Thursday, August 1, 2019

Battle of the Bands: The Heartthrobs

A big thanks to FAE (faraway eyes) for the original creative spark that started what would become the Battle of the Bands and to STEPHEN T. McCARTHY for hosting this madcap musical love fest. The Battle gets posted on the 1st and 15th of each month and results appear magically six days later, SOME TIME (God willing) on the 7th and 21st. You get the honor of casting a vote in the comments below to tell me which tune is your favorite and why (if you want to elaborate). If it's absolutely necessary, I add my own humble vote to break a tie and announce the winner...and you see how your vote stacked up against the huddled masses of humanity.

The Marquis of the Musical Mayhem, Stephen T. McCarthy, is taunting me with his genius by battlin' out two of my favorites today. I'm not going to elaborate, just check it out. In anticipation, I'm taking Tylenol, lest one of the remaining members of the bands (and their ain't many) call me out as a traitor for voting on the other. 

Which caused me to change my line up...I'm in the mood for middle school musical crushes now, peeps! And if you were walking the terra firma in the 70s, you must recognize these giants of pop-dom. Let the games begin!

All these songs were hits for the heartthrobs, but maybe not the main claim to fame. 

"Echo Valley 26809"

"Julie, Do You Love Me?"


Your task is clear! Show these fancy pants guys who is boss once and for all (Bruce Springsteen, butt out...). Vote! 

Then visit the other fine bloggers and give them your input, vote on the battles, plant a mighty "high five" on their efforts! Go on! I'll be back here to tally up later. 

Thanks for the visit, my peeps. Always appreciated.


  1. DOC MacSIS ~

    >>... Stephen T. McCarthy, is taunting me with his genius

    Ha!-Ha! One person's "genius" is another person's "mental illness". (Never a good sign when I'm rubbing off on someone. :^D

    >>... All these songs were hits for the heartthrobs

    None of these dudes were heartthrobs for me. However, I think my sister, Bonehead, had a thang for Bobby Sherman for a short while. Replaced by John Travolta, if I remember correctly.

    In this Battle... well... I'm definitely not voting for the "rat" (Ben). Bobby was OK. But clearly - and without much necessary contemplation - my vote goes to SUSAN DEY!! And if she feels generous enough to share my vote with her big brother, Keith Partridge, I guess that's alright with me, too.

    ~ D-FensDogG

    1. You can't blame the rat for Big Mike's choice of tunes...I think we need a back to back viewing of Willard and Ben one evening, if all existing copies haven't been destroyed. Perhaps you'll consult the 8 Ball on this?

      A bird in hand is worth...A PARTRIDGE VOTE!! Thanks, brudder...

  2. I had pictures of both Bobby Sherman and David Cassidy on my bedroom wall although neither of these songs are ones that I remember! Never was a fan of the song Ben, even though I like Michael Jackson. My vote goes to Bobby Sherman this time. Interesting battle!

    Janet’s Smiles

    1. Of course you did! You were raised right! Pin up those Adonises of yesteryear!

  3. I have to go with Bobby Sherman, because, when the song was popular, I was sorta-kinda dating a girl named Julie. They're all good though. (And I've heard just about enough about rats to last me for a while.)

    1. Rat Max. I get ya. It's a low bar, anyhow.

      Julie, Julie, Julie, do ya love me? Now that earworm has enslaved me again.

  4. I well remember the Sherman and Jackson tunes, but the Cassidy song is either new to me or I just don't remember it. There's something about that Cassidy song that appeals to me. It reminds me of a lot of music that I was listening to back then while the other two not so much.

    My vote goes to David Cassidy's tune. Just all around better to my ears.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

    1. You're not the only one who doesn't remember that time, because I referenced it in conversation with some of my cronies and the reference required explaining.

      This is how hipsters pass away... Every one forgets the good stuff, ha ha ha.

  5. Through process of elimination I'm going with BOBBY SHERMAN. Now I've got to listen to some Karizma (Work It Out) to get these songs out of my head.

  6. I'm a bit late getting to this here party, but I'm here!

    I usually watched the Partridge Family for Danny. I just loved his antics! Michael Jackson seemed too young for me (even though he really wasnt)
    And I'm ashamed that just until yesterday, I hadn't really heard of Bobby Sherman. I say yesterday, because I follow little Claire Crosby and her family on their YouTube channel. She's a little six yr old, who came to be known when she sang a tune from Little Mermaid at age 3 on Little Big Shots, and has performed on Ellen a few times with her dad. Their youtube post yesterday has her performing at Bobby and Brigitte Sherman's wedding renewal. John Stamos was there, and Claire's dad talked about how their friends had invited their family to attend and sing. Bobby looked somewhat familiar to me, but I couldn't place him.. so I googled. I must have been living under a rock when he was popular, because none of his songs rang any bells for me.

    So, long story long...

    I think I'm going to have to vote for David Cassidy, as he came the closest to any kind of feels for me.


    1. I DO like the stories, so we're good!

      I'm finding that the David Cassidy tune flew under the radar. But I like it, too!

  7. David Cassidy gets my vote out of these threes.

  8. Bobby Sherman gets my vote because it sounded the most mature plus I loved his singing and the styling. I love watching the Partridge family but this song can go especially when he speaks the words...o always found this annoying. Jackson is last because he’s just not my favourite but this song belongs to a rat. I’m serious, Ben was a horror film that made tons of money about a boy befriending a giant rat that is evil. I still haven’t seen it because I remember the ads and it scared the heck out of me

    1. I have to agree with you on the "spoken words" sequences in's almost embarrassing. Mock seriousness is weird.

  9. Oh, David Cassidy by a mile. Maybe two.

    1. How did I miss your comment, bro? I think yer boy had it in the bag. Thanks, Chris.


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