The Songs From The Great American Songbook album really kind of falls into category of mom music to me, which is really kind of a subcategory of boomer music. Very few dads enjoy Rod Stewart post 1974 or so.
It's opposite in my experience. "I miss Rod Stewart when he used to rock" was a semi-frequent topic of discussion with my dad and his friends.
Come to think of it, Idk anyone who enjoyed the GAS series even though they're last boomer albums to go platinum. I think they're made exclusively as background music for boomers cocktail parties. I was low key amazed there were only five of them (plus a classic rock and classic R&B sequel). Still way too many but I would have guessed 10+. It certainly felt like that many.
It hit the older crowd at the same time Steely Dan's Two Against Nature came out. I chose to die on the Steely Dan hill while, to this day, muzak versions of "Smooth" and "Maria Maria" dominate the market airwaves every summer.
I think that's how I learned who they even were. Got the album, it was just very well produced blandness. "Cousin Dupree" needs more market love. Catchy, but the incest aspect might get in the way of people buying cheese.
LINCOLN, NE—Shoppers at a local Fareway Grocery were reportedly annoyed Thursday after a total banger on the loudspeaker was interrupted for a missing child announcement. “I was just starting to groove out to ‘Kodachrome’ when the store manager cuts in for some bullshit about parents who can’t...
The grocery store near my work plays a lot of New Order. I heard the Shep Pettibone remix of "True Faith" last week, and "Bizarre Love Triangle" recently, but I've also heard the lesser-known 2005 tracks "Krafty" and "Waiting for the Siren's Call." They use the In-Store Audio Network so it's not like there's some hipster putting together the store playlist but it's an outlier among the likes of OneRepublic and Eddie Money.
Covid has kept me away from "Do They Know It's Christmas?" according to my sister. Thank god. I haven't physically been in a store in two or so months, so it's nice to know I avoided the bane of my holiday existence.