If you came of age in the 1980s, as I did, you've probably come to the same conclusion -- we're old. We thought we were cool listening to A Flock of Seagulls and Falco while putting on our parachute pants and neon mesh half-shirts. Well, time has a tendency to expose every generation's cultural idiocy, and we were no exception. Back then when we talked about "oldies" music, it meant stuff like Lawrence Welk and Guy Lombardo. Today, artists like this are labelled under "ancient", while music of the 60s and 70s is what we now consider "oldies music". I just wonder if my kids will think artists like the Rolling Stones and Marvin Gaye are as outdated as we thought Lawrence Welk was? I hope not, and if that's not scary enough I've started to hear some 80s music being played on oldies radio.
Can U2 really be considered oldies?
As you ponder how to age gracefully, enjoy this playlist. It includes 10 tracks that are currently listed as the most streamed "oldies" on the Rhapsody music service.
Rhapsody's Top Oldies
1. Paint It Black - The Rolling Stones
2. (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
3. Superstition - Stevie Wonder
4. Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
5. Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
6. Wouldn't It Be Nice - The Beach Boys
7. Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
8. I Want You Back - The Jackson 5
9. Me And Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin
10. Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees
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- Lawrence Welk
- parachute pants