Scott Bradlee’s instrument of choice is the piano, and he has a particular specialty in the ragtime style. He even posts YouTube tutorials on how to play ragtime piano riffs.
This clip, a “vintage” version of Carly Rae Jepsen’s ‘Call Me Maybe,’ shows off those piano chops particularly well.
For the past two years, I’ve spent a couple of weeks presenting each year’s “songs of the summer” — those inescapable, feel-good tracks dominating TV and radio airplay.
Inherent in my singling out those songs in July or August was the chauvinistic assumption that none of those songs would show up on my year-end best songs lists.