Today’s challenge invites us to share a song from our preteen years. While one could take this as “anytime before you were a teen”, I’m going to go with the narrower sense of the word meaning “immediately before you were a teen, so roughly between the ages of 10 and 12, which in my case, gives me a range of roughly 1980 – 1983.
In addition, I’m going to pick a song that I was actually fond of at the time, rather than one I discovered later. Because we didn’t have cable TV in 1981, the only time I ever saw the newfangled music videos everyone was talking about was on an NBC late night program called “Friday Night Videos”, and the songs that featured in its heavy rotation were special to me. This song, in particular, I remember being especially fond of, every time it would come up. Something about that wonderfully slinky saxophone and Rindy Ross’s sultry vocals sparked something in my preadolescent imagination, and besides, Quarterflash is an *awesome* band name. Here’s their 1981 hit single, “Harden My Heart”.