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Your Own Back to School Medley

By Paige Brady, August 7, 2010  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Brady
Thanks to Jimmy Dunne, President of Inspire — a music and branding company partnering on music initiatives with Whole Foods Market — for providing this blog post. As you’re navigating through the glitter, glam, and superheroes this back-to-school season, you’re bound to get a little nostalgic of your own childhood.  We want to help you embrace the memories with three fantastic new albums that harken back to a different age… Read on for an opportunity to win a gift bag of all three CDs! Sting - Symphonicities Sting has finally produced an orchestrated album, performing the greatest hits from both The Police and the solo eras.  His long-awaited collaboration with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is breathtakingly cinematic— yet buoyant —with the same classic energy that has resounded from him since the Police first stole the stage in 1978. Sheryl Crow - 100 Miles From Memphis Sheryl Crow has tapped into her soulful roots and produced an album of all new music that sounds like it’s straight from the 70’s.  It’s stacked with surprises— including Justin Timberlake’s vocal colors on “Sign Your Name” and Keith Richards’ signature riffing on “Eye to Eye.” 100 Miles is a truly entertaining, summer-glinted treat. Marc Cohn - Listening Booth: 1970 A timeless voice covers the most lasting songs from a “pivotal year in music:” 1970.  Simon and Garfunkel’s “Only Living Boy in New York”; Paul McCartney’s “Maybe I’m Amazed”; John Lennon’s “Look At Me”; all collide in an album that’s ripe with treasured moments. Treat yourself with your own little end-of-summer goodie— all three of these CDs are available in our stores now. So, who were you listening to in high school? The Police, Sting (solo), Sheryl Crow, Marc Cohn or someone else entirely? Tell us in the comments below, and we’ll select five random winners to receive a gift bag of all three of these new CDs. Enter your comment by August 18th! Jimmy Dunne is President of Inspire and a Grammy-nominated songwriter, TV and film composer, and television writer and producer; with songs that have been recorded on 27,000,000 records worldwide and garnered a number of CMA, ACMA, Juno, and BMI and ASCAP songwriter awards and multi-platinum Billboard recognitions.
Category: Back to School, Music

 

