2019-05-20 16:54:48 UTC
In his The Number Ones column, today Tom Breihan is up to "The Streak" by Ray Stevens. It gave him the opportunity, again, to meditate on the big picture.
"We can sit all day and theorize about why this particular stupid activity hit its cultural zenith in the final days of the Nixon administration. My best guess: It was an outgrowth of the sexual revolution, and of the '60s counterculture in general, but it turned the whole thing into a joke, threatening nobody and causing no scrutiny of any established power structures - which would explain why people didn't really get in trouble for doing it. It was non-rebellious rebellion, a symptom of the sexual revolution's failure to effect real change in anything."
Seems kinda heavy for a silly novelty song.