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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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Justin says …

graduated in 1999: Dream Theater, Sunny Day Real Estate, Korn, Metallica, Aphex Twin, Weezer, Dave Matthews Band

Corinne says …

Industrial/metal/techno stuff. Front Line Assembly, Die Krupps, Korn, oakenfold, nitzer ebb, ministry, the orb, chemical brothers, etc.

Carly says …

Yellowcard Something Corporate and - Fallout Boy Thanks for the giveaway and the great recipes on Twitter!

Melissa says …

The Police, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Duran Duran, Prince - anything a typical teenaged girl listened to in the early to mid 80s.

tuffer says …

High school was full of mixed tapes (Clapton, Allman Bros., jackopierce?) and lots of Big Head Todd and the Monsters. But for one summer week early in high school, we were stuck on a foggy island in a summer cottage with nothing but a Steve Miller Band's greatest hits tape and an old boom box with all the buttons broken off. Whoever lost the last game of hearts when the side ended had to go over, take out the tape and turn it around, and find a quarter to jam into the boombox and press the play button.... I can still hear the "fly like an eagle" synth fade out to this day.

Rob says …

AOR rock - Foghat, BTO, Styx, REO Speedwagon, and some easy listening top 40 like Glen Campbell.

Greg says …

High school for me was all about No Doubt, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, Garbage, Chemical Brothers, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Massive Attack!

Alan Yu says …

Journey - Escape, The Cars - Freeze Frame, Michael Jackson - Thriller, Huey Lewis and the News - Picture This, Def Leppard - Pyromania

Connie says …

Duran Duran, The Police, Adam Ant, Prince, 1st round Madonna

VeeCee says …

Steve Winwood Aerosmith Aretha Franklin Smokey Robinson Michael Jackson The Rolling Stones The Temptations Brian Ferry The Who Pink Floyd Phyllis Hyman

Boda says …

Back to School - I listened to Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker, Traffic, REO Speedwagon!

Dawn Brenneman says …

Bon Jovi....and I still listen to them today!

Julie says …

RICK SPRINGFIELD!!!!

Berbadette says …

KC & the Sunshine Band, "Get down Tonight" Average White Band, "A Love of my Own" Hall & Oats, "Sara Smile" The Brother's Johnson, "Strawberry Letter" I love the music back in the day, that was real music. ")

Alex says …

Jimmy Buffett, Tom Petty, Dave Matthews Band. Still my favorites today. Good music doesn't ever get old!

Dana says …

I listened to Usher - Confessions, Beyonce - Dangerously in Love, Aaliyah - Aaliyah,Christina Aguilera - Stripped, and Justin Timberlake - Justified. Always a mainstay in my car: Michael Jackson- Off the Wall, #1s and Invincible!

James K. says …

Bon Jovi all the way

Melissa AKA Froggy says …

In high school I was listening to Depeche Mode, The Cure and other alternative rock bands. But one of my all time favorite songs to sign-along with is Walking in Memphis.

Sara says …

I was all about Bad Religion, NoFx, Reggie and the Full Effect. Still some of the greatest music out there!

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!

Ellie Boyle says …

Green Day, Dookie!

Katie says …

Savage Garden, Pearl Jam, Duran Duran, Counting Crows, Bush, Better than Ezra, Britney Spears, Boyz to Men, Garth Brooks(not sure why), N'Sync, Backstreet Boys... I graduated in 1999 :) I made some questionable music choices then...

Meg Bressette says …

In High School I was listening to an eclectic mix - The Beatles, Allman Brothers, The Police, Earth,Wind & Fire, Sugar Hill Gang, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Genesis, The Cars, Boston, Squeeze, R.E.M., Thin Lizzy, Robert Palmer (also Power Station) and The Rolling Stones.

Ronita Lussier says …

I loved the 80's Journey Styx & pat Benatar as well as Cheap trick were listened to a ton!

Sarah Porr says …

I was listening to Savage Garden, Britney Spears and Hanson

Matt says …

Erasure and Gloria Estefan were what I listened to constantly during high school. Class of '95!

Eileen says …

Eagles, Hall & Oates, Pink Floyd, Carly Simon, Paul Simon, Steely Dan, Rod Stewart, Genesis....and yes, Beach Boys were a perennial at dances.

