What happened to the era of the instrumental? I hope they bring them back.

photo - September 14 - Paul Mauriat (Instrumental)From Sue-Ann J – Hello Mr. Pop. What happened to the era of the instrumental? I hope they bring them back.

Mr. Pop History – Me too. Back in the top-40 heyday – instrumentals were such a big part of it all. Separately – most major groups put out instrumentals – The Beach Boys, the Beatles and so on. Motown was so smart – they had an instrumental orchestra called the San Remo Strings which gave us instrumental versions of Motown hits. “Smooth Jazz” is OK – but after a while, it all begins to sound the same. I’d like to see a giant hit instrumental. It’s possible. But, it’ll have to come from a movie – my guess.