want…”, as good… Read More “Do What You Want, Be What You Are” by Daryl Hall & John Oates (1976)