.... about smoke is "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" 1930's
I didn't know this about the Cole Porter song, "I Get a Kick Out of You", bcause I always heard it as "I get no kick from champagne".... 1930's
The 40's and 50's were the days of the Big Bands, like Glenn Miller, and fine vocalists.
Listening, dancing, and sing-along music. Probably dull by today's standards,
Study finds popular music awash in booze, drugs
U.S. popular music is awash with lyrics about drugs, alcohol and tobacco. Medical researchers have reviewed the words of the 279 top songs of 2005 to estimate just how common they are.
Their report on Monday showed a third of the songs had explicit references to substance abuse. And two-thirds of these references placed drugs, alcohol and tobacco in a positive light by associating them with sex, partying and humor, according to the team led by Dr. Brian Primack of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
I wasn't listening to much pop music in the 50s or before, so I don't know how far back the trend goes. It seems to me that pop music has ALWAYS been full of references to booze and drugs.
For some reason thinking about all those old songs reminds me of a silly joke (more recently a song) about playing a country song backwards ...
Ya get your house back-
Ya get your dog back
Ya get your best friend Jack back
Ya get your truck back-
Ya get your hair back