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

James Bay Is Important & You Should Know About Him

  In 2015, James Bay was named Best British Male Vocalist; his “Hold Back The River” (2014) is certified platinum, and in 2016, he was nominated for three Grammy’s:  Best Rock Album, Best New Artist and Best Rock Song. Boomer Music Update raved about “Hold Back...

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Lighten Up.

“Everybody Wants To Be Famous” by Superorganism is ear candy: a cute, upbeat, and bouncy hit that has the throwback sound and feel of 1982’s one hit wonder by The Waitresses, "I Know What Boys Like."* Indie band Superorganism is a cultural melting pot, and includes...

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A-L-E-R-T. The Definitive Elvis Documentary on HBO Sat. Night

Drop everything or set up the DVR, because one of the most recognizable personalities and iconic entertainers of the 20th century, whose global impact still resonates today, is finally getting his due: “Elvis Presley: The Searcher” is, according to Priscilla Presley,...

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Boy Bands

While Boy Bands may not be as culturally dominant as they were in their heyday –in the 90's American boy bands such as New Kids On The Block, Backstreet Boys and N'Sync sold millions of records, sold out concert venues and became staples of Top 40 radio, the boy band...

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“I Want More Best Days.”

Something about the human condition-- we fret about which days of our lives are the best days of our lives and songs from Mary Hopkin’s 1969's “Those Were The Days,” with its forced gaiety and regret, to the joyful, uplifting elegance of Natalie Merchant and 10,000...

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April Love! Pat Boone, We (Still) Love You!

Apparently, April and Sept. are the two most popular months for pop songs to sing about:  i.e. “April Showers” and Carole King's "It Might As Well Rain Until September." The ne plus ultra of them all?  “April Love” by Pat Boone.  White bucks.  White teeth.  White...

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No Ray Of Sunshine Is Ever Lost…

Da-da's and La-La's are pop mainstays--think 1999’s nonsensical Top 10 hit "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da" by The Police. In 2013, Australian Alternative and Adult Alternative singer/songwriter Vance Joy raised the Da-da and La-la bar in "Riptide" and his newest, "Saturday...

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“Jack & Diane” Updated. Sort of.

Pop music has had its share of “couple songs:” Romeo & Juliet, Paul & Paula, even Lesley Gore’s Johnny & Judy--they were popular but the ne plus ultra of “couple songs,” “Jack & Diane,” has become part of American pop culture, even though no-one is...

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“Talkin’ Baseball (Willie, Mickey & The Duke)”

Get out the peanuts and crackerjacks, baseball season began yesterday, and as its “America’s favorite pastime" listening to “Talkin’ Baseball (Willie, Mickey & The Duke)” will help set the mood. In 1981, singer/songwriter Terry Cashman created this love letter...

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