I was gonna go with Sonny & Cher – “I Got You Babe”. After listening to a version, I couldn’t do it. Growing up, there were tons and tons of variety shows on TV. (I promise I don’t remember and won’t play anything from the Mac Davis show, Donny & Marie, Hee Haw…but there I was, in front of the TV back in the day. All the time. Well not Hee-Haw.
I was ahead of my time when Saturday Night Live came around – I was much too young to watch that and it was on late. But I had older siblings and my parents were pretty much done trying to raise kids. So I was watching that and all the cool music that was on. Fridays, too. The Midnight Special, American Bandstand. There were series and there were specials. Great stuff.
I remember Kiss singing this ballad. I’ve never listened to it much since then, but I remember being stunned that those guys could play a quiet song like that.