Friday, March 11, 2011
American Top 40 Flashback - Everybody Disco!
The backlash against disco never made a whole lot of sense to me, and frankly it was difficult to think of it as anything but blatant racism. Because when you listen to a song like this one, how in the world could you say that this didn't fit right into the evolution of great rock and roll? Certainly something like "I Will Survive" fit better into that progression than, say, something like Yes or Emerson, Lake and Palmer. And that's not intended as a hit on either of those groups; they both did stuff that I like a great deal.
And this video is a great artifact - roller disco, no less!
"I Will Survive," Gloria Gaynor - the #1 song on this date in 1979.