Current hit:  “Brightside” by The Lumineers

Linked to: “Just The Way You Are” by Billy Joel / 1977

Because:  Both songs explore the many facets of love without judgement, and both are mid-tempo ballads. 

Lumineers co-founder/singer/guitarist Wesley Shultz describes the song as “a 15-year-old’s fever dream, an American love story in all its glory and heartbreak.”

“Brightside” is the first single from the Denver duo’s new album, set for a Jan., 2022 release (their first in two years).  The video is wild–a very wide variety of very real lovers, from teens to seniors (including nudists!). 

Charting:  # 1 on Adult Alternative radio, #3 on Alternative.