Bad Songs #2: "Love Is All Around" by Sammy Davis, Jr.
This is the Sammy Davis, Jr. I remember, not the serious vocalist, but the hep cat from the 1970's with the Nehru jacket and plenty of bling who brought down the house when he was a guest on a variety show. Sammy recorded a lot of crazy stuff in the 70's when he went to MGM records - some good, some bad.... real bad.
Here's a couple examples of the bad - Sammy Davis, Jr. kickin' it primetime with TV theme songs. Sammy could sing the Declaration of Independence and it would sound groovy and swingin' - so, I don't want to knock these songs too much. They probably fall into the so bad it's good category, or so dire it's amusing. Take your pick.
"Love Is All Around" (The Mary Tyler Moore Show)
and here's another one for good measure....
"You Can Count on Me" (Hawaii 5-0)
I love the Mary Tyler Moore theme song, the Hawaii 5-0 theme song, and Sammy Davis, Jr. However, I also love baked beans, tuna fish and vanilla ice cream, but that doesn't mean they go good together. Cheers!