I’m currently listening* to Rhino‘s 25-disc set, Super Hits Of The ’70s: Have A Nice Day, and thoroughly enjoying it. (A 16½-hour behemoth containing 300 one-hit wonders and forgotten gems of the 70’s? As eine amerikanische would say: it’s a no-brainer.)
Nestled in amongst the splendours on offer in the set is this ditty:
Australians of a certain vintage will instantly know that song because it was used relentlessly (and musically re-worked in various instrumental guises) by a television station from 1978 until 2006. (Yes – until 2006. Talk about cocky.) But when I heard the original again, any unpleasant thoughts of reckless TV stations overusing pop songs were banished as I listened to the whole thing and said to myself: “Hey, you know what? That’s a great pop song!”.
By the way, I have a couple of questions (that you’re under no obligation to answer):
Is “Still The One” a power pop song? If it is, then what makes it power pop? But if it isn’t, what’s not power pop about?
wasting spending time pondering those imponderables, be warned: you may be doing it again tomorrow. I have an urge** to play you another song from the series, and it’s also something that could (or could not) be considered power pop.
(*Note to self: Who cares?)
(**I could resist that urge, but I don’t want to.)