Way Back 2015

May 1, 2016 - Fitness Tracker Oldies Battle: Delfonics Versus Domino, Elvis & Nixon Brings the Soul, Rock and Gospel

Nick Jonas is seen pushing his running routine to the limit while The Delfonics' 1968 hit "Ready or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide From Love)" supplies momentum in a current TV commercial for Apple Watch and its fitness app (one of the device's many uses). Apparently competition is fierce, as Fats Domino's 1957 rock classic "I'm Walkin'" serves a similar function on Fitbit's latest spot for its fitness wristband.

Elvis & Nixon (Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey, respectively), a new movie based on an actual meeting in 1970 between the two iconic personalities, offers a great selection of soul and rock hits: "Hold On! I'm a Comin'" by Sam and Dave, "Suzie Q" by Creedence Clearwater Revival, "(Do The) Push and Pull" by Rufus Thomas, "Spinning Wheel" by Blood, Sweat and Tears and Otis Redding's "Hard to Handle," in addition to Sister Rosetta Tharpe's gospel recording of "Peace in the Valley"...but no Elvis songs!

April 8, 2016 - American Breed's "Bend Me" is Back, Tempts and Bernstein Factor into Hardcore Thrills

The bed that moves you: a remix of The American Breed's 1967 hit "Bend Me, Shape Me" points out how to get "the best sleep of your life" while sending out a subliminal message that it helps if you're athletically built. Great to hear the Breed back in the loop! Action flick Hardcore Henry has two '60s standards to contrast the film's frantic pace: The Temptations' "My Girl" and the original theme from "The Magnificent Seven" by Elmer Bernstein, the composer of the classic 1960 movie soundtrack.

I'm Walkin' My Girl