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Title: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: roadman65 on August 29, 2018, 09:35:36 PM
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?
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: Big John on August 29, 2018, 10:07:13 PM
When Every Morning by Sugar Ray came out in 1999, I thought it was a 70s song.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: jp the roadgeek on August 29, 2018, 10:37:26 PM
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.   
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: bing101 on August 29, 2018, 11:34:04 PM
Bruno Mars has made a few songs that you would have thought was made in the 1970's 1980's and 1990's



















Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: bing101 on August 29, 2018, 11:35:47 PM


Maroon 5's Sugar song made in 2014 but it sounded like a song from the 1980's
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on August 29, 2018, 11:36:24 PM
Adele’s Right as Rain I thought was mid-late 80s, not 2009.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: bing101 on August 29, 2018, 11:41:01 PM


Walking on a dream by Empire of the Sun song was done in 2008 but resembled a 1980's feel.




And this one
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: bandit957 on August 29, 2018, 11:42:12 PM
I used to think "Strawberry Letter 23" and "Pop Muzik" were new in the '80s because I don't remember the stations around here ever playing them in the '70s when they were new.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: abefroman329 on August 30, 2018, 02:42:59 AM
Every song by Rush could have come out at any point between 1979 and today. With the exception of Roll the Bones. That ridiculous rap in the middle of it is so 1991.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: abefroman329 on August 30, 2018, 02:50:57 AM
I used to think "Strawberry Letter 23" and "Pop Muzik" were new in the '80s because I don't remember the stations around here ever playing them in the '70s when they were new.
Pop Muzik does sound a lot like an 80s New Wave song.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: Brandon on August 30, 2018, 05:41:24 AM
I used to think "Strawberry Letter 23" and "Pop Muzik" were new in the '80s because I don't remember the stations around here ever playing them in the '70s when they were new.
Pop Muzik does sound a lot like an 80s New Wave song.

To be fair, Pop Muzik came out in 1979.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: jon daly on August 30, 2018, 06:25:18 AM
"Rocky Mountain Way" is the opposite for me. Due to the sound quality, I thought that it was from around 1980. It was actually from 1973.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: abefroman329 on August 30, 2018, 08:27:15 AM
I do get an occasional surprise when listening to 60s on 6/70s on 7/80s on 8/90s on 9 and I learn a particular song is from a different era than I thought.  Though they tend to define each decade as “19x0-19x9” rather than “19x1-19x0” (or, in the case of the 90s, 1991-2000) as they should.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: hbelkins on August 30, 2018, 10:10:28 AM
"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald."
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: michravera on August 30, 2018, 10:28:25 AM
"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald."

The event described didn't even happen until November 1975.

The Montreau casino fire described in "Smoke on the Water" occurred in 1971 according to a quick search.

I have written some songs, some of them about events that occurred in the 2010s. They all sound very 1970-80s.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: bandit957 on August 30, 2018, 11:19:28 AM
I do get an occasional surprise when listening to 60s on 6/70s on 7/80s on 8/90s on 9 and I learn a particular song is from a different era than I thought.  Though they tend to define each decade as “19x0-19x9” rather than “19x1-19x0” (or, in the case of the 90s, 1991-2000) as they should.

Defining music or even society by calendar decade isn't always accurate. Music of 1984 is a lot "hipper" than in 1981, when music was dominated by acts that just get laughed at today.

The most popular music in 1989 was either childish stuff written for 8-year-olds or sleepy ballads written for 50-year-olds, not stuff for hip teens and young adults like it was around 1983-85. Then again, 1989 did have a lot of good stuff, but it didn't chart as high.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: abefroman329 on August 30, 2018, 11:22:12 AM
"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald."

The event described didn't even happen until November 1975.
And, as additional facts about the disaster come to light, Gordon Lightfoot updates the lyrics accordingly.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: roadman65 on August 30, 2018, 06:55:45 PM
I used to always wonder why Richard Pryor was mentioned in Jackson Browne's The Load Out/Stay segue until Ilearend later that only the end of the song was the Maurice Williams Cover.  I then learned that later it was two songs and the first part was a Browne song that he wrote about traveling between concerts.

Maurice Williams was famous long before we ever heard of Richard Pryor, so that is why that always struck me odd at the time.  Browne covered and had his own original at the same time and like many artists of the era would make medleys and rock radio would play them all as they were not confined to the 5 minute or less rule like pop stations are.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: dvferyance on August 30, 2018, 07:41:46 PM
Roll to Me came out in the mid 90's I thought it was an 80's song.
Young Folks by Peter Bojiorn came out in 1999 sounded 70's style.
Keep on Dancing came out in 2006 again sounded 70's.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: formulanone on August 30, 2018, 09:20:35 PM
Having not heard Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree and An Old Fashioned Love Song until 1990 or so, I would have figured they were 1940s-50s standards if didn't look them up on the interwebs about a decade or so later.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: abefroman329 on August 31, 2018, 09:15:35 AM
I used to think "Strawberry Letter 23" and "Pop Muzik" were new in the '80s because I don't remember the stations around here ever playing them in the '70s when they were new.
Strawberry Letter 23 sounds pretty solidly 70s to me.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: bandit957 on August 31, 2018, 09:30:55 AM
I used to think "Strawberry Letter 23" and "Pop Muzik" were new in the '80s because I don't remember the stations around here ever playing them in the '70s when they were new.
Strawberry Letter 23 sounds pretty solidly 70s to me.

