Kiss me like you just did

CaptTennilleOneMoreTimeOn 16 February, 1980, “Do That to Me One More Time” by Captain & Tennille peaked at #1.

Here we are again, at the top of the charts.  You may be thinking, “Wait, that was quick!”  You’re right, it is quick:  “Do That to Me One More Time” by Captain & Tennille only stayed at #1 for a week.  I can only guess that it’s because the title doesn’t pass the giggle test; sure, it’s a kiss she wants… sure… but everyone under the age of 40 is hoping for all sorts of double entendre to slink out above the liquid nothing that passes for a melody on this track.  If you’re one of those puerile-minded (like me), you’ll be sadly disappointed. Ironically, there won’t be one more time for Captain & Tennille, at least not in the top 40. F rom here on out, their singles will wallow in the 50s and below.

There is one thing worth mentioning about this song:  this is the first time an electronic wind instrument hit the charts.  That solo in the middle (thanks, Wikipedia!) is a Lyricon.  I didn’t even know such a thing was possible until 1997 when I saw Trevor Horn playing something similar live during an Art of Noise concert.  Science is wonderful, Captain & Tennille aren’t, and we’ll do it one more time with the week of 23 February soon.

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