I Love to Listen to the Oldies

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    Fleetwood Mac: Landslide https://www.

    youtube.com/watch?v=K_PQ4fRQ5Kc
    Sarahkay612 Sarahkay612
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 28

    Billie Holiday - Crazy He Calls me https://www.

    youtube.com/watch?v=1pcATgmHBdk "I say I'll move the mountains And I'll move the mountains If he wants them out of the way Crazy, he calls me Sure I'm crazy Crazy in love, I'd say I say I'll go through fire And I'll go through fire As he wants it, so it will be Crazy, he calls...
    aloysia aloysia
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 26, 2015
    ktjade ktjade
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 6, 2015

    I Grew Up On 'em

    My first favorite singer was Brenton Woods (Whoop It On Me, The Oogum, Boogum Song) and I was only four years old! Then it was Diana Ross and Aretha Franklin (apparently I'd sing Respect as I walked down the street and serenade strangers) at the same age, and so one. I still love...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Apr 18, 2008
    Railfan50 Railfan50
    51-55, M
    Feb 17

    IAN DURY: 'Wake up and make love with me'

    (from the album, 'New Boots and Panties', 1977). Writing a funny record about sex can't be *that* easy but it seems to fall easily enough to Ian Dury who does it with his usual wit. The album was a student staple in the late seventies, and Dury's record in the singles charts was...
    supersnipe supersnipe
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Mar 29, 2015

    To be loved by Jackie Wilson.

    He has such a beautiful voice
    Likeomgitsdylan9 Likeomgitsdylan9
    18-21, M
    1 Response Aug 18, 2015

    "Being with you" Smokey!

    !!!! Gets me every time.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jun 24, 2015

    "Living For The Love Of You.

    ".....The Isley Brothers
    Missminn Missminn
    46-50, F
    1 Response Nov 7, 2015
    Nativein21stcentury Nativein21stcentury
    18-21, M
    Feb 12
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jun 26, 2015
    KlaraVoyet KlaraVoyet
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jun 9, 2014

    I always get good vibes from the oldies

    👌🏼 A fun date with someone would be dressing up old school, going to a club that's hosting a 70s or 80s night and just dance the day away to songs like "September" by Earth, Wind & Fire and "The Magic Moment" by Four Tops, "Dancing In The Moonlight" by King Harvest, "The...
    Gabs1997 Gabs1997
    18-21, T
    Aug 29, 2015

    My mom used to have one of those "The Power Of

    Love" cd collections that they used to spam on tv adverts. Now I know the words to some embarassing cheesy songs XD
    calliney calliney
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 14, 2015

    DON McLEAN: 'Till Tomorrow' (from the album

    'American Pie' (1971)). So many beautiful, moving songs all in one place. And this is just one of them...
    supersnipe supersnipe
    56-60, M
    Sep 28, 2015

    EMILIO PERICOLI: 'Al Di Là' (1962).

    "What does 'Al Di Là' mean?" "It means....it's kind of hard to explain...far, far away...'beyond the beyond'...beyond this world...That's how much he loves her in the song...."This is the film version of 'Al Di Là', from the film 'Rome Adventure, with this...
    supersnipe supersnipe
    56-60, M
    1 Response Feb 1, 2015

    Try a Little Tenderness- Otis Redding You Send

    Me-Sam Cooke Hug Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me- Mel Carter
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 9, 2015

    Have you noticed how the term oldies disappears

    when talking about rock music from the late 60's on? The term becomes classic rock. There's a station in town that updates it's playlist every 5 years or so and when they got to 70's music they changed their name from Oldies 95 to 94.9. And they refer to the music as classic.
    ksbobmst ksbobmst
    26-30, M
    Aug 29, 2015

    ANTHONY NEWLEY: 'I've Waited So Long' (from

    the film 'Idle on Parade', 1959). This was actually a parody of the way hit records sounded in 1959, and was in all probability modelled on Billy Fury's self - penned hit 'Maybe Tomorrow', which had charted earlier in the year. Parody maybe, corny certainly, but the sentiment is...
    supersnipe supersnipe
    56-60, M
    1 Response Feb 27, 2015