Alyce Morgan says …

Joni Mitchell and Beatles. Crosby, Still, Nash (and Young).

Stephanie says …

Black Crowes reminds me of my first bf

diana says …

Bad boys blue!

Missy says …

depeche mode, erasure, 10000 maniacs

Dale says …

I grew up listening to classical music. Played in the school orchestra. Fondly remember playing Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and Symphony # 40, Beethoven's First, Chabrier's Espana, Hanson's "Romantic" Symphony. In jr. hi, orchestra teacher was concertmaster of San Diego Symphony. We played a little piece he had written called "Little Suite Antique." Mr. Kolar told us he thought about calling it "Little Suite Obsolete," but decided not to because someone may agree with that title. In music appreciation class, it was much easier for teacher to ask me to bring in recordings than go to library to find them. I brought in quite a few LPs. Those were the days, my friends!

Yvette Garcia says …

The 80's was an awesome year, and I still listen to its music. In High School, I remember listening to Bryan Adam's "Summer of 69"; Nena's "99 Luftballoons"; and Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean". Those were the best years of my life. It's funny to see and hear current movies using the 80's music. It brings back great memories!

ellen says …

Boston - their debut, self-titled, album and Journey's 'Escape' - I think we wore them both out!! Now you know how old I am! : )

Geralyn Fierros says …

I listened to Led Zepplin, Leon Russell, Rolling Stones & much much more!!

Kat says …

Oh my,that takes me back! "Making out" in the rain in a 280z to Juke Box Hero" by Foreigner, Dancing at Prom to "Best of Times" by Styx, or jammin out in the courtyard at lunch to "Back in Black" by ACDC. Okay, I'm officially old.

wendy hassinger says …

definitely the Police, John Doe, Men at work, 10,000 maniacs, the cure, the clash, REM and just about anything 80's (graduated in 87)

Gloria says …

New Order, Depeche Mode, OMD, Robyn Hitchcock, Book of Love, 10,000 Maniacs, The Smiths :)

Jeanie Chadwick says …

During the Upper Merion, JC Smith years, we were mostly listening to Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, The Temptations and The Supremes. Then we flipped, to pop-rock.

Amanda says …

I have always had an old soul even though I was born into the tale end of Generation X. The newest stuff I listened to was The Dave Matthews Band. I was more into Joni Mitchell, Simon and Garfunkle, and Ella Fitzgerald

Longhorn Momma says …

I TOTALLY listened to The Police in high school and am so excited to hear Sting's new release!! I also listened to "techno rock" like Styx (who was my FAVORITE band of the day) and I can't believe I just admited that fact! :) But I was also very eclectic in my music listening...The Eagles, Simon and Garfunkel, Moody Blues, even 70s country. The only music I could NOT stomach was disco...UGH!! These 3 CDs look AMAZING! I can't believe we're going back to my youth to pay homage to the 70s and 80s. THAT ROCKS!!

Marsha says …

I have always loved all kinds of music. I was in highschool in the 70's and I listened to Bach, CCR, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Janis Joplin, Rich Mullins, The Osmond Brothers, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Carpenters, Andre Crouch, etc.

Azar ATTURA says …

What music did I listen to in High School? Well, in addition to ALOT of music on WABC and WINS in the Bronx, I listened to DooWop -- "Look in my Eyes" by The Chantals, "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" by the Shirelles, "Sweets for my Sweet" by the Drifters, "My Story" by the Jive Five, "Tonight I fell in Love" the Tokens, "Alley Oop" by the HollyWood Argyles, "Sweet Nuthins" by Brenda Lee, "Tonight" by the Mellow-Kings, and of course - ELVIS!!! Sigh........<:-D

Amanda says …

Oh boy. At first I listened to pop music like Backstreet Boys, N'Sync, Christina Aguleria. By my sophomore year I got more into rock/alternative/punk such as Flogging Molly, Alkaline Trio, Metallica, and that sort of thing.

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!

Amanda Berisford says …

New Kids on the Block, Guns and Roses, Madonna, and Jon Bon Jovi!

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.

Jill says …

The BEATLES ! I even got to hear them when they came to Jacksonville in the 60's.

tammie says …

back in the early 80's....i was listening to journey, john cougar mellancamp, bon jovi and prince!

Bernadette says …

I loved Duran Duran, INXS, The Police, A-ha... basically any band with good-looking boys!

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