If you’ve been looking to kick your Monday blues, then you’re in the right place to take a sad song and make it better! That’s because The Nest is ready to pop open that vaunted vault of forgotten earworms past we like to call The Dusty Vinyl Archive! DJ Scratchy’s put away the thrash metal and EDM for a bit to play something much easier on the ears, and well before the Sponkies’ time…
If you turned on the radio back in the late 70’s and early 80’s, there was a good chance you’d hear a band called….. well, Raydio. The bad pun came courtesy of founder and most famous member of the group, Ray Parker, Jr. Yep, the same guy who did the Ghostbsters theme in 1984 you know and love. Parker became so known for “Who you gonna call?” that the notoriety he got from that #1 song practically made everyone forget he used to front a band that had five Top 40 hits.
Seriously, I’ve never actually heard a Raydio song on the radio before. If not for cable’s Music Choice channels, I wouldn’t even know Raydio ever existed or that Ray Parker, Jr. was even alive before he became the Ghostbusters guy. Raydio is apparently that forgotten in the Swiss cheese annals of pop music history. So for the DVA this week, I’m going to play my favorite Raydio tune, their 1979 #9 US hit, “You Can’t Change That.”
As you can see from the YouTube video, this song came from the album Rock On, despite the fact that this song is mellower than a hippie at 5:00. But hey, if there was one era that did light rock right, it was the late 70’s/early 80’s… as this is one of the many softer tunes that can still rock my world, figuratively speaking anyway…
And no post about this song would be complete without bringing to light just how stalkerish the lyrics are…
You can change your telephone number
And you can change your address too
But you can’t stop me from loving you no
You can’t change that, no no
You can change the color of your hair
And you can change the clothes you wear
But you’ll never change the way I care
No you can’t change that
Ray, a little insight here. If she’s trying to change her name,her telephone number, and her appearance…. it just might be because she doesn’t want you to be around you anymore and has already gotten a restraining order!
I’ll be back next Monday with another song you can’t stand to be around…