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.