What's the oldest song you like?

Discussion in 'Music' started by Tucker, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. Tucker

    Tucker Lion Rampant

    Excluding classical, what's the oldest piece of music that you enjoy listening to? For me it's probably 1899's "Glorious Beer," as recorded by a popular singer of the day by the name of Dan W. Quinn. (And no, smartasses, I didn't buy a copy when it first came out.)

    Beer, beer, glorious beer,
    Fill yourself right up to here;
    Drink a good deal of it, make a good meal of it,
    Stick to your old-fashioned beer.
    Now don't be afraid of it, drink 'til you're made of it,
    Now altogether it's clear;
    Up with the sale of it, down with a pail of it,
    Glorious, glorious beer!


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  2. Vidic15

    Vidic15 No Custom Title Exists V.I.P. Lifetime

    I love "Smooth Criminal" from Michael Jackson, if that counts.
     
  3. PentaCube

    PentaCube Registered Member

    empty chairs by Don Mclean released on the American Pie album in 1971
     
  4. MAgnum9987

    MAgnum9987 Do What Thou Wilt

    At Last, by etta james. Circa 1952 i think
     
  5. snowflake

    snowflake Registered Member

    think the oldest song i like is . wish upon a star by rolls royce. always like it from been a child.
     
  6. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    1938, The Nearness of You.

    If I remember a song older than this, I'll update my answer later.
     
  7. Malificus

    Malificus Likes snow

    Ode to Joy maybe? It really starts getting into classical and traditional stuff when you talk oldest songs

    EDIT: Opps, missed the no classical bit

    I get a Kick out of You - Frank Sinatra
     
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  8. skid27

    skid27 Registered Member

    nights in white satin by moody blues 1967
     
  9. Tucker

    Tucker Lion Rampant

    I got to see Etta sing that at Anaheim (now Angels) Stadium when I was 15 or 16. Credit to Mick and the boys for putting her on the 1978 Some Girls tour.
     
  10. BigBob

    BigBob Registered Member

    Too be honest, the oldest song I listen to is probably from the 50's and 60's, but I'm the kind of person who can never remember the name of the songs or the bands :( I suck!
     

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