Keeping Boomers In Touch With Today's Music

We connect a song from back-in-the-day to a current hit that has a similar sound/content/style.  You’ll be up to speed in 90-seconds.

Curated by Dave Sholin    |    Written by Lee Wade

Spotlight:  Ingrid Andress

Spotlight: Ingrid Andress

Earlier this week, hundreds of Country radio programmers, music executives and artists convened in Nashville for the annual Country Radio Seminar. Daytime sessions on various issues facing the industry were discussed, and at night, stars performed at the "invitation...

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Some #1 Songs Are More Equal Than Other #1 Songs

Some #1 Songs Are More Equal Than Other #1 Songs

"Colors" by Black Pumas, continuing at  #1 on the Alt chart, echoes the moving, street-feel rhythm of Marvin Gaye's now classic 1971 "Inner City Blues"--both songs use urban life as a backdrop--"Colors," however, has a more positive point of view.....it's a delicious...

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Love at First Sight.  Country Style.

Love at First Sight. Country Style.

  13 years ago, Jimmie Allen left Delaware, moved to Nashville, did the usual dues paying  i.e. sometimes so broke he lived in his car,  got his big break, and voila, “Best Shot,” a Country hit in 2018. And, now, he’s got his second Top10 and still ascending hit:...

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For Valentine’s Day:  Sam Cooke’s “Cupid”

For Valentine’s Day: Sam Cooke’s “Cupid”

Although it was a hit almost 60-years ago, Sam Cooke's lovely, lyrical "Cupid" is still a go-to song for Valentine's Day. Here's Sam's own 1961 version, and a 1980 cover by the Spinners. ...and here's a Boomer Music Update Valentine's Day toast  to all the different...

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What the World Needs Now Is…A Really Good Pop Song!

What the World Needs Now Is…A Really Good Pop Song!

The appeal of an up-tempo pop song has not diminished since Wham! reached #1 in 1986 with "I'm Your Man," written and produced by the late George Michael. Filling the niche this music cycle are the Jonas Brothers, who took advantage of their performance at the recent...

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Miami Sound Machine Redux

Miami Sound Machine Redux

In the mid-80s, Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine were so influential and ubiquitous that their tight and fast, hustle and bustle delivery went mainstream and secured their long-term influence, noticeably in “The Best” by alt fave awolnation. It's odd that the...

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Ed Sheeran Sings “South of the Border”

Ed Sheeran Sings “South of the Border”

Latin tinged pop has always been present in mainstream Top 40--think 1972's "Suavecito" by Malo--a cool and mellow song that oozed sexual desire and attraction. Today,  the Latin influence is much more in your face (think Sunday's Super Bowl half time show with JLo...

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Life is Tough—But That’s OK

Life is Tough—But That’s OK

One of our Boomer Music Update favorites is Nathaniel Rateliff, a man who follows his heart and emotions when it comes to recording songs. “And It's Still Alright" his current Top 10 Adult Alt hit (and his first new effort since 2018), is a serious, emotional, hurting...

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