When Stephen Poloz was a teenage disc jockey, he would deploy a stimulus measure that was sure to get his elders out of their seats and onto the dance floor: “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head,” the Burt Bacharach and Hal David tune that was a No. 1 hit for B.J. Thomas in 1970. “Something familiar and mid-tempo,” Mr. Poloz told me in 2013 when I interviewed him for a profile in Report on Business magazine; that was how you pulled the wallflowers off the sidelines at the Whitby Curling Club in the 1970s, he said.
Mr. Poloz’s 2015 playlist so far is missing that familiar tune that gets everyone humming and tapping their feet.
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