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They don't write songs like that anymore... (post an example)

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posted on May, 8 2016 @ 06:57 AM
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As a fan of all types of music from the past, I constantly seem to find myself thinking...

"They don't write songs like that anymore."

There are so many examples I could probably write a book on the topic. I'll just post a couple of examples that are especially glaring to me. When these songs came out, I thought they were pure cornball. I think they seem deep and quite good compared to what pop music is like now (for the most part). I never saw that coming, I'm speechless.


www.youtube.com...


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posted on May, 8 2016 @ 07:01 AM
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Not got access to YouTube atm, so will S&F and reply soon



posted on May, 8 2016 @ 07:08 AM
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For years now, this has reminded me of my teens and 20's. Ready to get out and sweat in the Sun, work till my body ached and enjoying every minute. It reminds me of being young, tough and ready for anything.
There's a reason the old bands have stayed on top for so long. Their songs speak to the soul.


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posted on May, 8 2016 @ 07:14 AM
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Funkadelic. Good stuff.




posted on May, 8 2016 @ 07:22 AM
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a reply to: Profusion

This.

Blew me away first time I heard it and still does today.



posted on May, 8 2016 @ 07:22 AM
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A song the OP might enjoy:
Greg Kihn Band - The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em) LIVE


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posted on May, 8 2016 @ 07:31 AM
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posted on May, 8 2016 @ 07:47 AM
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a reply to: Profusion

The ultimate " they don't write songs like that anymore" , song


A creation beyond comparison , Freddy was a master.



posted on May, 8 2016 @ 08:16 AM
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My first try at posting a video and not just a linke... hope it works!

ETA: And no... it did not work! So here's a link:

Bob Seger -- Turn The Page

The sax in this song is amazing...
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posted on May, 8 2016 @ 08:39 AM
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a reply to: Profusion

"They" don't write songs like this anymore.....


edit on 8-5-2016 by windword because: better version



posted on May, 8 2016 @ 09:19 AM
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posted on May, 8 2016 @ 09:26 AM
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I have a feeling that often times "They" do still write songs "like that" these days, the difference being "They" don't SELL music like that anymore.. or "We" don't want/buy music like that anymore.

Also, with the advance in technology, young kids can produce album quality songs in their bedrooms... with all sort of synths, phasers, plugins... things that if they existed back then they were big bulky and expensive.


I can't believe that there was this magically aura of musical talent that only existed somewhere between 1955 and 1995.... Then just disappeared.

With the availability of instruments and recording gear there are more people making music now than ever. There might be more "bad" music, but there is certainly still great music, you just might have to dig deeper and wade through more crap.

Also, I think most people lock in their musical preferences somewhere between the ages of 15-25ish... and that stuff will always seem like "better" music. .. Example-- I don't think it's fair to say that Deftones are better than The Who, or Bob Dylan... but guess what I went through rough teenage years with Deftones not The Who or Dylan so guess who i consider better? Deftones... Preferential Conditioning...or something...


Anywho maybe i'll come back at post some examples but i'v been reading all this "music sucks these days" talk on social media and I just don't agree..and since i try to stay quiet on facebook i brought my rant here.


Modern Masters- Les Claypool, Radiohead, Opeth... Just a few folks that are still active and IF you like their flavor I think they make music just like "those days" if not better



posted on May, 8 2016 @ 09:27 AM
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a reply to: Profusion
Along with stairway, theses are deep lyric songs too.


Good thread idea.



posted on May, 8 2016 @ 10:08 AM
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a reply to: Profusion

One of my favorite songs / performances of all time.

Just gets me.




posted on May, 8 2016 @ 10:20 AM
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a reply to: Boadicea




posted on May, 8 2016 @ 10:38 AM
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a reply to: Profusion

For me, John Lennon.

youtu.be...

"Love is the answer
And you know that for sure
Love is a flower
You gotta let it, you gotta let it grow...

So keep on playin' those mind games together
Faith in the future, outta the now
You just can't beat on those mind guerrillas
Absolute elsewhere in the stones of your mind"





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posted on May, 8 2016 @ 10:41 AM
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a reply to: DAVID64

Thank you -- much appreciated! I'm going to have to figure that out for myself one of these days


(I love your signature line by the way)



posted on May, 8 2016 @ 11:47 AM
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a reply to: Profusion

Such a good thread I felt like adding another.

This is such a classic.




posted on May, 8 2016 @ 11:52 AM
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posted on May, 8 2016 @ 02:32 PM
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One of the best bands in the world ever.











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