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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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Mary says …

High school was Elton John, Eagles, Billy Joel, Emerson Lake and Palmer - amazing that they are all still around!

Jessica B says …

Sadly, I was listening to Backstreet Boys, Nsync, and 98 degrees. Totally into the boys bands.

Vicki says …

High School for me was all about the music back in the early 80's. AC/DC, Pink Floyd, The Knack, Aerosmith, Billy Squier, the list is endless and timeless. Still listening today on the "Classic Rock" station.

Donna Brehm says …

The STONES!!! and Fleetwood Mac, Earth wind & fire & James Taylor!!!

Brenda Scott says …

80s! Rod Stewart, Journey, Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, U2, INXS, King, Pet Shop Boys. I love that "New Wave" sound ... It's called "old wave" now :( jajajaja. Still, awesome music!

Rob says …

The Police, Sheryl Crow and U2. All good!

alina says …

Depeche Mode and INXS.

Sandra Skare says …

My Sharona...The Knack, I Want You to Want Me...Cheap Trick, Don't Bring Me Down...Electric Light Orchestra, It's a Heartache...Bonnie Tyler, You're in My Heart...Rod Stewart, Dust in the Wind...Kansas, Come Sail Away...Styx, Blue Bayou...Linda Ronstadt, Undercover Angel...Alan O'Day, Hotel California...Eagles, When I Need You...Leo Sayer ...and on and on. :)

CityFit says …

*deep breath* ..... Yes, CCR, Beatles, Steely Dan, Rush, Wings, REO Speedwagon, Elton John, Doobie Brothers, Neil Diamond, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Joni Mitchell, Chicago, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Police, Eagles, Grand Funk, Three Dog Night, Simon & Garfunkel, Genesis, Alan Parsons, Steve Miller, David Bowie, BTO, Boston, Foghat, Jefferson Starship, Bad Company, Foreigner, Guess Who, Heart, Jethro Tull, Kansas, Journey, Moody Blues, Pink Floyd, ZZ Top, The Who, Ted Nugent, Van Halen, Uriah Heap, Styx, Steppenwolf, Queen, Tom Petty, Pink Floyd, Rod Stewart, Queen, Peter Frampton, Grateful Dead, Deep Purple, Little Feet, Pure Prairie League, Aerosmith, Fleetwood Mac, King Crimson, Lynrd Skynrd, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Earth Wind & Fire, ELP, Santana, ELO, Allman Brothers, Rufus, Bob Seger, Gladys Knight, America, Sly & the Family Stone, Average White Band, Supertramp, Edgar Winter, Smokey Robinson, Charlie Daniels, Dr. John......it goes on and on.......... I listened to them all and remember them all.

John E. Boy says …

Michael Jackson :)

sharla says …

I was probably listening to anything hot at the time. I really like Madoona back then, the doors, Depeache Mode, Tears for Fears, Wham, PetBoys and so far...I liked everything not just the few bands I mentioned but everything.

Sonya Clayton says …

Pat Benatar, Devo, Laura Brannigan

Dawn B says …

I graduated in the 80s, so I listened to the Dead Kennedys, U2, Depeche Mode, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Psychedelic Furs, The Cure, The Smiths, and similar "New Wave" groups. Listening to those songs still brings back memories. :)

Lisa says …

I listened to everything really! I love every type of music. I listened to everything from Lori Anderson to Kate Bush to Cheap Trick to ACDC to Simply Red to Aretha Franklin to Spike Jones to show tunes to Etta James and just about everything in between. I love variety! I could listen to so much variety because I listened to tunes ALL the time!

Scott Rudolph says …

In the late seventies I was mostly listening to John Hartford and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

Karen M says …

When I was in school, I listened to a lot of Journey and The Cars. Good Times!

Dee says …

I'm a seventies survivor - LOL. All time favs Heart, Zepplin, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Ted Nugent, Styx, Kansas...I could go on and on : )

Linda says …

I adore most music and cannot imagine life w/o it! I'm a huge fan of classical, because even though I get tired of certain types of music, I can go back to classical and always love it. It also stimulates my brain. However....I was NOT a big fan of it in high school. I enjoyed all of Elton John, Electric Light Orchestra and Journey, and Chicago probably the most.

Deborah says …

Stones,Beatles, Jim Morrison, Byrds.......

Sandy says …

U2, REM, Squeeze, 10,000 Maniacs (or was that college?), Steve Miller and the Steve Miller Band, Glen Miller (different genre, huh?).

Jennifer Doig says …

I feel fortunate to have been exposed to legends in the making, Pearl Jam's TEN, Nirvana 'Smells Like Teen Spirit', and Red Hot Chili Peppers. U2 was pushing forward in it's own avant garde movement of sound. All endure because of the unique talent that dared to cross the line of the mainstream. Awesome music...think I'll go dig some of those gems out and take a listen today. Thanks for the flashback into an otherwise moody teenage life!

Rachel Morgan says …

Jewel, Better Than Ezra, Third Eye Blind, Tom Petty. And a lot of 70's rock.

Kathleen says …

My favorite artists were Simon & Garfunkel, Cat Stevens and Chicago.

susan mistry says …

Sting for sure

Judy says …

I loved all three, but was especially into the Beatles and the Stones waaaay back in those days!

