Ten Favorite Time of Day Songs: Midnight Blue (#8)

@FourWalls (11943)
United States
January 20, 2017 6:47pm CST
There are three camps in the US today: people in mourning, people celebrating, and people continuing to ignore the government. I'm in the last category. But I will not ignore the next song on my list of favorite songs with a general time of day in the title. This one might shock a lot of people. #8: Midnight Blue - Melissa Manchester Yeah, baby! And you're thinking, huh? Someone who did a top ten Clash songs countdown and frequently inserts 80-year-old country songs into the countdowns picked a mid-70s easy listening tune? You betcha. This is what "pop" music used to be, also known as "easy listening" or "middle of the road" music. And, despite the fact that I was listening to and reading about all things Elton John when this song came out in 1975, I fell in love with it immediately. I thought -- and still think -- Melissa Manchester has a splendid, clear voice. And this, her breakthrough single, remains a great song in my world. Go figure, huh? Midnight Blue Written by Melissa Manchester and Carole Bayer Sager Recorded by Melissa Manchester From Melissa, 1975 I think we can make it:
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@teamfreak16 (39033)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
21 Jan 17
Never heard of her. Seriously, I played her on the radio once in awhile when she came up in the rotation. But we didn't play this for some reason.
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@JohnRoberts (46488)
• Los Angeles, California
21 Jan 17
She was quite popular during the 70s when middle of the road artists still had hits.
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@celticeagle (115903)
• Boise, Idaho
21 Jan 17
She had a nice voice. I like her rendition of Desperado.
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