Instead of focusing on a potential pandemic, why don’t we take a trip back to when times seemed a bit simpler? Way, way, way back in the late 60s and early 70s, the manufactured ‘Bubblegum Pop’ craze enjoyed great success in what used to quaintly be called ‘The Hit Parade’. From TV groups such as The Monkees and The Partridge Family, cartoons and kids shows like The Archies and The Banana Splits were born many a toe-tapper of infectious musical hits.
Of course the trend continues today in the slew of corporate pop bands and soundtrack shills, but all the fun and innocence has been lost, at least to me. Let’s revisit some of these gems.
So, to quote The DJ from Walter Hill’s The Warriors (1979):
“All right now, for all you boppers out there in the big city, all you street people with an ear for the action”
I prefer this version…
Best till last? remember this from Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018):