There are three periods in my life when the music on the radio was so good that it actually makes me nostalgic for the feel of that era. One was obviously the mid-80’s. From 1983-87 in particular. I was a kid listening to Top 40 radio and watching a lot of MTV, and it’s no coincidence that so many of my DVA selections have hailed from those years.
Another was 1998-99. Between starting work at Mecca and a unique-for-its-time radio station called Mix 93.7, I came to tolerate and eventually outright LOVE so much of the music that was released in those final years of the millennium.
Then there was 2012-14, or as I like to call it, current music’s last stand. Almost everything new on the radio at the time was gold, and better yet, much of it was worked into the Mecca CD’s that were playing at the time (Which led to me starting Mecca Muzak Monday on this blog in 2014). And that’s where today’s selection comes in….
Nico and Vinz are a duo from Norway who originally recorded under the name “Envy,” but changed it to their nicknames when this single took the world by storm in 2013. By the following year, it was all over US radio and made it up to #4 on the pop chart… making Nico and Vinz the first Norwegian artist to have a US hit that high since A-ha in 1985.
I liked “Am I Wrong” a lot when it was a staple of 106.5 The Arch in 2014 and simultaneously on the Mecca Summer ’14 CD. Then, like new songs tend to do, it suddenly vanished and has only recently begun to get some occasional play on Mecca Radio. After almost 7 years of not hearing it, I love it even more now.
Norway!!!!! I’d have never guessed until I did my research for this post….
If you think this music is wrong wrong, then I’ll try to be right right next week with another Mecca earworm…