Arguably Todd Rundgren's best single ever (although "I Saw the Light" is a close competitor), "Hello It's Me" took forever to actually become a hit -- the song was first recorded on the first album by Rundgren's '60s band the Nazz, and even the re-recorded version from his breakthrough album Something/Anything? took a solid year to actually break as a hit single -- which is unfathomable considering the song's immense melodic charms. At first, the song come across just exactly like a male version of one of the many hits from Carole King's Tapestry; Rundgren's piano and vocal style are uncannily similar to King's throughout this song. But then that unexpected, jazzy horn section and soul-chick chorus (led by Vickie Sue Robinson, later of "Turn the Beat Around" fame) comes in, sending the song into an entirely new and more unique direction. It's a brilliant song, both classicist and deeply emotional, and this performance is one that Todd Rundgren never matched in the rest of his career.