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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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Becca says …

I just graduated high school this year, but throughout the past 4 years I listened to lots of classic rock and progressive rock... Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Who, The Beatles... I wish I could have gone to high school in the late '60s or early '70s :)

Kathryn says …

For me high school was filled with a lot of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sublime, and Putamayo. I can still listen to any of these and feel happiness in an instant!

Stephanie says …

I graduated in 1996, and the hits were C'Mon ride it (the train) by Quad city DJ's and the Macarena....boy this brings back memories of high school.....Alannis Morrisette and Sheryl Crow were big too!

Jen B. says …

Beastie Boys - License to Ill!! :-)

Miriam says …

I was really into bratty, self-indulgent pop-punk: the Bouncing Souls, NOFX, Saves the Day... I was also into lots of classic female rock vocalists like Debbie Harry, Pat Benatar, Aretha Franklin. Quality home entertainment. :)

Janette says …

In high school, I was all about Sublime, No Doubt, Blink 182, Pennywise, Lagwagon and local ska bands! Sublime was my fav though!

Pamela Curry says …

Kismet, Regina Resnick. Big Band Era, Beatles, Swan Lake,

Tom Vaughan says …

Steppenwolf, Grateful Dead, Grand Funk, Stones, Junior Walker and the Allstars, Led Zepplin, Iron Butterfly, Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show, Canned Heat, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Van Morrison, Cream, Buffalo Springfield, Black Sabbath, Uriah Heap, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, Jefferson Airplane/Starship, Mountain are a few I can think of off the top of my head.

Leah Gibbons says …

Totally dated: listened to Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Judy Collins,the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.

Laura Dailey says …

Billy Idol, Flock of Seagulls, Stray Cats, the Police, & whoever sang My Sharona!

Lyle Dailey says …

Queen, Styx, the Cars, Foreigner, J. Geils band

Judy says …

The Who, Pink Floyd and the Clash.

Heather Welch says …

The police, the police, and more police. I was in love with Sting and still enjoy him to this day. Sheryl Crow is not too shabby but I found her later in life. H

Jean Hart says …

love the word play on Sting's new album. From the Police to a Symphony orchestra. Great music.

Caroline Fahmy says …

Hello people!!! Only the best: Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Carly Simon, Carol King, Jackson Brown, Cat Stevens, and yes, Jose Feliciano! There-now I've dated myself.

Cathy Phifer says …

My school days were filled with the tunes of THE BEATLES....from 6th grade to the present , they are and wilo always be my quintesential group! I even plan to have them at my memorial service when that day comes! Now that is a lifelong and beyond dedication..LOL

Alan says …

I graduated from high school in the mid naughts. I was listening to Britney Spears, Sheryl Cole, Celine Dion.

Lori says …

Blood, Sweat & Tears!

Michelle Monkarsh says …

Def Leppard!

erdos says …

Lost in Your Eyes - Debbie Gibson

Rebecca Anderson says …

Mid-seventies: Boston, Foreigner, Linda Ronstadt, Heart, Fleetwood Mac.

Anita says …

Duran Duran - Prince, Purple Rain - George Michaels / Wham!

rachelle says …

Hair bands! Motley Crue, Skid Row, Warrant, Bon Jovi......

Maribeth says …

I loved Dave Matthews Band and my favorite was Boyz II Men!!!

Penny says …

I listened to KISS, Beach Boys, Aerosmith, Steeley Dan, 50s music, Fleetwood Mac, Boston, Meatloaf, Styx, and I loved listening to the radio, WCOZ especially! The 70s were a musically rich and varied decade!

LARRY KLEINMAN says …

BACK IN THE 50's I WAS LISTENING TO "DION AND THE BELMONTS" "FRANKIE LYMON AND THE TEENAGERS" OR ANY DOO WOP MUSIC

Janet Stevenson says …

I grew up listening to Beach Boys and Motown, older siblings influenced those choices. In High School, I discovered Donna Summer and the Bee Gees!!! Disco was it for me!! I used to go with my best friend to a disco in Santa Barbara on Saturday afternoons, when they would have 18 and under dancing. We would shred on the dance floor, partner disco dancing and really feeling like we were somethin' else! I still stop to listen whenever I hear the tunes that remind me of those days. Good times!!

Karen Hale says …

Everything totally 80's, especially if they were British!

Sherry says …

John Cougar, Motley Crue, Prince, Van Halen....I have to say 80's music was the worst.

sher says …

i listened to classic rock, like the beatles, the stones, and springsteen. but i also listened to new wave -- this was the early 80s, so i was heavily into elvix costello, squeeze, plit enz, and all sorts of stuff!

