Monday, October 5, 2015

Music Mondays - October 5, 1965

For those of us who love nostalgia, I found an interesting website - takemeback.to.


Takemeback.to allows us to pick a date.  We can see the top five pop songs (both for the U.S. and the U.K.), the top movies, the top books, and more.

Just out of curiosity, I decided to go back to October 5, 1965.  I was just 12 years old then, on the cusp of becoming a teenager. I realize that many of my readers weren't yet born, but you may still recognize some of the music of my generation.
The #1 song in the United States was Yesterday, by the Beatles.  That song became an expression of teenage uncertainly - I listened to it over and over.

The #2 song - Hang on Sloopy, by the McCoys.  Upbeat, it dispelled some of the gloom starting to descend on my life.
And the #3 song - a perfect song for a soon-to-be-teenager - Eve of Destruction.

In a way, some things never change.  If this song was introduced today, some would call it fresh and new if they didn't know the song was 50 years old.

What is it about nostalgia that attracts us to it so much?  Memories of the past aren't always good memories.  Yet, nostalgia, the "good old days", beckon.

I am thinking of having a music Monday feature for at least the month of October, a month that many rock stations call "Rocktober".  We'll see what the rest of the month brings.

What are songs that bring back memories of being on the edge of becoming a teenager for you?

13 comments:

  1. LOL. 1965. I was already in College. A sophomore no less.

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    1. Interesting memories. Those were interesting times to be in college.

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  2. I loved Pat Benatar, Journey, and Bryan Adams. Great list of music. I also liked "We Don't Need No Education," Pink Floyd from the wall. ;)

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    1. Thanks. I may feature a couple of these artists in future posts.

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  3. I wasn't much of a rocker as a young teen - I just listened to whatever was top of the pops on the radio and the countdown each night. I'm afraid ABBA and the Bee Gees probably featured rather highly in my preferences as a 13 year old. I'll be interested to see what else you come up with on your Music Mondays!

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    1. Thank you - and ABBA and the Bee Gees might just be there. I liked them, too!

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  4. Very cool! I will have to visit and plug in a few dates of my own! ♥

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  5. Thank you for the music and the link, Alana. Off to check it out.
    Music Mondays sounds like a good idea.

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  6. At age 12, I was all about Duran Duran. Their songs take me back.

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  7. What a great idea to look back! And yes, beatles were and still are timeless.

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  8. That Destruction did it for me, although I was 23 then, and had two children. Back then, my husband and I wanted to escape civilization and the oncoming war.
    But talking of 'oldies', I think the songs were much better then. You can hear every word in that song, which can't be said for songs nowadays.

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