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 Star Is Born” 2018

Here’s a clip from the latest “Star Is Born”--the one with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper--it’s a concert scene that feels so real --so 70s--the crowd's enthusiasm, the smoke, the lights...(it has almost 72 million YouTube views). The song is “Shallow” and it’s the...

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Hahaha it’s Halloween. The 50s Were a Scream.

Bobby "Boris" Pickett’s 1962 classic "Monster Mash" hogs all the Halloween airtime, but John Zacherle, named by Dick Clark as "The Cool Ghoul", had a top ten hit four years before that: “Dinner with Drac,” also a novelty song, which clearly influenced “Monster Mash.”...

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For Your Inner Folkie

Go forward slowly It's not a race to the end Well you look like yourself But you're somebody else  “You're Somebody Else," a beautiful, folksy ballad (that’s also been described as misty and melancholy) has a throwback sound reminiscent of when folk music was also Top...

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A Song You Can Groove To

For those moments when you want to listen to music that bypasses the brain and goes right for the gut--something with an hypnotic rhythm, some steam heat, and bright colors…you could dial up Mark Anthony’s "I Need To Know," a big hit nearly 20 years ago… …or you could...

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Tower of Power. Need We Say More?

  Tower Of Power founder and sax player Emilio Castillo is a full-fledged Boomer (he’s 67), but in a recent interview, he said "I tell people it's like I'm an 18-year old in my brain. Music keeps you young heart, and it's been a great ride.” That ride continues--...

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Fun, Cute, Bouncy Feminism

In between writing term papers and taking exams, recent Harvard grad Brynn Elliott was also writing and singing songs, and now she has a hit that’s getting airplay on Adult Top 40 radio and is expanding into Top 40. “Might Not Like Me” is cute, bouncy, and fun with an...

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Long-Time Love Affair: Country Music & The Pick-Up Truck

Never knew my old man's truck could even run like that Should've known better than to take that curve so fast Daddy pulled up, I was down in a ditch He asked me why I did what I did I was out of my mind, she was out of this world There was this girl As almost 30-year...

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