This is my third entry in a “soundtrack of my life” project — one song that is representative of each year of my life since about 1977, when I was five years old and was approximately the time when I have specific memories of music.
1979: “The Gambler,” Kenny Rogers
Not really much to say about this; we listened to tons of Kenny Rogers when I was a kid, and this falls squarely into the “kids listen to the music of their parents” category. At home, in the car, etc.; this eight-track was in pretty heavy rotation. I still listen to it every now and then; it’s one of those songs that holds up pretty well over time.