Dan Seals - "Bop"
I mean, some days you hear something and it sparks a memory and it just takes you all the way back. Today I heard an awesome mix by a new DJ collective that I know and one little lick in that mix made me think of this song, and of dancing around the kitchen with my Mom and fishing with my Dad. It was a wild and wonderful trip down memory lane, so now I'm bringing you guys with me.
Danny Wayland Seals was an American musician. The younger brother of Seals & Crofts member Jim Seals, he first gained fame as "England Dan", one half of the soft rock duo England Dan & John Ford Coley, which charted nine pop singles between 1976 and 1980, including the No. 2 Billboard Hot 100 hit "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight".
After the duo disbanded, Seals began a solo career in country music. Throughout the 1980s and into the early 1990s, he released 16 studio albums and charted more than 20 singles on the country charts. Eleven of his singles reached Number One: "Meet Me in Montana" (with Marie Osmond), "Bop" (also a No. 42 pop hit), "Everything That Glitters (Is Not Gold)", "You Still Move Me", "I Will Be There", "Three Time Loser", "One Friend", "Addicted", "Big Wheels in the Moonlight", "Love on Arrival", and "Good Times". Five more of his singles also reached Top Ten on the same chart.
He may not be someone that everyone remembers but he's certainly got a place in my nostalgic memory.
So today, with nostalgia and chuckles, I choose Dan Seals' "Bop" as my, find your inner child, remember the good bits, look around the corner for all the dreams you left behind, song for a, burst through with a smile, take me back, walk with me for a little while, Tuesday.