​The Ten Best Bands Your Parents Listened To

​The Ten Best Bands Your Parents Listened To

Your new vintage playlist.
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Many today turn on the radio and hear a lot of disappointment. Many bemoan where popular music has gone and don't see things getting better. However, there is an alternative (and no, I don't mean literal alternative). Try picking up some old records, the kind your parents listened to, and check out what made the music of the 20th century so iconic.

1. The Doors

Jim Morrison, the lead singer for this eccentric, psychedelic rock band, has the voice of a crooner. Mix that with a funky, rock/blues sound and you have a unique and infamous band, the Doors. Let’s also revel in the fact this is the band that gave the rock world a love for leather pants and you have to try them out. Listen to their hit, “Touch Me,” here.

2.Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin’s full, rock sound, mixed with some interesting instrumentals not normally found in their band format, and you have a crazy original band that people need to listen to. The diversity of hits from “Kashmir”, “Immigrant Song”, and “Whole Lotta Love” make them worth trying for everyone. Listen to their iconic song, “Stairway to Heaven” here.

3.Cream

This band that launched Eric Clapton’s career is a great early 1970’s band that gave us songs like “I Feel Free”, “Sunshine of Your Love”, and “White Room”. This band’s great sound is the reason that Clapton was able to move on to a stellar solo career and give us other bands like Blind Faith, and rock super group Derek and Dominos. Listen to “Sunshine of Your Love”,here, and see why this is the band that got Eric Clapton noticed.

4.Jefferson Airplane

Grace Slick’s full-bodied voice gives this band a vocalist to die for. Couple that with the dark, unique melodies and unorthodox rhythms and you have a band the kids today should try out. Check out their 1968 song, “Somebody to Love,” here.

5.The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Of course, Jimi Hendrix is still a pop culture icon, and rightly so. His experimental guitar playing, wild child reputation, and infamous stage presence make the Jimi Hendrix experience worth looking into. Check out the famed “Foxy Lady” here.

6.Steve Miller Band

The more laid-back, pop/rock style of this band is good for easy summer listening. However, they aren’t just a fluff band; they have a decent, full sound that makes one want to return again and again. Listen to their popular song, “The Joker," here.

7.The Kinks

Before One Direction or even the Backstreet Boys, we had the boy band, The Kinks. The Kinks hits were more than just trendy teen girl fodder, but have an edgy sound and many of their songs still prevail today. Take a listen to “All Day and All of the Night” here.

8.The Who

This iconic band gave us a slew of hits throughout the years. Their many accomplishments include performing at the legendary Woodstock (along with Jimi Hendrix and Jefferson Airplane), selling 100 million records worldwide, and being the influence for much of today’s hard rock and heavy metal. The Who’s simultaneous progressive and vintage classic rock sound gives a great listen to anyone who stumbles upon them. Check out their song “Baba O’ Riley” here.

9. The Eagles

The Eagles are a mainstay in the soft rock genre. Their sound can either go from rock infused with some country tones to a more haunting sound, like we hear in “Hotel California”. Try out their song written with Zelda Fitzgerald in mind, “Witchy Woman,” here.

10. Creedence Clearwater Revival

A band with a bluesy sound that can at times have a soulful feel, CCR is a solid band that is worth a listen. The gravelly nature of John Fogerty’s voice makes the sound unique and intriguing. Creedence Clearwater Revival is the act that first signed onto Woodstock, which led to other big, acts to sign and well the rest is history. If the rich history of the band, their great sound and influential songs isn’t enough, listen to their hit “Proud Mary,” which inspired the cover by Ike and Tina Turner here.

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A Playlist From The iPod Of A Middle Schooler In 2007

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Something happened today that I never thought in a million years would happen. I opened up a drawer at my parents' house and I found my pink, 4th generation iPod Nano. I had not seen this thing since I graduated from the 8th grade, and the headphones have not left my ears since I pulled it out of that drawer. It's funny to me how music can take you back. You listen to a song and suddenly you're wearing a pair of gauchos, sitting on the bleachers in a gym somewhere, avoiding boys at all cost at your seventh grade dance. So if you were around in 2007 and feel like reminiscing, here is a playlist straight from the iPod of a middle schooler in 2007.

