Some songs conflict with changing times…

Songs that were popular hits in the past now conflict with updated mores. Not that the subjects of the indicated issues were ever acceptable, but that perhaps because of better news coverage today than why back when resulting in greater exposure and less tolerance.

There may be other issues of concern in this song but “Have a drink, have a drive…” in the lyrics is what makes this past song less popular and acceptable today compared to when it was a hit. “In the Summertime” is the 1970 debut single by British rock band Mungo Jerry…

The 1980 hit “Don’t Stand so Close to Me” ironically by “The Police” (including Sting) obviously is about the issue of improper relationships between students and teachers. Today the news is full of stories of teachers having sex with students, including here in Oklahoma. The melody has been stuck in my mind recently, more so than any of the words…

From the above theme, a short distance into the world of sexual predators. Wikipedia: “Li’l Red Riding Hood” is a 1966 song performed by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs. It was the group’s second top-10 hit, reaching No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in August 1966[ and No. 2 on the Canadian RPM Magazine charts. It was certified gold by the RIAA on August 11, 1966. It is a prominent plot element in the 1993 film Striking Distance with Bruce Willis, and is featured in the film Wild Country in 2005 and a cover by Laura Gibson in a 2012 Volvo commercial for its S60T5. The song appeared in the TV show Grimm where it was played at the beginning of the season 3 episode “Red Menace” that aired in 2014. At least the hunter gives good advice to the hunted…

Note to Readers: You may use Comments to mention any other songs more acceptable in the past than present because of certain issues presented in their lyrics.

Reported by Jim Lantern in Norman Oklahoma USA

LANTERN TIMEGLASS JOURNAL

Wednesday afternoon – 28 June 2017

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