Question of the Day

I was recently talking to a friend about songs on which we indiscriminately fixated during our childhood, and we ended up in gales of laughter remembering all the obscure (and frequently terrible) tracks that became temporary or long-term objects of obsession. So: What totally random song(s) captured your fancy and got played on a loop when you were a kid?

I was, for years, absolutely obsessed with Eddie Rabbit's "I Love a Rainy Night." I somehow got a copy of the 7" (Mama Shakes probably bought it for me), and I would listen to it over and over and over on my Scooby Doo record player, dancing and singing into a hairbrush—"I LOVE A RAINY NIGHT IT'S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL SIGHT I LOVE TO FEEL THE RAIN ON MY FACE TASTE THE RAIN ON MY LIPS!!!"— until I would collapse with exhaustion.

I still really love that song. And I don't think, to this day, I've ever actually heard another Eddie Rabbit song. There must have been a B-side, but if I ever played it, I obviously wasn't impressed enough to ever play it again.

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