This song is the quintessential 70s pop song. Sweet, breezy, but with potent lyrics. Like a lot of 70s songs, it's happy with a touch of melancholy. Released in 1972, it was Todd Rundgren's first original song and proved to be a chart-topper for him, hitting #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. It's now considered a staple of the pop rock genre.
The song seems to be about a relationship where both involved don't know if they even want to be together, but they're used to each other. These kinds of raw, realistic songs were common in the 70s. The melody makes it seem like a slightly happier song than it actually is. It's a trademark happy-tearjerker song from the 70s and is as timeless as its lyrics and sentiments.
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About the Curator - Sonya Alexander
After graduating from UCLA, Sonya trained to be a talent agent. After realizing she belonged on the creative end, she started freelance writing, covering film festivals for Los Angeles local papers. She's written about film, video games, global affairs, wildlife conservation and, most recently, music. She specializes in classic rock, classic soul, blues, classic country, classical and world music and is tri-coastal, residing in Los Angeles, New York and New Orleans.