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 Lovey-Dovey Song For Happy Couples

A Lovey-Dovey Song For Happy Couples

“Stuck with U” a new duet by Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber is a love song about a happy couple who are thrilled to be “stuck” with each other. Got all this time on my hands
 Might as well cancel our plans
 I could stay here for a lifetime Although the lyrics are...

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Viva La Margarita!

Viva La Margarita!

Jimmy Buffet’s "Margaritaville" is the absolute acme of tequila party songs, but Country Superstar, “American Idol” judge, and good ol’ boy Luke Bryan  joins the revelry with “One Margarita,” which sounds exactly like you’d expect: fast and snappy with sun drenched...

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Take a Break.  Listen to “Cathy’s Clown” 

Take a Break.  Listen to “Cathy’s Clown” 

60-years ago this week, "Cathy's Clown," by the Everly Brothers, was the  #1 song on Top 40 radio.  First wave Boomers (Zoomers) would be entering 9th grade in the Fall. "Cathy's Clown" was the Everly Brothers biggest hit:  #1 for 5-weeks and selling upwards of 8...

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I’m Not OK, Neither Are You, and That’s OK

I’m Not OK, Neither Are You, and That’s OK

In the early 90's the "alternative" format flourished, bursting forth with a creative force that led to a steady stream of massive hits from Nirvana's "Smells Like a  Teen Spirit" to Radiohead's "Creep" and "Loser," Beck's  first hit. Listening to "Not OK!" by...

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Dancing Solo Doesn’t Require Social Distancing  (or a mask)

Dancing Solo Doesn’t Require Social Distancing (or a mask)

"Roses" by SAINt JHN  is an international sensation with almost a billion streams which are two good reasons to pay attention to it--just so you know what everyone else in the world is listening to. Plus, it's a terrific dance song, with a "Nasty Girl" groove --the...

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Sign O’ the Times:  You in Your 6’, and Me in Mine

Sign O’ the Times: You in Your 6’, and Me in Mine

Luke Combs, possibly the hottest artist in Country music today, has written one of the best social distancing songs out there, capturing  both our shared isolation experience and the public’s fancy. Music programmers and the public LOVE it, and it their response has...

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A New Song For Memorial Day

A New Song For Memorial Day

Here's  a brand new song that's a perfect fit for this year's Memorial Day because it honors not only the brave soldiers who died in battles past, it also pays tribute to our living heros--the Dr.s, nurses, and healthcare workers on the front lines of today's battle...

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