Saturday, September 15, 2012

95 Songs of Summer, #88 - "Third Rate Romance" (1975)

The most fun thing about AM radio may have been the way that songs could bubble up from nowhere, from artists you'd never heard of, and take over the airwaves for a few weeks.  And then they'd bubble back under, and you'd never hear from that artist again.

"Third Rate Romance" was a song like that.  And while the band's Wikipedia page says that they hate being identified as a "one hit wonder," you can't really argue with the fact that this was their biggest (and only) foray onto the Top 40 pop charts.  And that's more than a lot of other bands can lay claim to.

Amazing Rhythm Aces, "Third Rate Romance," from the summer of 1975.

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