I don’t know what I was doing that would have triggered this, but out of nowhere the other day I started singing:
I was sleeping and right in the middle of a good dream
Like all at once I wake up from something that keeps knocking at my brain
Before I go insane I hold my pillow to my head
And spring up in my bed screaming out the words I dread
And if you’re of a certain age, you probably feel like shouting out the next line:
I think I love you
Here is some background info on the song, from Wikipedia:
“I Think I Love You” is a song by Tony Romeo, written as the debut single for fictional musical TV family The Partridge Family, released in August 1970, a month prior to the debut of the ABC-TV musical sitcom The Partridge Family starring Shirley Jones and featuring David Cassidy, both of whom appear on the record, with Cassidy as lead vocalist. The single topped Billboard’s Hot 100 for three weeks in November and December 1970 and later was certified by NARM as the best-selling single of 1970.
That means I was almost 13 years old when the song was released and I started watching the TV series.
The series lasted for four years, and I’m sure I watched most of the episodes. It was good clean fun, and had some decent music mixed in with it – what’s not to like. It was twice nominated by the Golden Globes for Best Musical/Comedy show, in 1971 and 1972. One fun fact I learned while reading about the Partridge family was that their story was loosely based on the real-life musical family the Cowsills, a popular band in the late 1960s and early 1970s. (Wikipedia)
It’s funny how easily lyrics from over 50 years ago can come back to us, but we often forget the name of someone we just met (at least I do.)
Here’s the song as performed on their TV show:
We need more shows today like the Partridge Family, the Monkees, and the Archies…