AM Radio

Album: Songs From An American Movie, Vol. 1 (2000)
  • K-H-J Los Angeles!
    Portions of today's programming are reproduced by means of electrical transcriptions or tape recordings
    You can hear the music
    Of the AM Radio

    The VCR and the DVD
    There was none of that crap
    Back in 1970
    We didn't know about a
    World Wide Web
    It was a whole different game
    Being played back when
    I was a kid

    want to get down in a cool way
    Picture yourself on a beautiful day
    Big bell bottoms and groovy long hair
    Just walking in style with a portable CD player
    No you'd listen to the music on the

    AM Radio AM Radio
    Yeah you could hear the music on the
    AM Radio AM Radio

    Flashback, seventy-two
    Another summer in the neighborhood
    Hanging out with nothing to do
    Sometimes we go driving around
    In my sister's pinto
    Cruising with the windows rolled down
    We listen to the radio station
    We were too damn cool
    To buy the eight track tape
    There wasn't any good time
    To want to be inside
    My mama want to watch that TV
    All goddamn night

    I'd be in bed with the radio on
    I would listen to it all night long
    Just to hear my favorite song
    You'd have to wait till you could hear it on the

    AM Radio AM Radio
    Yeah you could hear the music on the
    AM Radio AM Radio
    I can still hear Mama say
    Boy turn that radio down!

    Aw, Mom. Not that show again! I don't want to watch that show! Can't we watch Good Times or Chico and the Man or something cool? Turn it off!

    Things changed back in seventy-five
    We were all growing up on the in and the outside
    We got in trouble with the police man
    We got busted getting high in the back of my friend's van
    I remember 1977
    I started going to concerts and I saw the Led Zeppelin
    I got a guitar on Christmas day
    I dreamed that Jimmy Page would come to
    Santa Monica to teach me to play
    teach me to play

    There isn't any place that I need to go
    There isn't anything that I need to know
    That I did not learn on the radio

    Everything gets stupid and I just don't know
    where to find my happy I listen to my music on the
    AM Radio AM Radio
    You can hear the music on the
    AM Radio AM Radio
    You can hear the music on the
    AM Radio AM Radio

    I like pop, I like soul, I like rock, but I never liked disco. I like pop, I like soul, I like rock, but I never liked disco. We like pop, we like soul, we like rock, but we never liked disco

    No never liked disco
    No never liked disco
    No never liked disco
    No never liked disco Writer/s: JOSEPH BROUSSARD, CARROL WASHINGTON, RALPH WILLIAMS, ARTHUR ALEXAKIS, GREG EKLUND, CRAIG MONTOYA
    Publisher: Peermusic Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 5

  • Clarke from Pittsburgh, PaThe radio sample at the beginning comes from KHJ in Los Angeles, a prominent (and dominant) AM Top 40 station from the mid-1960's to the mid-1970's.
  • Bev from Lees Summit, MoYes, Stephanie, I was around then and FM radio did exist in the 70s. When I was in junior high I remember listening to FM stations play entire albums by groups like Blue Oyster Cult and a comedy troup called Firesign Theater. I also remember on the AM stations hearing people like Judy Collins, Al Green, Gladys Knight and the Pips and Neil Young all played one after the other. I wish more stations would be willing to just play what they like now instead of having to follow a format.
  • Stefanie from Rock Hill, ScIf I remember correctly, I read that FM stations ixisted in the 1970's. They were more progressive then, and called AOR or Album Oriented Rock stations. My facts are correct, aren't they? I wasn't around then.
  • Johnny from Los Angeles, CaNice usage of Mr. Big Stuff, I heard AM Radio before that.
  • Ty from Niagara Falls, CanadaI enjoy this song, it's very upbeat and takes you back to a simpler time. Makes me think of the movie Dazed & Confused too
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