Current hit:  ” Skate” by Silk Sonic

Linked to:   “I’ll Be Around” by The Spinners/1972

Because:    No one can throw a new spin on an old school vibe with more precision than Bruno Mars, here collaborating with rapper/producer/writer Anderson.Paak –together they perform as Silk Sonic.

“Skate” engages audiences within the first few bars; melodically, it recalls the flavor of top-notch production teams such as Gamble/Huff, Holland/Dozier/Holland and Philly’s Thom Bell who injected his smooth writing and production style into hits by The Stylistics, The O’Jays, The Delfonics and The Spinners.

Charting:   #17  on Top 40 radio,  #19 Adult Top 40, and #20 Rhythmic Top 40.