Wow. When she appeared on Kids Are People, Too! [!!] in 1980, punk powerhouse Patti Smith namechecked Maria Callas and Mick Jagger as her favorite singers, and then she took a run at Debbie Boone's "You Light Up My Life."
For a dad who's ended an exhausted, mid-night set of "songs I might know 51% of the lyrics to" with this song, Smith's soulful pleading and choppy delivery is now the definitive version. Sorry, Debbie.
All that said, my favorite part of this clip has to be the last line. I'd mock the people who stayed tuned after hearing, "When we come back: Count Dracula and Adam Rich!" except they're all around us.
[un?]related: Captain & Tenille singing "Muskrat Love" on Kids Are People, Too!. Just looking at how tight that dude's pants are makes me wince.