Song of the Day, July 18: My Girl by Donnie Iris and the Cruisers
July 18, 2016 Leave a comment
Today’s song is a timeless fusion of pop styles. After a long career in bands and supporting other acts, Donnie Iris went solo in 1980. His second effort gave full credit to his backing band, the Cruisers, and is a unique rock gem. Iris and musical partner Mark Avsec blended all their musical tastes into a fun disc that is at once New Wave, retro, power pop, and roots rock, creating a whole that far exceeds its parts.
The finest moment also became his biggest hit. My Girl is a doo-wop dream, celebrating romance with joyous abandon. Avsec seamlessly blends the 50s backstreet harmonies with surging keyboard energy, while guitarist Marty Lee turns in a standout performance. The band are tight and enthusiastic, pouring their hearts into a pop masterpiece. Giddy but grounded, crazy fun, My Girl shows off a team at the height of their powers.
Enjoy this marvelous song today.