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.

38 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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  4. Good post. I learn something new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon on a daily basis. It’s always useful to read through articles from other writers and practice something from other websites.

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  5. Anita Ji 🙏
    Wonderful post on old music 🎶
    You have completed your post on the context with all points. All points have significantly importance. I am a very good lover of old songs. Starting from sixties to say eighties were the golden period. When I was teenager, Hindi movie songs were not allowed to listen at home with parents. That time I didn’t understand what is the problem. Later on I understood that those songs were love songs. So parents might be afraid such that we don’t fall in love affairs. Hahaha 😂
    However I fell into a deep love finally. In this love period, I remember old songs used to work as catalyst.
    Sad songs are great.
    Even now also they are great. Great with lyrics and tune.
    Young generation of present time may not like old hindi movie songs, but I am a fan of those songs. Even now also songs have immense pleasure

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    1. Namaskar Arun Ji🙏 Thanks for your appreciation.
      Even today we have very nice songs with heart-touching lyrics. One of them is..”.Kachhi doriyon doriyon see mujhe tu bandh le” from movie “Tiger Zinda hai “. There are many more but still oldies are always goldies.😊😊
      Hope your deep love story ended in marriage. 😂 😂 If not then also it’s ok as it will always remain like a sweet memory in your heart.
      To my surprise, I know many youngsters who like old music when it comes to actually singing for competitions like” Indian Idol”
      It was nice discussing with you.

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      1. My deep love story ended with marriage. It was not less than a movie. I had to go through lots of struggle to make the love into marriage.
        I have seen many ups and downs in my life. I have plan to share those events in my posts, phase wise.
        Thank you so much for being there. Happy to know that young stars also love old songs. Old is gold.
        Really it was a great discussion with you. I have in my mind to share something on “Trust”
        Let me see when I can. Trust….. What is it?
        Have a blissful time ahead.
        Enjoy your Saturday and Sunday 😊👍🙏

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  6. The songs are very melodious and meaningful. Each and every word has some meaning which was required for that particular scene. Not only love songs, other songs, like patriotic, comedy songs or some general songs were amazing.
    Thank you so much Anita Ji for bringing such a wonderful post on old 🎵🎶
    Regards 😊🙏

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    1. Thank you so much Arun Ji. The songs I mentioned are one of my favorites.😊😊 This is what I feel for oldies. When sometimes I feel low just listening to these songs cheers me up. Music is actually a powerful tool that can improve our mental health. Music is good for the soul! Wellness is all about lifting our spirits and feeling good, as well as balanced, and music can help us achieve that. I strongly appreciate your nice comments.😊🙏

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      1. Anita Ji
        💯 Percent right.
        Music 🎵🎶 in fact is a therapy.
        What is music? Sum of vibrations that make our mind happy. At the same time, lyrics is very important. If we listen Chinese music, we may not like because we don’t understand that language. It becomes noise for us.
        Your favourite songs are favourite forever. For me too.
        Kishore Kumar and Rafi Ji’s songs are my favourite.
        I used to listen sad songs during my lows. Finally I found that these are making me negative.
        I then switched over to other melodious songs in Sanskrit.
        Beautiful songs. Beautiful lyrics and tune also. Amazing.
        Music is indeed a powerful tool to lift our spirit during sad moments. Also music is very nice during party time.
        A Great post from you.
        Thank you.
        Take care 😊🙏

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