LOST IN THE NOISE

November 19 — HOOKED ON A FEELING, Blue Swede (1973)

img_1337If ever there were a One-Hit Wonder Hall of Fame, this should be the first one inducted. The 1970s were the heyday of One-Hit Wonders, and this song had it all: a campy sing-along intro that made it borderline novelty song; a sweet bubblegum, roller-skate melody; and a crystal-clear horn part that cut right through the static of AM radio. A “Dad Rock” podcast this morning focused on K-Tel hits of the ’70s, bringing my elementary school years back into sharp focus.

 

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