Cool Is As Cool Does

Cool Is As Cool Does

26-year old Niall Horan has the kind of relatable, appealing cool that a Boomer can appreciate. For example, he credits the influence of classic rockers Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles on his  2017 debut solo album. Horan has one of those "right time/right place"...

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Maroon 5 Sings About a Lost Love

Maroon 5 Sings About a Lost Love

Memories…everybody’s got (at least) one about a love gone awry, and that’s inspiration enough for numerous artists to record original songs with the same title: "Memories." Elvis Presley led the way but The Temptations, Weezer, David Guetta and Shawn Mendes followed,...

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It’s Good to be Camila Cabello

It’s Good to be Camila Cabello

It's good to be Camila Cabello because everything she touches turns to gold and platinum. “Senorita,” her duet with Shawn Mendes" (BMU 7/10/2019) hit #1 on Top 40 radio and is still at #2 on Top 40, plus it's up to #2 on Adult Top 40 and climbed into the top 15 on...

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“Can’t Help Me Now:” Rob Thomas’ Cri De Coeur

“Can’t Help Me Now:” Rob Thomas’ Cri De Coeur

The Beatles had "Help," Little River Band did "Help Is On The Way," Joni Mitchell' sang "Help Me" and now, Matchbox 20 lead singer Rob Thomas'  Cri De Coeur, an emotional, jagged, intense and soulful “Can't Help Me Now," about his  struggle to keep a...

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It’s Never a Good Thing When “Good Things Fall Apart”

It’s Never a Good Thing When “Good Things Fall Apart”

"Good Things Fall Apart" by Illenium (the stage name of  Nicholas Miller, an award winning producer/DJ/musician in the dance-music world,) is a collaboration with Jon Bellion, a  singer/rapper/songwriter, also from the dance genre, that draws a parallel to the breakup...

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Sam Smith Sings a Song of Heartache & Heartbreak

Sam Smith Sings a Song of Heartache & Heartbreak

There’s a long history of rock and Top 40 songs that express the pain and anguish of love gone wrong. It’s a tall task: enough sensitivity and honesty to get it across, but not so much that the listener sinks into a depression! Cat Stevens wrote "The First Cut Is the...

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