    JAMES TAYLOR: 'Fire

    and Rain' (1970). A lot of people who hear this are hearing a song about the Vietnam war. But in fact the song was more personal to Taylor than that. Suzanne was a friend who committed suicide; the 'fire' was the electro-convulsive therapy to which Taylor was once subjected...
    supersnipe supersnipe
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Feb 15, 2015

    Memories, Not Oldies

    Born in 1957 Philadelphia, it's hard not to remember the songs of my youth. American Bandstand started  there. Bill Haley & the Comets started in an adjoining town. And so many other singers/groups started there. My first wife dated one of the Comets in their high...
    tat2doc tat2doc
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Mar 2, 2009

    "Sugar, Sugar".......

    .The Archies
    Missminn Missminn
    46-50, F
    1 Response Aug 11, 2015

    Landslide -fleetwood mac I've been afraid of

    changing / 'Cause I've built my life around you / But time makes you bolder / Children get older / I'm getting older, too
    aloysia aloysia
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 26, 2015

    Have You Ever Seen The Rain

    ....... Creedance Clearwater Revival.....It was by chance that I came across this tune. Someone on EP had mentioned the name Creedance. This brought back memories. My grandma was an avid listener... she loved country, soul, gospel, pop....you name it. As long as it was not...
    HardingP119 HardingP119
    36-40, M
    1 Response Nov 8, 2013

    "Unchained Melody"...

    ..Righteous Brothers
    Missminn Missminn
    46-50, F
    Nov 26, 2015

    BOBBY DARIN: 'La Mer (Beyond the Sea)' (1958)

    I love the *confidence* of this one - this guy just *knows* what's going to happen! It's a fabulous record - not only the delivery but the orchestration and production are spot-on.I'm not just a music fan but also a Francophile, and this song has an interesting history that's...
    supersnipe supersnipe
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Mar 1, 2015

    I cannot choose one favorite old school song

    or artist. It's like, put that on a playlist on shuffle.
    STFUnSMILE STFUnSMILE
    22-25, M
    Mar 6

    BUDDY HOLLY AND THE CRICKETS: 'It's So Easy'

    (1958). February 3rd has come around again, it's now 56 years since he left us. Including this not because it was a big hit (it wasn't) but because it's one of Buddy's best and what's more showed him as what he was; a prototype for the decade ahead. This really does stand up so...
    supersnipe supersnipe
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Feb 3, 2015

    ELLA FITZGERALD: 'Ev'ry time we say Goodbye'

    (1956). Poignant Cole Porter song about, well, how hard it is. Sad and sweet, and beautifully done by Ella. You find it hard too? You're in good company...
    supersnipe supersnipe
    56-60, M
    1 Response Jan 29, 2015

    SONNY JAMES: 'The Cat Came Back' (1956).

    There's a cat around here that I hadn't seen for a while...but yesterday she reappeared, greeting me like a long lost friend. I told a friend on here about this, and she said 'The cat came back? That's a song title!' It was then that I remembered Sonny James...they always come...
    supersnipe supersnipe
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Mar 4, 2015

    Here's a really old throwback I discovered

    today: Sister Rosetta Tharpe- I Want A Tall Skinny Papa http://youtu.be/woSDknWzhL8
    BornInTheWrongEra72 BornInTheWrongEra72
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 3, 2015

    "People can change, they always do.

    " Love this English/Spanish version 😍 I must see him this July 💕
    Anchoredheart1 Anchoredheart1
    22-25, F
    Jun 14, 2015

    JIMMY JONES: 'The Search is Over' (1959).

    This is the 'B' side of 'Handy Man' and appeared on a yellow and black MGM single in the UK. I have had it since I was young but hadn't played lately, until just now when it suddenly popped into my mind. Some records I have I never bothered playing the 'B' side all the way...
    supersnipe supersnipe
    56-60, M
    1 Response Apr 3, 2015
    Missminn Missminn
    46-50, F
    1 Response Apr 1

    BUDDY HOLLY: 'True Love Ways' (1960).

