We were just coming back from having lunch and had the radio playing, and I am constantly switching the channel on the radio...I ended up listening to a song by Billy Idol, then one by Billy Joel, and then one by Elton John...and me and my mom were talking about how back even 30 years ago...when someone wrote a song about Love...people referred to the person they loved as different things-nice references...we were thinking of the song Little Darlin...and how those songs would never fly today...my mom is the one who said...she hears women being referred to as Ho's and Bit*h's and they say that in lyrics now...and my mom was saying where was the progression from one to the other, and how can people listen to today's music and think about the person they LOVE and relate to that song? And, I understand of course exactly what she is saying...I was thinking about Lionel Richie's song "You Are"...where he sings You are the sun, you are the rain... can you really imagine that song coming out today? Isn't that actually impossible to try and picture...and it's that really sad.
My mom said to me, unless you can find an oldies station on the radio...it is pointless to have a radio in you car..and she said to me...remember when we use to play the radio all the time, and hear a song, and say...ooh that's a great song, and sometimes we would even call the radio station to find the name of it, so we could run out and buy it...she said...when is the last time that happened?
I said...gee..now you know what I have been saying for years about music too, and not just movies. I haven't heard a song in so many years that I was so excited about that I need to go get it immediately, but I can remember doing that in the late 70's and during the whole decade of the 80's all the time, and going to get it on a 45 record, and then playing it over and over and over.
Some 70's(and earlier) love songs I love are:
If I can't have you-Yvonne Hellman
Everything I own- Bread ( Bread is one of my all time favorite groups)
Fooled around and Fell in Love
My Eyes Adored You
Deeper Than the Night-Olivia Newton John
Magnet and Steel- Walter Egan
There were so many! They to me are timeless and I think that's what music should be, it should be something that people relate to now matter how young or old they are.
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