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The One Hit Wonders Nostalgia Playlist

The One Hit Wonders Nostalgia Playlist

Just because a song is old doesn’t mean it will trigger nostalgia. If you keep Beyoncé in regular rotation, listening to “Crazy in Love” probably won’t take you back to 2003 every time. But I’ve found a kind of music that’s way more likely to trigger nostalgia: The one hit…

The A Cappella Sea Shanty Playlist

The A Cappella Sea Shanty Playlist

“Sea chanteys are work songs, so they’re designed to coordinate effort between a group of people doing physical labour,” says video producer Jamison Hermann, who sang them while working on ships at the Mystic Seaport maritime museum. “The saying in maritime historical circles is that a good chanteyman is worth…

How To Make Sure Your Kid Has Great Musical Taste

How To Make Sure Your Kid Has Great Musical Taste

I used to hate kids. Now that I have two of them, I’m OK admitting that. In my 20s, I went around swearing I would never spawn — instead, I’d travel the world wild and free without ever having to change a nappy, listen to Barney songs, or pick up…