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

That Distinctive Kinks Sound

That Distinctive Kinks Sound

"Beautiful Faces" by British singer/songwriter Declan McKenna is generating mucho exposure on Adult Alt and Alt radio stations. It's witty, fast, humorous, timely, somewhat socially observant and reminds us of The Kinks 1982 hit, "Come Dancing."  McKenna's production...

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Sunday Night is Country Night (on TV)

Sunday Night is Country Night (on TV)

The Academy of Country Music Awards show, scheduled for Sunday night, has been postponed until Sept., replaced by a special event, "The Academy of Country Music Presents: Our Country," a showcase with highlights from past ACM's, a Kenny Rogers tribute, and various...

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The Strokes Channel Billy Idol

The Strokes Channel Billy Idol

If you grooved to Billy Idol’s world-wide dance sensation “Dancing with Myself,” (1972 ) than you’ll recognize that “Bad Decision,” by The Strokes, borrows Idol’s melody line. The Strokes, a five-member New York Indie rock/garage rock/post-punk revival band tear into...

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Lady Gaga’s Newest: A 70’s Disco Vibe

Lady Gaga’s Newest: A 70’s Disco Vibe

Within hours of its release, “Stupid Love,” Lady Gaga’s first single in years, generated major Top 40 and Adult Top 40 airplay, and just as quickly brought to mind the beat and energy of "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)” –a throwback sound to late 70's San Francisco...

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Rock & Roll’s Wild and Unruly Roots

Rock & Roll’s Wild and Unruly Roots

Don't pay attention to the words, just focus on the energy--we're talking  early-to-mid 50's rock n' roll electrifying energy, like the kind Johnny Burnette belted out in  "Train Kept a Rollin": Caught a train I met a dame She was a hepster And a real gone dame She...

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It Sounds Like Disco, But It Isn’t Disco…

It Sounds Like Disco, But It Isn’t Disco…

Soulful singer/songwriter Sza (pronounced Siz-Uh) and “Mr. Cool” Justin Timberlake are dueting on "The Other Side," a cut from the upcoming soundtrack of the animated film "Trolls World Tour," scheduled to open April 17th. “The Other Side” reminds us of summer, 1975,...

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The Phenomenon That  Was Jose Feliciano

The Phenomenon That Was Jose Feliciano

In 1968, nine-time Grammy winner and uber-talented Jose Feliciano crash landed into the zeitgeist with his stylized, soft ballad version of the Doors "Light my Fire."  Released as a single, the flip side of the 45 was also a cover:  The Mama & The Papas'...

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He Loves Her So Much He’d Die for Her…

He Loves Her So Much He’d Die for Her…

Almost all Top 40 and Adult Top 40 radio stations added Sam Smith’s new, emotion packed “To Die For“ on its Valentine’s Day  release...it was perfect...as Smith himself explained, "This is for the all the lonely hearts out there on another Valentine’s Day xx." Smith’s...

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