Song Of The Day 7/3/2016: Laverne & Shirley – “Sixteen Reasons”
And speaking of spin-offs, here's something from the album Laverne & Shirley Sing. Like all the other songs in The Hidden '70s, this one flirted with the charts but didn't break on through to the other side of #40. As I child I didn't watch Laverne & Shirley or Happy Days for that matter, because they both fell on Tuesday nights which were reserved for religious instruction it turns out I had absolutely no future use for other than obtaining looks of pity and sympathy. "Sixteen Reasons," a cover of a song originally made popular by Connie Stevens, is surprisingly un-disastrous. This is more because of Penny Marshall's rote recitation of the numbers rather than Cindy Williams' serviceable-plus singing of the lyrics. It could only be made better if they'd recruited a couple of Squigtones.