I have long enjoyed the 1980 Christopher Cross song Ride Like the Wind. Listening to it this morning I realized that one of the reasons I like it so much is the backing vocals by the estimable Michael McDonald (he of the Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan, and a successful solo career).
Oliver and I listened to the song this morning in the car: McDonald’s contribution–we counted–amounts to only four utterances of “Such a long way to go…” Nonetheless, without those the song wouldn’t be as delightful as it is.
Like salt, sometimes all you need is a little, but without that little the food doesn’t taste nearly as good.
(Clip from The Very Best of Christopher Cross, 2002)
Totally concur, and wouldn’t have guessed it was down to four utterances. Thanks for the inventory