Today’s song is one of those songs that will worm it’s way into your psyche. And you can’t change that!
You’ll find yourself humming it or singing it all day long … probably for a week or two. But you won’t mind a bit, because it’s a fun, cool, wonderful song!
Though Ray Parker Jr. and Raydio are probably best known for the theme song to “Ghostbusters”, they had a string of hits long before ‘Ghostbusters” came out. And much better songs, in my opinion.
Raydio’s songs were, almost without exception, catchy and clever and very musical. This one is probably the catchiest and most clever and certainly one that would get even the most dance-impaired out of their chairs and moving around. (I claim to be a part of that particular group.)
One of the things I love most about this song (and all of Raydio’s songs) is the harmonies. We took harmony for granted back in the 70s and a little into the 80s. Then, it slowly disappeared. Let’s all hope it comes back into style someday!
And one more thing … has there ever been a cooler dude than Ray Parker? I think not!
Name somebody else that could rock those moon boots like that. Or who can slap a bass like that! And check him out working the camera with his charismatic smile and playfully mischievous eyes.
And, frankly, there’s not enough alcohol in the world to get my hips to move like his do.
And best of all, these guys are just plain having fun up there!
Arnell Carmichael totally rocks those lyrics and brings a lot of emotion into what might have otherwise been a fairly straightforward dance song.
Anyway … enjoy! And check out some of Raydio’s other great songs.