Archive | Feb 04, 2017

Certain Songs #780: The J. Geils Band – “Centerfold”

Album: Freeze Frame
Year: 1981

This, right here, is my platonic ideal of a pop song.

The first time I heard “Centerfold,” I thought to myself “this is a song that should hit #1 all around the world.” Of course, I’ve thought that many many times, but, thanks a lot to an incredibly clever video that was in double-plus heavy rotation on MTV (with the accompanying rumour that MTV VJ Martha Quinn was in the video), “Centerfold” was a #1 hit single here, and in other countries, as well.