May 15th, 2004

accordion santa

The Glory Of Love

While I remember it:

The other day I went to lunch at Thai Orchid and they were playing some classic rock station. The song 'The Glory of Love' by, I dunno, Peter Cetera or something? came on.

I have vague memories of this song from high school -- is that the one that had the Blue Angels in its music video, or was that something else? -- and I was happy to hear its overwrought power ballad theatrics once again. Well, actually, my reaction was that as it started to crescendo to its chorus, I thought, 'Hey, I think I remember how this goes ...'

And as the chorus arrived the people at the next table started to sing along:
I am the man who will fight for your honor
I'll be the hero you're dreaming of
We'll live forever
Knowing together that we
Did it all for the glory of love
Then they started laughing. And so did I, but only in my head, unfortunately.

While I was doing the research for this post, I discovered that the Apple Music Store doesn't happen to carry this song. What are fans of lame 80s power ballads supposed to do?

Update: I have managed to determine that the video with the Blue Angels that I referred to was for Dreams by Van Halen (featuring Sammy Hagar), which I'm not sure even counts as a power ballad. (Probably not.)