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

This Song Has Over 192 Million Hits On YouTube

“Young Dumb & Broke" by Khalid (prounced Kah-Leed) has over 192 million hits on YouTube.  He’s 19-years old, and he’s from Georgia. Khalid’s debut album, "American Teen," is certified platinum and is listed #6 on Rolling Stone magazine’s picks for the Top 50...

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In Memoriam: Otis Redding. John Lennon.

Fifty-years ago Sunday, Dec. 10th, 26-year old Otis Redding, already a legend, died in a plane crash over Lake Monana near Madison Wisconsin, where he was scheduled to play that night.  All but one member of his band, the Bar-Kays, perished. Redding had a truly rare...

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Still In Love With “Midnight Rider?”

Michael Anderson has a hit with the raw, gritty “All In My Mind” –you can hear his roots--bluesey, soulful rock-- that is so much a part of his native Alabama. If you like the Allman Brothers’ “Midnight Rider,” this could be for you. Well, me and my baby are the bass...

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A Delightful, Upbeat Belief in Life-long Love

  If you're an early Boomer,  you were around 50-years old in the 90s, when Boyz II Men were at their peak, so you probably relate when Dave Sholin links the new “Lights Down Low” by MAX, to the oldie “I’ll Make Love To You,“ but just in case you missed the Boyz...

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Ladies & Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones

  A year ago, Boomer Music  Update featured the Rolling Stones’ album "Blue And Lonesome," their covers of blues songs that they’ve always treasured. https://boomermusicupdate.com/alternative/rolling-stones-sing-blues-new-cd/ Today, fans can again rejoice as the...

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A Light-Hearted Romantic Song For Country Music Fans

  Here’s Easton Corbin singing “A Girl Like You,” a bright, upbeat expression of good fortune in love that’s already in “top 10” territory on the Country chart. It’s a safe bet that the late Mel McDaniel influenced this song’s sound, melody and down home...

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EDM: Time To Come In From The Cold?

  Electronic Dance Music aka "EDM" gained attention in the pop music world in 2017 and it’s about to gain even more with super-star Selena Gomez’s latest hit "Wolves,” made in collaboration with top EDM producer, Marshmello. It’s the song she performed on the...

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Hope Springs Eternal

  Remember when songs like “Peace Train" by Cat Stevens (1971)) were not quaint, but, rather, were a legitimate position in the political and social narrative of the time? In 1971, the Vietnam war was raging.  We were a divided nation.  Stevens’ song was an...

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