Song: Those Were the Days
Artist: Mary Hopkin
Favorite Lyric: Oh my friend we’re older but no wiser
For in our hearts the dreams are still the same
Significance: I’m sure this one must’ve come from my Dad’s music library, as it seems obscure and a little weird. It’s originally a Russian song. And it was Paul McCartney, who’d heard the song in a club in the early days of The Beatles, who recorded the song with Mary Hopkin on Apple records. After I was familiar with this song, I heard a reference to it on, of all shows, The Nanny, which I thought was really weird. But of course it’s always nice to be culturally literate. So here’s to weird songs and obscure references.