Love songs often incorporate travel in the storyline. Going to see the one you love in a different state or country illustrates the lengths one will go to for love. Dave Loggins' 1974 hit "Please Come to Boston" smoothly details a man's desire for his love interest to visit him in several cities. The soft pop hit hovered at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a couple of weeks.
Singer/songwriter Loggins struck gold with this tune and garnered a Grammy nomination for the tender ballad. It also climbed to #1 on the Billboard Easy Listening chart. It seems that talent runs in the family because his cousin is Kenny Loggins, another chart-topper and artist who defined the sound of the 70s. "Please Come to Boston," a single from Loggins' album Apprentice, addresses the difficulties of traveling on the road as a performer, while trying to maintain a relationship with your significant other. One of the qualities of a good song is a good story and Loggins tells a solid one with this earnest reflection of life and longing on the road. The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee wrote hits for numerous artist, but his own hit is certified gold in the annals of soft rock history.
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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.
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3 March 2021
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