The Song Behind Microsoft Patch Tuesday

When you look at the history of Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday, it’s important to remember that a key thing in its initial success was the role of  John Stewart‘s 1979 hit song “Gold” which topped out at number 5 on the charts.

Even in the most serious, stressful and challenging of time, mere mention of the words “When the lights go down….” could trigger an immediate response from then-director of the MSRC.

I personally found this an effective tactic to help alleviate the ambient stress and give all of us a bit of much needed levity in what were otherwise incredibly stressful times.