Oldies Music Lyrics Virtually anyone can name an "oldies" tune at the drop of a hat. You don't have to be a passionate music lover, you don't have to know every word to every B side single. Many oldies have insinuated themselves inside the brains of people around the world. What makes an Oldie? Generally, the start of music we love today began in the 1940's. Anything from the decades from the 40's, 50's, 60's and perhaps (now that we're well into the 21st century) even into the 70's can be considered an "oldie." And what's the saying? Oldie but Goodie. Meaning, these songs are not just old and boring... they are classics in their own right. Oldies music lyrics can be sung by different artists, can be set amid a backdrop of different instruments, but the lyrics remain unchanged, and the tune is recognizable to those who love them. Some examples of oldies music include Elvis Presley tunes. And remember the Louis Armstrong classic from the 40's, What a Wonderful World? Timeless. Ageless. We hear it today and we recognize it instantaneously. We sing along and feel the comfort of the words. Oldies Music Lyrics: A different sense, a different style Oldies music seems to have a different style than music of today. The music of the mid 20th century seemed more meaningful, beautiful in a sense, toward humanity and what it means to be in love with life. Though certainly there is music today that fills that bill, overwhelmingly there is more serenity to the oldies tunes. Different eras bring about different styles in music and today's rapidly changing technology has brought about an advancement in music such as techno pop, rap, and dance mix. This music couldn't have existed in the mid 20th century because the instruments used to reach these new musical heights had not yet been invented. Some might even argue that if a 45 record does not exist for a music single, it is not a true oldie. Surely, as time marches on that definition will change as the number of actual 45's in existence will dwindle. But certainly the idea of an "oldie" remains. And conversely, some might argue (more than likely the older generation) that oldies don't sound nearly as good if not played on a record player. Something about the scratch of the needle on the vinyl record perhaps that transports the person back to a simpler time. The crisp, clear melodies heard from a CD player more than likely sounding a bit hollow and empty to their ears. Oldies Music Lyrics: Singers who have etched lyrics in our minds Some other Oldies singers include: Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole singing "Unforgettable," Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly singing "True Love," nearly anything Frank Sinatra sings, of course. Art Garfunkel with "I only have eyes for you." And the beauty of these is, just the mere mention of them on paper can bring back the lyrics and tunes inside your head. If I could save time in a bottle The first thing that I'd like to do Is to save every day Till eternity passes away Just to spend them with you Jim Croce could not have said it any better, about a loved one, or about oldies music lyrics. Wendy Pan is an accomplished niche website developer and author. To learn more about music lyrics, please visit Best Oldies Music for current articles and discussions.