The sad news that the Captain & Tennille will definitely not be doin’ it one more time has left me feeling quite depressed. In a way, the shocking news almost makes some sort of twisted sense. Divorce rates skyrocketed in the ’70s, so maybe it’s fitting that one of the most iconic couples of that decade is finally calling it quits. Still, their divorce has left me questioning many of the beliefs that I’ve held since childhood:

Does Mikey really hate everything?

Is three really the magic number?

Is H.R. Pufnstuf really going to be my friend when things get rough?

Do M&Ms really melt in my mouth and not in my hands?

Did my dog Snowball really go off to live on a farm?

Are the Bugaloos really in the air and everywhere?

Is it really not nice to fool Mother Nature?

Is “Grease” really the word?

Are these really not the droids I’m looking for?

Is Saturday Night Live really live from New York?

Am I really a part of the Pepsi Generation, or have I been relegated to the R.C. Summer League team?

Will love really keep us together?

Love Will Keep Us Together

Captain & Tennille: “Love Will Keep Us Together” (Neil Sedaka)

From the album Love Will Keep Us Together

A&M Records, 1975

That Neil Sedaka guy is full of shit– perhaps Toni and Daryl should have recorded “Bad Blood” instead. You know who really gets the last laugh in all of this? Smokey Robinson, that’s who:

Song Of Joy

Captain & Tennille: “Shop Around” (Smokey Robinson/Barry Gordy)

From the album Song Of Joy

A&M Records, 1976

Apparently, Smokey (and Mama) knows best…

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Bonus Tracks!

The first rule of The Analog Kid blog is that if you write about a song on the Analog Kid blog, you share the song on the Analog Kid blog.

Make Your Move

Captain & Tennille: “Do That To Me One More Time” (Toni Tennille)

From the album Make Your Move

Casablanca Records, 1979

The Hungry Years

Neil Sedaka: “Bad Blood” (Neil Sedaka/Phil Cody)

From the album The Hungry Years

Rocket Records, 1975

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4 responses »

  1. Adrienne says:

    Call me a stickler, but you referenced several songs that you did not share. Three Is A Magic Number, and the theme songs from Grease, H.R. Pufnstuf, and The Bugaloos. Clearly you are distraught over the news,

  2. WTF Pancakes says:

    Dude…don’t get me started on the state of Charms Blow Pop research.

  3. Alan says:

    I have really enjoyed your posts over the past few weeks – suppose I should speak up then! I just thought it interesting no one’s mentioned who the backup singer is for Bad Blood – always loved this song, and always wondered why this mystery singer didn’t have it on one of his compilations: Elton John. Song was number one in 1975, replaced by another of Elton’s songs (which I’m not stating cause I don’t have it to upload).

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