10 Thoughts On Why The Oldies Take The Cake
Start writing a post

10 Thoughts On Why The Oldies Take The Cake

They're oldies but they're goodies!

10 Thoughts On Why The Oldies Take The Cake
Google Images

There are gazillions of reasons why the Oldies will always remain No. 1. And though there are plenty of modern day songs I love, none of them compare to the vintage taste of the 20th century. Of course, this is coming from a person who has a personal disdain for rap, but no worries, friend. This isn't a hate speech against the trendier and modern genres.

Anywho, here are the reasons why I believe know that the Oldies take the throne.

1. They are classics.

You Baby Boomers have a pretty great ear for tune. No one can beat Elvis Presley, the Animals, the Turtles, Tom Jones and the hundreds of talented singers that provided our world with good music. Listen to one of my personal favorites, the Ozark Mountain Daredevil's "Jackie Blue," and you'll see why it's a classic.

2. You can actually understand the singers.

One hundred percent death metal right here. Maybe I'm just old fashioned, but I like to hear what I'm listening to rather than just the instruments and screaming. This is one of my brother's favorite types of music, and I like to give him a hard time and tell him that the vocals sound like they're coming from dragons.

3. The melody is out of this world.

Believe me, listen to "Evil Woman" by E.L.O. or Elton John's "Bennie and the Jets" and you'll probably ditch rap.

4. The concerts have such a respectable atmosphere.

My friend and I recently saw Paul McCartney on his One on One Tour, and let me tell you, it was way different than a One Direction concert that same friend and I attended two years ago. McCartney's audience was definitely not as annoying, and even had the classic, lighter sway during songs like "The Fool On The Hill." The Directioners screamed--and I mean screamed--every time a One Direction perfume commercial appeared on the venue's projection screens. I'd pick an oldies concert over a boy band concert any day.

5. If you're younger, you grew up listening to this genre via parental units.

Yep, good ol' Mom and Dad got you hooked on the Bee Gees before you could even tie your shoe. My mom's music was the first thing I listened to growing up, and was the first thing on my iPod when I turned 14. I'm 20 now, and you'll still find dozens of classics on my phone.

6. The original fangirls are rooted to the oldies.

Way before the Backstreet Boys or One Direction, we had Beatlemania stealing the hearts of the youth.

7. The lyrics aren't vulgar and condescending.

To all modern-day artists: Women aren't b-words, and you don't need an f-bomb between each word. My goodness, your mothers ought to wash your mouths out with soap.

8. The oldies provide perfect songs for any life-altering event.

Weddings, funerals, graduations, any social or private event, you name it. They all sync perfectly with beautiful songs of the 1900s. I'd love to have Three Dog Night's "Old Fashioned Love Song" play at my wedding someday, and I'll come back and haunt my funeral planners if the Beatles' "Free As A Bird" doesn't play at some point.

9. A majority of the younger artists have all been inspired by oldies bands.

I'm not a Justin Bieber fan, but even this artist has cited Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and the Beatles as inspiration.

10. Why smoke to be cool? All you have to do is listen to the oldies!

I'm not even kidding here. Many teenagers post lyrics or song titles and instantly have interaction with that post. Let's be real. If the oldies genre was a drug, everyone would be hooked. I know I am!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments