Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Old Soul and Pop Become New With The Latest Songs and Styles

Music often tends to run in cycles. In composition, pop songs cycle constantly between verses and choruses, and classical forms are full of complex repetitions. Tastes, musical styles, and even specific artists vanish and reappear in the same way. The new songs and styles at Yamaha MusicSoft this week show these circular trends in music, with the sounds of 60s and 70s soul coming back to influence today's hits, and the triumphant return of one of the 90s most successful groups. Experience some musical rebirth of your own this week with Aloe Blacc, Take That, the Lambada, and more!

New Style

Dollar Beat
A soul/funk accompaniment lead by piano and horns, equally well suited to your renditions of mid tempo James Brown, Stax, or Motown. Of course, with old soul sounds coming back in style, you can also use this style for your Amy Winehouse covers!



New Songs

I Need A Dollar - Aloe Blacc
Aloe Blacc is bringing the sound of old school soul back to pop music, and "I Need a Dollar" hits all the right notes. With a blend of lyrical messages and funky rhythms seldom heard since the hey days of motown, this track will certainly bring some fresh grooves to your keyboard.


The Flood - Take That
One of the biggest boy bands in history is all grown up now, but their songs just keep getting better. This astounding comeback single features the return of Robbie Williams, and manages to be even more epic and catchy than their previous hits.


My Father's Eyes - Eric Clapton
This 1998 single from one of rock's greatest guitarists is one of his most emotional and touching songs.


There Goes My Everything - Christer Sjögren / Engelbert Humperdinck
Country music is known for its songs of lost love, and this is one of the best and most performed, with Englebert Humperdinck, Jack Greene and Elvis Presley all producing hit versions.


Lambada - Kaoma
Responsible for launching the Lambada as an international dance craze, this song features an excellent Latin dance beat, with a particular Brazilian flair.


Check Yamaha MusicSoft for a complete list of new songs, including old favorites from Julio Iglesias, Ten Sharp and Mental as Anything.

- Doug