30 day song challenge, day 13: a song that is a guilty pleasure

I listen to Sirius XM radio’s 80s on 8 station fairly constantly these days. I love that it has MTVs original VJs as the DJs and the music of course is my equivalent of an earlier generation’s 50s music: it is the music that I grew up with. I was listening to it one day a few months back and heard a song that I probably hadn’t heard since I first saw the video on MTV way back in the early 80s. I immediately purchased the song from iTunes and when the mood so strikes me, I will occasionally play it over and over and over again until said mood passes. It is most certainly a “guilty pleasure” song, although more pleasure than guilty. The song?

On the Loose by Saga.

Man, I can remember watching this video at my grandparent’s house. It’s got that almost 80s action TV show interlude in the middle, followed by keyboard action. And my 9 or 10- year-old self thought it was so cool that they escaped and ended up at the concert at which Saga was playing.

I don’t listen to this song often, but I have so much fun when I do.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.