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Show Notes - BYR 52: Nu-Wop

Show Notes - BYR 52: Nu-Wop

Intro song: “The Longest Time” by Billy Joel (Amazon)

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Yacht Rock Bone Throw: “Breezin’” by Al Jarreau and George Benson (Amazon)

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Nu-Wop

Example songs: “I Wonder Why” by Dion and the Belmonts, “Countdown to Love” by Greg Phillinganes, “Out of Touch” by Daryl Hall & John Oates

First, doo-wop is vocal music with some instrumentation, typically rhythm. It’s urban sound, the sound of street corners, buskers and tough guys snapping fingers. Nu-wop hides its past - the songs don’t necessarily sound like doo-wop. But they incorporate elements of doo-wop, specifically song structure and chord changes, under the new wave sound - pro-pop, sometimes with synthesizers, based primarily out of the early 1980s.

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10. “Maybe He’ll Know” by Cyndi Lauper (Amazon)

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9. “Everyday I Write the Book” by Elvis Costello and the Attractions (Amazon)

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8. “Walking Down Your Street” by the Bangles (Amazon)

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7. “Drive” by the Cars (Amazon)

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6. “Freeze-Frame” by J. Geils Band (Amazon)

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50 Songs from 50 Soundtracks: “Falling” by Julee Cruise from “Twin Peaks” (Amazon)

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5. “Good Thing” by Fine Young Cannibals (Amazon)

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4. “I Can Dream About You” by Dan Hartman (Amazon)

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3. “True Blue” by Madonna (Amazon)

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2. “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” by Wham! (Amazon)

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1. “If This Is It” by Huey Lewis and the News (Amazon)

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Nyacht Quite: Billy Joel's '52nd Street'

Nyacht Quite: Billy Joel's '52nd Street'