How to listen to old school radio: What to look out for
With the popularity of the iPod, many people have been listening to old-school music on their phones.
But what exactly does old-style music sound like?
If you’re a music fan, you’re probably familiar with the old-fashioned sounds of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.
Here are the best old-skool classics to find yourself listening to on your phone or computer.1.
Aimee Mann and the Bends (1970)This tune from the 1970s hit singles “Aimee and the Boys” and “All I Can Do is Play” sounds like it was recorded at a house party.
But that’s not quite it.
The song’s lyrics have more in common with the early-60s era, and Mann even gets her name from the Benders.
Here’s how it goes: We don’t know how it started, but it’s only a matter of time.
A lot of us have spent the past few weeks thinking about the music we want to listen when we die.
But for some, it’s the last thing on their mind.
You’re here for one reason and one reason only.
There’s something else to be had here.2.
The Velvet Underground and Nico (1972)It’s no secret that the Velvet Underground’s “Dirty Laundry” has been one of the most popular tunes to be heard on the iPod.
But here’s another one of their classic tunes that’s so much more: “Avenue Q” is just as catchy.
Listen to it on the radio, or just listen on your iPod.3.
Elvis Presley and The Rolling Stones (1964)It is the greatest musical achievement in history.
But if you want to hear it in your headphones, you’ll need to make do with a different tune.
The original “Lovesong” is probably the most recognizable classic rock song, but there are a lot of other songs from the Stones’ catalog that you could listen to.
Listen on your iPhone or iPad or stream them on Spotify.4.
The Doors (1963)The Doors’ “The Doors of Perception” is a classic rock anthem, but they also have one of my favorite songs, “We Didn’t Start the Fire.”
The song is filled with guitar and piano chords that make you feel like you’re right there with the band in the studio.
Listen for yourself on your own time, or listen on Spotify or Apple Music.5.
The Who (1975)One of the biggest pop bands of all time, The Who have a ton of classics to listen and experience.
I’ll share a few of my favorites, which include “The Beatles” “Pablo Honey” and the title track of their album, “The White Album.”
Listen on the air, or download them from Apple Music, Spotify, or YouTube.6.
Bob Dylan (1965)Bob Dylan was a prolific songwriter, and his songs often sound like they were written in the 1950’s.
This song from the Dylan classic “It’s All Over Now Baby Blue” is one of his best known songs.
Dylan even wrote a book about the recording of the song in 1959, titled “A Bob Dylan Story.”
Listen to the original on the record.7.
Neil Young and the Ramones (1973)Neil Young and The Ramones are one of rock’s most recognizable bands.
The RamONES are one-half of The Who.
They recorded their first album in 1965, and released a huge hit in the same year, “Dookie.”
Listen for yourselves on your device or listen live on Spotify, Apple Music or YouTube, or watch their live performance.8.
Neil Diamond and The Police (1971)The classic “The Police” is another classic rock classic.
But there’s a little something for everyone in this tune.
There are two of the classic rock songs on the playlist, and each one has a different ending.
Listen, listen, listen.9.
The Beach Boys (1970-1975)The Beach Boys are a legendary group that had a huge influence on the sound of rock music.
The group started in the late 1950s and recorded some of their biggest hits, including “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues,” “Love Me Do” and more.
Listen and enjoy.10.
Sting and the Who (1971-1977)Sting and the Beatles are the only two artists who were allowed to record with The Who in 1971.
Sting was asked to sing “Love Buzz,” and he obliged.
Listen in your phone, iPod or on your computer.11.
Led Zeppelin (1967)In 1967, Led Zeppelins debut album was released.
The album included songs from their most popular albums.
This track from “Led Zeppelin III” is an obvious standout, but you’ll also find it on a number of other tracks.
Listen live or download the song on Spotify and Apple Music and listen to it over and over.12.