Hey Everybody! How's it going? Hope you all are awesomely well! A cool awesome music and song story for you all today! The story of one of my most favourite music guilty pleasures, the Billy Ray Cyrus smash hit, "Achy Breaky Heart"! That song will always hold a special place with me because I remember when the song first hit the radio in 1992, I was REALLY, REALLY young but that aside, that song at the time of its release and even now, will always be an ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE OF MINE! I first heard "Achy Breaky Heart" while riding the bus to school, I was bussed in on a small bus with a few other kids, and our driver always had 92.5 CISS-FM on the radio, which at the time was a country music station in Toronto, and "Achy Breaky Heart" was played relentlessly! I couldn't help but fall in love with that song! I loved it SO MUCH that I begged my parents to buy the CD! Yes, this song came out in a time where you had to buy an entire album for just ONE SONG! After I heard "Achy Breaky Heart" a few times, every time I would get on the bus to school, listening to 92.5 CISS-FM, I would wait to see if it would be played before I got dropped off at school, and if it would I would belt the lyrics at the top of my lungs! That song just made me SO, SO, VERY INCREDIBLY HAPPY! That was one of the first songs I ever learned and could sing and perform beginning to end with no problem. Looking back on it now, after listening to this song for 25 years it seems to me that "Achy Breaky Heart" has a VERY call and response, sing-songy type of feel, plus it's perfect for line dancing, I suppose that's why it was such a huge hit at the time of its release and still a favourite today. Every time I hear it, I have to sing along, and I belt it out loud and proud with ABSOLUTELY NO SHAME! I played "Achy Breaky Heart" and the album that it was released on, "Some Gave All" over and over, I think I may still have the CD around the house somewhere, if I can find it, I'll crank it up, just like old times! It just takes me back to a simpler time, I was incredibly young, didn't have a care in the world, plenty of good times, and Billy Ray Cyrus' smash hit, signature song, "Achy Breaky Heart" is a big part of that. That, my friends is the story of one of my most favourite songs EVER, one my music guilty pleasures! I hope you all enjoyed it. What song is your music guilty pleasure? Let me know! If you like what you see and hear, then PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL and my new podcast, THE BEATS AND SPEAKS PODCAST to keep up with my latest releases and goings on! Thanks everybody! Talk to you all again soon!
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