This is a two-song med­ley, This Beat Goes On and Switchin’ to Glide, by Cana­di­an rock­ers The Kings. Most peo­ple couldn’t pick them out of a line-up, but a whole lot will have heard this song on the ra­dio at some point or an­oth­er.

The Kings

The Kings

This is pure pop/rock fluff, not try­ing to do any­thing but en­ter­tain you with a cheery tune and a jan­g­ly gui­tar. I think the world just can’t pos­si­bly have enough of this sort of thing. The lyrics are no­table for rhyming “wanna” and “Toronto”, and for Noth­ing mat­ters but the week­end / from a Tues­day point of view.

This is part of the Song of the Day se­ries (back­ground).

Links · Spo­ti­fy playlist. This tune on Spo­ti­fy, iTunes, Ama­zon. Here’s video of a re­union some­time around 2000; it’s cheery and low-rent, just like the song. I re­al­ly ad­mire the gui­tar sound.

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