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Your Own Back to School Medley

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.

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denise says …

I was listening to a lot of 70's music, my favourite radio station was Q107!! I love #1 Led Zepplin, #2 Van Halen, #3 Kim Mitchell and many others...

Erica Scanlon says …

Steve Miller, Led Zep, Stones, Motown, John Cougar Mellancamp, The Eagles and even The Captain and Tennille!

diane nestor says …

Led Zeppelin, The Who, Steely Dan, Santana, Joni Mitchell.

BethAnn says …

The Cure and Depeche Mode always remind me of high school and my teenage agnsty ways.

Leigh S. says …

I listened to Jane's Addiction, The Clash, The Pixies, Devo, Bad Brains, The Sex Pistols and much, much more!

Chris Coccia says …

Was subjected to lots of Journey, Rush, Styx, Foreigner et al. However, a guy that worked for my dad introduced me to Zappa and the Mother of Invention. Somehow from there I moved onto DEVO and the Ramones, the Clash and Sex Pistols. I never looked back at top 40 again. The music and the realization that better things exist outside of the norm made me who I am today. I mourn the loss of so many of my musical heroes in the last few years but their influence lives on.

Andrea Tidwell says …

Anything 90's R&B! Changing Faces, SWV, Toni Braxton,R Kelly, etc. Of course some hip hop in there too-Notorious B.I.G was one in particular! And of course there was the grunge movement also-I think everyone listened to Nirvana at that time! Loved Green Day also:-) Candlebox, STP were some other favorites as well. Ahhh, memories!

Dennis Janes says …

Beattles, Rolling Stones, Cream, Jimmy Handricks, Janis Joplin, CCR, 4 Seasons, Otis Reading and James Brown.

Kristi says …

I listened to lots of U2, Boston, INXS and Duran Duran. Go 80's!!

Ashley says …

I graduated high school in 2004, so for the first two years, I was everything Backstreet Boys! (And then for the final two years, I was secretly still listening to them.) Now I'm six months from my wedding and, I have to admit, one or two songs from the Backstreet Boys and Nsync will make it onto my DJ list.

Natasha says …

1987-1991 We listened to New Edition, Poison, Janet Jackson, Phil Collins, Bryan Adams, NWA, NKOTB, Madonna, The Gap Band, The SOS Band. Johnny Kemp, Duran Duran, George Michael...and the list goes on and on!

Cynthia says …

I loved The Cure, Depeche Mode, Erasure....more electronic sound!!! I graduated 1989!!!!

Stephanie Foster says …

Sex Pistols - Nevermind the Bullocks Brings me back. :-)

Cathy Bishop says …

Todd Rundgren was all the rage, & the first concert I ever saw!

Stephanie says …

quad city djs with c'mon n ride it (the train) and Los de rio's macarena...

Sonjia says …

Back in HS, I was listening to Weezer, Soundgarden, Toad the Wet Sprocket and Dave Matthews Band. I love this music even now in my 30's. I guess I haven't changed much, but I like to think I'm a bit wiser.

ingrid says …

My high school musical taste was eclectic, to say the least. It would most certainly have included John Denver (his ecological message is still timely today..."Rocky Mountain High" among others); Jesse Colin Young ("Ridgetop" and "Songbird" come to mind); James Taylor ("Fire and Rain")amongst others....

Betsy Buxton says …

Madonna,Bon Jovi,Run DMC,The Police,Michael Jackson.

Cyndi says …

Highschool music I listened to Fleetwood Mac, Elton John,Steely Dan,Chicago,Doobie Brothers, and I could go on and on! These three CD's you all are giving away, sound like they would be Wonderful!!

Susan says …

This will put me in the "ancient" category! Earth, Wind and Fire, Pink Floyd, Alman Brothers, Boston, Chicago, CCR, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Black Sabbath, Cat Stevens, Cream, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Billy Joel, Dan Fogelberg, Stones.... a little bit of everything!

Jaya says …

I didn't even get into music until High School. The songs that instantly jump to mind from those years: * "Bullet with Butterfly Wings" by Smashing Pumpkins * "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana * "Come Out and Play" by The Offspring Note: Please exclude me from the contest side. Just answering the question and actively uninterested in physical CDs.

Jenny says …

Duran Duran, Sting, ABC, Roxy and Wham to name a few. I was so into that new wave British thing.

Giraffe says …

I was listening to Sting, The Police, Sting, The Police, Sting, The Police and sometimes Queen and The Cure.

Dolores says …

Earth Wind & Fire, Chicago, Eagles, Janis Ian, Phoebe Snow, John Denver (Wow), Linda Ronstadt, Carol King, James Taylor.

Michelle says …

80's baby, and all that it entails!!!! Especially the "hair bands"!! Still listen to it today!!!!

