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Note: This is not a "let's mock Mormons" thread. There are plenty of other threads for those with that impulse.
When I was a kid, my sisters and I watched Donny & Marie on TV. We would put on lip-sync shows of their album for family and friends. This week, as part of my project to recreate pop music history on my iPod, I got an Osmonds greatest hits CD. I was surprised to see that Donny had 11 Top Forty hits in the early 70s, plus another 8 during the same period with The Osmonds. In comparison, Michael Jackson (against whom Donny was put forward as a white copy) had only five solo hits during that period, though the Jackson 5 had 16 other Top Forty hits then, 7 of which were #1 or #2. So although we remember the Jackson 5 (and of course, Michael) more today, the Osmonds were pretty successful, for a coattail band.
I was particularly intrigued by the lyrics of the Osmond song Goin' Home, a BTO/Bad Company style rocker which went to #36 in 1973:
The "I'm a spaceman, I gotta get back home" part seems like the most explicit reference to Mormon-distinctive doctrines in the Osmond catalogue. That got me wondering whether there are any other Mormon-rific pop songs out there that charted. You LDSers know of any?
Go Away Little Girl
Little Bit Me, Little Bit You
Down By the Lazy River
I'm a Little Bit Country
If anyone can derive LDS doctrine from any of those, more power to you. : )
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