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Tony Randall and Jack Klugman Sing “You’re So Vain”
Novelty music has been my thing for as long as I can remember. I mean, there's just something about those quirky tunes that has always clicked with me. When I was a kid, and I managed to get my hands on one of those vinyl LPs, you know, those big records, it was like striking gold. I'd take that treasure and carefully place it onto our massive console stereo – a piece of furniture that was more like a musical shrine in our living room. And then, with my trusty canine companion by my side, I'd stretch out on the floor and hit that play button.
Man, those were the times! I'd spend hours just lying there, the music filling the room, and the both of us were in our own little world. And let me tell you, it wasn't long before I'd be laughing so hard that I'd practically be rolling on the floor. There was just something about the clever lyrics and the catchy beats that could tickle anyone's funny bone.
But let's talk about a specific album that's still in my rotation even today – “The Odd Couple Sings”. Now, this might not be the kind of music you'd expect to find on the charts, but that's exactly what makes it so special. The show itself, “The Odd Couple”, was a gem, and the magic between Klugman and Randall was nothing short of legendary. And guess what? It wasn't confined to the TV screen. Nope, that chemistry managed to sneak its way into this album, and I'm telling you, it's a treat for the ears.
I could go on about how each track brings back memories of the show and all that, but you know what? I think it's better if you just give it a listen. Don't take my word for it, let the music do the talking. So, why not hit that play button on the track below? Trust me, you might just find yourself grooving to a beat that's been around for a while, but still manages to feel fresh as ever.
This cover version of You’re So Vain, still cracks me up today when I put it on. Klugman grinds through the lyrics and Randall’s responses are hilarious….”Who are those girls?”
If you would like the whole LP, it is kind of pricey, but for me, it is worth every penny.