Monday, February 20, 2012

Feel old the Depeche Mode way

OK, now I *really* feel old.
DEPECHE MODE released "DREAMING OF ME," their debut single, 31 years ago today.
Thirty-one years!?!?
The casual reader deserves some perspective.
* Thirty-one years before "Dreaming of Me," the biggest-selling singles in America included "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" by Gene Autry, "Rag Mop" by The Ames Brothers and "Mona Lisa" by Nat King Cole.
* Thirty-one years before "Dreaming of Me," the song "Are You Lonesome Tonight" was a hit... for Al Jolson.
* Thirty-one years before "Dreaming of Me," Elvis Presley remained four years away from releasing his debut single in 1954.
What's more, Depeche Mode were the contemporaries of me and my friends. They were a band as old as we were.
That's why today's anniversary makes me feel so old.


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