The Eternal Appeal of “Da Da Da…”

The Eternal Appeal of “Da Da Da…”

There's something irresistible about those "da da da's" in a song. It was a winner for the band America on their massive, 1972 hit "Ventura Highway," and it's adding flourish to Harry Styles' latest single, "Golden," with its familiar 70's/80's feel wrapped around...

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Disco Lives!

Disco Lives!

British pop phenom and singer/songwriter Dua Lipa 's smokin' new release,  the disco-tinged  "Levitating" would have been right at home on radio and on dance floors in the 70's and 80's,  yet it's connecting in 2020, charting on two formats:  #15 on Top 40 and #26 on...

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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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Getting To Know Miley Cyrus

Getting To Know Miley Cyrus

If you're even slightly tuned into pop-culture, you are aware of the publicity juggernaut that's Miley Cyrus--maybe seen her on TV or in the tabloids-- she's just released "Midnight Sky," her new and "highly anticipated" single (nearly seven million You-tube hits...

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What the World Needs Now…Is a Feel-Good Song

What the World Needs Now…Is a Feel-Good Song

"Savage Love," an international hit by Jawsh 685, a17-year old New Zealand high school student/song producer, and American hit-maker Jason Derulo, has the pop-reggae flavor and feel good vibe that you hear in Jimmy Cliff's early 70's classic "You Can Get It If You...

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A Love Song from Maroon 5 and Adam Levine

A Love Song from Maroon 5 and Adam Levine

Paul McCartneys' "My Love," his tribute to first wife, Linda, is an honest, sincere, well-crafted love song, as is Adam Levine and Maroon 5's "Nobody's Love," the band's follow-up to "Memories," which was one of last year’s biggest pop successes. You could make a...

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“Ur So CoOl”

“Ur So CoOl”

Everybody's talkin' 'bout sex Everybody's talkin' 'bout ex Like no one really wants to find a genuine connect Before they even look at you, they move on to the next Last Nov., we raved about 19-year old Australian phenom Toni Watson, also known as Tones and I, who...

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