A Partial List of Tunes
A Better Place Glen Campbell All I Want Toad the Wet Sprocket Already Gone The Eagles Amie Pure Prairie League Because Dave Clark 5 Best of My Love The Eagles Blue Bayou Roy Orbison/Ronstadt Can’t Find My Way Home Blind Faith Crying Roy Orbison Dance With Me Orleans Day Tripper The Beatles Dead Flowers The Rolling Stones Doctor My Eyes Jackson Browne Down By the Water The Decemberists End of the Line Traveling Wilburys Fear of Flying Tom Petty Feel a Whole Lot Better The Byrds/Tom Petty Free Falling Tom Petty Hallelujah Leonard Cohen Handle With Care Traveling Wilburys He Ain't Heavy The Hollies Helplessly Hoping CSNY Hotel California The Eagles How Can You Mend a Broken Heart The Bee Gees I Will Always Think About You New Colony Six James Dean The Eagles Knocking on Heaven’s Door Bob Dylan Learning to Fly Tom Petty Listen to the Music The Doobie Brothers Lucille Little Richard Lyin’ Eyes The Eagles My Maria B.W. Stevenson New Kid In Town The Eagles No Reply The Beatles One Is the Loneliest Number  Three Dog Night One of These Nights The Eagles Operator Jim Croce Out in the Rain Julie & Buddy Miller Part of the Plan Dan Fogelberg Peaceful Easy Feeling The Eagles Please Come Home for Christmas The Eagles Poor Poor Pitiful Me Jackson Browne Reflections of My Life Marmalade Running on Empty Jackson Browne Seven Bridges Road The Eagles She's Gone Daryl Hall & John Oates She's Not There The Zombies Shower the People James Taylor Some Kind of Wonderful Grand Funk Railroad Space Oddity David Bowie Sundown Gordon Lightfoot Take It Easy The Eagles Take It To the Limit The Eagles Tequila Sunrise The Eagles The Boxer Simon & Garfunkel The Weight The Band This Boy The Beatles Time of the Season The Zombies To Make You Feel My Love Bob Dylan Tulsa Time Don Williams Turn Turn Turn The Byrds Ventura Highway America Walk Away Renee Left Banke When Will I Be Loved Linda Ronstadt Wild Night Van Morrison Wildfire Michael Martin Murphey Witchy Woman The Eagles Words The Bee Gees Yesterday The Beatles You Can't Do That The Beatles You’re No Good Linda Ronstadt
The word “different” is an intentional part of the structure of The Differentials, so one might imply the connection to the band being...unusual or different.  The Diffs are not a band that strives to get listeners onto the dance floor, and that’s unheard of in these parts. The goal is to move the heart & spirit, before the body wants to get involved. The selection criteria was simple:  Is it a great tune with hooks and harmonies?  Yes.  Does it represent a vocal challenge to any performer?  Yes.  Does it bring them right back to the fond memories of their youth? Yes.  Did it shape their philosophy, feelings, or thinking?  Yes. Is anyone doing it?  Perhaps a few, if any.  Can many bring fidelity or give justice to it?  Not too many.  Does it make listeners want to get up and dance?  Not always, nor should it have to.  As The Differentials interpret or "differentialize" the material they approach it is with reverence to the writers and composers. Some of the Diffs tunes are outright replications while others highy interpreted depending on if the juices flow or the tune warrants it.   The Differentials went about selecting songs that became indelible anthems of a time quite different than we know today.  A vibration that was unambiguously set never again to be replicated.  How will these selections hold up to the test of time only time will tell. The prediction of The Differentials is the music will be regarded as immortalized timepieces.  Generations to come will associate this music to their time on earth. These are classics that will never go away.
There are many more tunes in the stable. In fact there have been over 300 tunes that have come in and out of favor at various times. Some never made the list to woodshed or develop. Others were simply put out to pasture only to be looked at down the road. Click Here to see a typical Diffs sheet.