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

“Only Human” by the Jonas Brothers: Slick and Sexy.

Pop Rock band the Jonas Brothers are huge:  they are young (late 20s-early 30s), global heart throbs, culturally significant to millions. The  group went through the Disney talent funnel, and their  sound is perfectly smooth, polished, and produced; they are clean...

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In a David Bowie Frame of Mind (continued)

  In JFK’s 1961 inaugural speech, when he promised "we choose to go to the moon in this decade," the oldest Boomers, depending on where they lived, were either in their last year of junior high or high school freshmen. In 1969, when the moon landing actually...

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When You are in a David Bowie Frame of Mind…

  We love Cage the Elephant, and have featured this six- member rock band from Bowling Green, KY numerous times.  One reason we love the group is the creative genius of brothers Brad and Matt Shultz, who anchor the band’s success. Their newest, “Social Cues,”...

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“Beautiful People:”  Same Names, Different Songs

  1967’s "Beautiful People" by the late singer/songwriter Kenny O'Dell is cute--lots of  bouncy “I love you” and “la-la -la.” Fast forward to 2019. “Beautiful People” by Ed Sheeran, the  number one streamed artist in the world, who already has two songs on the...

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Will “Senorita” Own The Airwaves This Summer?

You'll definitely hear "Senorita " on the airwaves this summer--two of the music scenes hottest pop artists-- Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, get very, very sexy in this Top 40/Adult Top 40 hit.  The Latin flavored melody is matched by equally steamy lyrics and a...

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Lana Del Rey Slithers, But in a Good Way

George Gershwin knew what he was doing when he wrote “Summertime” and any song that even remotely claims lineage to the original has to have chops, and Lana Del Rey delivers in her cover of a hit from 1997, “Doin' Time” by Sublime, a now defunct ska band from Long...

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Props for Tommy Roe’s “Dizzy”

The cultural impact of Tommy Roe’s "Dizzy" (1969) was sufficiently significant that it’s included in USA Today’s recent list of the "Absolute Best Songs in History." “Dizzy” spent 15 weeks on Billboards Hot 100 and it’s been covered over 20 times. Singer/songwriter...

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It’s July 4th–Here Are Songs That Go “Boom” 

Tomorrow, the skies will be filled with fireworks and the air with loud booms, and just as fireworks are a July 4th“must have,”  “Boom Boom” by  X Ambassadors is “must listen to” if your taste in music is eclectic, and you like complex, sophisticated, tight bands,...

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