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

Movies with Hit Songs

There's a long tradition of movie soundtracks promoting hit songs and vice versa.  Last year it was Lady Gaga with her hit from "A Star is Born," and, today, it's Kelly Clarkson's "Broken & Beautiful" from the new, animated "Ugly Dolls." Clarkson voices the...

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A Traditional Mother’s Day Song with Philly-Style Soul

Could there be a a more  traditional  Mother's Day song than the adoring "I"ll Always Love My Mama," with lines and verses like this… I'll always love my mama She's my favorite girl You only get one, you only get one, yeah I'll always love my mama She brought me in...

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Daughters Then/Daughters Now

That Was Then: "Daughter," by the Blenders, is a fun, snappy 1963 doo-wop ditty, with cute throw-away lyrics that were appropriate for the time, i.e. blatantly sexist and disempowering to women, words that wouldn't even get written today, much less recorded. This Is...

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Update:  The Backstreet Boys

Time flies when you are world-wide super-stars like  the Backstreet Boys, with 26-years of success under your belt, and still delivering radio-ready hits:  their "No Place" is currently top 25  on the Adult Top 40 radio chart. "No Place" is a warm and gooey song, as...

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Tommy James Deserves Our Love and Respect

How about a shout out for under-rated Tommy James whose unique sound and point of view (aided by The Shondells) is embedded in Boomers brains? "Hanky Panky"  (One of the biggest hits of 1966)  "I Think We're Alone Now" "Crystal Blue Persuasion" "Crimson & Clover" ...

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G-L-O-R-I-A !

What's in a name?  Apparently, a lot, if the name is Gloria, as we music-loving Boomers know: In the 1950s it was The Cadillacs and their doo-wop style; in the 60s it was Them/Van Morrison and the classic rocker, "Gloria;" in the 80s Laura Branigan's "Gloria" was a #1...

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Taylor Swift’s New Song: “Me”

It's a major music event when Taylor Swift releases her first new song since 2017,  impacting  a fan base that rivals just about any artist on the planet. Backed by Brendon Urie,  lead singer of the super hot group Panic At The Disco, "Me" is a high energy romp with a...

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“Son of a Gun, We’ll Have Big Fun, on the Bayou”   

The 50th annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival began yesterday and runs through next weekend, a standout event in a city that revels in its musical heritage, having created and contributed to American music that's played and listened to all over the world. The...

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