SONGS I LIKE BY ARTISTS I DON’T- TIMES OF YOUR LIFE- PAUL ANKA

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Songs I Like by Artists I Don’t- Times Of Your Life- by Paul Anka. Anka is a poor mans Neil Sadaka in my book- and that is pretty piss poor- you won’t find me listening to Neil Sadaka anytime soon. Anka wrote My Way and he had one of the worst #1 songs ever- and that is saying something with – You’re Having My Baby. In the late 50’s -early 60’s he had a big string of hits- and then The British Invasion silenced him until his comeback in the early to mid 70’s. I never heard a Paul Anka recording I liked- except one. It’s not like its a favorite or anything but- Times Of Your Life- isn’t bad. It is probably the former history teacher in me- and while I hate to admit such a thing  but I spend a lot of time living in the past- not so much my past but past history. Anyway this song which went to #7 in 1975 is most famous for being the song in a Kodak commercial. Again not a great song but I think it fills the bill as a song I like by an artist that I Don’t!

 

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12 responses to “SONGS I LIKE BY ARTISTS I DON’T- TIMES OF YOUR LIFE- PAUL ANKA

  1. I remember this song. Haven’t heard it in years. Excellent description…poor man’s Sedaka (my dad like him…grew up with his music & Gene Pitney’s). I always thought he was an Andy Williams knock-off.

    And, yeah, you immediately think of Kodak with this as you might with Simon’s Kodachrome. LOL!

    He was an impressive songwriter, tho…”My Way”, “She’s A Lady”, Johnny Carson’s “The Tonight Show”… Kris Kristofferson is another example of being a better songwriter than singer. Carole King is another one for me. I can’t stand to hear her voice but, she is da’ bomb when it comes to songwriting. She came to play in NC in 2014. I was working PT with a local guy repairing & rebuilding pianos. The piano she used for her performance…we did some work on it. I can’t tune a piano or play one but, I can repair, adjust & clean the insides. And, I did… It takes small hands to work on some of those parts. 😉

    “…while I hate to admit such a thing but I spend a lot of time living in the past- not so much my past but past history.” DITTO!!! LOL!

  2. I thought this was going to be that song that starts out, “where are you going, my little one little one, where are you going my baby my own”. What a letdown it wasn’t. Do you know the name of the song I was thinking of??

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