In honor of World Music Day, I’m posting my all time favorite song: Old Time Rock and Roll. Originally released in 1978, the song was featured in the 1983 movie Risky Business starring Tom Cruise who gave an iconic coffee table dance clad in a white dress shirt.
Vivid memories are rolling in of my joker sister Suzy busting out a broom stick as her dance partner when this song started playing on the radio. What can I say, its our goofy sister song. Four decades after it’s release with no signs that I’ll EVER get sick of hearing it.
Just take those old records off the shelf I’ll sit and listen to ’em by myself Today’s music ain’t got the same soul I like that old time rock and roll
Don’t try to take me to a disco You’ll never even get me out on the floor In ten minutes I’ll be late for the door I like that old time rock and roll EverybodyOld time rock and roll That kinda music just soothes the soul I reminisce about the days of old With that old time rock and roll, Drew Abbott!
Won’t go to hear ’em play a tango I’d rather hear some blues or funky old soul There’s only one sure way to get me to go Start playin’ old time rock and rollCall me a relic, call me what you will Say I’m old fashioned, say I’m over the hill Today’s music ain’t got the same soul I like that old time rock and roll
Still like that old time rock and roll That kinda music just soothes the soul I reminisce about the days of old With that old time rock and roll
Old time rock and roll Baby, just soothes the soul I reminisce about the days of old With that old time rock and rollEverybody come on Old time rock and roll Baby, just soothes the soul I reminisce about the days of old With that old time rock and roll
Old time rock and roll It just soothes the soul I reminisce about the days of old With that old time rock and roll It’s not like the old time rock and roll
This is another song featured within my novel Memphis. No spoilers here -I’ll just say it’s in the book and leave it at that. This came out in 1977 the year my novel takes place in and years before my birth. My father is a guitarist so my childhood home always had classic rock roaring through the house. Enjoy.
One of these nights, one of these crazy old nights We’re gonna find out, pretty mama, what turns on your lights The full moon is calling, the fever is high And the wicked wind whispers and moans You got your demons, you got your desires Well, I got a few of my own Oh, someone to be kind to in between the dark and the light Oh, coming right behind you, swear I’m gonna find you, one of these nights
One of these dreams, one of these lost and lonely dreams, now We’re gonna find one, mm, one that really screams I’ve been searching for the daughter of the devil himself I’ve been searching for an angel in white I’ve been waiting for a woman who’s a little of both And I can feel her but she’s nowhere in sight
Oh, loneliness will blind you in between the wrong…
Hi there, I’m so happy to write my first blog post for my brand new author website! I think this is the best opportunity to lay the groundwork for what types (genres) of posts you can expect from me on here. This platform serves mostly to educate and promote my third child -my novel “Memphis”, HOWEVER it will be a secondary writing outlet for me to discuss women’s issues that I care about deeply.
Not just the sad stuff, but some RAD stuff as well! Expect posts on women’s issues, parenting, single motherhood, following your dreams and the power of visualization and intent. Finally, in my true style and fashion, expect some pretty sweet posts about the 70’s and 80’s era’s including flashbacks along with mentions of my favorite band ever -Fleetwood Mac.
So yea, it will be all over the place in terms of topics but if you like what you’re reading so far, you’ll love my book “Memphis” that includes all of the above. Please comment and offer feedback of any sort as I’m just starting out and value your opinion and individual requests.