Joanne says …

My first concert experience was in Fall 1985. Who did I see? STING! He was still playing smaller venues - this one was at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. I saw more concerts in high school than all the collective years since. Psychadelic Furs, INXS, UB40...Sting show was, by far, my fave.

Andrew Y says …

We were listening to AC/DC, KISS, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie. My sister, who is older, listened to the Bay City Rollers!

Jennifer says …

My friends and I listened to country, Rscal Flatts, Toby Keith and others. Yeah

Charissa says …

In addition to Men at Work and Billy Idol, I was into the hair-bands; Poison, Def Leppard, Winger, Tesla, etc! Graduated in 1989 and our class "song" was The Time of My Life (Dirty Dancing)

Stacie Anne Strittmatter says …

I graduated 1985 the Romantics were big Frankie goes to Hollywood,the Police, U2

Donna Z says …

Boy bands were popular in my high school years :)

Sarah says …

I listened to a lot of classic rock, The Beatles mostly

Belinda says …

I listened to a lot of music in high school, all the way from the 6o's to now. Some of them were the Beatles, Billy Joel, Carpenters, The Bangles, Aqua, Def Leopard, Pink Floyd. So you can see I listened to many artists.

Tami says …

Ran the gamut in those years from Rick Springfield and Prince to The Cure, Violent Femmes and U2 by the end of high school. Good times ...

Angela says …

Madonna, plus a little Madonna, then every once in a while...Madonna.

Amy Morman says …

I listened to Light Rock music...LOL...I thought I was the bomb :)

Gayle says …

1979 - the best year ever to graduate!! Styx, Elton John, Billy Joel, Springsteen, Led Zeppelin, Peter Frampton, Clapton, Aerosmith, Eagles, Commodores, Kansas, Journey....and ironically, more than 30 years later, my college age son and I can take a road trip and he's listening to the same music!!

Julia says …

I graduated from HS in 1991, I listened to everything from hairbands (Def Leppard, Poison) to classic rock (Journey, The Outfield), to R&B & Hip Hop (Boys2Men) to Country (Garth Brooks and George Straight).

Evelyn Hidalgo says …

Taylor Dane, George Michael, Michael Jackson, Culture Club, Rap, and everything 80's! Those were the days!!

Carolyn says …

Michael Jackson!

Ana says …

Bon Jovi & New Kids on the Block!

Esther Hall says …

I love Def Leppard, Montley Crue, ACDC, Poison, and most all 80's music...

Deborah meyer says …

i listened to the CARS, cheap trick, Van Morrison, aretha franklin, Otis redding, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, David Bowie, Bob Marley, Foreigner, Boston, Aerosmith, Loverboy, The Police, Peter Gabriel, Cyndi Lauper, ZZ Top, Brian Adams. the list goes on and on!

Ashley says …

Coldplay, taking back sunday, anberlin

Olivia Halman says …

The Beatles, Sly & The Family Stone, Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, David Bowie, Modest Mouse, Simon & Garfunkel, Radiohead, Wilco, Bob Dylan, The Who, A Tribe Called Quest, Todd Rundgren, Television, Talking Heads, Iggy Pop And The Stooges, Steely Dan, The Smiths, The Smashing Pumpkins, Slum Village, Prince, Nick Drake, CAN, Neu!, Neil Young, Nas, The Velvet Underground, Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder, Me'Shell Ndegéocello, Marvin Gaye, La Düsseldorf, Gang Starr, Parliament-Funkadelic, Fela Kuti, The Fall, Elvis Costello, Donny Hathaway, De La Soul, David Axelrod, Curtis Mayfield, The Congos, EL-P, The Ramones, The Clash, The Magnetic Fields, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Captain Beefheart, Cannibal Ox, Brian Eno, KRS-One, Black Sheep, Bjork, Bill Withers, Ben Folds Five, Beastie Boys, Madlib, Mission of Burma, Gang of Four, My Bloody Valentine, Tom Waits, Van Morrison, Tim Buckley, Jeff Buckley, The Kinks, Joni Mitchell, Wu-Tang Clan, Rakim, Notorious B.I.G, Sonic Youth, Guided by Voices, Pavement, Big Star, The Beach Boys, Big L, Frank Zappa, Yo La Tengo, J Dilla, MF Doom, The Pixies, Nirvana, Al Green, Earth, Wind & Fire, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Roxy Music, Jimi Hendrix, Beck... All thanks to my older brother who gave me the gift of music. Listing so many is probably overkill, I apologize... I only put the important ones I swear! My brother collected over 1,000 CD's in his youth, and still adds more every week. He raised me on this music. I am so grateful for him and the soundtrack he continually provides for our lives.

laureen says …

wow - that was a really long time ago ...... i'd have to say rush, the police, bob marley, genesis, journey all mixed in with a little alan parsons & emerson, lake, and palmer!

sharon says …

i listened to the rolling stones, bad company, and alot of late 70s music.

Melinda says …

I grew up near the Home of Rock and Roll - loved Genesis, the Ramones, Billy Idol, DEVO

Reign says …

80's rock! Van Halen, Journey, The Police, and my fav Rush! :)

Erin Lubick says …

Dave Matthew's,Nirvana, Pearl Jam.. umm

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