There are many who would believe that music is nothing more than a simple way to spend your time. Others would argue that music is a passion that everyone shares. Whether you like music or not, you have to agree that music shapes a huge part of our lives, and many times without us even realizing this.
Music Makes Memories
One of the most profound ways in which music is affecting our everyday lives, is the memories that we make with music. Consider a fond memory in your life, and chances are when you hear a certain song, this memory is going to come into your mind. This is very true when it comes to memories that are made to a song itself. For example, imagine your first school dance. If you have this image, chances are you also know the song that you were dancing to with that someone who you believed to be truly meant for you at that moment.
Music is more than just simple notes strung together to a make a melody. It has the ability to make a memory and to allow us to remember these big events in our lives when we hear that certain melody.
Music in the Real World
Not only is music personal, but there are several ways in which music is steadily becoming a way to remember a business, product or service offered by a business. Consider the commercials that are seen on television which utilize some type of jingle. Though a jingle may not be a masterpiece that is going to stand against the test of time, it is still music.
There are several examples that could be given that show why music is in our lives and why we need this. However, consider a world that was without music, and there was nothing but silence. It would be a very dull world to live in.
With every generation, there are songs that make it to the top of the billboard list, and are forever seared into the mind of those who listen to these songs. The 1960’s are no exception to this rule. When people talk about the 1960’s, they often think of the Beetles and the Rolling Stones. After all, this was two of the biggest bands during this time who were competing for the attention of the world. The 60’s also represents the incoming British Invasion of music to the United States, a style of music that the US went wild for, as can be seen with the success of the Beetles and the Rolling Stones.
The Top 10 Songs of the 1960’s
This decade encompasses some great music that is still being listened to today. The 60’s was when rock and roll started to change, and there seemed to be a battle taking place between new age rock and roll, like the Rolling Stones and Beetles, from old age rock and roll, like Elvis Presley.
Billboard is the go to source for music ratings, as they keep track of the number of listens that a song gets, the reception to radio and the like. For the 1960’s, there are several songs that can be remembered, but the top 10 songs are:
- “The Twist” by Chubby Checker
- “Hey Jude” by The Beatles
- “The Theme from ‘A Summer Place’” by Percy Faith and His Orchestra
- “Tossin’ and Turnin’” by Bobby Lewis
- “I Want to Hold Your Hand” by the Beatles
- “I’m a Believer” by the Monkees
- “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In” by The 5th Dimension
- “Sugar, Sugar” by the Archies
- “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” by the Marvin Gaye
- “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” by Elvis Presley with the Jordanaires
What Was Learned from Music of the 60’s
There are those who would view the 60’s as nothing special, while the bulk majority of people throughout the world would say that the music of the 60’s paved the road for what music is today. During the 60’s, it was a time of re-birth in the world of music. Artists started to make music they wanted, and the masses were given options as to what was popular. Whether the person wanted to hear rock and roll, folk rock, or even Motown, they had this option during the 60’s.
The 1960’s was a time of music expression and freedom. That is why the music that was produced during this generation is some of the most beloved songs of all time!