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Throwback Songs You Forget About

By Brandi Mitchell
Web Content Contributor

Music can whisk us back to a time and place we had long forgotten. From tragic ballads to upbeat celebrations of love, there are a myriad of songs telling the story of human emotion and existence that art always does.

As Billy Joel put it in “Piano Man,” “Can you play me a memory? I’m not really sure how it goes//but it’s sad and it’s sweet and I knew it complete//when I wore a younger man’s clothes.” I have always been a fan of classic songs that never stop being relatable, so turn on any of these 20 songs I’ve compiled from the good ol’ days before we were born – and let it play you a memory. 

The Dancing Queen song on Spotify; band picture is of the band ABBA
Dancing Queen is a favorite even today –who doesn’t feel 17 when singing along to the “Mamma Mia!” musical favorite? Screenshot by Brandi Mitchell via Spotify.
  1. “I’m a Believer” – The Monkees
  2. “Must’ve Been Love” – Roxette
  3. How am I Supposed to Live Without You” – Michael Bolden
  4. “Suspicious Minds” – Dwight Yoakam
  5. “Crocodile Rock” – Elton John
  6. Piano Man” – Billy Joel
  7. “Hooked on a Feeling” – Blue Swede
  8. “Sweet Home Alabama” – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  9. Dancing Queen” – ABBA
  10. “Somebody to Love” – Queen
  11. “Summer of ‘69” – Bryan Adams
  12. “I Love Rock n’ Roll” – Joan Jett
  13. “September” – Earth, Wind, and Fire
  14. Total Eclipse of the Heart” – Bonnie Tyler
  15. “All Out of Love” – Air Supply
  16. “Hard to Say I’m Sorry” – Chicago
  17. “Angel of The Morning” – Juice Newton
  18. “Can’t Fight This Feeling” – REO Speedwagon
  19. Bohemian Rhapsody” – Queen
  20. “American Pie” – Don Mclean

Featured image retrieved via Creative Commons.

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