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"Reminiscing" was written by Graeham Goble of the Melbourne, Australia band Little River Band. It remains their biggest hit stateside.
The song is about a couple reminiscing about their past, recalling favorite songs and memories.
The Little River Band is the first Australian rock group to see commercial success in the US, generating 25 million records sold and scoring 13 American Top 40 hits.
If the opening bars of this song sound eerily familiar to you, and you grew up in Southern California in the late-1970s/early-1980s, rest assured - you're not going crazy! As confirmed by the folks over at IMDB
, an instrumental version of "Reminiscing" was used as the theme to (channel 5) KTLA's Family Film Festival
, hosted by Tom Hatten. However, it was used without permission, so they eventually replaced it with their own jazzed-up theme and intro. Tom Hatten also hosted The Popeye Show
on the same station, drawing cartoons between episodes. This might be why you flashed on a mental image of Olive Oyl or Swee' Pea as soon as you heard the hook!
This song was also covered by fellow Australian rockers Madison Avenue in 2001. This cover, too, became a top-10 hit in Australia.
One of the most successful songwriters in the business, Desmond co-wrote "Livin' La Vida Loca," "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)" and "Livin' On A Prayer."
You may not recognize his name, but you will certainly recognize Peter Lord's songs. He wrote the bevy of hits from Paula Abdul's second album, Spellbound
, plus a collection of other classics for the likes of Aftershock, Ali and Goodfellaz.
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