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Throwback Hits Released in May For Your Summer Jams

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From Eminem back to CSN and The Who, some momentous May releases from 1969 to 2009.

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Courtesy of Rob Reinhart
Courtesy of Rob Reinhart

Livin’ la vida loca? Maybe in May. The start of the warmer months is also the start of a search for a summer jam. But don’t think that means there’s a consistent sound. 

In 1999, Ricky Martin released his first English-language album in May, earning him the moniker, ‘The Latin King of Pop.’ But ten years after that, in May of 2009, it was Eminem’s Relapse that dominated the charts. 

WDET’s Rob Reinhart winds back through the decades to revisit momentous May releases.

Click on the audio player above to hear Rob Reinhart throwback to May releases. 


Rob Reinhart, Host, Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music and Acoustic Cafe

Rob Reinhart is host of WDET’s “Essential Music,” “Culture Shift” and the syndicated program “Acoustic Cafe,” heard on 125 stations around the country, and stations from Greece to New Zealand. He’s voted in 10 presidential elections: 4 wins, 6 losses.

rreinhart@wdet.org Follow @RobReinhart

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