Ann Barnhardt, the well-armed, Koran-smoking blogger and human blowtorch has tossed down the gauntlet:
I challenge Van der Leun to also do this, because this is something that can get really, really weird really fast. And so, naturally, I thought of Van der Leun. I have the sneaking suspicion that BigFurHat and the Kids would be good at this too. Keep it clean, Boys. New Thing: Equidistant In Time Musical Interludes | Barnhardt. To wit: ““MMMBop” by Hanson (ARSH 1997) is as far away from today as “You Light Up My Life” by Debby Boone (ARSH 1977) was from MMmmm Bop.”
[UPDATE: Picked up and done again with other tunes by Cracker Barrel at The Country Store]
Okay. Here we go: Like a Virgin (1985) is as far removed from Rhinestone Cowboy (1975) as Rhinestone Cowboy was from Satisfaction (1965). Check it out.
And ten years before that (1955) we had one of the Creation Myths of Rock and Roll, Rock Around the Clock.