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 #2 song - Hang on Sloopy, by the McCoys. Upbeat, it dispelled some of the gloom starting to descend on my life.
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?