A Breaking Heart: The Human Condition in Song

Remember R.E.M's 1992 hit "Everybody Hurts," which sounded like a breaking heart, if a breaking heart could write a song? Same for Lewis Capaldi's moving ballad, "Someone You Loved," which was an international hit last year-- #1 in England for seven weeks and it also...

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Is Lizzo the “Female Bruno Mars?”

Fueled by a retro funk rhythm, rapper/hip-hop/pop star Lizzo's "Juice" is making its way on both Top 40 and Adult Top 40 music charts. It's a hot track, the vocals are high velocity and the lyrics are all over the place from poetic to silly: It ain't my fault that I'm...

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17-Year Old Billie Eilish is Gen Z’s “IT” Girl

17-year old singer/songwriter Billie Eilish, who flaunts convention and takes pride is going left when everyone else heads right, is Gen Z's "It Girl" of the moment, capturing the hearts and minds of both her peers and those of  Millennials as well. Proof:  Seven gold...

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Movies with Hit Songs

There's a long tradition of movie soundtracks promoting hit songs and vice versa.  Last year it was Lady Gaga with her hit from "A Star is Born," and, today, it's Kelly Clarkson's "Broken & Beautiful" from the new, animated "Ugly Dolls." Clarkson voices the...

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Update:  The Backstreet Boys

Time flies when you are world-wide super-stars like  the Backstreet Boys, with 26-years of success under your belt, and still delivering radio-ready hits:  their "No Place" is currently top 25  on the Adult Top 40 radio chart. "No Place" is a warm and gooey song, as...

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Taylor Swift’s New Song: “Me”

It's a major music event when Taylor Swift releases her first new song since 2017,  impacting  a fan base that rivals just about any artist on the planet. Backed by Brendon Urie,  lead singer of the super hot group Panic At The Disco, "Me" is a high energy romp with a...

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Let’s Get Mesmerized

      I've been havin' dreams Jumpin' on a trampoline Flippin' in the air I never land, just float there As I'm looking up Suddenly the sky erupts Flames alight the trees Spread to fallin' leaves Now they're right upon me That would be Chelsea Lee, of...

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