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This innocuous, happy-sounding tune was the greatest hit from Eric Carmen's second solo album after the Raspberries disbanded. It is a much more upbeat song compared to his melancholy hits the year prior, "All By Myself
" and "Never Gonna Fall In Love Again
The Beach Boys were an influence on the sound of this song, Beach Boy Bruce Johnston sang backup. There is also a guitar solo by Andrew Gold ("Lonely Boy") and drumming by Toto's Jeff Porcaro.
Michael Damian did a remake of this song in 1981. (thanks, Les - Joplin, MO, for all above)
Jon Anderson of Yes
From the lake in "Roundabout" to Sister Bluebird in "Starship Trooper," Jon talks about how nature and spirituality play into his lyrics for Yes.
He wrote "She Blinded Me With Science" so he could direct a video about a home for deranged scientists.
Dan cracked the Top 40 with "Ritual," then went to India and spent 2 hours with the Dalai Lama.