Sonja says …

The Grateful Dead

shannon says …

I listened to everything and still do outside of rap. Even my 12, 8, and 4 1/2 year old boys love the music Mom and Dad listend to. I was big hair 80's rock, hubby was the Police, Tom Petty generation, but we even listen to new stuff. One of my favorits is Bon Jovi as he goes through all generations. I love the above bands as well and hubby would be thrilled to have those CDs as well as our 3 boys.

Hector says …

This was a turning point. Growing up in Mexico City, I was exposed to the awful Spanish pop of that era, but friends lend me some seminal music: Queen's A Night at the Opera, U2's The Unforgettable Fire and Sam Cooke's Ain't That Good News. After that, I craved other music besides the prevalent pop.

Megan says …

I definitely went through a teeny bopper phase in high school- Britney had some good tunes back in the day! :)

Tracy says …

I listened to The Police, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Amy Grant, The Who, James Taylor to name a few

Mark says …

The Cure, U2, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Cocteau Twins

Jennifer Kilgallon says …

Bowling for Soup, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Switchfoot, AC/DC, Dispatch. I had a wide selection of music, but I loved classic rock and alternative/indie all through high school! Great years out of my life!

Natasha Davenport says …

When I was in High school I listened to AC/DC, Fall Out Boy, Something Corporate, Rage Against The Machine, System Of A Down, Korn, Kittie, and Box Car Racer "I feel so." Good Times!

Ben says …

hmm... highschool? Let's see. Alabama, Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson... yeah it was country back then.

CROOK BLADEZ says …

WU TANG CLAN AND THE FOLLOW UP SOLO RELEASES KEPT ME GOIN THROUGH OUT HIGH SCHOOL..ESP METH,RAEKWON, AND OL DIRTY BASTARD (RIP)

Erica d says …

Whenever I hear "Boys don't cry" by The Cure it takes me right back to the 80's. I can almost smell the ozone depleting hairspray!

Ted Lai says …

High school seems so long ago. I listened to a lot of Kinks music, but I was also into Oingo Boingo, U2, and the Police at that time.

Marissa Mandrell says …

Blink-182, No Doubt, the Ataris, and Sublime were my favorites in high school!

Marianne Murphy says …

Styx, Journey, BeeGees

Bob T says …

A lot of Bob Dylan. But I also digging the hits of Bachman Turner Overdrive, Chicago, and Queen.

Lisa Creese says …

Duran Duran, Madonna, and Wham

Cory says …

I was in high school in the mid-90's and listened mostly to Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, Stone Temple Pilots, Nirvana, Nate Dog and Warren G, a small dose of country, REM, Blues Traveler, Snoop, Dre, Third Eye Blind, Spin Doctors, and a gospel group called Acappella.

Natalieeee says …

Really, I graduated in 2006. Am I the youngest to post thus far? Let's see if anyone has any idea who I listened to back in high school ( which does, despite what you people might think, feel like ages ago!).. Fall out Boy, Panic at the Disco, AFI, Thursday, Notorious BIG, Snoop DO double G, Brand New, Counting Crows, Coheed and Cambria, Incubus, The Postal Service... the list could go on and on. Basically anything you'd hear at the Vans Warped Tour or in Hot Topic. Ahhh, those days. So glad my taste n music has changed considerably! :D

mss @ Zanthan Gardens says …

Yes (Fragile, Close to the Edge); Emerson, Lake and Palmer (Tarkus, Trilogy), Jethro Tull (Thick as a Brick, A Passion Play), Pink Floyd (Dark Side of the Moon).

charmer1 says …

In high school I liked listening to Billy Joel's "The Nylon Curtain" & "Songs In the Attic " albums and music from Southside Johnny,Bruce Springsteen,and AC/DC.

Mary Beth Smith says …

We're talkin' the late 1960s!! Great songs from the Temptations, the Beatles, the Monkees, the Four Seasons, Gladys Knight, the Rolling Stones, the Supremes, James Brown, the Beach Boys, Jan and Dean, Sonny and Cher, Dusty Springfield...

hellen says …

I was listening to a little bit of everything, including Stevie Wonder, Elvis Presley, Jonny Cash, Jimmy Dean, AC/DC.... and much more! A complete mix!

Erin says …

I was listening to Paul McCartney, as well as The Police and Sting, even though I graduated in 2002. Timeless music!

Elizabeth Long / Parratt says …

Hi ...Pink Floyd,Donovan,Crosby Stills Nash and Young, Moody Blues,Beatles,Robert Plant,Vivaldi,Mozart,Bill Evans,.....eclectic taste for sure.... :(|)

Teri says …

LOL In high school?? Bee Gees, CCR, Wings, Chicago, Billy Joel. The first one definitely dates me!

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