Cincinnati radio is notoriously behind the times.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: bandit957 on August 31, 2018, 09:56:46 AM
I remember a song that kept saying "let it out", which was hilarious because I thought it had to do with bunker blasts.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: CapeCodder on August 31, 2018, 10:08:33 AM
I used to think "Strawberry Letter 23" and "Pop Muzik" were new in the '80s because I don't remember the stations around here ever playing them in the '70s when they were new.
Strawberry Letter 23 sounds pretty solidly 70s to me.

Cincinnati radio is notoriously behind the times.

As was St. Louis.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: 20160805 on August 31, 2018, 11:56:54 AM
I do get an occasional surprise when listening to 60s on 6/70s on 7/80s on 8/90s on 9 and I learn a particular song is from a different era than I thought.  Though they tend to define each decade as “19x0-19x9” rather than “19x1-19x0” (or, in the case of the 90s, 1991-2000) as they should.
More like 1969-1979 for 70s, 1979-1989 for 80s, and 1989-1999 for 90s is how they divide them.  Quite often when I'm with my dad and he has Sirius on, I'll get frustrated with them for playing a 1979 song on the 80s channel.

As a kid I thought "Rock This Town" (1981) by the Stray Cats was authentic 50s/60s rock 'n' roll.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: michravera on August 31, 2018, 03:51:17 PM
I do get an occasional surprise when listening to 60s on 6/70s on 7/80s on 8/90s on 9 and I learn a particular song is from a different era than I thought.  Though they tend to define each decade as “19x0-19x9” rather than “19x1-19x0” (or, in the case of the 90s, 1991-2000) as they should.
More like 1969-1979 for 70s, 1979-1989 for 80s, and 1989-1999 for 90s is how they divide them.  Quite often when I'm with my dad and he has Sirius on, I'll get frustrated with them for playing a 1979 song on the 80s channel.

As a kid I thought "Rock This Town" (1981) by the Stray Cats was authentic 50s/60s rock 'n' roll.

And the lyric "He was a real square cat back in 1974" didn't tip you off to the contrary?
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: 20160805 on August 31, 2018, 05:33:50 PM
I do get an occasional surprise when listening to 60s on 6/70s on 7/80s on 8/90s on 9 and I learn a particular song is from a different era than I thought.  Though they tend to define each decade as “19x0-19x9” rather than “19x1-19x0” (or, in the case of the 90s, 1991-2000) as they should.
More like 1969-1979 for 70s, 1979-1989 for 80s, and 1989-1999 for 90s is how they divide them.  Quite often when I'm with my dad and he has Sirius on, I'll get frustrated with them for playing a 1979 song on the 80s channel.

As a kid I thought "Rock This Town" (1981) by the Stray Cats was authentic 50s/60s rock 'n' roll.

And the lyric "He was a real square cat back in 1974" didn't tip you off to the contrary?
At this time I only knew the chorus and the general sound of the song, not that lyric in particular.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: jon daly on August 31, 2018, 06:46:25 PM
Lyrics? What are those? I have a lot of trouble remembering rock lyrics. It's not a well enunciated singing genre.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: mgk920 on August 31, 2018, 11:46:13 PM
When I first heard LeAnn Rimes' version of 'Blue' in 1996, I thought that a long-lost Patsy Cline recording had been found and released.  The song was written by Bil Mack and published in 1958, though.

Mike
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: Duke87 on September 01, 2018, 01:35:10 AM
When I was in 4th-5th grade I thought the Macarena was of similar vintage to songs like the YMCA and the Electric Slide, because they were commonly played along side each other at parties and such the time. Had no idea it was in fact brand new.

I was in college by the time I realized "Run Around" by Blues Traveler and "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" by Green Day were from the 1990s and not the 1960s.

Meanwhile when I first heard "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley (in a video of a cat on a treadmill) I assumed it was some old song from the 70s that I had managed to never hear until then. Nope, it was new.


For an example of the opposite, I was surprised recently to learn that "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" by Blue Öyster Cult came out in 1976. I had had that pegged as such an 80s song.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: Takumi on September 01, 2018, 10:32:28 AM
I (and others in high school) thought Darude’s Sandstorm was from the early-mid 90s, but it was released in 2000.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: Stephane Dumas on September 02, 2018, 07:26:47 PM
Crowded House one-hit wonder "Don't Dream it's over" was released in late 1986 but it sounds like a mid-to-late 1960s song.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: abefroman329 on September 02, 2018, 08:45:17 PM
I used to always wonder why Richard Pryor was mentioned in Jackson Browne's The Load Out/Stay segue until Ilearend later that only the end of the song was the Maurice Williams Cover.  I then learned that later it was two songs and the first part was a Browne song that he wrote about traveling between concerts.

Maurice Williams was famous long before we ever heard of Richard Pryor, so that is why that always struck me odd at the time.  Browne covered and had his own original at the same time and like many artists of the era would make medleys and rock radio would play them all as they were not confined to the 5 minute or less rule like pop stations are.
They also mention disco and 8-tracks.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: Brian556 on September 03, 2018, 12:20:38 AM
I don't see how yall can think an 80's song is from the 60's. The sound quality difference is like night and day.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: D-Dey65 on September 03, 2018, 12:24:02 AM
I don't see how yall can think an 80's song is from the 60's. The sound quality difference is like night and day.
Well, some 80's songs do have a 60's sound quality to them. The same can be said for some 90's songs. It really depends on the band.


Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: jon daly on September 03, 2018, 09:34:20 AM
And the recording techniques. Some bands deliberately have a lo-fi sound. I'm not sure if R.E.M. was one, but Michael Stipe always sounded mumbly to me.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: Buck87 on September 03, 2018, 11:00:45 AM
Tom Petty's Free Fallin.....I would have guessed it was from the mid 70's and was surprised to find out it was released in 1989
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: abefroman329 on September 03, 2018, 12:35:09 PM
I don't see how yall can think an 80's song is from the 60's. The sound quality difference is like night and day.
Yeah, some of these are perplexing.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: 20160805 on September 03, 2018, 08:24:37 PM
When I was in 4th-5th grade I thought the Macarena was of similar vintage to songs like the YMCA and the Electric Slide, because they were commonly played along side each other at parties and such the time. Had no idea it was in fact brand new.

I was in college by the time I realized "Run Around" by Blues Traveler and "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" by Green Day were from the 1990s and not the 1960s.

Meanwhile when I first heard "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley (in a video of a cat on a treadmill) I assumed it was some old song from the 70s that I had managed to never hear until then. Nope, it was new.


For an example of the opposite, I was surprised recently to learn that "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" by Blue Öyster Cult came out in 1976. I had had that pegged as such an 80s song.
As a kid with minimal knowledge of music I thought that was from the 70s, so you're not alone.

As someone very well versed in 80s music, I can generally tell you an exact year off the top of my head as to when a particular song came out, but I still sometimes find I'm a year off; usually the song is a year older than I thought.  Just today I had one of these: I thought "The Reflex" by Duran Duran came out in 1984 (considering that's when it was on the charts), but it's actually from their album Seven and the Ragged Tiger, released on 21 November 1983.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: spooky on September 05, 2018, 08:38:18 AM
When I was in 4th-5th grade I thought the Macarena was of similar vintage to songs like the YMCA and the Electric Slide, because they were commonly played along side each other at parties and such the time. Had no idea it was in fact brand new.

I was in college by the time I realized "Run Around" by Blues Traveler and "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" by Green Day were from the 1990s and not the 1960s.

Meanwhile when I first heard "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley (in a video of a cat on a treadmill) I assumed it was some old song from the 70s that I had managed to never hear until then. Nope, it was new.


For an example of the opposite, I was surprised recently to learn that "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" by Blue Öyster Cult came out in 1976. I had had that pegged as such an 80s song.
As a kid with minimal knowledge of music I thought that was from the 70s, so you're not alone.

As someone very well versed in 80s music, I can generally tell you an exact year off the top of my head as to when a particular song came out, but I still sometimes find I'm a year off; usually the song is a year older than I thought.  Just today I had one of these: I thought "The Reflex" by Duran Duran came out in 1984 (considering that's when it was on the charts), but it's actually from their album Seven and the Ragged Tiger, released on 21 November 1983.

sometimes though that comes from when the song was released as a single and became a hit. Yes "The Reflex" was on an album that came out in November 1983, but it hit #1 in late June 1984.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: 20160805 on September 05, 2018, 05:10:23 PM
When I was in 4th-5th grade I thought the Macarena was of similar vintage to songs like the YMCA and the Electric Slide, because they were commonly played along side each other at parties and such the time. Had no idea it was in fact brand new.

I was in college by the time I realized "Run Around" by Blues Traveler and "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" by Green Day were from the 1990s and not the 1960s.

Meanwhile when I first heard "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley (in a video of a cat on a treadmill) I assumed it was some old song from the 70s that I had managed to never hear until then. Nope, it was new.


For an example of the opposite, I was surprised recently to learn that "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" by Blue Öyster Cult came out in 1976. I had had that pegged as such an 80s song.
As a kid with minimal knowledge of music I thought that was from the 70s, so you're not alone.

As someone very well versed in 80s music, I can generally tell you an exact year off the top of my head as to when a particular song came out, but I still sometimes find I'm a year off; usually the song is a year older than I thought.  Just today I had one of these: I thought "The Reflex" by Duran Duran came out in 1984 (considering that's when it was on the charts), but it's actually from their album Seven and the Ragged Tiger, released on 21 November 1983.

sometimes though that comes from when the song was released as a single and became a hit. Yes "The Reflex" was on an album that came out in November 1983, but it hit #1 in late June 1984.
See my post.  Just because it was on the charts in 1984 doesn't mean it's a 1984 song; I can think of a song that peaked on the charts some 47 years after it came out.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: roadman65 on September 05, 2018, 07:20:49 PM
Back to School and Ferris Bueler's Day Off both made The Beatles Twist and Shout a hit 2 decades later. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: jon daly on September 05, 2018, 07:28:13 PM
Some English jeans ad put Steve Miller's "The Joker" on their charts back during the Gulf War. That song was over a decade and a half old by then.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: abefroman329 on September 05, 2018, 09:29:19 PM
Some English jeans ad put Steve Miller's "The Joker" on their charts back during the Gulf War. That song was over a decade and a half old by then.
Another denim company was using Fortunate Son at least two decades after it was released.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: abefroman329 on September 05, 2018, 09:30:13 PM
Back to School and Ferris Bueler's Day Off both made The Beatles Twist and Shout a hit 2 decades later. :biggrin:
Twist and Shout isn’t played in Back to School.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: jon daly on September 05, 2018, 09:44:48 PM
Back to School and Ferris Bueler's Day Off both made The Beatles Twist and Shout a hit 2 decades later. :biggrin:
Twist and Shout isn’t played in Back to School.

Sure it was. Not only that, but that flick got the kids to start reading Vonnegut again.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: abefroman329 on September 06, 2018, 02:14:05 AM
Back to School and Ferris Bueler's Day Off both made The Beatles Twist and Shout a hit 2 decades later. :biggrin:
Twist and Shout isn’t played in Back to School.

