Songs that Sound Like They Were Made in a Different Time

LightningStrike
Music changes overtime and it's pretty sad to hear a certain genre go. But what makes it weird is this list I just made right here.

The Top Ten

1 On the Run - Pink Floyd

Makes me think that people back in the 70s that heard this song were probably like "WOAH! Music from the future! ". That's probably what made this album so iconic right? - LightningStrike

2 Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-A-lot

Yeah, you get the point. - LightningStrike

3 Popcorn - Hot Butter

It was known for being one of the first electronic songs of all time. When people guess the year, they would be like "Hmm... 2003 maybe? 1995? Or maybe... 80s? " Nope, this came out in 1969. (This is the 1972 version by the way) - LightningStrike

4 It's Still Rock and Roll To Me - Billy Joel

Sounds like a classic rock song from the 60s but it came out in 1980. - LightningStrike

5 Firepower - Judas Priest

Can anyone guess the year when this came out? 😏 - LightningStrike

6 Elephant - Tame Impala

Yeah, it sounds like 60s psychedelic rock, 70s top (it has those heavy distorted riffs that Black Sabbath used in the 70s a lot, too). - Metal_Treasure

Released in 2012, Very underrated, and sounds partly classic. Enough said. - LightningStrike

7 Number Thirteen - Red Fang

Released in 2011, very underrated and awesome, and is a rock song. - LightningStrike

8 Bad Dancer - Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band

IT'S TERRIBLE. Yoko is trying to mix 1960s style with horrible butt fashion. This song was made in 2013. - LightningStrike

9 Oxygene, Pt. 4 - Jean-Michel Jarre

Now this sounds futuristic - LightningStrike

It was released in 1976. - Metal_Treasure

10 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

It's from the 70s but doesn't sound like anything else past or present. Freddie and the boys clearly had some window into the very distant future. - truckturner

I didn't put this on the list but ok - LightningStrike

Truckturner, what you said is exactly what I have always thought about this song. I was happy to learn I wasn't the only one.
For example, when I hear the Beatles, it instantly speaks "the 60s." Some bands speak "the 70s". But Bohemian Rhapsody doesn't sound like a song from a certain decade. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Rock This Town - Stray Cats

Never thought about this song being an 80s song - LightningStrike

A classic 1950s rockabilly tune... from 1981. - Gg2000

12 Kids Wanna Rock - Bryan Adams

Another classic rock song from the 80s. - LightningStrike

I didn't expect to hear the expression "computerized crap" in a song of 1984. But Bryan Adams was ahead of his time.
"Turned on the radio
Sounded like a disco
Musta turned the dial for a couple of miles
But I couldn't find no rock 'n roll
This computerized crap ain't gettin' me off
Everywhere I go the kids wanna rock" - Metal_Treasure

13 F**k the Police - N.W.A

It came out in 1988. think about it (Maybe) - LightningStrike

14 Oh Babe, What Would You Say - Hurricane Smith

Britgirl, you're seeing this? - LightningStrike

15 When the Curtain Falls - Greta Van Fleet

Another 2018 rock song? Alright! - LightningStrike

16 The Wizard - Black Sabbath

It's Black Sabbath, They're one of the founders of metal! 1970 by the way. And I kinda ran out of ideas for this list, so there's that. - LightningStrike

This song was neither ahead nor behind its time. It's just like any other song at the time. - Metal_Treasure

17 Rock This Town - Stray Cats

Duplicate - LightningStrike

18 Somebody that I Used to Know - Gotye

I guess it works - LightningStrike

I swear this sounds like its from the 80s when it's from 2011. Was this intentional? - SpectralOwl

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