Sonya Alexander

After graduating from UCLA, Sonya trained to be a talent agent. After realizing she belonged on the creative end, she started freelance writing, covering film festivals for Los Angeles local papers. She's written about film, video games, global affairs, wildlife conservation and, most recently, music. She specializes in classic rock, classic soul, blues, classic country, classical and world music and is tri-coastal, residing in Los Angeles, New York and New Orleans.

Retro Nirvana

17 March 2022

Not every song is from the 80’s but they all share a retro vibe, featuring artists like: The Wallflowers,Yes,Palace,Bobbi Humphrey,The Acid,ABC,Midnight Oil,Bronski Beat,New Order,,

Hello It’s Me – The Isley Brothers

31 May 2021

The Isley Brothers added smokiness and umbre to it. They’re not just singing the song, they’re living it.

Lovely Day – Bill Withers

3 March 2021

The song is simple in its approach. It has an uncomplicated melody, a catchy refrain and Withers’ dulcet vocals. Songs like this epitomize the 70s, full of happiness and love. Pop culture always defines eras. The movies, television shows and music mirror the times. “Lovely Day” symbolizes the 70s, but it’s eternal in its outlook.

Feel Like Makin’ Love by Roberta Flack

20 November 2020

The 70s had some of the best slow jams. Love songs were actually about love. Roberta Flack’s “Feel Like Makin’ Love,” from the album of the same title, is a worthy entry into the 70s catalog of golden love song hits. The silky tune blazed up the music charts in 1974 and remained at number one for a week on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles…

Lovin’ You – Minnie Riperton

17 August 2020

There are some songs that make you feel a particular season. Minnie Riperton’s “Lovin’ You” certainly evokes the feeling of spring time, beauty, dewiness and the perennial newness of love…

You Are the Woman – Firefall

20 May 2020

Women were celebrated in the 70s. For their beauty, independent spirit, smarts, motherhood. Or, simply because someone loved them…

Please Come to Boston – Dave Loggins

21 April 2020

Love songs often incorporate travel in the storyline. Going to see the one you love in a different state or country illustrates the lengths one will go to for love…

Top of the World – Carpenters

31 March 2020

Carpenters were an award-winning brother/sister duo who helped define the dulcet soft pop/easy listening sound of the 70s…

We’re All Alone – Rita Coolidge

10 March 2020

There were many popular Native American artists in the 70s, including Redbone, Winterhawk and Buffy Sainte-Marie. Country pop queen Rita Coolidge…

Bad Time – Grand Funk

11 February 2020

Is there ever a bad time to be in love? According to 70s hitmakers Grand Funk (aka Grand Funk Railroad), there is….

Welcome Back (Theme Song from Welcome Back, Kotter) – John Sebastian

21 January 2020

Some songs have an inherently nostalgic sound. John Sebastian’s “Welcome Back” is one of those songs. When we listen to it now it brings back golden childhood memories and memories of simpler times…

Laughter in the Rain – Neil Sedaka

4 December 2019

Brooklyn’s own Neil Sedaka is a prolific pop singer/composer/songwriter who first hit the airwaves in the late 1950s with The Tokens…