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?
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:
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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Captain & Tennille: “Do That To Me One More Time” (Toni Tennille)
From the album Make Your Move
Casablanca Records, 1979
Neil Sedaka: “Bad Blood” (Neil Sedaka/Phil Cody)
From the album The Hungry Years
Rocket Records, 1975