1. "Bad Day" — Daniel Powter

2. "Hips Don't Lie" — Shakira ft. Wyclef Jean

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3. "Unwritten" — Natasha Bedingfield

4. "Run It!" — Chris Brown

5. "Girlfriend" — Avril Lavigne

6. "Move Along" — All-American Rejects

7. "Fergalicious" — Fergie

8. "Every Time We Touch" — Cascada

9. "Ms. New Booty" — Bubba Sparxxx

10. "Chain Hang Low" — Jibbs

11. "Smack That" — Akon ft. Eminem

12. "Waiting on the World to Change" — John Mayer

13. "Stupid Girls" — Pink

14. "Irreplaceable" — Beyonce

15. "Umbrella" — Rihanna ft. Jay-Z

16. "Don't Matter" — Akon

17. "Party Like A Rockstar" — Shop Boyz

18. "This Is Why I'm Hot" — Mims

19. "Beautiful Girls" — Sean Kingston

20. "Bartender" — T-Pain

21. "Pop, Lock and Drop It" — Huey

22. "Wait For You" — Elliot Yamin

23. "Lips Of An Angel" — Hinder

24. "Face Down" — Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

25. "Chasing Cars" — Snow Patrol

26. "No One" — Alicia Keys

27. "Cyclone" — Baby Bash ft. T-Pain

28. "Crank That" — Soulja Boy

29. "Kiss Kiss" — Chris Brown

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30. "Lip Gloss" — Lil' Mama

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8 Reasons Your Boyfriend's Best Friend's Girl Is Sure To Be Your Best Friend, Too

They grew up together, so chances are their behavior partners are pretty similar.

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His best friends girl, but realistically, she is your new best friend.

Between the double dates and sharing hilarious "He did this.." stories, you start to grow an intimate relationship together.

1. Chances Are The Dumb Things He Is Doing, Her Guy Is Doing The Same Thing

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Just like we have similar traits like our best friends, so do guys. Chances are your boy and hers have similar traits. Whether that be the good, the bad or the inside jokes from their high school life that you will never seem to understand. She has your back and can be that person you can rely on to talk to. You both may not be able to understand why your boys do certain things, but at least you have sometime who can understand what you are going through.

2. She Is The Perfect Person To Share A Glass Of Wine, As The Boys Enter Their Fourth Round Of League Of Legends

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When the boys start nerding out for the four hour in a row over their video games, she is your girl to pop open the bottle of whine. You two can catch up on your girl talk and have someone to talk to. Since chances are, neither one of you understand their obsession.

3. She Understands Your Confusion When They Start Talking In Code

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They say girls talk in code...well this whole boy lingo is just as confusing. Between their inside jokes from high school and endless references to some famous night from Junior year, you two can exchange looks of confusion as you try for the hundredth time to understand what they are talking about.

4. She Is Your Bathroom Buddy On Double Dates

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Whether it be a lip gloss exchange, or needing an emergency tampon, she always got your back. Going to our boys homes can always be frustrating when we need a female products but they most likely do not have any in store. With her, you always got a lil extra girl power around you to help you out. As well as, always having someone to disappear to in the bathroom if the boys become too much to handle.

5. A Little Something Called Girl Code

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Boys suck...not always but sometimes, lets be realistic relationships are a hard, hot piece of mess. When things go south you always can turn to her to rant or have someone defend you.

6. She Understands Your Frustration Over The Little Things, Cause Girl Same

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Did he ever....

Yes, girl. Every. Time.

7. She Knows Your Guy Just As Well

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Between the double dates and all the times your boys talk about each other, you start to understand the way each one of them act. You always can talk to each other easily about what they do, because they will start to know them just as well.

8. Two Peas In A Dating Pool

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Just like our boys are two in a pod, changes are they share similar interest in girls. Making his girlfriend your twin and your new partner in crime on your double dates.

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