“Can We Still Be Friends?” by Todd Rundgren (1978)

This song is perfect. Perfect melody, perfect vocal performance, perfect background vocals, perfect tempo, perfect mix of melancholy and hopefulness in the lyrics. Todd Rundgren is a weirdo, and his music is all over the place, but “Can We Still Be Friends?” is in the pantheon of the greatest songs of all time. Hard to believe… Read More “Can We Still Be Friends?” by Todd Rundgren (1978)

“Blame It On The Boogie” by The Jacksons (1978)

Pure disco/funk awesomeness, elevated by the sheer vocal joy of peak-era Michael Jackson. “Blame It On The Boogie” came during a commercial lull for The Jacksons. After two albums that were not especially well-received, CBS was on the verge of dropping the brothers from their contract (so the story goes.) The boys’ father, Joe, went… Read More “Blame It On The Boogie” by The Jacksons (1978)