Old School Fridays: Road Trip Songs!
Whenever I drive an hour or more I needs me some Adult Contemporary. I’m talking about those songs that you don’t ever remember being on the charts but you know the lyrics by default. There’s a reason why Adult Contemporary plays as hold music on the phone and in waiting rooms – everybody at least kind of knows and enjoys most of it. The same applies to sitting in a car with a bunch of people hour after hour. It’s cheesy stuff but it does the trick.
Phil Collins is one of my absolute favorite artists and I’m no longer embarrassed to shout it from the rooftops! We have the same birthday so I think there’s a connection there. Anyway, 1983’s song “That’s All,” is from when he was lead singer of Genesis and is begging to be used in a sloppy hip-hop sample.
While I’m talking about cheesiness and embarrassing myself through music, I need to mention the whiteman’s pornstar moustache rocked by John Oates and admit that I’m sad that he’s now shaved it off. It’s almost as if Hall & Oates lost its third member. Anyway, 1984’s “Out of Touch,” is a classic that agrees with everyone but it’s in my personal top 25 of all time just for the sing-along-ability alone.