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

What’s Old Is New Again

Come summertime 2018 it’s likely you’ll hear "I Hate Love Songs" by Kelsea Ballerini. She’s young-- 24-years old, but her singing style has a distinctly old school/traditional sound.  ”I Hate Love Songs” has roots in Patsy Cline’s 1961 ballad “Crazy*”—they have a...

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Enough Is Enough. “No Excuses.”

Megan Trainor’s latest, “No Excuses,” is all about respect:  for yourself and for others. Inspired by recent events, it could become a rallying cry for the #metoo and TimesUp movement. Trainor’s a music biz heavyweight with a moral compass and a clear point of view....

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Paul Simon’s Final Tour

Paul Simon's upcoming tour, appropriately named "Homeward Bound - The Farewell Tour" is his last.   He's not "retiring," but he won't be touring anymore.  At 76-years old, Simon says that "travel and time away from my wife and family take a toll that detracts from the...

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Sting Does Reggae.

Thanks to Jimmy Cliff, UB40, Ziggy Marley and lesser knowns like Inner Circle and San Diego's Big Mountain, the fan base for reggae infused pop bands has increased over the past 40 years, kept alive and drawing in new listeners with hits ranging from a 1994 cover of...

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Trust Me.

Trust me.  I’m (pretty) sure you’ll (almost) certainly love (or at least like) this duet by Macklemore, a rapper, featuring Kesha, a rocker, which COULD cause an immediate (not-pleasant) feeling of not knowing something that a lot of other people know, which is why …...

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The Perfect Song For St. Patrick’s Day Revelry

50-years ago, March 17th,1968, "The Unicorn" by folk group The Irish Rovers entered the Billboard Top 100. Written by Shel Silverstein, who also wrote "Cover Of The Rolling Stone" and "Sylvia's Mother" for Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show,  “The Unicorn” is the perfect...

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An Irish Heart Is Breaking…

Irish super star singer/songwriter Gavin James has a top 20 hit on the USA’s Adult Top 40 music chart with "Hearts On Fire" and from the very opening you can hear its link to 1982’s A Flock of Seagulls “I Ran So Far Away” despite that the former looks and sounds...

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An Ode To The Broken Ones

When a writer describes his song as an “ode to the broken ones” you could logically conclude that the song will be dark, hurtful, and sad. Not. "Broken” by Lovelytheband is chirpy, sweet, upbeat and positive.  Two broken spirits, connecting… I like that you're broken...

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Let’s Hear It For Bon Jovi!

Yes, dear reader, Bon Jovi is having a year. Two weeks ago it was a performance on the  "Late Show With Stephen Colbert;” next week the band resumes their North American tour in Denver; and next month: induction into the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame, where they will be...

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