Some songs, the first time you hear them, you know. You can tell from the opening notes. This one, I wasn’t so sure.
Don’t get me wrong; the piano intro is nice. But I had no idea what was coming behind it—that introduction doesn’t give any hints, except for the fact that Bruce Hornsby was going to be powering through the song on those keys. And oh, does he ever.
This one may be out of my comfort zone, but a good song is a good song. And this is a good song in my opinion. Certainly it was very popular here in the Delmarva Peninsula when it came out, because I seem to remember hearing it on the radio non-stop. I don’t dance to it though. But I sing along. One of quite a few great songs from Bruce Hornsby and The Range’s debut album The Way It Is, here is “Every Little Kiss.”
This post could’ve easily used the album’s title track, especially considering its lyrics about race and the piano interpretation used in 2Pac’s “Changes,” but that isn’t what I wanted for this morning. I wanted something piano-driven for sure, but a bit lighter for my Monday. It may not work for you, but give it a shot. If you don’t know the song, give it a listen. I think you’ll like it.
It’s the morning groove for Monday. As always, thanks for reading and listening.