The 10,000 Maniacs recorded this song in New York City as part of the MTV series called “Unplugged.”
Whenever I think of the joy of a new life, it is very often that the Stevie Wonder classic “You Are The Sunshine Of My Life” comes into my focus.
Yesterday the writers at the Young and the Restless used the American suburb term “backstreets” in a way Bruce Springsteen did when he wrote about the streets of New Jersey.
There is an enthusiasm throughout that song that though Bruce and his love interest aren’t what we would call today “rich”, life was pretty damn good driving around freely on hidden backstreets at night just being with people you liked.
MY CITY WAS GONE by The Pretenders features the beast groove that has been featured on at least Rush Limbaugh’s broadcast every day for 30 years.