Simply Red – Holding Back The Years – Unclassified tempo map w video embedded link –

Simply Red’s “Holding Back The Years” is recorded at 86 1/3 beats per minute.

Simply Red’s “Holding Back The Years” is recorded at 86 1/3 beats per minute. It was one of the classic hits of the 1980s, and remains popular.

 

An excellent use of the term “Backstreets” as used in American suburbs | unclassified tempo map of Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band 1970s song

There is an enthusiasm throughout that song that though Bruce and his love interest aren’t what we would call today “rich”, life was pretty damn good driving around freely on hidden backstreets at night just being with people you liked.

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Jason Thompson and MIshael Morgan in The Young and the Restless

Yesterday the writers at the Young and the Restless used the American suburb term “backstreets” in a way Bruce Springsteen did when he wrote about the streets of New Jersey.

There is an enthusiasm throughout that song that though Bruce and his love interest aren’t what we would call today “rich”, life was pretty damn good driving around freely on hidden backstreets at night just being with people you liked.

The Bold And The Beautiful®, s33e97, Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | ‘Douglas Is My Trump Card’

In his battle to win Hope Logan’s love, Thomas Forrester is using his son Douglas and his coworker Zoe in selfish, entitled and manipulative ways.

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You and Me Against the World, harmonic tempo map

Surprisingly enough: the friend of Thomas, Vinny, is a good man who knows that Thomas using his child, Douglas, while additionally using another person’s feelings, the graceful Zoe,  to “win” the love of somebody who probably doesn’t even love you anyway, in this case Hope Logan, is wrong.  A good friend tells the person doing the wrong thing to stop it, risking the friendship itself for the advantage of a child and a lied-to love interest.

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Grey Street | Dave Matthews band | live Central Park | median expected tempo map

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The song Grey Street was performed by the Dave Matthews Band in Central Park New York City only ONE time.

The diagram as a median tempo guide is pretty accurate, but you have to listen to the rhythm section groove to “get” the rhythm as a whole.

Eleven years plus since LeRoi died and this song makes me appreciate hime almost more than any other.

matherton coffee and cream staff

The Pretenders – “My City Was Gone” – unclassified tempo diagrams

MY CITY WAS GONE by The Pretenders features the beast groove that has been featured on at least Rush Limbaugh’s broadcast every day for 30 years.

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My City Was Gone – The Pretenders – modern tempo image

Jeff Lynne’s E.L.O. / “SHOWDOWN” / live, Wembley Stadium, median expected tempo chart

Seems to me that songs I don’t fall in love with *right away*, but rather grow on me over a year or two, become my favorites.

“Showdown” Jeff Lynne’s E.L.O. – median expected tempo diagram

I was lucky enough to see and hear the fantastic Jeff Lynne with *his* E.L.O. in Philadelphia last month.

Seems to me that songs I don’t fall in love with *right away*, but rather grow on me over a year or two, become my favorites.

When the band played this in my wife’s home town of Philadelphia last month, SHOWDOWN was unexpectedly the song I enjoyed the most.

Respect to all,

matherton

August 9, 2019

JEREMY – unclassified tempo maps – official video link

 
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So much has been said about this particular performance of the song JEREMY by Pearl Jam that to add more words toopinion would just be making fewer words.

As far as I know these are the only accurate tempo numbers for the song, but who counts?

 

/mh/

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