During what I call my “coming of age” period, I listened to the Shirrells, Johnny Mathis, Anyone from Mowtown and every now and then Frankie Valle and his group as well as Elvis. Yep, I liked his movies better than his records though.
However, this is my point, my taste in music grew as my exposure to new sounds developed. I can honestly say that a lot of that exposure came from movies. For instance, I was never, ever a Beach Boys fan until I saw Never Been Kissed. Near the end of that movie the song Don’t Worry Baby caught my ear for the first time.
The same thing goes for tonight’s selection. A movie called Muriel’s Wedding had a scene in which Abba sang Dancing Queen. My sudden affinity for this genre of music was surprising but welcomed.