What the World Needs Now Is…A Really Good Pop Song!

What the World Needs Now Is…A Really Good Pop Song!

The appeal of an up-tempo pop song has not diminished since Wham! reached #1 in 1986 with "I'm Your Man," written and produced by the late George Michael. Filling the niche this music cycle are the Jonas Brothers, who took advantage of their performance at the recent...

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Ed Sheeran Sings “South of the Border”

Ed Sheeran Sings “South of the Border”

Latin tinged pop has always been present in mainstream Top 40--think 1972's "Suavecito" by Malo--a cool and mellow song that oozed sexual desire and attraction. Today,  the Latin influence is much more in your face (think Sunday's Super Bowl half time show with JLo...

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“Roxanne!”

“Roxanne!”

  When Sting sang about “Roxanne,” in 1978, she was a prostitute whom he loved and wanted  to “save.” The song had a plaintive, painful tone. Roxanne, you don't have to put on the red light Roxanne, you don't have to wear that dress tonight Today’s “Roxanne” is a...

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“Adore You”—A Lovely Love Song

“Adore You”—A Lovely Love Song

Harry Styles has a hit single, "Adore You," from his "Fine Line" album, which is one of the year’s best selling and highest ranking. “Adore You” is a lovely love song, with lyrics like this: I'd walk through fire for you Just let me adore you and lines like this: Walk...

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FYI:  The Top 10 Most Popular Songs in 2019

FYI: The Top 10 Most Popular Songs in 2019

Dear readers, We wish you the best-est 2020 ever, and what better way to kick off the new than by recapping from whence we came:  Here are 2019’s 10 biggest hits. Old Town Road/Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider…)/Post Malone...

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Boomers:  Don’t be out of it.  Get to know Lizzo

Boomers: Don’t be out of it. Get to know Lizzo

Fellow Boomers, you'll want to know about Lizzo--she's sizzling hot on the music scene; at 31-years old, she's been around (Texas, Minneapolis)  and paid her dues. The result is a muti-talented, charming, smart rap/pop//R&B star with a large body and a larger than...

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What If…

What If…

Is there any one of us who hasn't, at some time, looked back and wondered "what if," as in "What If We Never Met," singer/songwriter John. k's soft ballad that questions his life's direction had he not met that special someone. If we never met I'd be drunk, waking up...

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From Gloria Gaynor to Selena Gomez:  The Break-up Song

From Gloria Gaynor to Selena Gomez: The Break-up Song

Some 3-minutes are longer than other 3-minutes, for example, listening to Selena Gomez sing about her break up with Justin Bieber reminds us Boomers that we’ve been around this block before. Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” comes to mind. A feminist “in your face”...

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