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The Speed of Joy, “Isn’t She Lovely?” | Stevie Wonder | unclassified tempo map, video embed

Whenever I think of the joy of a new life, it is very often that the Stevie Wonder classic “You Are The Sunshine Of My Life” comes into my focus.

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You Are The Sunshine Of My Life

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

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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 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