June 12, 2018

Three songs I hated as a kid that I really, really like as an adult


"If Loving You Is Wrong", Luther Ingram.

The subject matter made no sense to me and it seemed too slow. Now I realize it's perfect soul material and the guitar, organ and horns, hell, everybody is playing their ass off.

"Behind Closed Doors", Charlie Rich

I didn't like that Floyd Cramer-y piano and Charlie Rich sounded too much like not-the-Beatles, I think. Now I realize it's a great melody and the message, well.

"Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue," Crystal Gayle

This has the Floyd Cramer-y piano times two, and I just thought it was too twinkly and lame. But to my grown-up ears the lyrics are a little dark, and Crystal has an amazing voice, really rich and strong.


David Rhoden | Three songs I hated as a kid that I really, really like