Saturday, July 26, 2014

Say What?!? Yesteryear Music

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Awhile back we were out somewhere when an Elvis Presley song came on the loudspeaker. I said, 'Hey, an Elvis song!' My youngest said, "Who's Elvis?"

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In the car a few days ago, Yellow Submarine came on the radio, and I said, 'Woohoo, The Beatles.' My son scrunched his face up and said, 'The Beaaaaaaaa---tles???? Who would name themselves after bugs?!'

I did notice he was singing the song later that night, so I said, 'Ha! You're singing The Beatles!' He laughed and told me it was easy because all they do is say the same thing over and over and over and over.  lol  No appreciation for 'fine music.' ;)

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Last night we went to see Planes Fire & Rescue at the movies. AC/DC's Thunderstruck was a featured song, and when it came on I said, 'I've got that album.' My son said, 'What's an album?'  lololol

AC/DC was all the rage when I was in school. When the guitar licks of any one of their songs starts to play, it takes me right back to being a teen. That being said, I did think that was a strange song to pick, lyric-wise, for a Disney movie (even though they did edit it a bit).

56 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

I got married by Elvis - LOL. I think there is definitely something to be said about "old" music and The Beatles are one of my all time favorite bands.

Janine Huldie said...

Our wedding song was Can't Help Falling in Love by Elvis and huge Beatles fan, too. Guess that makes me old by little kids' standards, too ;)

Kristi Maloney said...

The Beatles and AC/DC are classics. I never got into Elvis. My hubs. really liked AC/DC, still does! :)

Joyce Lansky said...

My kids were just the opposite. We played Beatles so much that they didn't know the current hits.

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Pat Hatt said...

lol like the old ones better at my sea, but took me a while as well to figure out who they were.

Sandee said...

Yep, times are changing. Kids are not subjected to the great things we were. They do have their own great stuff though.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Rose-Marie said...

Beatles were the rage when I was in school. I recall having a crush on a guy primarily b/c he had a Beatles haircut (ie shaggy) and Beatle boots!!!

~ Noelle said...

we went and saw fire / rescue the other day too ;)
broxton likes classic rock -- because marc plays it all the time

Urd-chan said...

Thanks for the post, although it's making me feel a bit old. While Elvis' heyday was before my time, he was still making new records when I was little. My mom, however, was a fan. I grew up with the Beatles, though, and my brother and his two best buddies always listened to them, as did my best friend's brother. Looking back, it's hard to believe they are still so popular today - it's been a LONG time. I was lucky enough to get picked to man the PETA table at a Paul McCartney concert in Indianapolis last year, and I was able to sneak in and watch part of it. All I can say is, wow. He went almost three hours without really taking a break. How many new bands and singers do that?

Elephant's Child said...

A memory packed post. I was never an Elvis fan - but the others? Oh yes. And most AC/DC lyrics would require a LOT of editing for a disney world...

Paula Miller said...

Funny post Rosey!
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I appreciate it :)

Russ R. said...

That conversation between you and your son's funny! I bet he'd eventually listen to Elvis. I used to not like my Mom's music when I was younger, but for some reason when I was getting older - I let her have it her way. In fact, on most days, I'd even look for her songs on the net. I download them and make her a playlist.

Kim @ HappyPrettyBlog said...

I've always been a big fan of all kinds of different music from different decades so everything you mentioned are favorites of mine! My husband and I danced to Elvis' Can't Help Falling In Love for our 1st dance at our wedding and I walked down the aisle to Here Comes The Sun by The Beatles.

Bonnie Gowen said...

lol too cute. I love all these songs especially thunderstuck. An oldie but goodie. =)

Binky said...

Music has to be one of the things that changes the most with time. And how we get music, and how we listen to it today is so different than what it was in the past.

Rochkirstin Santos said...

On our local radio, we get to hear songs from the late 60's all the way to the mid 2000's in every day of the week. That's why we are still familiar with old songs - the golden ones!

Launna said...

Rosey, I go through the same things with Valentina... I will be all hyped for a song and she will say who is that?... a generation gap but I try to keep up in other ways...lol

JackieJacks said...

I am very lucky my dad schooled me on good music from a young age. Introduce your son to Tom Petty, Steely Dan, and the Grateful Dead now so he will know what real music sounds like when he gets older!

Stacie Wyatt said...

A few months ago my niece heard a Boyz II Men song and thought it was new. I was like, nope, I had the tape back in the 90s. She was shocked lol.

Couponing in Central Florida! said...

Too funny. My kids are always telling me I listen to old people music. Then, one of their songs come on and they don't believe that it's a remake from one of the bands I love! lol

Gabby OBrien said...

I love the Beatles. I have always been a fan of older music. I remember being obsessed with the temptations when I was about 25 years old, and that was in 2005!

alissa apel said...

