Wednesday, February 27, 2013

February: Decades of Music

Celine Dion, My Heart Will Go On
Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" was one of the hits of February, 1998.

It's that time again, when we take a stroll back through the years and listen to various hits from over the decades. This month, our selection is eclectic, ranging from instrumental to hip hop, but it's predominantly mainstream. I didn't go looking for off-the-beaten-path songs. Diverse though they may be, these were all chart toppers.

For all the criticism that can be lobbed at popular musical tastes, it's kind of nice seeing how different styles and sounds gain prominence over the decades. Any list that includes such varied music as from the likes of the Bee Gees and Queens of the Stone Age, Toto and Alicia Keys, is a list that can be appreciated. These songs capture the quirkiness and trends of their day.

Alicia Keys, Like You'll Never See Me Again
Alicia Keys' "Like You'll Never See Me Again" made its mark in 2008

Well, let's listen to some music.

1968: "Love Is Blue" by Paul Mauriat

1973: "Crocodile Rock" by Elton John

1978: "Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees

1983: "Africa" by Toto

1988: "Seasons Change" by Exposé 

1993: "Mr. Wendal" by Arrested Development

1998: "My Love Will Go On" by Celine Dion

2003: "No One Knows" by Queens of the Stone Age

2008: "Like You'll Never See Me Again" by Alicia Keys


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