A track that will always make it into my top hundred (out of thousands, so it does mean something) is State of Independence by Donna Summer. I can't tell you what I like about it. Listening to it is like placing a Jaffa Cake in your mouth upside down. If you have ever done this, you will understand what I mean. It is the sort of cosmic experience that only me and Emily Dickinson ever felt normal with.
This brings us to record number two. I was going to post this last night. Really. Richard, a regular commenter on the blog mentioned YES. Well Richard, I am a big Yes fan, right from album number one - I see you is probably the best song on the eponymous and was covered by CSN I believe. Anyhow, this is Roundabout. It is over eight minutes long, but that's prog for you.
The next one is connected to that one. The producer hit on a sound. He practiced it with ABC and it was fully honed to perfection by the time he got hold of Frankie Goes To Hollywood. Without him, Frankie would have remained, leather clad and sweaty and and boringly gay, in the closet. This is The Look of Love by ABC
Martin Fry of ABC sang "Thunderball" on a collection of James Bond songs, put together by Bond musicmeister David Arnold.
Incredibly, Donna Summer never sang a title track on a Bond Movie, so here the connections come adrift.
So, what are the connections? Answers on a post card, which given the present state of the Royal Mail will arrive too late for me to have to worry about. Or you can use the comments section.
And Finally, a Bond song that never was. Info please if you think yur ard enough. The Weasel could not resist adding a bit at the beginning.