I’ve never claimed to be hip. But then again, I’ve never claimed to be elbow either. (I should stop claiming to be funny.)
So when I recently discovered that rapper T.I. had a song called Rubber Band Man, somewhere deep in my core idiot actually hoped and thought it might be a remake (or let’s say, re-imagining) of The Spinners’ The Rubberband Man.
Needless to say, I was sorely mistaken:
You see, one’s a song that I’ve been told I loved as a baby (that’s about a fat kid); the other is about how a drug dealer uses rubber bands on his wrist to hold money. How’s that for a remake/re-imagining?
Knowing about the following song won us a small victory at trivia last night (we took second place because I thought the movie “Poseidon” took place on Christmas rather than New Year’s).
The question in question: Name one of two songs that had the word “disco” in it that hit #1 in 1976. I swore that this song was the best option aside from “Disco Inferno” and “Disco Fever” (which I don’t even think is a real song):
Turned out I was right. Turns out the other song option was “Disco Lady” (?)
Shadoe Stevens... A Hollywood Square
Rick Dees... Weekly Top Dorky
The biggest mistake I made (aside from the upside-down boat holiday movie inquiry) was thinking the song was song by this (<–) guy:
And not this (–>) guy:
In conclusion, here’s some random 70’s awesomeness from the Midnight Special that I’m so inclined to buy on DVD (damn you infomercials and my insatiable DVD addiction!) It’s either that or the Dean Martin Variety Show.
For further trivia thrills (ha! yeah right), try to name everyone in the cast on “Futurama.” I bet you’ll miss at least two, like we did.
For further betting thrills, go to the race track.