I hadn’t thought about the one-hit wonder in years, but I woke up this afternoon with “Come On Down to My Boat” by Every Mother’s Son looping through my mind:
And right there on YouTube’s sidebar were several other blasts from my past:
“Bend Me Shape Me” by the American Breed was another favorite of mine:
I still find it bizarre that this mid-west pop band later morphed into the funk band Rufus, featuring Chaka Khan.
Finally, there was “Reflection of My Life” by Marmalade:
I used to lift the arm on my record changer so this single would play over and over as I sat in the basement feeling sorry for myself because my junior high crush did not know I was alive. Of course, it might have helped if I had ever had the nerve to actually speak to her.