Variety in Today's Music vs. Yesterday

I know I'm of that generation that really doesn't care for today's music at all. You're right----not at all. I can't even relate to 98% of it, nor do I care to.

In 1967, my parents would complain about some of the "modern" music but and it's a big BUT, there were many songs on the pop charts that my parents loved. WHY? Variety! Back in the 60s, the music was very varied as I will show you. Also, it wasn't all about the visual. Bands really sang, played real instruments with no technical altering. It seemed to me tbat voices were also more varied and the music wasn't jumpy. It flowed smoothly for the most part. In today's world, I can't really tell one song from the other.

I have to carefully select the more recent songs I'll add on Edgewater Gold Radio.

The change really began in the latter part of the 80s although there were still some variety and some good bands back then.


Take a look at the following pop chart from 1967---scan down and see the variety of songs on this chart. In my opinion, it beats the music produced today----hands down!

Position ArtistSong Title

« 1966 1967 1968 »

1Lulu To Sir With Love

2Box Tops The Letter

3Bobby Gentry Ode To Billie Joe

4Association Windy

5Monkees I'm A Believer

6Doors Light My Fire

7Nancy Sinatra and Frank Sinatra Somethin' Stupid

8Turtles Happy Together

9Young Rascals Groovin'

10Frankie Valli Can't Take My Eyes Off You

11Music Explosion Little Bit O' Soul

12Tommy James and The ShondellsI Think We're Alone Now

13Aretha Franklin Respect

14Stevie Wonder I Was Made To Love Her

15Bobby Vee Come Back When You Grow Up

16Buckinghams Kind Of A Drag

17Arthur Conley Sweet Soul Music

18Soul Survivors Expressway To Your Heart

19Sam and Dave Soul Man

20Association Never My Love

21Jay and The Techniques Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie

22Every Mothers' SonCome On Down To My Boat

23Strawberry Alarm Clock Incense And Peppermints

24Rolling Stones Ruby Tuesday

25Vicki Carr It Must Be Him

26Brenton Wood Gimme Little Sign

27Buffalo Springfield For What It's Worth

28Supremes Love Is Here And Now You're Gone

29Supremes The Happening

30Beatles All You Need Is Love

31Engelbert Humperdinck Release Me (And Let Me Love Again)

32Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell Your Precious Love

33Jefferson Airplane Somebody To Love

34Esquires Get On Up

35Van Morrison Brown Eyed Girl

36Martha and The Vandella Jimmy Mack

37Happenings I Got Rhythm

38Procol Harum A Whiter Shade Of Pale

39Buckinghams Don't You Care

40Casinos Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye

41Diana Ross and The Supremes Reflections

42Hollies On A Carousel

43Bobby Vinton Please Love Me Forever

44Dionne Warwick Alfie

45Tremeloes Silence Is Golden

46Ed Ames My Cup Runneth Over

47Fifth Dimension Up, Up And Away

48Scott Mckenzie San Francisco

49CowsillsThe Rain, The Park And Other Things

50Herman's Hermits There's A Kind Of Hush

51Buckinghams Mercy, Mercy, Mercy

52Petula Clark This Is My Song

53Jackie Wilson Higher And Higher

54Young RascalsI 'Ive Been Lonely Too Long

55Beatles Penny Lane

56Temptations You're My Everything

57Seekers Georgy Girl

58Five Americans Western Union

59Aretha Franklin Baby I Love You

60Monkees A Little Bit You, A Little Bit Me

61Lesley Gore California Nights

62Mama's and The Papa's Dedicated To The One I Love

63Young Rascals How Can I Be Sure

64Hollies Carrie Ann

65Blue Magoos (We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet

66Easy Beats Friday On My Mind

67Bar-Kays Soul Finger

68Spencer Davis Group Gimme Some Lovin'

69Hombres Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out)

70Grass Roots Let's Live For Today

71Peaches and Herb Close Your Eyes

72Booker T and The MG's Groovin'

73Wilson Pickett Funky Broadway

74Monkees Pleasant Valley Sunday

75Aretha FranklinI Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)

76Aaron Neville Tell It Like It Is

77James Brown and The Famous Flames Cold Sweat

78Turtles She'd Rather Be With Me

79Keith 98.6

80Ray Charles Here We Go Again

81Jefferson Airplane White Rabbit

82Four Tops Bernadette

83Sonny and Cher The Beat Goes On

84Royal Guardsmen Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron

85Janis Ian Society's Child

86Neil Diamond Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon

87Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell Ain't No Mountain High Enough

88Sandy PoseyI Take It Back

89Tremeloes Here Comes My Baby

90Robert Knight Everlasting Love

91Peter, Paul and Mary I Dig Rock And Roll Music

92Bill Cosby Little Ole Man (Uptight-Everything's Alright)

93Electric Prunes I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night

94Monkees Daydream Believer

95Johnny Rivers Baby I Need Your Lovin'

96Who I Can See For Miles

97Tommy James and The Shondells Mirage

98Tom Jones Green, Green Grass Of Home

99Petula Clark Don't Sleep In The Subway

100Neil Diamond Thank The Lord For The Night Time