June 21, 2007, - 4:32 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
This is my absolute favorite summertime song. While there have been many covers of this, I love the original studio version and the “Philip Steir/Tsuper Tsunami” remix of the original Seals and Crofts vocals (which is in my workout music) even better. Seals & Crofts like it, too. It appears on the cool 2004 Warner Brothers ’70s & ’80s remix compilation album, “What is Hip? Remix Project, Vol. 1″ (which I highly recommend). Listen to the remix here.
And FYI, Seals & Crofts are no feminists. Interesting that in the early ’70s, they could get away with lyrics like these (which I happen to like):
And I come home from a hard day’s work, and you’re waiting there, not a care in the world.
See the smile a-waitin’ in the kitchen, food cookin’ and the plates for two.
See the arms that reach out to hold me, in the evening when the day is through.
Somehow, I doubt Gloria Steinem and the rest of the lefty hippie women allowed this one at their rallies.
Tags: food cookin, Gloria Steinem, Seals & Crofts