Kansas : Dust in the Wind
On October 11, 1977 Kansas released Point of No Return. Their highest charting album ( at #4) , it would sell four million copies thanks to the single "Dust In The Wind", a finger picking exercise Kerry Livgren turned into a Top 10 hit. At my high school's talent show, two squeaky voiced girls bravely played the song. The guy next to me sang the chorus "Mice Trying to Sing, all we are is Mice Trying to Sing".
I have never hears the song the same way since.
Rolling Stone's John Swenson was among the critics who dismissed the album :
From Billboard's review :