Classic rock now includes bands like Green Day and Pearl Jam. In an ever-changing music world, how will the next generation look back on today’s most popular songs? Maybe I’m showing my age (it is my birthday today!), but do you really think people will still be sentimental listening to today’s big songs 40 or 50 years from now? Do the biggest hit songs from the 1960’s still sound exciting today or have they become dated and old-fashioned? Rather than take a cross-section of many songs from each era to compare, let’s simply take the #1 Song in the country for three consecutive years on July 25th from each of the decades, I’ll let you make the call.
#1 1965 The Rolling Stones “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction” Versus
#1 2012 Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe”
#1 1966 The Troggs “Wild Thing”
#1 2013 Macklemore and Ryan Lewis “Can’t Hold Us Down”
#1 1967 The Doors “Light My Fire”
#1 2014 Iggy Azalea “Fancy”