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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“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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“The Girl From Ipanema“ is a Hit, All Over Again

“The Girl From Ipanema“ is a Hit, All Over Again

In May, 1964, when the first generation of Boomers (sometimes called Zoomers) were graduating from high school, one, if not thee, most successful bossa nova songs ever, "The Girl from Ipanema,” was released, winning a Grammy the next year for “Record of the Year” for...

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This Song is Romantic, Dreamy & Delicious

This Song is Romantic, Dreamy & Delicious

British singer/songwriter Anne-Marie and former member of boy-band One Direction, Irishman Niall Horan, duet on "Our Song," a romantic, dreamy Pop-Adult Top 40 ballad  about the all encompassing experience of falling madly in love, similar to the sound and message of...

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Olivia Rodrigo is the Real Deal and This is Her Breakout Year!

Olivia Rodrigo is the Real Deal and This is Her Breakout Year!

In Feb., Olivia Rodrigo's power ballad, "Drivers License,"  went to #1 on Billboard-- almost instantly-- and stayed there for eight weeks, making history as the longest stretch ever at the top of the chart for a debut single. Her follow up, "deja vu," which is still...

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BTS:  On the Cover of the “Rolling Stone”

BTS: On the Cover of the “Rolling Stone”

South Korean 7-member boy band BTS is on the cover of the current Rolling Stone magazine’s “Future of Music" issue, timed perfectly for the release of their newest sensation, pop hit "Butter," which got 11 million Spotify streams in a single day (a new high) and...

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The Summer of Pink

The Summer of Pink

Pink has released a new, live album, a new single, plus a documentary about her is streaming on Amazon Prime. The single, "All I Know So Far," is "a love letter to her daughter."  It's soulful with revealing, introspective, and insightful lyrics especially meaningful...

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“I’ll be dead at twenty-seven/Only nine more years to go”

“I’ll be dead at twenty-seven/Only nine more years to go”

Nessa Barrrett is an 18 y/o social media star and here’s a line from her hit song: "la di die” feat.  jxdn: I’ll be dead at twenty-seven/Only nine more years to go Singer/songwriter Barrett has posted on social media that the song "touches on how fame is dramatised...

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