Why Oldies Are Goldies

Are you a fan of old music…then this blog is for you.

The connection people have with old music is far from grey and old. Even teenagers and young adults do like old music. People have always had a close connection with music because its ability to evoke our emotions and feelings.

The stronger your feelings are while listening to a song, the stronger a connection you make with the music. Music represents who you were when you first made a connection with it.

This holds especially true when you are adolescents and very young. From the age of 13 to 26, people are going through the most physical and psychological changes. This is a transition time for them and they face their first heartbreaks and other emotional turning points, which turns them towards making a strong connection with music.

Music plays an important role in our lives. Sometimes we are not aware of it, but it moulds us into the person we are.

For me, music is a lifeline. Definitely, I like old music the most but it depends on mood and time as well. While in the gym I like to listen to hip-hop and fast music tracks. At other times when we are having our fun time and playing Antyakshary all of us like to sing old songs. And the fun part is we remember every line of those songs whereas in new songs we just remember two to four lines😂.

Nothing can replace the happiness we enjoyed while singing along with songs that are now called ‘Oldies’. Songs from the 40s/50s/60s/70s had a feel. Those songs were here, there, everywhere. Most of the old songwriters paid attention to lyrics, not just the composition. Old songs used to have only 1-2 tunes which were being repeated throughout the song. That is why they were so easy to remember.

Good music is produced every year but still, people tend to believe ’gaane to humare jamane me ate the’.😃 So we also kept listening to them and somehow we too get into the groove. Those songs touched our emotions and reached our mind and heart. 

The songs nowadays have lyrics with empty meanings. The more financial stability in this generation in big cities and towns has brought major changes in lifestyle of people. People no longer have to struggle like peope from the olden times.

The struggle to obtain food, shelter, and clothing brought the life and soul into these ‘oldies’. Love was the biggest feeling and most of the songs were romantic or sad as hero and heroine could not meet each other due to some financial or social barriers.

Nowadays lyrics are compromised to make the song preppy and dance-able. There are very few songs that make sense for 15 seconds straight. It’s very well that you have “char bottle vodka” but I am happy with my old stuff. Thank you.😇

Lyrics are given the least importance and no-one cares about the meaning. They just have to fit in a fast and groovy track. Too much influence of western rap and hip-hop has taken over and it is considered that if you can’t dance to a song that’s not music.

Few people like me and some sensible music lovers crave for songs like…”moh moh ke dhage”, “lag ja gale”,“apki najron ne samjha”,” vo kagaj ki kashti vo barish ka pani “but they come rarely. Most of the times we are listening to” Lungi Dance “ type of songs.😓

One more thing which I would love to point out is: you actually love what your parents listen to. Yes, you get influenced by so many things from your parents and old music is one of them. 

Recreating old songs and albums is a new trend. The trend of remixing old songs began in the 90s when classics like “Saiyaan Dil Mein Aana Re” and “Kaliyon Ka Chaman” became hot favourites. The entire album of” Jawani Deewani “got remixed by one artist or the other.

However I am not judging anything here. It’s just a matter of choice. I love family reunions ,weddings or even a get-together at someone’s house where old music brings in the crowds. By doing this the shy caterpillars will turn into social butterflies in no time.😃😃

None of the blogs or opinions expressed within are meant as advice to you or anybody else on any matter, including but not limited to, personal finance, health, or other matters of life. If you need advice, speak to a professional!

Published by Anita Vij

A caring mother of 2. A loving wife. An aspiring individual who wishes to share her life-long learnings with the rest of the world.

22 thoughts on “Why Oldies Are Goldies

  1. I absolutely agree with you. Song lyrics are not what they used to be. Old song lyrics told stories and took you on journeys. Today’s lyrics —at best— you’ll learn the one line that’s repeated 100 times in a 5-minute long song!!!!!

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  2. Reblogged this on From guestwriters and commented:
    Music is something that always vibrates and keeps coming back in all sorts of forms. Regularly artists find again inspiration in older songs , give it some contemporary touch and soon those who hear the renewed cover go looking for the original music which can receive a new life again.

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  3. For your Western readers it would not be bad to give some more information about Jawani Deewani and classics like “Saiyaan Dil Mein Aana Re” and “Kaliyon Ka Chaman” which at first sight lets us think of Bollywood and its favourite and very commercial musicals.

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