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

A Sunny “Summer Song”…Country Style

For 20+ years, Country superstar Kenny Chesney has been cranking out hits, and, simultaneously, cultivating his image and brand, with an emphasis on his fondness for sun, surf and summer via brilliant marketing, such as his "No Shoes Nation" store for sunglasses and...

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Endorphins Run Amok! Fun For The Sake Of Fun!

  Remember “El Watusi?”  From 1961? Ray Barretto? It was fun and silly and sweet and sexy, and was sung in Spanish, one of several non-English songs that we Boomers made into hits starting early on with "Nel Blu Del Pinto Del Blue" (Volare), "Dominique," ...

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“Slow Hand(s)”–Still Sexy After All These Years

  Boomers who grooved to the Pointer Sisters 1981 hit “Slow Hand” can groove and swoon all over again to Niall Horan’s “Slow Hands” --both songs are elegant and seductive (vs. raunchy and/or graphic) and confirm that a light touch still does the trick, even for...

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Summer Fun, Country Style

In  2015, singer/songwriter Chris Janson hit it big with his clever #1 Country hit "Buy Me A Boat." Now, just in time for summer, he is on track to repeat that success with his newest single  "Fix A Drink” which screams summertime fluff. As the lyrics explain, Jenson...

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Love R&B? This Really Is A “MUST SEE!”

  Bert Berns wrote “Twist & Shout," "Cry Baby," "Hang On Sloopy," "I Want Candy," "Piece Of My Heart" and dozens more classic hit songs that helped define the soundtrack of the Boomer generation. In 2014, legendary San Francisco rock critic Joel Selvin wrote...

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Songs That Make You Jump For Joy!

Last Friday, all around talent and Grammy winner Dan Auerbach, of the Black Keys, dropped his long anticipated new solo album, and the single, "Shine on Me” is a charmer with a Dire Straits feel—could it be because Mark Knopfler guests on guitar and injects a sound...

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Summertime = Summer Songs

  18-year-old Canadian wunderkind Sam Mendes’ summertime hit “Nothing Holding Me Back” is breezy, up-tempo, smooth, and polished reminding us of 1978’s “Shake It” by Ian Matthews, another pop song that’s easy to like, and that also enjoyed broad appeal. “Nothing...

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