Earlier today before I got on the radio, I was listening to a classic episode of Casey Kasem's American Top 40, featuring the songs that were popular this week in 1986. I must say that hearing all that great music from that time period brought back a lot of great memories of my time in college and heavy debates between my friends over music then and from the past. One band that was featured in the countdown had a rich history of music dating back to the late 1960s through the 1970s. Once known as Jefferson Airplane, then Jefferson Starship, they became Starship in 1985 and hit #1 on the singles chart with "We Built This City", followed up by another #1 hit called "Sara". The old fans of the band thought they were nothing but big sellouts only out to make a quick buck, but I actually loved their comeback album "Knee Deep In The Hoopla". And more recently, Rolling Stone magazine readers voted "We Built This City" as the worst song of the 1980s. Why? I always felt that a good song is a good song, no matter where it came from or what the situation was at the time. After all, it sold millions, was constantly played on the radio and was always featured n MTV when they actually played music videos!
Seriously, just because a song does very well with the public doesn't mean it's a bad song!
Here's what good music looks and sounds like. Enjoy!