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roadman65:
For some reason I always thought that Rick Astley's song I Want To Give You Up was a song from the early 70's.  Probably cause it reminds me of Gino Vanelli's I Just Want To Stop,  I thought it was 70's as that song was as well and both seem to have something about them to be common.  However, I Just Want To Give You Up was actually released in the 80's even after I graduated High School.

Then there was Union of the Snake by Duran Duran, that I thought was released in the 90's but again that was an 80's hit.  I never heard much of that song as it was one of those that faded after it dropped off the charts unlike Rio which still to this day gets airplay, so I had nothing to compare it to in time.

Then there was the opposite where I would think a song is new, but actually old.  For example Chris Rea's Fool If You Think Its Over I heard after moving to Florida over the radio here, so I thought it was a new song or a late 80's song to be the most recent.  The sax on it sounded like Kenny G, and Mr. G's popularity came in the 1980's as well with Songbird, so that may be why, even though he never actually played for Rea just a coincidence that Rea's musician sounded just like Kenny.

Have you ever got songs mixed up this way thinking they are a 70's disco or something and then finding out later it was an 80's or 90's tune?

Big John:
When Every Morning by Sugar Ray came out in 1999, I thought it was a 70s song.

jp the roadgeek:
I'm usually pretty good at knowing the year of a song, but there are several songs that sound like they could be 70's songs that aren't. Roses by OutKast comes to mind.  The main groove of the song sounds like something you'd hear on an Al Stewart album, but the hip-hop breakdown in the middle gives away the real period.  Another 80's song that sounds more like a 60's song is Good Thing by Fine Young Cannibals.  Granted, it is an interpretation of a 1960's song, but if it weren't for the sound quality, I would place it as much older.   

bing101:
Bruno Mars has made a few songs that you would have thought was made in the 1970's 1980's and 1990's


//www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPvuNsRccVw

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-fA-gBCkj0

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPf0YbXqDm0

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsoLEjrDogU


//www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqyT8IEBkvY







bing101:
//www.youtube.com/watch?v=09R8_2nJtjg

Maroon 5's Sugar song made in 2014 but it sounded like a song from the 1980's

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