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

Her Heart is  Colder Than His Cold Beer!

Her Heart is Colder Than His Cold Beer!

Luke Comb's been a Country singer/songwriting star since 2017, when his  "Hurricane" hit big; along the way, he's reaped a wall of awards. Currently, he's working on his third album, but it's a cut from his 2020  CMA  and ACM "Album Of Year" winner, "What You See is...

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Today’s Energy Jolt:  “Freedom” by Jon Batiste

Today’s Energy Jolt: “Freedom” by Jon Batiste

“Freedom,” Jon Batiste's follow up to "I Need You," his #1 Adult Alternative debut single, is joyous and joyful, fun, colorful, high energy, with a video that includes smart clothes and jazzy dance moves. Irresistible. The song is a tribute to New Orleans, Batiste's...

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Love the Beatles?  This is a “Must See”

Love the Beatles? This is a “Must See”

Now,  here's a concept:  Put two ground breaking music legends in a studio and let them decode and unravel the back stories and newly revealed details behind arguably the greatest rock group in history:  The Beatles. Now streaming on Hulu, "McCartney 3,2,1" is a six...

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A Summertime “Feel Good” Song

A Summertime “Feel Good” Song

Summertime demands feel good songs, and Cuban born singer/songwriter Camila Cabello's upbeat and fast paced "Don't Go Yet" fills the bill--a snappy sound with lots of yeah-yeah-yeah and la-la-la, it's wonderfully mindless and charming In late summer 1983, Lionel...

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A “black haired beauty with big dark eyes”

A “black haired beauty with big dark eyes”

"Nights Moves" is a "classic rock" classic, and Country star Eric Church's "Heart on Fire" captures the same melodic texture as Bob Seger's 1976 rocker, racing to #36 on the Country chart just weeks after release, confirming why he's the reigning CMA "Entertainer of...

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40 Years of MTV:  Co-founder Les Garland Remembers

40 Years of MTV: Co-founder Les Garland Remembers

This Sunday, August 1st, marks 40 years since the debut of ground breaking Music Television  (MTV). In this Boomer Music Update exclusive, the co-founder of the channel, its former Senior Executive VP of Programming, Les Garland, shares his memories. Like golf, I...

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It’s Saturday Night!  Let’s Party!

It’s Saturday Night! Let’s Party!

It's Saturday Night!  Let's Party! Slow down on Monday Not a sound on Wednesday, yeah Might get loud (Ayy) on Friday But on Saturday, Saturday, Saturday We paint the town Twenty One Pilots' upbeat summertime release, "Saturday," #7 this week on the Alternative chart,...

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“I tried to make pain sound beautiful.”

“I tried to make pain sound beautiful.”

One of the most played song on Top 40 radio last week is about love gone wrong, and newcomer Giveon (pronounced give-ee-on) delivers on "Anniversary of a Heartbreak," hitting the bullseye via the magic mix of the right lyrics and his superb vocal texture--just the...

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We Remember:  Sanford Clark

We Remember: Sanford Clark

Sanford Clark isn't as well known as his early rock n' roll and rockabilly peers, even though "The Fool" (1956), his biggest hit, charted on three formats:  pop, R&B, and Country,  and has had numerous covers, including one by Elvis Presley. Clark died earlier...

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