That rattly opening guitar riff signaled something…”different.” Here’s the backstory on the 70s song that’s had more than one life.
It’s a song you love to hate. But Charlene’s hit was super-popular. Have another listen to this slice of 80s musical cheese.
It remains one of the most infectious “feel good” tunes of the early 70s. The many remakes are testament to its staying power.