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Erin says ...
I was listening to Paul McCartney, as well as The Police and Sting, even though I graduated in 2002. Timeless music!
08/07/2010 3:15:31 PM CDT
Teri says ...
LOL In high school?? Bee Gees, CCR, Wings, Chicago, Billy Joel. The first one definitely dates me!
08/07/2010 5:36:37 PM CDT
Bevin Jackson says ...
I remember listening to lots of different music...I was getting into Metallica, Soundgarden, and Weezer a lot during High School...can't help but think of those three bands when I think of going back to school. But there's nothing like the sound of Led Zeppelin while driving your first car with the windows down!
08/08/2010 8:32:12 AM CDT
Annette Aben says ...
Wow, back in the 70's I was diggin Janis Ian, Melanie, Elton John and the Beach Boys (even though they were not totally of the era) still love all their stuff even today!
08/09/2010 9:07:32 AM CDT
Amanda Berisford says ...
New Kids on the Block, Guns and Roses, Madonna, and Jon Bon Jovi!
08/09/2010 9:09:15 AM CDT
Cheryl Nakao says ...
I graduated from high school in the mid 90s. My favorite groups were Toad the Wet Sprocket, Oingo Boingo and REM. I was also a HUGE fan of the Dr. Demento show, and I planned my weekends around making sure I was home to hear it.
08/09/2010 9:09:23 AM CDT
Jill says ...
The BEATLES ! I even got to hear them when they came to Jacksonville in the 60's.
08/09/2010 9:09:34 AM CDT
Bernadette says ...
I loved Duran Duran, INXS, The Police, A-ha... basically any band with good-looking boys!
08/09/2010 9:11:03 AM CDT
TJ Royer says ...
I was listening to Billy Joel, Tom Petty, and Punk Rock/New Wave was just coming onto the scene. It was refreshing to have something so different. I was a huge fan of the Ramones and the Clash, and even listened to a little bit of the Sex Pistols. I was known as "that punk rock chick" who dressed a little off-beat and had super short hair. I did not fit into any of the cliques at school, but I liked it that way and enjoyed being different. The Police were pretty popular then as well, more so in Canada than here. I had a penpal who sent me cassettes of their new music all the time. Wow, what memories!
08/09/2010 9:11:51 AM CDT
Shannon Russell says ...
We just celebrated our twenty-year high school reunion, so talk about nostalgia! We were discussing this very topic, among others (oh my, the fashions and big hair!). We graduated in 1990, so we were, of course, listening to all of the '80's pop, new wave, metal, hard rock, and punk music. Billy Idol, Depeche Mode, Sting and the Police, Bryan Adams, Lenny Kravitz, Simple Minds, New Order, and Erasure are just a few. I could go on, but then, I need to leave room for your other blog comments. But *sigh* I miss it all. Thank goodness for an mp3 player and CD's. Just don't bring back that hair! Thanks for asking and continuing the nostalgia. ~ Shannon M. Russell
08/09/2010 9:12:10 AM CDT
Tammy Walker says ...
Wow lets see The Police & Sting definatly. CCR, Sheryl Crow, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles, Boston, BTO, Sweet, Toto, War, Yes, Foghat & the list goes on. Kudos shout out to you guys!
08/09/2010 9:12:19 AM CDT
Amy J says ...
Def Leopard, AC/DC, The Black Crowes, Billy Thorpe, and my favorite, a complete audio tape of the Wizard of Oz. . . all on the good ol' tape where you could rewind to listen to the same spot over and over and over again. Fresh Prince (a/k/a Will Smith). The year I got my driver's license: Vanilla Ice, ice ice baby! The best soundtrack for running: Top Gun or Def Leopard I actually like all music though :-)
08/09/2010 9:12:38 AM CDT
becky says ...
i listened to ani difranco, tori amos, rusted root, phish, radiohead. i still listen to most of them today too.
08/09/2010 9:13:25 AM CDT
Korene Dover says ...
I loved Alanis Morissette. Hearing her still brings back memories of driving too fast with the windows down. Amazing how music is linked to so many memories in our lives...highschool, girlfriend/boyfriend, weddings, friends, vacations, clebrations, deaths...the list goes on.
08/09/2010 9:14:30 AM CDT
Lore Christensen says ...
Let's see, High School was a LONG time ago for me :) Black Water, by Doobie Brothers Love Will Keep Us Together, The Captain and Tennille Come and Get Your Love, Redbone Rikki Don't Lose That Number, Steely Dan and Black Water, Doobie Brothers
08/09/2010 9:16:57 AM CDT
Kathy says ...
I graduated at East Jefferson High in 1982.My days were filled with songs by Tim Curry,Little River Band and Dire Straits...
08/09/2010 9:17:09 AM CDT
michelle says ...
I listened to Spandau Ballet, Wham, Duran Duran, Culture Club, OMD, Heaven 17, Depeche Mode...all the New Wave artists of the 80's! I spent some time in the UK as well as went to high school in Toronto where we had a radio station, CFNY 102.1, and visited LA (KROQ) where they played the latest hits from the UK all the time!
08/09/2010 9:17:33 AM CDT
Jamie C. says ...
John Cougar Mellancamp....every day over the gym's sound system in PE. A little REO Speedwagon, AC/DC and unfortunately country western music for 2 hours a day on the school bus!
08/09/2010 9:18:01 AM CDT
Janet says ...
The Specials, The English Beat, The Clash, The Ramones, The Sex Pistols, Elvis Costello, The B-52's, Adolescents... punk rock!!
08/09/2010 9:18:35 AM CDT
Jacob Litoff says ...
When I was in High School I loved listening to the Bach Brandenburg Concertos, Vivaldi's 4 seasons, Mozart's Symphonies, Mozart's Operas. Verdi's Operas. Beethoven String quartets. Haydn String quartets. Schubert's octet. Mendlessohn's octet. Beethoven Symphonies. Brahms Symphonies. Schuberts "Die Wintereisse" Mozart's clarinet quintet. Mozart violin concertos. Mendlessohn violin concerto, Beethoven violin concerto, Brahms violin concerto, Tchaikovsky violin concerto. Beethoven cello sonatas. Brahms piano quintet and much more, as long as it was classical music.
08/09/2010 9:18:47 AM CDT
J'nae Rae Spano says ...
What music do I remember from high school with fond memories? Steve Miller Band's "Abracadabra," Alan's Parson's "Eye in the Sky (my favorite track being "Psycobabel")," next up anything Stray Cats, Kajagoogoo, Duran Duran, Limahl, David Bowie, The Fixx, Tears for Fears, Depeche Mode. So much great music from the 80's. Loved the New Wave movement the most, but the shear diversity of popular music was wonderful.
08/09/2010 9:18:54 AM CDT
Steveo says ...
The year was 1970 and I was heading for my Freshman year in High School - back in my day 9th grade was Junior High. A couple of weeks before school started the soundtrack for Woodstock was released and I bought my copy of the 3 record set. What a medley of diverse performers! I played it so much I thought I'd wear the vinyl out. I still have the original album and play it on a regular basis. 40 years later I can still go back & remember friends and events from then while listening to Country Joe and the Fish and Ten Years After (I have "I'm Going Home" on my mp3!)
08/09/2010 9:22:47 AM CDT
Beth says ...
In high school I was listening to Duran Duran, U2, The Cure,The Cars and Depeche Mode to name a few!! Good times!
08/09/2010 9:23:32 AM CDT
Deborah says ...
My first high school dance was "The Midnight Hour," based on the song by Wilson Pickett. The school administration failed to note the irony that the dance ended at 11 pm. (Looks as if my high school music memories are a bit older than most of your posters!)
08/09/2010 9:23:50 AM CDT
Diana Cunningham says ...
I listen to the Chilites, Earth Wind and Fire, the Moments, James Brown, Smokie Robinson, Miracles, Billy Paul, Stevie Wonder, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, Aretha Franklin, Delfonics, Temptations, O Jays, Lake Sides, Emotions, Gap Band, Parliment, Ohio Players, Isaac Hayes, Nancy Wilson, Main Ingredients, Heat Wave, Whispers, Bobby Womack, Donny Hathaway, Roberta Flack, AWB, The Dells, New Birth, Johnny Taylor, Jerry Butler, Marvin Gaye, Natalie Cole, Peabo Bryson, Sylistics, Manhattens, Regina Bell, Commadores.
08/09/2010 9:26:29 AM CDT

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