- A History And Definition Of Oldies Music
Oldies music is alive and well and more popular than ever. It is the music we all grew up with that provides the soundtrack of our lives.
- Carolina Beach Music: Standing The Test Of Time
For decades, beach music has been floating in the airwaves around the Southeast coast. It is the classic R&B artists of the 1960s that remain the standard for this regional music that has kept generations shagging 'til the sun goes down.
- Garage Rock: America’s Primal Growl
Garage rock is a raw, gutsy, and gritty style that has given voice to teenage angst and rebellion since the early 1960s. It has spawned a number of revivals over the years and is considered to be a forerunner to punk, grunge, and other similar genres.
- Rockabilly: From Roots To Revival
Rockabilly, a style that sprang up in the early 1950s, is a high energy, hard-driving fusion of country and R&B from the South that was a forerunner to rock and roll. The popularity of this free spirited, uninhibited music has persisted over the years and inspired a revival.
- The Beatles And Ed Sullivan Combined To Make History
If you were born sometime before February 9, 1964, then you will most likely remember exactly what you were doing on that fateful Sunday evening. The Beatles' first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show was, and remains, one of very few TV events that has yet to be matched in terms of its lasting impact on American pop culture.
- Woodstock 1969: A Celebration Of Peace, Harmony, and Music
Woodstock was a 3-day music festival attended by some 500,000 fans that featured 32 top bands and artists. This momentous concert, which took place in Bethel, NY from August 15-18, 1969, helped to define the 1960s and it is still widely regarded as one of the most pivotal moments in the history of rock.
JUST FOR LAUGHS
- You Know You're A Baby Boomer
Webmaster Amy Gold remembers fondly what it was like growing up in the 1960s-1970s and she takes a tongue-in-cheek look at what it is like being a baby boomer.
- Are You A Baby Boomer Or Generation Xer?
If you can't decide, take this quiz to find out.
SONGS BY THEME OR SUBJECT
- Birthday Celebrations With A Musical Beat
Over the years, many classic oldies songs have been written with a Happy Birthday theme which remain perennial favorites.
- Bringing Together The Best Songs About Family
Mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers - songs about family are numerous and strike a sympathetic chord in all of us. Be it ever so humble, there is nothing quite like family, especially around the holidays. So gather around the fire, pour yourself some eggnog, and have a listen.
- Celebrate The Love Of Father And Daughter In Music
Father-daughter songs are a longtime tradition, especially at weddings. Here we have gathered together a list of those that have become chart hit favorites.
- City Songs: Tunes With A Little Hometown Flair
From San Francisco to St. Louis to Gary, Indianna to Memphis to New York to Boston, songs about cities of all sizes across the nation can be found in almost any pop music style and have been popular for generations.
- Love Is In The Air With Popular Wedding Songs
If you are planning a wedding (or know someone who is), classic oldies love songs are always a great choice for that special first dance as a newly married couple.
- Themes, Bond Themes: The Music of The James Bond Films
Since the early 1960s, James Bond movie theme songs have been almost as popular as the famous secret agent himself and have consistently graced the charts over the years.
- A Tune That States It All: Songs With States In Their Titles
From Alabama to California to Georgia to Texas to Wyoming, songs with state names in their titles have been around for a long time. Some of the more popular state-themed songs are oldies classics and have become so famous that they put their states on the map.
- The Top Songs By Decade
Listing top songs by decade is like driving down memory lane in a classic convertible with the top down. Sit back and prepare to be entertained and put on your dancing shoes as we journey through the top hits from each decade, starting with the 1950s.
- Number One Songs - 1950s
It was during the 1950s that rock and roll was born, and things were never the same after that.
- Number One Songs - 1960s
The Beatles, the British Invasion, girl groups, Motown, surf rock, the Twist, and various other dance crazes were all a big part of pop music in the 1960s. This decade was also a time of music experimentation and a variety of new rock genres originated during this era.
- Number One Songs - 1970s
The 1970s was the age of disco, singer-songwriters, soft rock, mellow pop, and glam rock. All these styles and more can be heard in the top pop hits of the day.
- Number One Songs - 1980s
The 1980s was the era of MTV, punk rock, synth pop, and New Wave music, and the quintessential pop icons of that decade were Madonna and Michael Jackson.
- Number One Songs - 1990s
The 1990s are best remembered for the Macarena dance craze, Mariah Carey, and Elton John's remake of "Candle In The Wind" in commemoration to the late Princess Diana.
- Number One Songs - 1950s
- Singing About Elvis: The Musical Influence Of The King
Hundred of songs about Elvis Presley have been recorded over the past 50+ years, starting from his rapid rise to fame in the mid 1950s to well into the new millenium. Such is the influence of the man who became forever known as "the King of Rock and Roll."
- Superman In Song: A Musical Phenomenon
The caped crusader, the man of steel, Clark Kent's alter ego - whatever you want to call him, Superman, a longtime favorite comic book hero, has inspired many pop tunes over the years in a variety of styles.
- Working For A Living And Singing About It As We Do
Songs about working may not pave the way to an early retirement but just might take some of the sting out of "working for the man."