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

A Song That Sounds Like Love Feels 

Award winning superstar songwriter Benny Blanco --who's almost as big a deal as the artists who record his songs--such as Ed Sheeran, Maroon 5, Rihanna and dozens more, has teamed up with Scottish DJ Calvin Harris and their "I Found You" is a hook filled dance romp...

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“Hey Mama”–A Song For Your Mother, and All Mothers

Alt and Adult Alternative darling Nathaniel Rateliff, who "exploded on the scene" a mere 4-years ago, goes for broke with his latest, "Hey Mama," a a low key homage his mother... and all mothers.  (It's been #1 Alt for three weeks.) Rateliff's delivery is strange for...

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Cher & Reba Get Kennedy Honors

Country legend Reba McEntire and Cher, the Queen of Everything, were celebrated last month at the 41st Annual Kennedy Honors, which was broadcast the day after Christmas, when Boomer Music Update was on holiday break. Both honorees had tributes paid to them by an...

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A New Country Song with a Traditional  Country Vibe

Yeah, she's crazy but her crazy's beautiful to me “Beautiful Crazy” is a modern Country song that captures the tone of Traditional Country. Intelligent lyrics reveal a man in the “blown away by everything she does” stage of love, besotted, bowled over, amazed at his...

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Songs About Heartbreak: From Bonnie Tyler to Miley Cyrus

         This world can hurt you      It cuts you deep and leaves a scar      Things fall apart, but nothing breaks like a heart If ever there was a song destined for Top-40 hit-hood, this is it:  Newly released "Nothing Breaks Like A Heart" with tiny Miley Cyrus and...

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How Lucky We Were, To Grow Up With Motown

This month marks the 60th Anniversary of the "Motown sound," which has influenced millions of Boomers taste in music, dance, fashion and pop culture. The label's first release* was January 21, 1959, and within two years, their first #1 hit was everywhere:  "Please...

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It’s a Good Song to Dance to….

Remember Dick Clark’s “Rate A Record” segments on "American Bandstand?" A few selected audience members judged the new songs?  If it got a thumbs up, the comment was probably because they “liked the beat.” From those days to these, a hot beat is still a critical...

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A Feel-Good Country Song. What’s Not to Like?

Just because a Country song has a line like  …let's make a little lemonade if lemons is all we got ...doesn’t automatically exclude it from greatness: Many famous Country songs have banal lyrics, but make up for it somewhere else, like emotional connection, or...

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