The Old School Friday theme for this week is “Songs with Heart”–tunes with the word heart in the title.
Seeing as it is Friday, I thought I would take everyone to the club for my old school selections for this week. Let’s see what the DJ has cued up…
First up on the turntable is “Heart of Glass” by Blondie from 1979. Deborah Harry and the crew were staples at my high school. Theirs were among the few songs that the Black kids and the White kids could agree on. Any homecoming dance, musical or play after-party, celebration of a basketball victory, whatever–and Blondie would be pumping through the speakers.
Although–I must admit–it was incredibly annoying when the White kids thought that Harry’s bit on “Rapture” was “rapping.” (Just like they thought that Bo Derek in the movie 10 invented cornrows…)
“Heart of Glass” by Blondie
Next in the mix, another club classic: “Heartbeat” by Taana Gardner. Kindly raise your hand if you, like me, received great and unnatural pleasure saying the line “Now you know this just don’t make no kinda sense...”
“Heartbeat” by Taana Gardner
Okay. Now for one of my guilty pleasures from The Eagles. This one works in the club at this point in the evening because now you are good and tipsy and will have a great time putting your arms around the shoulders of the stranger next to you and belting out the the lyrics. Somebody’s gonna hurt someone before the night is through… Indeed.
“Heartache Tonight” by The Eagles
Finally, we’ll prepare to leave the club for the night. You do not, as they say, have to go home butchu gots to get the hell outta here. So, grab a partner, hold on tight, and sway to the real Rev. Al and “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart.”
“How Can You Mend a Broken Heart” by Al Green
Y’all drive safely, now.