I Saw The Light. Todd Rundgren.

Todd Rundgren wrote this song in 15 minutes in 1971, he described it as a pastiche of 1960’s pop songs and a homage to singer/songwriters, Laura Nyro and Carole King. Not a favourite of Todd’s he has said , the song is a string of cliches and is nothing I ever thought of, or thought about, before I sat down and wrote it. Well, maybe he was having a bad day when he was asked, here is a clip 40 years after he wrote it, recorded at Daryl Hall’s house, Todd and Daryl sharing the vocals. The record made Number 16 in the U.S.A. and Number 34 in the U.K. in 1972, but the enormous airplay of a truly fine song makes you believe it was a much bigger hit.