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.

Springsteen – Racing In The Street – ‘Darkness On The Edge Of Town’ and in Passaic 1978 perfomance speeds

The Boss, Houston, 1978

Racing in the Street was the final track from Briuce Soringsteen

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Racing In The Street is a beautiful ballad written and performed by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band on their album Darkness on the Edge Of Town

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 allJeff,

matherton

August 9, 2019