Friday, September 28, 2012

"Voice of Freedom" by Jim Kirk & the TM Singers

Song#:  0055
Date:  02/16/1980
Debut:  73
Peak:  71
Weeks:  3
Genre:  Easy Listening, Pop

Pop Bits:  Jim Kirk produced and created a lot of music for the American Top 40 and American Country Countdown radio shows. He also wrote and produced a ton of jingles and promos for radio and TV stations and corporations like Coca-Cola. Roy Disney hired him as creative director for TM Productions where a huge amount of his work was produced. During that time this song came about as a benefit for the American Red Cross. Later on, he co-founded Corporate Magic which specialized in producing major corporate events.

ReduxReview:  Okay, this is just such an easy target that I wonder if it is even worth commenting on. Oh, but I will. Right from the start you can tell this was done by a jingle writer. It sounds so radio spot/TV commercial/theme park-y. I want to be nice because this song benefited a worthy cause, but this is just so hideous. I've heard some pretty awful pop in my day but this just sets a new record. I actually made it through this tripe twice without my head exploding into little puffs of red, white and blue cotton candy. I'm gonna have to listen to some Metallica just to get the caked-on, dried up saccharine cracked off of my ears. Oh, the humanity...

ReduxRating:  0/10

Trivia:  At one time, Corporate Magic was acquired by Gaylord Entertainment - the folks who own such places as the Ryman Auditorium and the Grand Ole Opry. Later on, Kirk re-purchased the main stake in the company and now is back to heading up the company he started.



  1. Ye gods what a dreadful pile of dreck. Thanks for posting but I'm glad you'll be moving along soon.

  2. Holy CRAP! I'm surprised that the Republican party hasn't shined up this turd and played it ad nauseum. I'm currently nauseous.

  3. No wonder this song spent only three weeks on the Hot 100! Thankfully, depending on which radio stations I listened to, I didn't hear it on the airwaves.