Really, I pretty much covered this week’s Old School Friday theme—Songs I Detest But Know All the Words To—a while back when I posted about songs that never should have been made. Every single one of those incredibly annoying songs songs that I am not particularly fond of from that post are ones that I, unfortunately, know every word to.
One of those songs I am going to have to re-post today, though—and again, I do this out of love. “Detest” is really such a strong word, but it is very fitting when it comes to this song by one of my all-time favorite artists. This is a live version of Stevie’s TV commercial jingle song “I Just Called to Say I Love You.” Apparently the ditty is a big crowd-pleaser. Poor Stevie will be hobbling on stage behind a walker on Reunion and Nostalgia concert tours and be forced to croak out “…and I meeeean it from the bottom of my heaaaaarrrrt…”
The next song may not actually fit in the theme. I do not detest it—in fact, I absolutely love the song. But I cringe when I sing the words. I feel a little dirty every time I sing the words. I am a little ashamed of myself every time I sing the words…. Big city lights! Back-room head-giving shenanigans! Gay youth and he-to-she trandformations! And soul food and the Appollo Theater! All right up there with drug use as examples of the amazing degeneracy fun that can be had on the dark wild side! And as an extra added bonus, at every chorus you can sing along with those sassy colored girls: “doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo dooooooo…”
(But. It’s a great song.)
Have a great weekend!
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