For today’s Love is in Da Blog musical prompt – a reggae song from your 40s – I had to reach back to my mid-30s and choose a song by the only two singers I can sort-of-kind-of associate a reggae song with, and I’m probably stretching the reggae genre here, but reggae was/is not on my music radar:
Eddy Grant and Billy Ocean.
I know them because of the two movies in which they sang the theme songs, Romancing the Stone (Eddy Grant) and Jewel of the Nile (Billy Ocean).
Since I am passingly familiar with several of Billy Ocean’s not-reggae-type songs and only one of Eddy Grant’s songs, I chose the Billy Ocean song Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run). Caribbean Queen has a cool saxophone solo, and you can never go wrong with a saxophone solo.
The lyrics start out with the singer being infatuated with a woman who caught his eye as she dashed by in painted on jeans. He soon has her number and her name. The first two verses hint of a purely sexual relationship but, by the end of the song …our hearts they beat as one. No more love on the run.
I like their instant attraction developing into a long-term relationship.
Caribbean Queen topped several music charts in 1984.
Until next time,
writing through history one romance upon a time