Thursday, June 29, 2006

You Got It All (1986) – The Jets (Rupert Holmes)

This tale of love upgraded though a replacement beau navigates a chord progression that sails through profound key changes, arousing emotions with the caprice of puberty. Harking back to the days of Sadie Hawkins dances, auditorium assemblies, and slam books, “You Got It All” roams the campus quad at lunchtime to explore the possibilities of recess romance. With its surprisingly breathtaking melody tenderly conveyed by Elizabeth Wolfgramm, the song is an emotional coup by songwriter Rupert Holmes—he of “Escape (The Piña Colada Song),” fame—that deserves to be enshrined in any iPod repository of slow jamz.

  • Listen to "You Got It All" and purchase from iTunes Music Store.

    Anonymous said...

    I haven't read the whole blog yet, but it's been fascinating peeking into your mysterious brain. Music is your lager for it's your imaginary friend or...lover??? So cool. Great blog.

    I miss Zody's. I miss confusing Zody's with zoris.

    Julie M.

    The Seventh Stranger said...

    Thanks for the comment, Julie. It's nice to know that someone outside of my padded cell is reading these rants.