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

Ariana Grande: The Bases Are Loaded

OMG! Ariana Grande has tied with the Beatles for a remarkable achievement:  Simultaneously having the #1, #2, and #3 slots on the Billboard Top 100, a record held by the Beatles since 1964, just as first wave Baby Boomers were graduating high school, and listening to:...

read more

 The Wonder That is George Strait

George Strait isn't now and never was "hip or "cool" in the way that Johnny Cash was or Willie Nelson is--rather he is more like a "Stepford Wife" version of a "Country Star" whose clean living, solid marriage, clever, neo-traditonal songs, strong voice and handsome...

read more

Some Songs Are More Memorable Than Other Songs

Some songs just have a a “different" sound, like Procol Harum’s blues/rock "Whiter Shade of Pale." One of 1967's biggest hits, it's a perennial Boomer favorite, with almost 100 million Youtube views. Dermot Kennedy creates a "different” sound,” too, and, tempo aside,...

read more

R&B and Soul Fans: Khalid is in Your Future

In Dec., 2017, Boomer Music Update featured then 19-year old Khalid and his big hit at the time, "Young Dumb & Broke."  We noted the song had over 192 million Youtube views. Fast forward a mere 14 months: "Young Dumb & Broke" has over a half billion Youtube...

read more

There’s Just Something About…Rainbows!

No one was more shocked and surprised to be awarded this year’s Grammy for Album of The Year than the winner herself, Kacey Musgraves.  Although she’s considered one of  Nashville’s most talented singer/songwriters, her songs are hardly played on Country radio...

read more

Longing for a Pink Floyd Vibe?

How do we know that Cage the Elephant hits the Boomer sweet spot? Because this is the fifth time BoomerMusicUpdate has posted one of their songs.  For some reason, their music connects to the songs of our collective past. Music-wise, their newest, “Ready to Let Go,”...

read more

Sign-up to get the latest!