Sure it was. Not only that, but that flick got the kids to start reading Vonnegut again.
Whoever wrote that paper doesn’t know the first thing about Kurt Vonnegut.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: abefroman329 on September 06, 2018, 10:45:59 AM
Back to School and Ferris Bueler's Day Off both made The Beatles Twist and Shout a hit 2 decades later. :biggrin:
Twist and Shout isn’t played in Back to School.

Sure it was. Not only that, but that flick got the kids to start reading Vonnegut again.
You are right, it was. I don’t know if it’s a deleted scene, or if it was cut from the edited-for-television version, or if I’d blocked out the memory of it, but I’ve seen BtS many times and have no recollection of this.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: jon daly on September 06, 2018, 12:47:15 PM
A lot of driinking in that scene, IIRC. I can understand what it might've been edited for TV.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: roadman65 on September 06, 2018, 03:16:54 PM
That was right before Thornton Mellon's chauffer Lou got into the rumble with the Football Team in the bar.  Rodney also said keep the pitchers (of beer) coming until each person passes out and then extend the intervals.

Rodney himself did a version that was on that movie's soundtrack as well and he himself sung it in the movie.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: jon daly on September 06, 2018, 04:12:53 PM
Lou! TIL that Burt Young is still alive; and younger than I would've guessed.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: abefroman329 on September 06, 2018, 08:27:23 PM
One kid I put t’rew college, the other kid I put t’rew a wall. Tough but fair.

This whole thread reminds me of when I was a kid watching Happy Days when Mork was on and being amazed that they were able to predict Jimmy Carter’s Presidency and EPCOT Center in the 1950s.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: D-Dey65 on September 25, 2018, 10:58:41 PM
I don't see how yall can think an 80's song is from the 60's. The sound quality difference is like night and day.
I give you "I Go Wild," by The Three O' Clock.


In this case, it's not just the sound quality. Even the video itself looks like it's from an old broadcast of The Ed Sullivan Show or American Bandstand anywhere between 1965 and 1967.



Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: Henry on September 26, 2018, 09:33:42 AM
Billy Joel was guilty of this during the 80s. Uptown Girl and The Longest Time sound like something from the 60s and 50s, respectively.

Also during the 80s, when Chicago had Jason Scheff as lead vocalist, they were stuck in the 70s (the decade of their greatest success) with their hit Will You Still Love Me? By then, Peter Cetera had already left the group, but you wouldn't know that because the lead singer sounds a lot like him.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: jon daly on September 26, 2018, 09:58:26 AM
There was a lot of nostalgia in the 80s. The Stray Cats were a rockabilly group and Queen tried their hand at that old genre on "Crazy Little Thing Called Love." But the recording quality (of Queen's song, at leasdt) sounded state of the art and wouldn't be confused with the sound quality of a 45 from 1957.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: 20160805 on September 26, 2018, 10:03:06 AM
There was a lot of nostalgia in the 80s. The Stray Cats were a rockabilly group and Queen tried their hand at that old genre on "Crazy Little Thing Called Love." But the recording quality (of Queen's song, at leasdt) sounded state of the art and wouldn't be confused with the sound quality of a 45 from 1957.
1979 ;)
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: formulanone on September 26, 2018, 12:23:41 PM
There was a lot of nostalgia in the 80s.

My speculation is that the marketability of nostalgia started in the 1970s as a push-back or "sweeping under the rug" of 1960s culture not long after the 1970s began. But yeah, the 1980s proved that fads and culture could be recycled and remixed until saturation...and then another decade could be regurgitated.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: roadman on September 26, 2018, 12:54:56 PM
"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald."

The event described didn't even happen until November 1975.
And, as additional facts about the disaster come to light, Gordon Lightfoot updates the lyrics accordingly.

The additional "facts" revealed about the Fitzgerald sinking in recent years have shed no new light on the disaster that Gordon Lightfoot hadn't accounted for in his original song.  And meaning no disrespect, but with Lightfoot's increasing health problems in recent years, I'd say it's more likely that he doesn't remember all of the original lyrics and ad-libs when he performs in concert.  Per the liner notes for the first pressing of Summertime Dream, the 1976 album that featured the song, Lightfoot got the inspiration for the song after reading about the tragedy in Newsweek.  A few years after the song came out, I read the original Newsweek article.  Kind of like when you've seen Airplane! and then decide to read Runway Zero-Eight, the song does reflect everything stated in the article - almost word for word.

Of course, Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald still remains high on my list for the "Most Unlikely Song to make it to the Top Forty" award.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: briantroutman on September 26, 2018, 01:26:09 PM
^ Could be that Gord’s brains are still a bit fried from having to learn the lyrics to every song ever written (https://youtu.be/kZlrrwUIwcE).

Of course, Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald still remains high on my list for the "Most Unlikely Song to make it to the Top Forty" award.

Might the seven plus-minute “MacArthur Park” be on that list as well?
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: kphoger on September 26, 2018, 01:37:10 PM
Maroon 5's Sugar song made in 2014 but it sounded like a song from the 1980's

A lot of Maroon 5 songs sound like they came out around 1999.  I keep mistaking their music for something older.



When I was in 4th-5th grade I thought the Macarena was of similar vintage to songs like the YMCA and the Electric Slide, because they were commonly played along side each other at parties and such the time. Had no idea it was in fact brand new.