    This lovely slow dance number was a posthumous release. It was also one of Buddy's last studio recordings, dating from a session in New York in October 1958. That light, youthful voice still sounds so fresh...
    supersnipe supersnipe
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Feb 3, 2015

    Does anyone remember all the lyrics to

    "American Pie" by Don McClain?
    BendairDundat BendairDundat
    66-70, M
    3 Responses Sep 21, 2014

    Stevie Wonder https://www.

    youtube.com/watch?v=-z2LNsifEzg
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses May 14, 2015

    VALERIE CARR: 'When the Boys talk about the

    Girls' (1958). Dated? yes, but it's wonderful almost *because* of that. There's that Platters-style piano-not to everyone's taste-but the alto sax and choir are beautiful...and Valerie can sing. I always imagine Wolfman Jack introduceing this with that gravelly voice of his...
    supersnipe supersnipe
    56-60, M
    1 Response Mar 1, 2015

    I can look you in the eyes

    and tell you I can do with out you, I want to live my life like an open book do you, like a thief in the night the way you stole my heart keep it I don't want it back I know it's in good hands baby I commit... to love...
    foolishwiseguy foolishwiseguy
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jun 16, 2015

    MICHAEL BUBLE: 'I Wish You Love' (2002).

    One of many English-language versions of the Charles Trenet song I posted earlier in the day. There's a lovely generous sentiment to this, and they've kept it simple, with just a vocal and guitar.
    supersnipe supersnipe
    56-60, M
    Nov 14, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 5, 2015

    I am 26 years old, and most of my friends I

    don't think are into oldies. Which is understandable I guess since they didn't grow up listening to it. But neither did I. And I love it. I really don't know a TON of artists, but I know the popular ones and I honestly believe that music made back in the fifties and sixties is...
    J120925 J120925
    26-30, M
    Feb 22
    avonladyirs avonladyirs
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jan 16

    I love the oldies from the 50s with Presley

    and so many others through the 80s with Billy Joel and Elton John. There is so many favorite groups and individuals with wonderful words to live by. I sit and listen to all kinds of music when I am at work, in my car, and at home too.
    femalechilling femalechilling
    36-40, F
    2 Responses May 16, 2014

    The Spinners I'll Be Around https://www.

    youtube.com/watch?v=ojCikI9npJQ Could It Be I'm Falling In Love https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojCikI9npJQ
    Sarahkay612 Sarahkay612
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 28

    My favorite song as of late,

    which I have blasting right now: "Young Girl." Young girl, get out of my minddddd. My love for you is way out of lineeeeeeee
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703
    31-35, M
    1 Response Feb 15

    I feel bad for the elders

    who have to have someone watch over them for the remaining years of their lives. What a ****** way to die.
    PopeBePimpin PopeBePimpin
    22-25, M
    Jul 2, 2015

    HARRY CHAPIN, 'W.O.L.

    D.' (1974). I heard this on the radio the other day for the first time in years! I had even forgotten who it was by, but Chapin tells a good story. It's an interesting record, quite profound really, about a disc jockey who gets jobs in various places all over the US, and then...
    supersnipe supersnipe
    56-60, M
    Feb 2

    I usually listen to them

    when I'm really happy Aretha Franklin is my favorite and Frank Sinatra
    KyloIsBen KyloIsBen
    18-21, F
    Jan 14

    SAM COOKE: 'You Send Me' (1957).

    You send me, honest you do. Enough said...
    supersnipe supersnipe
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Feb 13, 2015

    I love to listen to the oldies at home

    and in my car. I love to sing the words of the songs. I love the 60s, 70, 80, and 90s. I do not care for the newer music. I just adore the oldies and they are sure goodies. I love both individuals and groups for my listening entertainment.
    momworkingout momworkingout
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jun 13, 2014
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