|Hello 1964, our MMC.|
We should mention that the MMC is a very unscientific exercise. How unscientific? We just came up with it after polishing off a bottle of Broke Ass wine, and now we need to tell you how it works before we forget. Here goes:
We'll provide a link to the Top 5 songs from 1946-2010. Now start with 2010 and go backward until you find a year when you can comfortably say you liked all 5 songs on that year's list. That's the year you made your magical musical connection. We're assuming the older you are the farther back you'll have to go to find your MMC, but who knows? We're the only ones who've tried it, and and it went like this:
We knew we could skip the ranked music of the 21st century, which has not been good to us. But we didn't realize we'd have to go back, back, back to find a Top 5 that appealed to us from 1 through 5 without a hiccup. We whizzed through the Nineties and the Eighties and nearly got through the Seventies before things started to get interesting. In 1971 we were waylayed by the Osmonds (who says one bad apple don't spoil the whole bunch?) We liked 1970 except for the Carpenters.
Surely the Sixties would hold a winner, but not 1969, not with the Archies' "Sugar, Sugar" in the No. 1 slot. And not 1968, which included Bobby Goldsboro's "Honey" (a song that admittedly grows worse with each listen). We gave serious consideration to 1967 and 1966 but were unable to reach a concensus. We nearly succumbed to 1965 but could not pull the trigger with Sam the Sham in the No. 1 spot with "Wooly Bully." (Again, it might be the ceaseless play of a song. Some tunes just wear you out over time.)
Where is a British Invasion when you need one? That was it! We finally settled on 1964, which looked like this:
1. I Want To Hold Your Hand, Beatles
2. She Loves You, Beatles
3. Hello, Dolly!, Louis Armstrong
4. Pretty Woman, Roy Orbison
5. I Get Around, Beach Boys
Here's a Top 5 link (with thanks to Bob Borst, who happened to have the list). Now go find your MMC.