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

Like “Walk On The Wild Side?” Try “Strip That Down”

The current music scene can sometimes bewilder us Boomers; there are (really) young artists with unfamiliar names and musical styles. That said, most of us have have at least heard of the English-Irish pop boy-band One Direction, which is huge and has been around...

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A Classic Slow Song

  Fellow Boomers, do you remember Jerry Butler's riveting, stentorian basso profundo as he opens “For Your Precious Love?” 

When you listen to Lord Huron’s "Night We Met,” both in the intro and in the elements of the melody, you’ll hear the distinct and haunting...

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The Top 10 Songs From The “Summer Of Love”

Grills, fireworks and… oldies, the perfect July 4th holiday mix! Fifty years ago, 1967,  was the famed "Summer of Love."  San Francisco.  Hippies.  The earliest Boomers were turning 21, and the youngest were just three. Here are the most popular Top 40 hits from that...

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…Just Don’t Take The Money!

I don’t know what this song is about, but it has a great line: You steal the air out of my lungs, you make me feel it The chorus is good, too: Just don't take the money Just don't take the money Just don't take the money Just don't take the money “Don’t Take the...

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Chuck Berry’s Final Album Has Been Released

Nearly three months after his death, Chuck Berry’s final album—his first in 38 years, has been released posthumously.  “Chuck” is Berry’s final love letter, a 10-track collection that showcases a host of top players, including Berry’s daughter Ingrid on harmonica, his...

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A Sunny “Summer Song”…Country Style

For 20+ years, Country superstar Kenny Chesney has been cranking out hits, and, simultaneously, cultivating his image and brand, with an emphasis on his fondness for sun, surf and summer via brilliant marketing, such as his "No Shoes Nation" store for sunglasses and...

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Endorphins Run Amok! Fun For The Sake Of Fun!

  Remember “El Watusi?”  From 1961? Ray Barretto? It was fun and silly and sweet and sexy, and was sung in Spanish, one of several non-English songs that we Boomers made into hits starting early on with "Nel Blu Del Pinto Del Blue" (Volare), "Dominique," ...

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