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

“Take My Breath” is a Very, Very, Sexy Song

“Take My Breath” is a Very, Very, Sexy Song

Current Hit:  "Take My Breath" by The WeekndLinked to:     "Night Fever" by the BeeGees/1978Because:       Global superstar (who starred in last year's Super Bowl halftime) The Weeknd captures the anything goes musical vibe from the late 70s-early 80s that the Bee...

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“If I Didn’t Love You”

“If I Didn’t Love You”

Current Hit:     "If I Didn't Love You" by Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood Linked to:        "It's Your Love" by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill /1997 Because:          Both songs explore the emotional underpinnings of love. "If I Didn't Love You" has explosive vocals, a...

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The Ultimate Beach Boys Collection

The Ultimate Beach Boys Collection

The Beach Boys' career kicked off with a "Fun Fun Fun" image, but, by the late 60's and early 70's, as Brian Wilson and the group explored new directions, their sound evolved, resulting in the acclaimed "Pet Sounds" album and then went even farther with "Feel...

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This Rocker is AWESOME! Intense, with a Hard, Driving Beat!

This Rocker is AWESOME! Intense, with a Hard, Driving Beat!

Current Hit:  "How High” by The Record Company Linked to:  "All Right Now" by Free Band/1970 Because:  Both songs demand attention: they’re intense, and have a driving beat.  Real live rock n’ roll. How high, how high, how high Do you wanna fly So high, so high,...

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“Skate” Has an Old Skool Vibe

“Skate” Has an Old Skool Vibe

Current hit:  " Skate" by Silk Sonic Linked to:   "I'll Be Around" by The Spinners/1972 Because:    No one can throw a new spin on an old school vibe with more precision than Bruno Mars, here collaborating with rapper/producer/writer Anderson.Paak --together...

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Clive Davis Does It Again!

Clive Davis Does It Again!

Must See TV! Starring Everybody! That 70% of New Yorkers over 18 are vaccinated calls for a celebration. WHAT & WHERE:  "We Love NYC Homecoming Concert" from the Great Lawn of Central Park WHO:  Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Carlos Santana, Rob Thomas, Earth,...

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The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same.  Not.

The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same. Not.

American rock songs have morphed from "Let the Good Times Roll," Shirley and Lee's 1956 ode to fun, to The Offspring's top 10 Alternative hit, "Let the Bad Times Roll." Oh, baby, let the bad times roll Machiavelli flow (Oh-oh-oh-oh) Hey, Lincoln, how does your grave...

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Maroon 5:  Saved by Love

Maroon 5: Saved by Love

It's a big deal when Adam Levine, Maroon 5's lead singer and all around talent, says that "Lost," the bands latest release, is one of his all-time Maroon 5 favorites. There's joy in the lyrics, and the music is infused with an 80s vibe akin to songs like "Things Can...

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This Week is Elvis Week in Memphis

This Week is Elvis Week in Memphis

Memphis is in the midst of their annual "Elvis Week," when thousands of fans make a pilgrimage to  Graceland,  Elvis's Memphis mansion, in anticipation of August 16th, the date "The King" died, 1977, when he was 42 y/o.  Among the events will be a Monday appearance by...

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