I remember my sister's wedding reception back in the 90s...  She taught everyone how to dance the Macarena, because nobody had heard of it yet.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: kphoger on September 26, 2018, 01:40:58 PM
A lot of people think Carmina Burana is a lot older than it is.  Sure, the lyrics are from the High Middle Ages, but Carl Orff didn't set those words to music until the 1930s.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: jon daly on September 26, 2018, 01:49:53 PM
Welcome back, kphoger!
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: jon daly on September 26, 2018, 01:52:47 PM
There was a lot of nostalgia in the 80s.

My speculation is that the marketability of nostalgia started in the 1970s as a push-back or "sweeping under the rug" of 1960s culture not long after the 1970s began. But yeah, the 1980s proved that fads and culture could be recycled and remixed until saturation...and then another decade could be regurgitated.

The other night, I watched an almost 20 year old show "That 70's Show." It was set 40 years ago. In it, they were watching Happy Days," which was set 60 years ago. If only Richie and the Fonz were able to travel into the future to watch "The Sting," (set 80 years ago,) my night would have been nirvana.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: kphoger on September 26, 2018, 02:38:47 PM
Happy Days ... nirvana.

I see what you did there.

Quote from: Nirvana: The Biography, pp 14-15
   Uncle Jim smoked pot and had a hipper record collection than his brother Don: The Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin and The Beatles; stoner musical influences that Kurt absorbed, encouraged by older school buddies sporting tie-dyed T-shirts and feathered hair who'd drop by to mooch off Jim's food supply. "I just thought they were cooler than my geeky fourth-grade friends who watched Happy Days," Kurt told biographer Azerrad.
   From Jim's, Kurt was passed around from relative to relative—including Uncle Chuck's where the young Cobain began taking guitar lessons from one of Chuck's bandmates, Warren Mason. Mason found Kurt a proper guitar—an Ibanez costing $125—and tuition began in earnest: such classic rock standardds as 'Stairway To Heaven', 'Louie Louie' and AC/DC's 'Back In Black' being among the first songs learned.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: 20160805 on September 26, 2018, 04:19:37 PM
A lot of people think Carmina Burana is a lot older than it is.  Sure, the lyrics are from the High Middle Ages, but Carl Orff didn't set those words to music until the 1930s.
I knew that. :)

"This octopus!  Let's give him boots!  Send him to North Korea!"
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: kphoger on September 26, 2018, 04:28:56 PM
"This octopus!  Let's give him boots!  Send him to North Korea!"

I forgot about that video!!  THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for posting that!!
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: roadman on September 26, 2018, 07:47:38 PM
^ Could be that Gord’s brains are still a bit fried from having to learn the lyrics to every song ever written (https://youtu.be/kZlrrwUIwcE).

Of course, Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald still remains high on my list for the "Most Unlikely Song to make it to the Top Forty" award.

Might the seven plus-minute “MacArthur Park” be on that list as well?

To quote Lieutenant Anderson (Baa Baa Black Sheep), Yupper!
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: michravera on September 27, 2018, 09:55:20 AM
A lot of people think Carmina Burana is a lot older than it is.  Sure, the lyrics are from the High Middle Ages, but Carl Orff didn't set those words to music until the 1930s.
I knew that. :)

"This octopus!  Let's give him boots!  Send him to North Korea!"

Of course, it's going to be tough to be "Turn Turn Turn!" for antiquity of lyrics. In 1964 on Captain Kangaroo I heard a musical rendition of lyrics that may well be older still -- "Saint Ives". It's one of the oldest riddles.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: bing101 on October 22, 2018, 10:49:06 PM


Yes this song sounds 1980's though But it was done in 2017.





Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: Rothman on October 23, 2018, 09:25:33 AM
A lot of people think Carmina Burana is a lot older than it is.  Sure, the lyrics are from the High Middle Ages, but Carl Orff didn't set those words to music until the 1930s.
I knew that. :)

"This octopus!  Let's give him boots!  Send him to North Korea!"

Of course, it's going to be tough to be "Turn Turn Turn!" for antiquity of lyrics. In 1964 on Captain Kangaroo I heard a musical rendition of lyrics that may well be older still -- "Saint Ives". It's one of the oldest riddles.
Saint Ives is older than the Book of Ecclesiastes?
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: kphoger on October 23, 2018, 01:05:29 PM
Saint Ives is older than the Book of Ecclesiastes?

Saint Ives = 18th Century
Ecclesiastes = ca. 5th–3rd Century BC
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: michravera on October 23, 2018, 01:48:47 PM
Saint Ives is older than the Book of Ecclesiastes?

Saint Ives = 18th Century
Ecclesiastes = ca. 5th–3rd Century BC

"Saint Ives" dates from an earlier Persian or Greek riddle. If you want to compare apples-to-apples, the English rendition of "Turn, Turn, Turn!"'s lyrics date only from their publication in the AKJV in 1607 or so.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: roadman65 on October 23, 2018, 02:20:47 PM
^ Could be that Gord’s brains are still a bit fried from having to learn the lyrics to every song ever written (https://youtu.be/kZlrrwUIwcE).

Of course, Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald still remains high on my list for the "Most Unlikely Song to make it to the Top Forty" award.

Might the seven plus-minute “MacArthur Park” be on that list as well?
At least he did not end up in the loony bin like his drummer did.

Jim Gordon (who co-wrote Clapton's Layla) was institutionalized for murdering his mother and even Eric Clapton when interviewed about his song Layla would refer to Jim Gordon as being in the bin.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: D-Dey65 on November 06, 2018, 09:15:17 PM
You know, I still find it hard to believe that "Thieves," by She & Him isn't some old early-1960's tune by Patsy Cline, or somebody more obscure from that period.






Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: roadman65 on November 06, 2018, 09:18:40 PM
I thought the song Palisades Park (about the now defunct NJ amusement park) was a 50's song.  It was released in 1962.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: bing101 on November 20, 2018, 11:18:21 AM


John Meyer tries to make an 80's like song.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: abefroman329 on November 20, 2018, 01:18:16 PM
You know, I still find it hard to believe that "Thieves," by She & Him isn't some old early-1960's tune by Patsy Cline, or somebody more obscure from that period.

Considering the She in She & Him is Zooey Deschanel, I'm not surprised the song sounds a lot older than it actually is.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: MantyMadTown on November 25, 2018, 07:52:31 PM
Kelly Clarkson's "Mr. Know It All". It's from 2011 but I keep thinking it's mid-2000s.

Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: Road Hog on November 26, 2018, 12:41:04 AM
I can peg most songs from the 1980s and 1990s almost right down to their chart peak, but anything else I have to look up.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: bing101 on December 10, 2018, 04:41:00 PM


Everclear's AM radio is a song from 2000 but the song resembles the 1970's
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: bing101 on December 27, 2018, 11:59:42 AM


Wow this song feels like it was done in the 1980's but the video says its done in the past 2 years.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: abefroman329 on December 27, 2018, 12:23:35 PM


Wow this song feels like it was done in the 1980's but the video says its done in the past 2 years.
Michelle Branch is still making music?
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: Roadgeekteen on December 27, 2018, 01:05:02 PM
Taylor Swifts shake it off feels older than 2014.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: abefroman329 on December 27, 2018, 01:07:54 PM
Taylor Swifts shake it off feels older than 2014.
That's deliberate.  Many artists do that.  Sheryl Crow's All I Wanna Do and its quasi-disco feel is another example.  So is Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: Roadgeekteen on December 27, 2018, 01:18:49 PM
Taylor Swifts shake it off feels older than 2014.
That's deliberate.  Many artists do that.  Sheryl Crow's All I Wanna Do and its quasi-disco feel is another example.  So is Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars.
That's not actually the real reason, though it could be part of it. That song is a big nostalgia song for me yet I was 11 when it came it.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: bing101 on December 27, 2018, 04:57:52 PM


Wow this song feels like it was done in the 1980's but the video says its done in the past 2 years.
Michelle Branch is still making music?


Apparently Yes but when I first heard of Michelle Branches most recent songs at the gym I go to the internet radio feeds had aired some of her recent songs. But I had no clue at first that it is the same person who had pop hits from 2001-2003. I thought it was a new band or a band with songs from the 1980's  that were being released today.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelle_Branch_discography



Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: plain on December 27, 2018, 05:20:31 PM
I used to listen to the radio a lot as a kid during the 80's. Two particular songs, "Head To Toe" and "Lost In Emotion", both by Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam (from their 1987 album Spanish Fly), sounds very 50's or 60's-ish. It wasn't until later when I heard them through much better speakers than a clock radio that I realized it had a definite 80's bass drum on them.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: abefroman329 on December 27, 2018, 05:37:45 PM


Wow this song feels like it was done in the 1980's but the video says its done in the past 2 years.
Michelle Branch is still making music?


Apparently Yes but when I first heard of Michelle Branches most recent songs at the gym I go to the internet radio feeds had aired some of her recent songs. But I had no clue at first that it is the same person who had pop hits from 2001-2003. I thought it was a new band or a band with songs from the 1980's  that were being released today.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelle_Branch_discography
Oh, it sounds exactly the same as the MOR shite she was cranking out in the early 2000s.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: bing101 on December 27, 2018, 05:46:33 PM


Train: Play That song. The song sounds older because Train Sampled a 1930's song called Heart and Soul.


Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: bing101 on January 16, 2019, 11:41:42 PM

Echosmith Lessons. This song has some late 1980's references in the song.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: Takumi on January 17, 2019, 10:18:41 AM
Taylor Swifts shake it off feels older than 2014.
That's deliberate.  Many artists do that.  Sheryl Crow's All I Wanna Do and its quasi-disco feel is another example.  So is Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars.
The first time I heard Bruno’s “Locked Out Of Heaven” I legitimately thought it was a Police song I had somehow not heard before.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: mgk920 on January 17, 2019, 07:28:33 PM
No links handy, but the very new band Greta Van Fleet sounds like they came straight out of the late 1960s to mid 1970s as a cross between Led Zeppelin and Rush.

Mike
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: SectorZ on January 19, 2019, 07:02:02 PM
No links handy, but the very new band Greta Van Fleet sounds like they came straight out of the late 1960s to mid 1970s as a cross between Led Zeppelin and Rush.

Mike

To the point the lead singer has been complaining about the comparison to Zeppelin. They border somewhere between copycat and parody of them. Of course (them being my favorite band) so did Rush on their first album.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: hbelkins on January 19, 2019, 07:33:00 PM
Kingdom Come, Lenny Wolf's band which had its debut in 1988 and was one of the first four CDs I ever bought, also had many such comparisons.

Gary Moore, Thin Lizzy guitarist, had a song on one of his albums called "Led Clones" on which Ozzy Osbourne sang lead vocals.

Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: SectorZ on January 19, 2019, 09:40:36 PM
Kingdom Come, Lenny Wolf's band which had its debut in 1988 and was one of the first four CDs I ever bought, also had many such comparisons.

