Friday, August 3, 2012

Cusp Song of the Day: Fly, Robin, Fly

God, how I hated "Fly, Robin, Fly." In Cusp I call it " the “Horse with No Name” of dance music," about the worst insult I could give. Yet somehow the song insinuated itself onto the pop charts for more than three months at the end of 1975/beginning of 1976, driving me progressively more frustrated by its success. It even spent three weeks at number 1 on both the pop and dance charts. Grrr.

Here are the lyrics in their entirety: "Fly Robin fly, up up to the sky." That's it. Repeat until insanity is achieved. The lyrics are so inconsequential that the song actually won a Grammy for best R&B Instrumental.

The song is by two-hit wonder Silver Convention, a German group ironically featuring three female vocalists. (The irony is due to Cusp's emphasis of a better-known group with three female vocalists, the Supremes.)

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