One of the reasons we remember certain songs so fondly is because they kindle old memories, if not of specific events then of certain periods in our lives. There were plenty of songs that I enjoyed, especially in my teens and twenties when popular music played such a big part of my life. But one can never remember them at will though sometimes all it takes are the opening bars of a song to have the memory of that song come flooding back.
So I was delighted when I was sent this website called The Nostalgia Machine. Pick a year and then click on the ‘Hit Me’ button and it brings up some of the hit songs from that year. I just randomly chose 1967 and I found so many songs that I used to love that I had forgotten, such as Something Stupid by Frank and Nancy Sinatra.
And For What It’s Worth by Buffalo Springfield.
And I Dig Rock and Roll Music by Peter, Paul, and Mary.
And Georgy Girl by The Seekers.
Ah, good times!
I warn you, that site can become a real time sink as you get taken back to the past. But in these days when many are at home trying to find ways to pass the time, there could be worse options.
Unfortunately, you might also be reminded of songs that you would rather remain forgetten. I’m looking at your sappy songs, Bobby Goldsboro.