Gary Moore, Thin Lizzy guitarist, had a song on one of his albums called "Led Clones" on which Ozzy Osbourne sang lead vocals.

"Got to get it on, from the still of the night."

If Moore were alive today, I figured we could have a Led Clones 2.0, maybe even with Ozzy again. Criminally underrated song, and Moore I think in general never got his due to in the hard rock/heavy metal scene.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: ftballfan on January 21, 2019, 11:06:42 AM
Bruno Mars' recent hit "24K Magic" sounds straight out of the 1980s. At first I thought it was a lost Roger Troutman track
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: kurumi on January 21, 2019, 11:23:04 AM
Bruno Mars' recent hit "24K Magic" sounds straight out of the 1980s. At first I thought it was a lost Roger Troutman track

The song fits really well with electroswing and old-time animation:
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: abefroman329 on January 24, 2019, 12:36:21 PM
Conversely, I was aware of David Lee Roth's cover of Just A Gigolo as a kid, but didn't know it was a cover.  I was blown away when I heard Jack Benny singing it on an episode of The Jack Benny Program that had to have been dated from 40 or 50 years before DLR's version.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: kevinb1994 on January 28, 2019, 08:48:46 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1whm9gc0hmk

Wow This song from Japan Resembles something Carlos Santana would have done in the 2000s though.

Dude WTF is up with the formatting on your post?
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: Roadgeekteen on January 28, 2019, 09:28:38 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1whm9gc0hmk

Wow This song from Japan Resembles something Carlos Santana would have done in the 2000s though.
Secret code?
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: kevinb1994 on January 28, 2019, 09:32:30 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1whm9gc0hmk

Wow This song from Japan Resembles something Carlos Santana would have done in the 2000s though.
Secret code?

No, just the formatting needs to confirm to the rules of this forum, that’s all.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: mrsman on March 22, 2019, 03:29:36 PM
Heard the song "Rehab" by Amy Winehouse.  Definitely has the feel of an early 1960's song.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: kphoger on March 22, 2019, 03:39:02 PM

Wow This song from Japan Resembles something Carlos Santana would have done in the 2000s though.
Secret code?

There you go.  The [.size=2px] code tag is what did it.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: bing101 on March 24, 2019, 04:16:19 PM

Dang I heard the remix from the Weeknd at first and I thought that cut was from the late 1980's and an unreleased Al B Sure song.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: bing101 on April 28, 2019, 06:36:53 PM

Rob Thomas just released a new song but one of his  new songs "Timeless" resembles the late 1980's early 1990's  though.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: Verlanka on April 29, 2019, 08:55:57 AM
I keep thinking that Willie Nelson's "On the Road Again" was from the 1960s, but it was actually from 1980.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: Rothman on April 29, 2019, 09:02:10 AM
I keep thinking that Willie Nelson's "On the Road Again" was from the 1960s, but it was actually from 1980.
Heh.  Some of us remember when it came out. :D
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: RobbieL2415 on April 29, 2019, 10:57:14 AM
"I Love You Always Forever", Donna Lewis.  Honestly thought this song came out in the late 1980s, but it was actually 1996.  The album it came off of is also very good.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: Buck87 on May 02, 2019, 10:45:08 AM
The 1812 Overture.

Would have thought it was form 1812 or soon after based on the name, but it actually debuted in 1882.
Would have helped if I knew it was by Tchaikovsky, or when he lived.

Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: roadman65 on May 04, 2019, 12:08:03 AM
I thought that Steal Away by Robbie Dupree was from the 70's as it has the sound similar to songs like Laughter In The Rain by Neil Sedaka or any song by Neil Diamond of that era.

Then Union Of The Snake by Duran Duran was one I thought came out in the early 90's as that was the first time I ever heard it then.  It was not until a few years back I heard a rebroadcast of an old American Top 40 with Casey Casum that I learned that it came out in the early 80's.  In fact I thought at first Sam Becket from Quantum Leap, the NBC drama from the late 80's and early 90's about a man trapped in time changing history who changed history in front of my eyes it seemed so weird that I felt that it was a 90's song.

I guess it might of been when living in NJ in the 80's I listened to WNEW and did not hear the song when it did come out, and when I moved to FL in 1990 they must of decided on one station to replay stuff from the past.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: Brian556 on May 04, 2019, 12:38:19 AM
Heard the song "Rehab" by Amy Winehouse.  Definitely has the feel of an early 1960's song.

The would have never sung about that back then. Not only was it probably taboo, they probably didn't abbreviate back them. Would have probably said "Gonna get me some rehabilitation, for that alcoholism"
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: kurumi on May 04, 2019, 01:43:11 AM
In 1977 Fleetwood Mac's Rumours came out, selling more than 40 million copies. On it were pop songs like "Dreams", which we've all heard 1000 times:
They've written better stuff, though, including the blues-oriented "The Chain": another example of a rock band's earlier stuff being better than the newer.
Too bad they had to sell out and go soft, huh.

