Back when songs had creative lyrics and tunes were memorable, we turned up the volume on our record players and cassette tapes and sang along with the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones, and The Beatles. Most of the summer hits from our childhood are still popular today.
Where were you when you first heard Madonna? It's a question that pop fans who devoured the offerings put forth by MTV and top-40 radio during the Eighties and Nineties can probably answer without thinking.
The uncensored music videos with women dancing to sexually-charged lyrics were welcomed back with open arms by some. What wasn't considered by that portion of the community was how BET Uncut would set African-Americans back in terms of black women's imagery and sexuality.
I was sitting on a airplane, flying away from my hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas. I was headed back to Los Angeles, California, ready to get back into recording my first ever LP with my band, Valley Queen.
Whatever you think about guys with hipster pompadours and men who refer to waitresses as "Honey," think about this song next time you're out past midnight, without your other half, and someone tries to convince you that one more drink couldn't hurt.
As the last of the baby boomers turn 50, the first of your cohort now share that privilege. The only bad news -- the oldest of you will soon lose the coveted distinction of being advertiser's target market!