January 7, 2015 at 11:57 am #129075
The Uptown Funk Song by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars sounds like it was from the 1980’s but its a 2014-2015 song.January 7, 2015 at 10:17 pm #129102
Crocodile Rock was reminiscent of the late 50s/early 60s-Uptown Girl hearkened back to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons to name a couple.January 7, 2015 at 11:12 pm #129108
The Casino’s “Then You Can Kiss Me Goodbye”January 7, 2015 at 11:14 pm #129110
The Capri’s “Morse Code of Love” came out in 1982, but is pure doo-wop.January 8, 2015 at 1:16 am #129113
Came out in 2002, but straight out of about 1964: https://youtube.com/watch?v=RBfP9W8S4Ks
's Billy Joel
". 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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CBers fight class prejudice - - an hamster just fights.January 8, 2015 at 2:10 am #129117
The Casino’s “Then You Can Kiss Me Goodbye”
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!January 8, 2015 at 2:10 pm #129140
How about Lenny Kravitz – It Ain’t Over ’til It’s Over? When I was too young to know better, I thought it was from the 70s…January 8, 2015 at 2:57 pm #129143
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.January 8, 2015 at 5:29 pm #129156
Walking on a dream by Empire of the Sun. Sound mid 1980’s but released in 2008.January 8, 2015 at 5:37 pm #129157
How about Lenny Kravitz – It Ain’t Over ’til It’s Over? When I was too young to know better, I thought it was from the 70s…
Right Lenny Kravitz did that song in 1990-1991.January 9, 2015 at 6:03 pm #129208
“Happy”, “Forget You” and “Get Lucky” sound like they are from the 70s. These should have been among the first songs mentioned.January 10, 2015 at 11:31 am #129250
“You Get What You Give” by New Radicals said to sound like something from the ’80s.January 10, 2015 at 3:55 pm #129263
Bruno Mars treasure sounds like a mid 1980’s sondJanuary 12, 2015 at 2:30 pm #129335
“Tightrope” by Janelle Monáe, as performed on “Glee”, sounds like it came from the 70s.January 29, 2015 at 10:31 am #130442
Yes NPR News did a segment of Pop Songs that sound like they came from another decade.
Maroon 5 did a song that sounded like mid 1980’s but released in 2015.
Uptown Funk was compared to Oops Upside your Head by the Gap Band and Walking the Dinosaur.
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