Songs that Sound Like They Were Made in a Different Time

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

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

Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-A-lot

Yeah, you get the point. - LightningStrike

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

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

When the Curtain Falls - Greta Van Fleet

Anything by Greta Van Fleet, really. - JoLeKosovo

Another 2018 rock song? Alright! - LightningStrike

Firepower - Judas Priest

Can anyone guess the year when this came out? ๐Ÿ˜ - LightningStrike

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

Number Thirteen - Red Fang

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

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

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

The Newcomers

? Isombard - Declan McKenna

It sounds like a late 80โ€™s song by David Bowie even though it was made in 2017 by Declan McKenna. - SamanthaRosie

? Blinding Lights - The Weeknd

Blinding Lights sounds like it was made in the late 80โ€™s when Take On Me was released, as if it rearranged it. - SamanthaRosie

The Contenders

Oxygene, Pt. 4 - Jean-Michel Jarre

Now this sounds futuristic - LightningStrike

It was released in 1976. - Metal_Treasure

Masterpiece. The sounds in the song are brilliant and itโ€™s truly ahead of its time. - Userguy44

Rock This Town - Stray Cats

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

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

Duplicate - LightningStrike

Oh Babe, What Would You Say - Hurricane Smith

Britgirl, you're seeing this? - LightningStrike

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

I mean it does sound late 80s to me.. Ok maybe it sounds slightly early 90s but it's still not too much out of its time. - JoLeKosovo

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

You Really Got Me - The Kinks

Disagree with this. Although the song's sound was a breakthrough in mainstream music, it has a distinctively 60s vibe, with the vocals and the rhythm and the vocal harmonies.
Although I agree it was very innovative. - JoLeKosovo

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

The Wizard - Black Sabbath

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

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

Mr. Blue Sky - Electric Light Orchestra

Came out in 1978. - Userguy44

Parasite - Kiss
Frownland - Captain Beefheart

Out of time, but when I first listened to this I thought this was an early nineties experimental band. - JoLeKosovo

The Nile Song - Pink Floyd

Somebody on this site said it was the first grunge song. I see what they mean. It's pretty grungy, but still with shades of late 60s psych. - JoLeKosovo

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