“Dancing In The Street” by Martha & The Vandellas (1964)

Some songs are so iconic that I can’t think of anything to say other than “this is a fucking awesome record.” Martha & The Vandellas’ call-to-party “Dancing In The Street” is one such song. OK OK, I’ll say one other thing. “Dancing In The Street” is pure joy on 7” of vinyl. That’s it. One… Read More “Dancing In The Street” by Martha & The Vandellas (1964)

“Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Simon & Garfunkel (1970)

Paul Simon, in my opinion, is one of the greatest American songwriters in modern history. Perhaps second to Stevie Wonder, actually. “Bridge Over Troubled Water” is his crowning achievement. It’s anthemic, it’s pop, it’s easy listening, it’s soul, it’s gospel, it’s classical. The lyrics soothe without being cloying or corny. Michael and Lionel should’ve listened… Read More “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Simon & Garfunkel (1970)