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65 Old Songs That Are Absolute Gold

When it comes to music, the oldies are my go-to.

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65 Old Songs That Are Absolute Gold

When I'm up at three in the morning trying to finish homework, I turn on some 70s disco or 80s rock to keep myself up. There's something about those genres that just really energizes me. So, here's a whole playlist of classic tunes to keep you energized throughout your day:

“Hound Dog” by Elvis Presley

Released: 1956

Genre: Blues, Contemporary

“I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)” by Four Tops

Released: 1965

Genre: Soul, Pop

“It’s Not Unusual” by Tom Jones

Released: 1965

Genre: Pop

"Happy Together" by The Turtles

Released: 1967

Genre: Psychedelic Pop, Pop Rock

“Build Me Up Buttercup” by The Foundations

Released: 1968

Genre: Surf Rock

“Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond

Released: 1969

Genre: Country

“Take Me Home, Country Road” by John Denver

Released: 1971

Genre: Country

“Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)” by Looking Glass

Released: 1972

Genre: Soft Rock

“Hooked on a Feeling” by Blue Swede, Bjorn Skifs

Released: 1972

Genre: Pop Rock

“Come and Get Your Love” by Redbone

Released: 1973

Genre: Pop Rock

“Saturday Night” by Bay City Rollers

Released: 1973

Genre: Glam Rock, Pop Rock

"Bad Time" by Grand Funk Railroad

Released: 1974

Genre: Rock

“Dancing Queen” by ABBA

Released: 1976

Genre: Funk, Soul, Pop

“I Wish” by Stevie Wonder

Released: 1976

Genre: Funk, Soul, Pop

“You To Me Are Everything” by The Real Thing

Released: 1976

Genre: Disco

“I Want You to Want Me” by Cheap Trick

Released: 1977

Genre: Power Pop

“Go Your Own Way” by Fleetwood Mac

Released: 1977

Genre: Rock

“Brick House” by Commodores

Released: 1977

Genre: Funk

“September” by Earth, Wind & Fire

Release: 1978

Genre: R&B, Disco, Funk, Soul

“Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen

Released: 1978

Genre: Power Pop, Pop Rock

“Boogie Shoes” by KC & The Sunshine Band

Released: 1978

Genre: Disco, Funk

“I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor

Released: 1978

Genre: Disco

“Tragedy” by Bee Gees

Released: 1979

Genre: Disco-rock

“Bad Girls” by Donna Summers

Released: 1979

Genre: Disco

"The Boss" by Diana Ross

Released: 1979

Genre: Disco

“You Make My Dreams” by Daryl Hall & John Oates

Released: 1980

Genre: Pop Rock

“Take Your Time (Do It Right)” by The S.O.S. Band

Released: 1980

Genre: Post-disco, R&B

“Dancing With Myself” by Generation X

Released: 1980

Genre: Pop Punk, New Wave

“Love Sensation” by Loleatta Holloway

Released: 1980

Genre: Disco

“Down Under” by Men At Work

Released: 1981

Genre: Pop Rock, New Wave

“Jessie’s Girl” by Rick Springfield

Released: 1981

Genre: Power Pop

“Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey

Released: 1981

Genre: Rock

“Centerfold” by The J. Geils Band

Released: 1981

genre: Dance-rock, New Wave

“Come One Eileen” by Dexys Midnight Runners

Released: 1982

Genre: New Wave, Celtic Folk, Pop

“It’s Raining Men” by The Weather Girls

Released: 1982

Genre: Post-disco

“Africa” by TOTO

Released: 1982

Genre: Soft Rock

“P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)” by Michael Jackson

Released: 1982

Genre: Funk, Disco

“Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor

Released: 1982

Genre: Hard Rock

“Making Love Out of Nothing at All” by Air Supply

Released: 1983

Genre: Pop Rock, Soft Rock

“I’m Still Standing” by Elton John

Released: 1983

Genre: Pop Rock

“Jump” by Van Halen

Released: 1983

Genre: Soft Rock, Rock, Glam Metal

“Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” by Eurythmics

Released: 1983

Genre: Synth-pop, New Wave

“Uptown Girl” by Billy Joel

Released: 1983

Genre: Pop Rock, Doo Wop

“Break My Stride” by Matthew Wilder

Released: 1983

Genre: New Wave, Synth-pop

"Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)" by Frank Sinatra

Released: 1984

Genre: Jazz

“Holding Out for a Hero” by Bonnie Tyler

Released: 1984

Genre: Pop Rock, Dance-Rock, Electronica

“Wake Me up Before You Go-Go” by Wham!

Released: 1984

Genre: Dance-pop

“Footloose” by Kenny Loggins

Released: 1984

Genre: Yacht Rock

"Material Girl" by Madonna

Released: 1985

Genre: Dance-pop

“We Built This City” by Starship

Released: 1985

Genre: Pop Rock

“Walking On Sunshine” by Katrina & The Waves

Released: 1985

Genre: Pop Rock

“Livin’ On A Prayer” by Bon Jovi

Released: 1986

Genre: Arena Rock

"Twisting By The Pool" by Dire Straits

Released: 1988

Genre: Rock

“Send Me on My Way” by Rusted Roots

Released: 1990

Genre: Folk Rock

“U Can’t Touch This” by MC Hammer

Released: 1990

Genre: Hip-Hop, Pop-Rap

“Run-Around” by Blues Traveler

Released: 1995

Genre: Blues Rock, Jazz Rock

"The Impression That I Get" by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Released: 1997

Genre: Ska Punk

“I Want It That Way” by Backstreet Boys

Released: 1999

Genre: Pop Ballad

“Smooth” by Santana ft. Rob Thomas

Released: 1999

Genre: Latin Rock, Alternative Rock

“Dancing in the Moonlight” by Toploader

Released: 2000

genre: Pop Rock

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