Disco Friday: The Motels "Only The Lonely"
I'm working on a play, Not Her, that opens March 10th (tickets), and this song figures prominently in the plot, so I've been listening to it a lot. The Motels were a one-hit wonder (or, to be fair, a three-hit wonder), but like so many bands, they probably deserved more success than they got. The song is merely catchy pop, but vocalist Martha Davis has an exquisite alto. It makes me melancholy, but not sad...kind of nostalgic, but for a life I never lived. Weird.