“Where Have All the Flowers Gone”

“Where Have All the Flowers Gone”

Today is Memorial Day, when the United States formally honors and remembers soldiers who died while at war. Originally known as “Decoration Day,” the holiday included only those who died while fighting in the Civil War, but the name has evolved to include American...

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The Urge to Dance

The Urge to Dance

From the bop to the twist to 70's disco and the dance pop of the 80's and 90's, joyous, energetic "dance songs" inspire and urge us to let go, get loose, to dance... You can hear that "magical sensation" in 1992's international hit and dance sensation "Rhythm Is A...

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“What’s Love Got To Do With It” Update Sizzles!

“What’s Love Got To Do With It” Update Sizzles!

In 1984, when the oldest Boomer was 38 y/o, and the youngest 20, Tina Turner's "What's Love Got To Do With It" was a musical sensation and at the 1985's Grammy Awards she won "Record Of The Year," "Song Of The Year," and "Best  Female Pop Vocal Performance." Now,  35+...

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Exuberant Christian Song Crossing Over to Other Formats

Exuberant Christian Song Crossing Over to Other Formats

Togetherness, 2020 style, has taken on new meaning, exemplified in the new single from Australian brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone, who go by the name for King & Country. “Together” features guests Kirk Franklin, a Gospel star, and Pop...

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A Joyful Song for Martin Luther King, Jr.

A Joyful Song for Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today we honor Martin Luther King, Jr.  by sharing Stevie Wonder and a slew  of stars and celebrities singing “Happy Birthday,” 4+ minutes of aural energy and  joy. As one of the song’s “comments” on YouTube put it:  “Stevie should have a national holiday named after...

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You Can’t Keep a Good Song Down

You Can’t Keep a Good Song Down

It's back. Again. Lesley Gore's monster 1963 hit  "You Don't Own Me." Three+ years ago Grace and  rapper G-Eazy released a mix version, and now it's Kristin Chenoweth and Ariana Grande  belting their hearts out on this classic, emotionally wrenching and early feminist...

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“Only Human”  by the Jonas Brothers: Slick and Sexy.

“Only Human” by the Jonas Brothers: Slick and Sexy.

Pop Rock band the Jonas Brothers are huge:  they are young (late 20s-early 30s), global heart throbs, culturally significant to millions. The  group went through the Disney talent funnel, and their  sound is perfectly smooth, polished, and produced; they are clean...

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