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

Will “Senorita” Own The Airwaves This Summer?

Will “Senorita” Own The Airwaves This Summer?

You'll definitely hear "Senorita " on the airwaves this summer--two of the music scenes hottest pop artists-- Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, get very, very sexy in this Top 40/Adult Top 40 hit.  The Latin flavored melody is matched by equally steamy lyrics and a...

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Lana Del Rey Slithers, But in a Good Way

Lana Del Rey Slithers, But in a Good Way

George Gershwin knew what he was doing when he wrote “Summertime” and any song that even remotely claims lineage to the original has to have chops, and Lana Del Rey delivers in her cover of a hit from 1997, “Doin' Time” by Sublime, a now defunct ska band from Long...

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Props for Tommy Roe’s “Dizzy”

Props for Tommy Roe’s “Dizzy”

The cultural impact of Tommy Roe’s "Dizzy" (1969) was sufficiently significant that it’s included in USA Today’s recent list of the "Absolute Best Songs in History." “Dizzy” spent 15 weeks on Billboards Hot 100 and it’s been covered over 20 times. Singer/songwriter...

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It’s July 4th–Here Are Songs That Go “Boom” 

It’s July 4th–Here Are Songs That Go “Boom” 

Tomorrow, the skies will be filled with fireworks and the air with loud booms, and just as fireworks are a July 4th“must have,”  “Boom Boom” by  X Ambassadors is “must listen to” if your taste in music is eclectic, and you like complex, sophisticated, tight bands,...

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A Classic Country Drinkin’ Song

A Classic Country Drinkin’ Song

Jon Pardi soothes the pain of a breakup with multiple rounds of "Heartache Medication," a song that lovers of old school Country will appreciate.  I got my heartache medication, a strong dedication To gettin' over you... and My heartache medication, well it suits me...

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Props for Tommy Roe’s “Dizzy”

New Orleans Has Lost Two Greats, Plus, RIP to a One-hit Wonder

Dave Bartholomew, a jewel in the crown of rock n’ roll’s “golden era” has died. He was there at the beginning, writing, co-writing, playing on, and producing dozens of rock's early hits: "I'm Walkin',", "Walking to New Orleans,”” Blue Monday," "Ain't That A Shame," "I...

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Break-ups:  It Seems Like It’s Never Really Over–And Yet–

Break-ups: It Seems Like It’s Never Really Over–And Yet–

Carole King's "So Far Away" couldn't be further from Katy Perry's "Never Really Over," but each song so P-E-R-F-E-C-T-L-Y  expresses the lingering, conflicting emotions post romantic "break up." King's style fits her time: abstract, lilting, lyrical, contemplative and...

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It’s Always About a Woman…

It’s Always About a Woman…

"Back in the day" Top 40 radio was more inclusive than it is today-- teen rock dominated, but playlists included the occasional Frank Sinatra or instrumental, and a good dose of Country:  Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette-- "Stand By Your Man" was #1-- Jerry...

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Props for Tommy Roe’s “Dizzy”

Hip-Hip-Hooray! Today is the First Day of Summer  

Today is not only the longest day of the year, it's the official “start of Summer 2019” which is also the 50th anniversary of that most memorable “Summer of ‘69,” which included such historic events as “The Stonewall Uprising" (June), the Apollo 11 moon landing (July)...

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