Tuesday, July 16, 2013

95 More Songs of Summer - "Turn the Beat Around"

We're definitely into one-hit wonder territory with this one, but it should count for something that the song became a hit again, roughly a decade following the original.  It should also be noted that the Vickie Sue Robinson original blows the Gloria Estefan remake right out of the water.  Yes, this was "disco," but it was also before the backlash had hit full force and weak-minded people began to allow others to dictate for them what was "cool" and what was not.

As an added bonus, this video features an introduction by Paul Williams, currently making an unlikely comeback of his own on "Touch," one of the best songs on the new Daft Punk album. 

"Turn the Beat Around," Vickie Sue Robinson, from the summer of 1976.

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