Let’s Get The Midtown Men On The Radio!

• September 27, 2011 • Comments (7)

In The Midtown Club’s first Fan Q&A, Carolyn asked a great question:    “Now that the CD is available, is  there a chance we will be able to hear any of the songs on the radio?”

The Men responded with:  “Having a song from one of our albums on the radio will be amazing…Is there a particular track from The Midtown Men: Sixties Hits you’re all diggin’?  Tell us and absolutely tell your favorite station, deejay and music editor.”

Let’s do it – let’s get The Men on the air!  Tell us which song YOU think we should campaign for, and why.  If anyone knows the ins and outs of getting a song played on the air, let’s hear from you as well.  If we all work together, we can get this done! 

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Category: Q & A, The MEN, The MUSIC

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  1. stubbleyou says:

    Gotta go with Bobby channeling Marvin Gaye on “Ain’t That Peculiar.”

  2. Carolyn says:

    Howard, as always…great thoughts and ideas!

  3. Howard says:

    Well, Carolyn and Catherine…yes, Daniel and Christian are great leads on “Up on the Roof” and “Time of the Season” (and to my knowledge, TOTS has never had a popular remake, where UOTR has had many, the most notable by James Taylor).

    I’d go with the medley, though, since it features Michael’s very distinctive sound (yes, similar to Frankie Valli, but distinctive) and it’s very catchy for a first release. And there is talk of “Laughter in the Rain”, the Neil Sedaka “jukebox musical” coming to Broadway from London, so “Breaking Up” may be ready to become a hit all over again.

    Chances are that the listener will know some part if not all of the medley and be able to sing along after all these years. The second release can be a ballad. Please remember that Rod Stewart’s “Reason to Believe” languished in the lower Hot 100 until a DJ turned it over to “Maggie May”. And Bette Midler’s first heralded release of the very slow “Do You Wanna Dance” didn’t do nearly as well as the catchier “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.”

    Obviously, Cousin Brucie is a huge fan of TMM; hoping he can get some airplay on Sirius. John Schiumo of NY1 (“The Call” every night at 9 PM) is also, so perhaps a feature on NY1 could be in the future. It would be great if the guys could be on one of the PBS benefits that are on nearly every Saturday night. The CD proceeds could go to PBS, but the publicity would be priceless. And mass e-mails would be great too (too many people don’t have Facebook and my company blocks it) for both the CD and the concerts. But I’m sure these aren’t original thoughts.

  4. Sharon says:

    Definitely “Up On the Roof” – brings back such sweet memories!! The Midtown Men are incredible!!

  5. Carolyn says:

    Well here goes Catherine… my taste has pretty much stayed the same since these oldies were played for the first time ever on the radio. I love the early Beatles, the Beach Boys, and of course the Four Seasons. There is a certain sound from that era, that just makes me feel good. It is so hard to choose one song from this CD, as every song is wonderful. But if I must choose for a song request, it would have to be “Up On The Roof”. I loved it then and I really love it even more now.

    • Rose Sacchetti says:

      I’m going to have to agree with Carolyn, “Up on the Roof” is my winner. Although it is a tough decision as the Midtown Men sing each and every song to perfection, I still would like to hear “Up on the Roof.” on the radio.

  6. Catherine says:

    I’ve listened to the CD so many times, and it really was hard for me to pick my “favorite”. And sometimes it depends on my mood. I might really be feeling “Up On The Roof” one day, but the next day “California Dreamin'” is just what I need to hear.

    I’ve given a lot of thought to which song I think would generate the most interest if played on the radio in a town where a concert is scheduled…and my pick is “Time Of The Season”. The Midtown Men’s version of this song is sexy, funky, fresh and a lot of fun – and I love it!

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