However, "The Chain" and "Dreams" are on the same album.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on May 04, 2019, 01:51:50 AM
I’m So Afraid on the Buckingham/Nicks debut Fleetwood Mac album is a great bass/guitar driven track.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: amroad17 on May 04, 2019, 04:40:05 AM
"You Get What You Give" by New Radicals came out in 1998.  It sounds mid 1980's to me--the song kind of sounded like something the Electric Light Orchestra would have done in the 1980's.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: jon daly on May 10, 2019, 02:51:36 AM
This isn't much newer than I thought, but "Groove Tonight" by Earth, Wind, and Fire is in a pharmaceutical ad. I thought that it was from the 1970s. It's from 1981. I think it's a cover in the ad because it doesn't sound as synth-heavy as the EWF version.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: 20160805 on May 19, 2019, 07:45:50 AM
This isn't much newer than I thought, but "Groove Tonight" by Earth, Wind, and Fire is in a pharmaceutical ad. I thought that it was from the 1970s. It's from 1981. I think it's a cover in the ad because it doesn't sound as synth-heavy as the EWF version.
I too thought that song was from the 70s until I looked it up last summer; it was one of the last disco songs to make the charts around here.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: jp the roadgeek on May 19, 2019, 06:40:01 PM
I thought that Steal Away by Robbie Dupree was from the 70's as it has the sound similar to songs like Laughter In The Rain by Neil Sedaka or any song by Neil Diamond of that era.

Steal Away came out in 1980, the year after another song that sounds a lot like it, What a Fool Believes by the Doobie Brothers.

Another one that would seem a lot older is Theme From New York, New York.  Considering most of Sinatra's hits came out in the 40's and 50's, this one came out in 1979 (the original Liza Minelli version came out two years prior).
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on May 19, 2019, 06:49:02 PM
For a time, the Yankees played Sinatra’s version after a win and Minelli’s version after a loss. Not surprisingly Minelli did not appreciate this and told the team to knock it off, so since then they just play the Sinatra version win or lose.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: KEVIN_224 on May 19, 2019, 10:00:16 PM
I think Frank Sinatra's version was from around 1980. It was also the last time he appeared in the Top 40.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: jon daly on May 20, 2019, 04:33:55 PM
I eventually found out that "NY, NY" was actually younger than me. But I did, for a long time, think it was a song from Sinatra's prime like "Strangers in the Night." (Please don't tell me that that one is actually from 1973 or thereabouts.)
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: jon daly on May 20, 2019, 07:36:05 PM
1966? That's newer than I thought, but not by a lot.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: Rothman on May 21, 2019, 12:31:51 AM
Nah.  That's my parents' song and they met in 1972 (on a road trip between Provo, UT and Phoenix, AZ).

Connections to the songs help date them.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: hbelkins on May 21, 2019, 01:30:31 PM
Nah.  That's my parents' song and they met in 1972 (on a road trip between Provo, UT and Phoenix, AZ).

Connections to the songs help date them.

Wait a minute. I was 11 years old in 1972. You weren't even born then. Yet some of the comments you make about your Kentucky roots and visits sound like they're straight out of the 1950s or 1960s. I had you pegged as being well into your 60s.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: Rothman on May 21, 2019, 01:43:24 PM
Heh.  I guess I'm just an "old soul." :D

Still, the stuff I talk about mostly isn't from way back in the 1950s or 1960s.  I mean, I talk about remembering "New 80" being completed (and my grandfather driving us on it before it was) or the tolls being removed from the Mountain Parkway or, even more recently, the "Four Lane" bypass of Prestonsburg (US 23/US 460) -- those things are more recent than the 1950s and 1960s.  Other than that, I do pass along what my mother's or other relatives' experiences were growing up in eastern Kentucky (e.g., driving along KY 122 when portions of it was still the creek bed -- that was before my time...although the completion of KY 680 into Minnie certainly was not and cut a lot of time off of the drive from Martin to Wheelwright for us).  Thought I was pretty good about prefacing whatever I said as coming from what my mother told me when that was the case; sorry for the confusion.

Then again, some more cynical people might claim that some parts of Floyd County were a decade or so behind as is! :D
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: kphoger on May 21, 2019, 02:50:17 PM
I still haven't figured out what order the Beatles albums were released in, so I'm frequently wrong about whether one of their songs is "newer" or "older".
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: jp the roadgeek on May 21, 2019, 09:48:54 PM
I still haven't figured out what order the Beatles albums were released in, so I'm frequently wrong about whether one of their songs is "newer" or "older".

Just know that despite Let it Be being the last album released, Abbey Road was the last album recorded.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: OracleUsr on May 21, 2019, 11:58:07 PM
In 1977 Fleetwood Mac's Rumours came out, selling more than 40 million copies. On it were pop songs like "Dreams", which we've all heard 1000 times:
They've written better stuff, though, including the blues-oriented "The Chain": another example of a rock band's earlier stuff being better than the newer.
Too bad they had to sell out and go soft, huh.

However, "The Chain" and "Dreams" are on the same album.


John McVie's bass riff in The Chain was the first thing I learned to play on bass guitar.
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: bing101 on February 09, 2020, 04:40:43 PM
Stan Bush the 80's except it was released back in 2019

Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: bing101 on February 23, 2020, 11:12:28 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Midnight (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Midnight)


https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-sM_PLqzgktdUcW2LEKKkQ (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-sM_PLqzgktdUcW2LEKKkQ)


There is a Band Called "The Midnight" this group is does a genre called synthwave and most of their songs sound like they came from the mid 1980's

Here is a Sample


Also another group managed use "The Midnights" Los Angeles and tie the song to actual 1980's clips of Los Angeles
Title: Re: Songs that you thought were a lot older
Post by: In_Correct on February 29, 2020, 05:44:05 AM
The "All I Wanna Do Is Have Some Fun Before I Die" Song

contains the lyrics:

"No Disco"

and

"Fancy Datsuns And Buicks"

I thought the song was from 1983.

But it was made 10 years after that during a time when the Datsun name was inactive. I would not consider Datsun to be fancy. Perhaps "Fancy Infinitis And Buicks" sounds worse.