Monday, April 2, 2012

Music Monday- Car Wash

Many people have memories associated with music. A song you heard on your first date, music that your grandparents always played, a song that made you smile, or one that made you cry. Music Monday, is a time to share those memories.

It's gotten pretty warm-- okay hot, here in the South. I was sitting outside at a restaurant the other day and heard the song "Car Wash" by Rose Royce. This song came out in 1976 and I remember seeing it performed on Soul Train, and being played at the roller rink (remember those?). I also remembered going through the car wash with my mom for the first time. It was so different than today's touchless car wash experience. There used to be actual people who would scrub down your car before it went through the wash. They also made sure your car antenna was down, so that it wouldn't get broken off. Then it went through the inner washing/drying assembly. I just thought this was the coolest thing! Since this was considered a luxury, at least in our house, we didn't do it that often. Maybe that is why it was such a memorable experience.

At any rate, it's classic 70's disco and I had to post the Soul Train clip. Check out the outfits and moves! I love it. A blast from the past. Besides what other song could make washing your car sound like so much fun?

1 comment:

  1. I remember that one well! Thanks for the memory!