For as long as I’ve been on the radio, and definitely for as long as I’ve been writing a blog, I will occasionally make a reference to a song being “One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded!” (GSER)
I would usually follow that by saying that I would eventually start a category for it, but then never get around to it.
Well, now I’m getting around to it!
It will pretty much follow the pattern of The Most Awesomest Song of the Day.
I’ll select a song to celebrate and then give my thoughts about it. Nothing really brand new here that hasn’t been done before. But since I have a website, I can collect them and lay out what my own greatest songs are.
I have always done two “Semi-Annual Theme Attic Hall of Fame Shows” a year on my weekly “Theme Attic” show. (Wednesdays 2PM-4PM ET when it returns.)
Here’s the link to stream it: https://whfr.fm/streamer/
Even though I always emphasize new music and artists, it’s always fun to take a short drive through the legendary artists, since they influenced those other artists!
But a song doesn’t have to be old or done by a legendary Theme Attic Hall of Fame member to be thus honored.
I can think of several songs that are only a few years old or less that I could identify as One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded.
On days that I spotlight a greatest song, it will take the place of The Most Awesomest Song of the Day.
This will be fun, and hopefully you will join me on my journey…at least sometimes!
I have never sat down and thought about my favorite Ringo Starr song, but “OK Ray” from “Ringo Rama” would definitely be near the top!
I know I was already interested in music before The Beatles, but watching Ringo play drums took me to the stratosphere!
That’s what I wanted to do, and he quickly became my first favorite Beatle-as soon as I found out who he was!
There he was, smiling and shaking his head with that hair flying about!
I had never seen a drummer play like that before!
I’ve had some fun musical moments myself playing drums over the years, but that desire started with seeing Ringo!
Back to the song!
“OK Ray” was buried deep on a Japanese limited edition of “Ringo Rama.”
I usually feel that it’s not worth chasing one of those rare tracks because of the cost.
This is the one exception!
“OK Ray” is such a happy, island flavored “Ob Bla Di Ob Bla Da” type of tune!
The lyrics are silly, but they’re fun!
Only Ringo could get away with saying “Hunky dory lorry” and “It’s gonna be breeze Louise!”
He sings about not letting the world or anything else get you down!
“OK Ray” is the little pep talk to tell yourself not to give up and keep going!
Rockin’ guitar solo!
It’s a still happy to be alive song, and he feels they’re right there with him!
And you can be, too, if you sing and dance along!
Peace and Love, Ringo!
One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded is “OK Ray” by Ringo Starr!!!
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