Skyrockets in flight boom tish!

Can’t get this song out of my head recently. Any time I see that clip from Good Will Hunting or Anchorman I’m singing it for weeks. But now SkyRocket is being used as a project name in the office and every time I hear it, I’m that close [–] to breaking into song.

It’s funny – the song is about afternoon sex (and pocket rockets) – yet The Starland Vocal band who originally recorded it look like a bunch of hippies who’d be more at home singing about tree hugging.


Gonna find my baby, gonna hold her tight
gonna grab some afternoon delight.
My motto’s always been; when it’s right, it’s right.
Why wait until the middle of a cold dark night.
When everything’s a little clearer in the light of day.
And you know the night is always gonna be there any way.

Sky rockets in flight.Afternoon delight. Afternoon delight.


The song was inspired by a canopy of canapes labelled ‘Afternoon Delights’ at a Washington Restaurant. Write Bill Danoff says he’s happy with the constant references in popular culture.

Obligatory Youtubes…

Starland Vocal Band – Afternoon Delight

Anchorman – Afternoon Delight

Good Will hunting – Afternoon Delight

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