Monday Musings - Oldies But Goodies

Real Estate Agent with Keller William

Something has happened to my radio.  The last few weeks I have been driving our second car which does NOT have Sirius radio.  I have been forced to listen to the AM/FM dials on my daily travels.  I found the oldies station from Dallas that I listened to when I was a pre-teen and into my high school years.

I remember listening to the songs with my Mom and she would reminisce when her songs came on from her high school years.  All her favorites from the 50's.  The Big Bopper's "Chantilly Lace",  Johnny Otis' "Willie And The Hand Jive", The Platters' "The Great Pretender", The Pengins' "Earth Angel", and of course Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock".  Mom would share her memories about sock hops, high school football games and her first boyfriends.  She grew up in the small town of Mexia and most of her running buddies were her kin.


I loved listening to the oldies station but some of the music I thought was just not as hip as my generation's tunes.  In the late 60's I was listening to The Beatles', "Hey Jude", The Moody Blues', "Nights In White Satin", The Supremes',"Where Did Our Love Go", The Beach Boys', "Barbara Ann", Sonny & Cher's, "I Got You Babe" and anything from Creedence Clearwater Revival.  In my high school years, the 70's, it was all about disco, the Eagles, Three Dog Night, Queen and Elton John.  BUT now when I tune into the oldies station it is my music!  When did my high school memories become oldies but goodies???  Age has never meant much to me.  People say I don't look my age and my daughters say I don't act my age.  So what's the big deal?  I am going to enjoy listening and reminiscing about my younger days and I hope there is a young girl somewhere listening to her Mommy's music.

Hope everyone has a great week!!



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Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
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Oh Gay, I can relate! The fun part is that my daughter, in her 20s, knows all the words to my favorite "back-in-the-day" songs!

Feb 14, 2016 11:38 PM #1
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Gay Fallin I love this post....and I have to say, my daughter listens to MY MUSIC from the '60's.... of course, she listens to her music, too, but she appreciates what I still listen to.... and my daughter is 43...

Feb 14, 2016 11:38 PM #2
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Isn't it funny how music we know goes from being "hip" to being "oldies?"

I find it so interesting that I can picture where I was when I heard certain songs. Lynnrd Skynnrd and the Outlaws came on when I was at a party outside in a field. You're so Vain was something I asked the DJ at the high school radio station to play for some guy. He refused. Haha. They were friends. Etc etc .

Feb 14, 2016 11:39 PM #3
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good afternoon Gay. A great reflection of another time and how music can take us right back. 

Feb 15, 2016 02:43 AM #4
Dana Tapia
Re/Max of Orange Beach - Orange Beach, AL
Gulf Coast Real Estate Professionals

Video games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band introduced the "oldies" to my children.  They could sing right along with me when a song from my high school days came on the radio. 

Feb 17, 2016 05:03 AM #5
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