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Monday Night Flashback: A Horse with No Name

I can’t actually put a year on tonight’s flashback, I just know it’s the late ’70s. I was riding in the back seat of our green Buick Skylark, and I remember hearing America’s “Horse with No Name” and it befuddled me. Roughly around the same time, I remember riding around in the backseat, with my mom driving and singing along to Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain.”

Consulting Wikipedia, like we all do for important fact checking, it turns out both of these songs were released in 1972. I was born in 1973, and the Skylark was bought new in 1976. So maybe these memories are from when I was around six years old? I say six, because this is the age my daughter is now, and she will more than likely have memories of me rocking out to Adele’s “Rumor Has It” in our Chrysler Town and Country.

What do you remember listening to in the car growing up?

2 replies on “Monday Night Flashback: A Horse with No Name”

I know every adult contemporary song ever made because we listened to Magic 94 the adult contemporary station in the car when I was growing up.  My mom even got the DJs’ signatures one time because we listened to them so much.

Now you may have heard me say I know “a lot” of adult contemporary songs.  But what I said was that I know every adult contemporary song you have.

In the car: Wilson Phillips and Amy Grant. The kinda stuff I would despise now if I came across it new but still to this day love unironically. Best singing music ever. But my parents didn’t have all bad taste. They used to throw parties and I remember the music being much better, like Tom Petty, Genesis and The Traveling Wilburys. Oh, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Also good singing music.

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