Then there's Billy Joel's "Uptown Girl". In fact, I thought I once heard an actual Frankie Valli cover of that one. (It doesn't appear to show up on Youtube. Maybe I hallucinated it? No, it most certainly was not Westlife.)
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For some reason, I don’t remember “Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye”, when it charted, which was 1967. Our Top 40 station was a little lax on R&B, so that might be why.(I don’t remember “My Girl” either although I remember “My Girl/Hey Girl”, as well as “Hey Girl”.)Later, when I heard it as an oldie, I would have bet money it was from 1956 and was absolutely amazed to find out otherwise!
A Charlotte Observer writer at the time thought Billy Joel’s “Uptown Girl” sounded much older. He was writing about the new oldies station and said it belonged there. Now, of course, oldies stations play songs from that era.
Standards stations have numerous songs that sound like they are from a different decade, but you pretty much know they aren’t because recording quality is so much more advanced.
Nat King Cole’s “That Sunday, That Summer” turned out to be from the 60s even though everything about its style says early 50s.