51 Weeks: 51 Songs From The Past: Week 44: Genesis – Follow You, Follow Me

Did you all enjoy the party onboard the music time machine last week? I had to empty the vacuum cleaner three times, not to mention all those glasses that needed washing up. However, music is all about fun and, this week, I hope you’ll have some more fun with the challenge I’ve got for you. This week, we’re heading back to the year 1978.

51 weeks 51 songs from the past poster

In February 2018, I will be celebrating my fourth blogging anniversary. Blogging has become a big part of my life, and I could not allow this feature to finish without mentioning what many of us here like to do. But, first, let’s hear this week’s featured song.

Follow You, Follow Me has always been my favourite song by the band. Even before the days of blogging, this song always struck a chord with me. It’s different and is the kind of song that I can close my eyes and relax to.

Released in February 1978, Follow You, Follow Me became the bands best selling single, reaching number seven in the United Kingdon, and number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S.A. It has featured in both the worlds of the music and television industries, and still enjoys plenty of radio play. The song also marked a change in direction for the band who had previously been accused of writing and producing songs that would only appeal to men. What do you think?

Earlier, I mentioned blogging and how I wanted to include it in at least one of the posts from this feature. Well, here’s my chance. I rather like how the title of this song reminds me of the bloggers I refer to as ‘ghost followers.’ You know the ones I mean? The ones who follow you in the hope that you’ll follow them back and then never come back to visit again. Or, worse still, unfollow you once you’ve taken the bait and followed them.

Do you have a favourite song that can in some way be connected to blogging? Let’s have fun with this and share a link to that song in the comments.

Thank you to everyone who left a link to a favourite song in the comments section of last week’s post. And a big thank you to Ruth and Kat who published a blog post about a song that would be on their Halloween playlist.

Want to join me in building up your 51 favourite songs from the past? There’s not much time left, but you can still leave a link in the comments section below and showcase your next song.

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  1. Great song choice, love Genesis! I am very selective of who I follow these days, I already read so many blogs, I can’t get to them every day. You can usually tell the fake followers by how their website looks in the emailed comment…no details. Thanks for another party!

  2. I agree, Hugh…one of their best. It’s hard to believe you’re up to week 44 on this music post. I had to do a double take when I read it. Time moves so quickly.

  3. A ‘Blogging Theme Song’?! I love it! The song that popped into my head when reading this post is: “Follow that Dream,” by Elvis Presley. We may need to change a few of the words to truly make this about blogging. But the song did cause me to just dance around my kitchen…so it was well worth it! 🙂

    1. I agree, Donna. I think most of the song choices so far (including mine) need some of the lyrics changing, but your song is another great example of a song with a blogging theme. Couldn’t help but notice how Elvis kept scratching the back of his collar. I wonder if he had some sand stuck down there?

    1. Not one I’ve heard before, Van. However, perfect for the challenge. And, I agree with what you say. That’s why I have a clear out of the blogs I follow every now and again. It frees up some space for newly discovered blogs that look interesting and which catch my eye.

  4. Yes there are a few ghost followers around Hugh. Its hard to believe that this song is nearly 40 years old. Where did the time go. I have a post on Clannad today with a link to my favourite “I will find you” from the movie “The Last of the Mohicans.” It could well fit in with finding great blogs to follow…

  5. Hmm…”ghost followers”. I think I have a few of those. I might be that to some, too. I find so many interesting blogs and start following them, but then I can’t keep up. Some of the less prolific posters get buried under all the others and I find I haven’t interacted with them in months.

    1. It can become a very difficult balancing act, Russell. However, what we should never do is get ourselves stressed out or made to feel guilty about blogging. I follow a lot of blogs and could never read, like and comment on every single post those bloggers publish. However, what I try and do visit whenever I can (even if to just take a look). It may be that I won’t like or comment on that particular post and, if that happens a lot, then I will unfollow the blog so as to give other blogs I follow a slice of the time I have freed up. It works for me, but I realise won’t work for everybody else. Just continue to keep your blogging experience fun and you won’t have any problems with it. 😀

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