Let’s kick off today with a rocker. Tina—belt it out for us.
Originally, this song’s lyrics were about rockin’ around the old oak tree. It primarily involved acorns and squirrels at a box social. But a producer suggested some changes. No matter what the lyrics would have been, Brenda Lee would have made them sound beautiful.
Seems like a nice place. It’s 30 degrees here but I can smell that salt-water air.
Each year when I hear this one, it sounds just perfect. This is a highly underappreciated band. Check them out.
Okay, a few weeks back, I said that I didn’t like hit songs that were altered a bit to fit with Christmas time. Well, I make an exception here. I hunted the radio dial for this song as a kid—it seemed like they rarely played it, and that made when they did all the more special.
Here’s the original. So it’s not about Christmas but it’s still great. 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 or more...