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’s Both Happy and Sad

In 1967, Los Angeles band The Sunshine Company had a  big hit with "Happy,” a song about finding your soul mate, which is definitely a good reason to be be happy. Fast-forward to today, and “Happier” is about how to be happy in a whole different way. A sad way. This...

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50th Anniversary of The Band’s “Music From Big Pink”

Thank you Robbie Robertson, Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel and Garth Hudson for “Music from Big Pink,” a remarkable collection of songs that shook up the musical landscape 50 years ago, and that sounds just as fresh today as it did when it was released....

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A Rollicking Rocker With a Heartfelt Message

  “High Hopes” is more than just another top 10 hit; it’s the philosophy of Brendon Urie, lead singer and lyricist of pop-rock band Panic! At the Disco, and his desire to spread joy, love, and inspiration to…everyone, everywhere. Had to have high, high hopes for a...

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A Country Music Drinking Song That Doesn’t Sound (Too) Country

This is a rare event: a #1 Country hit crossing over to #14 on the Adult Top 40 charts, and also getting spins by a handful of mainstream Top 40 outlets. Even though “Tequila” by Dan & Shay definitely sounds “Country” the story line (and the video) are set in snowy...

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All Hail the Honky-Tonk!

If honky-tonks didn’t exist, County music would have had to invent them, because they are one of the genre's most popular tropes, a cycle supported by the writers and singers who write and sing about honky-tonks, and the listeners who listen. Enter "Down To The Honky...

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Ella Mai: A Sade For Today

Back in the 80s, if you grooved to Sade’s cool, jazz flavored pop hits, than you might want to check-out “Boo’d Up” by 23-year old British singer/songwriter Ella Mai, who delivers that same mood and vibe…old school slow jam--smooth and silky-- "Boo’d Up” topped the...

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