Customers take advantage of the sales at Melody Records, a small business that closed after 34 years in Dupont Circle. (Marvin Joseph)

“Just because Pandora recommends something doesn’t mean it’s cool,” Glenn Peoples, senior editorial analyst at Billboard, said. “To know what’s cool and what people are excited about, you’ve got to go to a record store.”

The store does not have a definite closing date, but once the inventory goes, so goes the shop.

Check out the playlist below, and leave us your Melody memories in the comments. Want to take the talk to Twitter? Tweet @jessicagolds with the hashtag #MelodyRecords.