Yesterday I said to my 21 year old son and his girlfriend, "Isn't it sad about Donna Summer"? And they both said, "Who?" I was appalled that they didn't know who the great Donna Summer was and I knew I had to school them! I got my iphone and started playing "Last Dance" for them, knowing they would surely recognize it and love it as I do. Nada. Never heard of it. "On the Radio" - - ditto. Never heard of it. I felt so old.
So, I played a couple of other songs I have on my phone to see if they'd heard of them . . . "I'll Stand By You" by the Pretenders. Yes, they had heard that. But didn't know who the Pretenders were. Oh brother. And then one of my all-time favorites, "Landslide" by the one and only Stevie Nicks. They knew that song, but they knew it by different artists - Dixie Chicks, Smashing Pumpkins. And I'm like - - NO! Stevie Nicks is the original and best - - she WROTE this song! And my son said "She wasn't the first one to sing this song." And I'm like, "Yes, she was!" He's like, "No, she wasn't." Then he starts looking up on his iphone . . . and says, "Ah ha! Fleetwood Mac recorded that song first!" Dude!! Stevie Nicks IS Fleetwood Mac!! "Oh."
I took my love, I took it down
Climbed a mountain and I turned around
I saw my reflection in the snow covered hills
Till the landslide brought me
Oh, mirror in the sky, what is love?
Can the child within my
heart rise above?
Can I sail through the changing ocean tides?
handle the seasons of my life?
Mmm, mmm, mmm
Well, I've been afraid of
'Cause I've built my life around you
But time makes you
Even children get older and I'm getting older too
Well, I've been afraid of changing
'Cause I've built my life around
But time makes you bolder
Even children get older and I'm getting
Oh, I'm getting older too
Awh, take my love, take it
Awh, climb a mountain and turn around
And if you see my reflection in
the snow covered hills
Well, the landslide bring it down
And if you
see my reflection in the snow covered hills
Well, the landslide bring it
Oh, the landslide bring it down
They don't write lyrics like that anymore!