Texas was an obvious choice for the theme of happiness, since their music never sounded sad. That may sound silly but is just me hedging my bets, since I'm not good at hearing lyrics. So put very sad words to very jaunty music and I assume it's a song about cute puppies, not drowning kittens. This is a long intro to saying that I had written the following a week or so ago but never got round to sending it to JC.
The onset of some much need sunshine prompted a daydream about songs for a sunny day and this came to mind. Charlene may now be a fashion show fixture but Texas did produce some lovely pop moments. And being Scottish won't harm their chance here.
The track in question is Black Eyed Boy from 1997. This is such a classic pop song, with it's Motown sound, always reminding me of a lost Supremes track from thirty years before. I was about to write that this should have been a bigger hit than it was. But my memory is faring worse than ever becuase Wiki says it got to No.5, in the charts which I don't remember at all.
This is perfect music for barbecues and family parties. Short, crisp, doesn't outstay its welcome. Like me.
Texas - Black Eyed Boy
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