I've always been a huge fan of David Cassidy and the Partridge Family. So it seemed only natural to select one of their songs as my first single release. It's also the first song I ever performed live. This song was originally written by Tony Romeo and was recorded by David Cassidy and the Partridge Family for their 1972 album "Shopping Bag”. The song went to #2 on the Adult Contemporary chart and #20 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Those of you who are Brady Bunch fans will remember this song. Marcia Brady visited Davy Jones in a recording studio to convince him to sing at her prom. Davy was singing this song. This song was originally written by Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel and was recorded by Davy Jones in 1971. The song appeared on the Brady Bunch episode "Getting Davy Jones" in 1971, in the movie "Star Spangled Girl" in 1971, and again in "The Brady Bunch Movie" in 1995. Davy Jones was also the lead singer of The Monkees and recently passed away in 2012. We will miss him.
Those of you who are classic rock fans will remember this song. It was originally written and sung by Peter Frampton in 1975 as a single, but gained its highest popularity from his 1976 live album "Frampton Comes Alive". The song reached number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 10 on the UK Singles Chart.
This song was originally recorded by Elton John and released as a single in 1980 from his album titled "21 at 33". It reached #3 on the Billboard pop chart in the United States, becoming one of his biggest U.S. hits. It became his fifth #1 on the U.S. Adult contemporary chart, and was certified Gold by the RIAA. It peaked at #3 in both Billboard and Cash Box. In Canada, it hit #1 one on the RPM 100 national singles chart. I hope you enjoy my interpretation.
"Beth" is a ballad by Kiss, originally released on their 1976 album, "Destroyer". To date, it is their highest-charting single in the US, reaching #7 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. It is one of only two gold selling singles for the band. In the US. “Beth” was named #3 in VH1's 25 Greatest Power Ballads. I hope you enjoy my interpretation.
"My Eyes Adored You" is a 1974 song written by Bob Crewe and Kenny Nolan. It was originally recorded by The Four Seasons in early 1974. After the Motown label balked at the idea of releasing it, the recording was sold to lead singer Frankie Valli for $4000. After rejections by Capitol and Atlantic Records, Valli succeeded in getting the recording released on Private Stock Records, but the owner/founder of the label wanted only Valli's name on the label. The single was released in the US in November 1974 and topped the Billboard Hot 100 in March 1975. "My Eyes Adored You" also went to number 2 on the Easy Listening chart. Billboard ranked it as the No. 5 song for 1975. I hope you enjoy my interpretation.
"Hold On Loosely" is a 1981 rock song by 38 Special and the first song to appear on their fourth studio album Wild-Eyed Southern Boys in 1981. It is the first single from the album, and made it to #3 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks and #27 on the Billboard Hot 100. This song also later appeared on their 1987 album Flashback: The Best of 38 Special and their 1999 album Live at Sturgis. It is also notable for having been the 13th music video to be played on the first day that MTV aired in 1981. Hope you enjoy my interpretation.