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

Is “Happy Country” an Oxymoron?

  Aaron Watson, who’s been on the brink of Country stardom for 20 years or so, is riding high on the biggest hit of his dues paying career. The takeaway:  Watson took his wife of ten years out to dinner, realized how deep his feelings for her are, and, when they...

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Be There Or Be Square: The Most Streamed Song Of All Time

Last year’s hit, "Despacito," by Puerto Ricans Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, is officially recognized as the most streamed song of all time, which says a lot about today’s pop music and its audience. Now, another “Latin” sound, “Mi Gente” (“My People”) is charting on...

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You Go Girl, Country Style

When listening to Old Dominion, it’s best to toss aside preconceived notions of Country music—that way you can more readily “get” that this band, which is one of Nashville's hottest hit makers, is not a traditional band, rather, it’s five super-successful songwriters...

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Cool R&B That Could Be From The 70s!

For Boomers who have an affinity for those smooth R&B classics we listened to back in the day, current Top 40 hit ”Redbone” is a dead ringer. Performed by multi-talented Donald Glover, whose stage name is ‘Childish Gambino,’  “Redbone” brings to mind the whole...

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Just Chillin’

Think of singer/songwriter Jack Johnson’s mellow vocals and laid back style as 3-minute respites from a world that may seem like it's spinning out of control. His latest, "Sunsets For Somebody Else," has a calming effect reminiscent of “On & On," Baby Boomer...

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Hooked On Pink

If you loved Heart in the 80s, it could have been because both Nancy and Ann were sexy and attractive, or maybe it was their ballsy, in your face, style, or “just something about them” that captured your heart. To my ears, Pink’s newest, “What About Us,” has the big...

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How Do You Spell Charisma? E-L-V-I-S P-R-E-S-L-E-Y

The King” passed away 40 years ago today, and, if you’re like most Boomers, you remember exactly where you were when you heard the news, and just in case you could use a reminder of just WHY you remember, it’s because Elvis Presley’s impact on 20th century culture...

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A Summer Song “Engineered For Warm Weather

Something about the songs of summer:  up and bouncy, sunny and bight, skimming over real life with a lighthearted touch, even if the storyline is about loss, as is Weezer’s newest, “Feels Like Summer," a top five alternative hit, it’s a mélange of rock influences...

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Glen Campbell: R.I.P.

Six years ago, Glen Campbell announced to the world that he had Alzheimer's disease. Four days ago, the dreaded, yet expected, news arrived.  The legendary singer had died at age 81. For  six decades Campbell defined what it meant to be a multi -talented performer:...

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