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What are some songs you thought were corny growing up, that you like now that you are older?

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Marquee Moon, Oct 24, 2020.

  1. brookdalebill

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    When I was a “kid”, I disliked anything that did not have flashy “heroic” guitar playing.
    I cared nothing for vocals, lyrics, country, jazz, or anything smacking of sophistication.
    I was a bone-head.
    As I became a working player, I literally had to learn and play all kinds of stuff.
    It woke me up.
    I’m extremely grateful it did.
    I have become adept at a lot of styles, over the decades.
    It’s all music, it’s all valid, and it all has a purpose.
    Even “bags” I still don’t “get“.
    Specifically, I now love songs with lilting melodies, clever wordplay, and smart arrangements.
    They are literally my favorite things in life.
    I once hated Sinatra, and his ilk.
    Though he was not personally my kind of guy, his song choice, perfect articulation, and sophistication are now hard for me to fault.
    Favorites are The Way You Look Tonight, Our Love Is Here To Stay, Young At Heart, and The Summer Wind.
     
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    I wasn't crazy about AC/DC when my young nephew first put me on to them. Yeah okay, I was wrong! "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap!"
     
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    "Uptown Girl" by Billy Joel.

    I love Billy Joel's music but I used to skip that song. Then I was at a family gathering once and felt quite socially anxious -- for some reason, when that song came on the stereo, I felt calmed all of a sudden. Don't ask me why, as another Billy Joel song once said.
     
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    Oh man, what a fool I was back in 1979 when I first heard Brass In Pocket by the Pretenders on the radio. Not getting who they were, how talented they were, and of course, how um... compelling Chrissie Hynde was, I completely dismissed Brass In Pocket as meaningless pop fluff.

    Then I saw this:



    Just what was I thinking?
     
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    I thought that John Denver was nerdy and uncool back then, but I love "Take Me Home Country Roads" and "Rocky Mountain High" now.
     
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    It made my dad so happy when I would sit with him and watch the Welk show back in the 70's. "Now that's goooood music!"
     
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    My answer to your original question is the whole genre of polka. Despite living close to milwaukee, I had to get into conjunto before I could get a taste for it.
     
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    You've inspired a much-needed trip down memory lane. I remember my dad playing me The Dream of Blue Turtles album when I was in Kindergarten. Listening to Fortress Around Your Heart and Children's Crusade is taking me back to a simpler time, while the lyrics of the latter are making me think deeply tonight with tears in my eyes. Thank you for that. :)
     
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    Funny you talk about being glad to hear those in the 90s, when they are both from the 70s. :twisted:
     
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    haha yeah, but they were at least on the oldies stations and most kids my age liked 60s 70s 80s rock. I don't think most kids today even like the more popular classic rock bands.
     
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    I point you to Jason Mraz, sir.
     
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    This because Willie isn’t playing Trigger?
     
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    Peg. My mom drove this album into the ground, and I grew to hate this song. It took me quite a while as a guitar player to realize how great it is:
     
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    I thought the growl was goofy but I like the song now. I also like the more modern cover.
     
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    "It's a Wonderful Life"
     
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    Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey. I thought it was pretty goofy when it came out, I like it a lot better now. Lots of cool little parts in there.
     
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    North to Alaska - Johnny Horton

    AND

    Cattle call - Eddy Arnold

    (I still get mocked by my friends for actually appreciating these two classics....)
     
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