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

Some Songs Are More Memorable Than Other Songs

Some songs just have a a “different" sound, like Procol Harum’s blues/rock "Whiter Shade of Pale." One of 1967's biggest hits, it's a perennial Boomer favorite, with almost 100 million Youtube views. Dermot Kennedy creates a "different” sound,” too, and, tempo aside,...

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R&B and Soul Fans: Khalid is in Your Future

In Dec., 2017, Boomer Music Update featured then 19-year old Khalid and his big hit at the time, "Young Dumb & Broke."  We noted the song had over 192 million Youtube views. Fast forward a mere 14 months: "Young Dumb & Broke" has over a half billion Youtube...

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There’s Just Something About…Rainbows!

No one was more shocked and surprised to be awarded this year’s Grammy for Album of The Year than the winner herself, Kacey Musgraves.  Although she’s considered one of  Nashville’s most talented singer/songwriters, her songs are hardly played on Country radio...

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Longing for a Pink Floyd Vibe?

How do we know that Cage the Elephant hits the Boomer sweet spot? Because this is the fifth time BoomerMusicUpdate has posted one of their songs.  For some reason, their music connects to the songs of our collective past. Music-wise, their newest, “Ready to Let Go,”...

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The Raconteurs: Not as Wild as Steven Tyler…

    Generally speaking, Boomers believe that our generation’s music was the best ever, and one reason we believe that to be true is Aerosmith’s “Crazy,” a top 10 hit in 1993. It has great everything:  words, music, message, emotion, connection, energy… a...

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Toby Keith Sings Tenderly about Aging

"Don't let the old man in." I've never heard that expression before, but apparently it means facing down aging, holding death at bay, and here's how that expression turned into a tender, gentle, and quietly elegant song for Clint Eastwood's movie "The Mule." Eastwood...

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We Love Benny Blanco and Hope You Will, Too

We can do anything if we put our minds to it Take your whole life then you put a line through it My love is yours if you’re willing to take it Give me your heart ‘cause I ain’t gonna break it If those lyrics excite you, just wait till you hear the whole song:...

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