Althea jones says …

In high school I started with Skid Row & Guns n Roses but finshed with Garth Brooks....Billy Joel was pretty constant throughout. 80s into 90s

Mari Yelko says …

I listened to Rock music in Highschool. Journey, Van Halen, AC/DC, Yes, and The Cars.

Margaret Wolf says …

In high School I listened to everything! From Mowtown, heavy metal, jazz, Classical, and anything in between...music is what got me thru the tough teenage years!

Stephanie says …

I graduated in 1998 so there was the Goo Goo Dolls, Green Day, Will Smith, and Alanis Morissette. However, I was also listening to Chicago, Beach Boys, Boston, Head East, and the like.

Saxxon says …

AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Cinderella, Dokken, Europe, Faster Pussycat, Guns 'N Roses, Hurricane, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, KISS, Led Zeppelin, Motley Crue, Night Ranger, Ozzy Osbourne, Poison, Queensryche, Ratt, Scorpions, Twisted Sister, U2, Van Halen, W.A.S.P., Y&T, ZZ Top, and just about every other '80s hard rock/heavy metal band.

Baron says …

Some of the bands I liked in high school....okay... I listened to alot of Uriah Heep, Golden Earring, Foghat, Deep Purple, Montrose, Lou Reed, Iggy and the Stooges, Slade, Rod Stewart and the Faces, (The stuff Rod did with Ron Wood and the other guys in the Faces was outstanding material), Alex Harvey, Hawkwind... I could go on but I'll stop there.

Terry DeRugeriis says …

As a "60's" child, Motown was King! I couldn't wait for a new release from Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, The Four Tops and Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. This iconic music lives on today as some of the best music produced and recorded. Many artists have come and gone but this music stands the test of time. I am so glad I grew up in this era and still listen to this music today! Rock on!

Stacey says …

In school I listened to Top 40's through the 90's. I grew up listening to lots of eras of music, but being a teen....that's what my friends listened to, so that's what I listened to!

Liz says …

John Denver, Chicago, Bread, Elton John, James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel were just some of the wonderful music being listened to '76-'80.

Melissa says …

I was listening to The New Kids on the Block...lol. They were they biggest group ever when I was in high school! I was also listening to Bon Jovi and Madonna...good old days...

Laura Ferko says …

Oh my gosh, I listened to all of this kind of music!! I grew up in Erie, MI, a little farming community. We listened to CKLW from the Motor City, 104.7 out of Toledo when it first came out, and there was also a station in Ann Arbor MI, I can't remember those call letters but there was a deep raspy male voice that always said BAAAAABY, lol!! We listened to everything from Motown to Classic Rock, soft rock and more. Thanks for the flashback!!!!

Katie Schanck says …

I was into Grunge and alternative music in high school like Nirvana & The Cure.

Debbie J says …

I liked all the long hair metal bands of the 70's and 80's.

Jennifer says …

I graduated in 2008- I listened to The Sundays and Bush.

Eileen De La Cruz says …

I listend to a ton of different music. I love S. Crow...her lyrics are always relevant and dancable!

Crystal says …

When I was in High School I listened to a lot of R & B.. R Kelly, Jaheim, HTown, Mary J. Blige, Aaliyah, Xscape, 2Pac, .. but on the other end I listened to a lot of Jewel, NKOTB, Steve Miller, Def Leopard, Bon Jovi, Eagles, Brooks n Dunn, Trisha Yearwood, and Garth Brooks.. I listened to it all.. but have a special love for some R&B.. I still have a lot of the CD's from my high school days.. and listen to them.. Timeless..

Jillana Ridgeway says …

John Denver, I was a freak for his music! Knew all the lyrics, named my cat Aspen, my dog Denver, and my fish Annie. I was a fan of the bowl haircut, went to college to be a forest ranger - his influence was huge during that period of my life. My Sweet Lady was sung at my wedding, August 19, 1978. If only I had had an IPOD back then....John Denver, his music was so refreshing, his words so real, when listening to his albums (and I had them all-still do), it felt like a true Rocky Mountain High! Now my granddaughter loves listening to "Grandma's Feather Bed!" Priceless.

Jill Jones says …

I enjoyed a variety of music in high school...The Eagles, Stevie Wonder, Chicago, Boz Scaggs, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, and the Doobie Brothers just to name a few!

cheryl glunt says …

i was in high school in the 70's and was listening to: roxy music, david bowie, rod stewart, elton john, led zeppelin, aerosmith, kiss, carol king, the beatles & probably alot more that i don't remember.

chao-ching says …

the police, the cure, and duran duran!

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