Salute to musicians in the military

Posted on December 20th, 2011 by Sonos Staff in It Happened In Music, Music In Culture, Music On Sonos

Elvis in uniformOur first day of playlists is inspired by a moment in music history and honors the servicemen and women who are unable to celebrate the holidays at home with family and friends this year.

On this day in 1957, Elvis Presley received his draft notice for the United States Army. Despite his fans sending thousands of letters to the Army asking that he be excused, the King insisted on carrying out his patriotic duty. He served in Friedberg, Germany for 18 months and was honorably discharged in March of 1960.

During this holiday season, we’d like to celebrate troops around the world with this Spotify playlist, which features musicians who have served their countries. Did we leave out one of your favorites? Add it to the collaborative mix!


  1. Elvis Presley – “Jailhouse Rock”
  2. Johnny Cash – “I Walk the Line”
  3. MC Hammer – “U Can’t Touch This”
  4. Shaggy – “Angel”
  5. The Jimi Hendrix Experience – “Fire”
  6. A Perfect Circle – “Outsider”
  7. The Grateful Dead (Jerry Garcia) – “Casey Jones”
  8. John Coltrane – “My Favorite Things”
  9. James Blunt – “You’re Beautiful”

Posted on December 20th, 2011 by Sonos Staff in It Happened In Music, Music In Culture, Music On Sonos

6 Responses to “Salute to musicians in the military”

BirgitDecember 21st, 2011 at 2:32 am

Unfortunately Spotify is not available in my country, still I would love to see your inspirational playlists. Is there any other (additional) way to share it with us? Thanx.

GmarkbDecember 21st, 2011 at 3:33 am

Shameless way to get people to subscribe to Spotify. Shame on you and your cynical promotion. I thought Sonos was classier thn this.

deckardDecember 21st, 2011 at 5:37 am

This is really exposing the inherent weakness in Sonos the company: being strictly a hardware provider, they have limited avenues of recurring revenue. At the very least a text version of the playlist should be posted too.

SonosDecember 21st, 2011 at 9:06 am

We’re not suggesting subscribing to a service you don’t want. We invite you to use the tracklisting for this mix to create your own copy from whatever source you’d like. And then you can edit it to your liking as well!

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