Thursday, June 21, 2007

"Meet Me Half Way" between the "Danger Zone" and "Pooh Corner"

Kind of bored, I was listening to Kenney Loggins' greatest hits CD just now when I just blurted out, "I can't believe how many great, crappy movie songs this guy sings!"

Now, you can take this one of two ways: Either Kenny sings lots of great songs from crappy movies or lots of crappy songs from great movies.

I'm not even sure which way I meant it — it was probably a little bit of both — but either way, I was just amazed how many of his songs I already knew ... even if I never thought about the fact that he sung them!

You've got "Danger Zone" from that cinematic gem "Top Gun." There's "Meet Me Half Way" from "Over the Top," that awesomely bad '80s movie where Sylvester Stallone played a trucker/arm wrestler with a heart of gold. Then, of course, there's "Footloose" ... though I can't remember what movie that song came from.

I mean, if my man Barry Manilow writes the songs that make the whole world sing, then Kenny Loggins sings the songs the whole world listens to when they go to the movies.

The only reason that A.) I bought the CD; and B.) even cared to listen about it is because I'm down to see Kenny Aug. 5th at Bowdoin Park. That'll be quite a weekend, as my GF and I will be rocking out to The Police at MSG two nights earlier.

And while my beloved wants no part of the Kenny Loggins show, The Wife of "Daddy Diary" fame was kind enough to invite me and some of her friends, so we're all going to pile up into her minivan, defray the cost of that $60 pass and enjoy the soft rock in the park!

4 comments:

Kathleen Murray said...

Love the headline!

Danielle said...

I'm so insanely jealous of your Police tickets. So. Insanely. Jealous.

I can not be held responsible for my behavior now that I know you will see the Police.

"Every step you take... I'll be watching you."

Anonymous said...

Just a note - the concert is August 5th.

Sean T. McMann said...

That last poster was correct; I was incorrect: The concert is on Aug. 5. My bad!