You need to play him some more classics. ;)

Cheriese said...

I'm a huge Beatles fan! And I love me some Elvis!
You definitely need to play him some oldies!!

Holy Ghost Writer said...

They all beat the music of today

Z @ Kicking Kilos said...

LOL @ what's an album.
And, Rosey do you know even the picture's album (where we kept are photographs in) have been replaced by digital magic!

stevebethere said...

LOL @ your son

I am another big fan of The Beatles my fave 2 albums were With The Beatles & Abbey Road

Have a nostalgictastic day :-)

Annemarie Leblanc said...

I love Elvis, he's always been a favorite of mine.

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

I love Elvis and The Beatles! =)

Mrs. Mashed Up said...

"What's an album"?? LOL. I think I was born in the wrong era… I love this kind of music. Plus my hubby is a DJ/entertainer, so Baby Mash has no choice but to be exposed to all of these musical greats!

P Bishop said...

I love The Beatles, I love Ac/Dc and I love Elvis. The only thing is where is the "Manilow"? What a fun trip down memory lane. Thanks!

Michael said...

just as long as there isn't any Led Zeppelin,we're good.....

Kristin Y said...

We have the same conversations at times with our youngest daughter. although she has been raised on 80s music! She would belt out "Welcome to the Jungle" walking through stores when she was 4. Gotta love kids

Celebrity VIP Lounge said...

Not yesteryear, classic music made by legendaries! Amber N

Sandra Shaffer said...

My husband loves all types of music and when our kids were little he would quiz them on the artist when listening to songs. Now they know all venues from the 50's through 80's!

Onica MommyFactor said...

How can he NOT know who Elvis is. LOL I feel sorry for these kids growing up not knowing where music they hear now got it roots.

Ann B said...

I never liked Elvis but my dad had so many of his albums. Thanks for the trip down musical memory lane.

Rebecca Swenor said...

I used to love Elvis as a kid. My oldest love listening to the Beetles music. Thanks for sharing.

Jessica Peeling said...

Lol at your son! I can't believe he doesn't know what an album is and that he thinks the Beatles are repetitive. So much has changed over the years!

Shannon said...

Yeah I feel so old and I am sure if I had a child they would say the same things about my musical tastes. LOL at your son!

William Stone said...

I chuckled at reading this. My children have learned to adapt their language to appease my old man ways, talking in terms of "taping shows" on the DVR, despite the fact that we haven't had a video tape in the house for God knows how long.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I love that my kids are getting older and are finally appreciating the music I grew up on. I catch my daughter singing Bon Jovi every now and again and it warms my heart lol.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love listening to music from the 50's and 60's. The Beatles will NEVER go out of style :)

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Well when you include an Aussie band how can I not be impressed with your taste in music. I have taken to listening to the oldies music and it really hurts to hear songs from my youth on it LOL

Maria Constanza Oller said...

I love old music classic 20's 30' 60's 70' 80' everything till the 90's after the 90's all I listen is heavy metal or some country the rest makes me sick

Coupondipity said...

Some music is just classic. I love going back to some of the old tunes and reliving those memories!

Texstar said...

It's funny that the 80's never go out of style. Music during that period was awesome. My kids are even into it! ~ Don Purdum

MaryJane Tauyan said...

My mom and dad loves elvis and i know some songs of him my husband loves acdc

Kath Rivera said...

I don't know AC/DC. My father loves Elvis while I love The Beatles. Classic will always be one of the best.

Rachael Yerkes said...

Elvis, ACDC, The Beatles, now that is music. What a fun post. I love all the pictures!

Kenya G. Johnson @ KenyaGJohnson.com said...

LOL! We still have a VCR. Which is where the iPad can be found charging sometimes. When Christopher asks me where is the iPad and I say on top of the VCR - the first time he asked what I was spelling. Then, "What's a VCR?"

Leira Pagaspas said...

I love the Beatles!! I grew up listening to their songs because my dad really loves that band.

Kristen said...

It's funny that my two year old son- 50 years later. LOVES the Beatles!

Colette S said...

After theirs fade they always come back to the good music of the times Rosey :)
But too funny!
And now I really want to know why the 'Beatles' just because your son said it :)

Brijdeep Kaur said...

that was a nice read even though I come from India and have never been listening to English music, I still love my regional.. but yes, old is always gold.. those were some wonderful musical times, be it in any language.. and I don't see many meaningful songs in today's times (talking about my regional, no idea of English though)..

Krystal Butherus said...

I never grew up listening to oldies. My parents were into Top 40 so I never heard The Beatles until I was much older!

Maria said...

my brother would LOVE this post. you just mentioned all of his idols!! i love elvis!! we were just singing some of his tunes tonight!