Kenny Loggins wrote some incredible songs which I often don't let myself enjoy enough because he also wrote some of my least favorite popular songs of the 80s. In hindsight, i should have enjoyed the great parts more than i did instead of letting my opinion be swayed by the nails-on-blackboard part of the catalog.
The story behind Danny's song is that around 1971, Kenny's brother Danny and his wife were struggling financially in England and about to have a baby. Kenny couldn't afford to send them anything, so wrote a song instead. The idea in the song seems so pure, beautiful, and obvious. I remember that, even if not acted out so much in reality, the sentiment expressed here used to be a lot easier to find than it is now. Or, very possibly, i'm getting too jaded. If it really is harder to find, then we are worse off for it.
Danny's Song by Loggins and Messina. Next is Anne Murray's version of the song. Last, This is It, which for some reason feels like more of a guilty pleasure than it should.