The "Oh, wow!" hits of
the 50's and 60's (and, eh, a few 70's):
The music you forgot that you remember!
Turn off the waffle iron, get the cat out of the way, and start the music.
Then "dance like no one is watching"!*
The music you loved on Live 365, now on 8tracks.com.
Now your favorite tunes from Mom's Kitchen Radio are on 8tracks
(think of it as a big mixtape, or radio you can pause).
Listen to the latest playlist: click away!
And that's only one of the 90 (yes, 90!) (amazing, isn't it?) MKR playlists (with more on the way).
To hear them all, and for a bit more information about what you're hearing,
So easy, so good. So, enjoy!
A field guide to the New MKR
There are three kinds of playlists at the link:
1. "Kitchen tested"--these are the tunes you loved on Live 365. (The food photos are new: 8tracks requires graphics, and we're "Kitchen Radio," after all.)
2. The "elevators"--easy listening with style, perfect background for studying, for relaxing, for.... Hey, it's 5:00 somewhere!
3. Theme-based lists--featuring selected songwriters, artists, concepts. (Earth Day, for example, or check out the one that's all songs about coffee.)
More notes: Many—probably most— of the songs we play were hits (i.e., charted in Billboard Magazine) in the 50’s and 60’s and early 70's. But the main goal is to play what a typical middle-of-the-road station was playing during those two decades.
- Thus, occasionally 40’s material creeps onto our playlist because stations were still playing some of that.
- Similarly, there were songs that never made the charts that nevertheless got airtime—because middle-of-the-road stations were not as tied to the charts as the rock and rollers. We’re going with our memory on those.
- We have a weakness for tunes from The Great American Songbook. Hits or not, they're part of our heritage.
- Once in a while we've even added something from the 80's. But we felt really guilty about it.
Give us a shout: firstname.lastname@example.org; we'd be happy to
answer questions about the new format.
It's not exactly "radio," but in some ways it's better.
x *Attributed to Satchel Paige (full quotation: "Work like you don’t need the money, love like you’ve never been hurt, and dance like no one is watching.")