Best Songs to Play to Elderly People


The Top Ten

1 Child in Time - Deep Purple
2 Hush - Deep Purple

I wish my grandparents were cool enough that they listened to Deep Purple. They've always been into more sedate music. Oh well. - Gg2000

A YouTube comment: Makes us 60 yr. olds feel like teenagers again as we drive down the road. - Alkadikce

3 While My Guitar Gently Weeps - The Beatles

I can clearly imagine an old man asking his wife whether she remembers the day they met while this song plays. - Alkadikce

My dad likes this song.But he isn't elderly because he is 50. - DarkBoi-X

4 Stepping Out With My Baby - Irving Berlin

Give a listen to the 1948 version by Fred Astaire. It's strange he himself claimed he did not have a good singing voice. - Alkadikce

5 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
6 Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven

I disagree with the inclusion of Stairway and Bohemian Rhapsody on the list. They are considered eternal songs. I can still hear the atmosphere in the song that it was originally designed for young audiences. - Alkadikce

I know elderly people who likes that songs. So I disagree With you. - Jph

7 Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits
8 Hotel California - Eagles
9 In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida - Iron Butterfly

One of my favorite 1960s songs. - Alkadikce

10 I Got a Woman - Ray Charles

The Contenders

11 Anything Goes - Frank Sinatra

The piano covers are very impressive as well. - Alkadikce

12 I Get Around - The Beach Boys

Second happiest song I have ever heard after a jazz influenced classical piece. - Alkadikce

13 Once Upon a Time in the West - Dire Straits

My favorite Dire Straits song is Private Investigations but this is more suitable to play for an elderly person you want to have fun with. - Alkadikce

14 The River - Bruce Springsteen
15 Paint It Black - The Rolling Stones
16 Riders on the Storm - The Doors
17 Paradise by the Dashboard Light - Meat Loaf
18 Radar Love - Golden Earring
19 Private Investigations - Dire Straits
20 Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
21 Honky Tonk Women - Rolling Stones
22 Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Judy Garland
23 I Say a Little Prayer - Dionne Warwick
24 Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley

Oh yes. The elderly definitely love Elvis. - Gg2000

25 Hitler Was a Sensitive Man - Anal C***

Not funny in the slightest. - Gg2000

26 Down On the Corner - Creedence Clearwater Revival
27 I Can't Get No Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
28 Born on the Bayou - Creedence Clearwater Revival
29 Angie - The Rolling Stones
30 Shine on You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd

Not only for elderly. - Alkadikce

31 Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
32 Message in a Bottle - The Police
33 She's Gone - Black Sabbath

Put it on #10 because it might be depressing. - Alkadikce

34 Strangers in the Night - Frank Sinatra
35 That's Amore - Dean Martin

I really wonder what you regard as "elderly". Some of these are from my father's generation, my grandfather would call most of them noise. - Martin_Canine

Okay, that actually makes sense. I just wondered a bit, because taking my grandparents into consideration, something like Black Sabbath would have been a nightmare for them musically. - Martin_Canine

36 Für mich soll's rote Rosen regnen - Hildegard Knef
37 Sag mir, wo die Blumen sind - Marlene Dietrich
38 La vie en rose - Edith Piaf
39 Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
40 Pillow Talk - Doris Day
41 Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) - Doris Day
42 Silent Voices - Dionne Warwick
43 For the Rest of my Life - Dionne Warwick
44 New York, New York - Frank Sinatra
45 Veronika, der Lenz ist da - Comedian Harmonists
46 Raining Blood - Slayer

Does this song really belong here? - Alkadikce

47 Bleed - Meshuggah

I have never heard a 70 year old listen to Meshuggah. - Gg2000

Maybe the person who added this wants to scandalize those 70 year olds. - Alkadikce

48 Master of Puppets - Metallica

Why should 70-80 year olds listen to an anti-drug themed thrash metal song? - Alkadikce

49 This is America - Childish Gambino
50 Open the Gates - Gorgoroth
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