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A Baby Boomer Life in Song

Baby Boomers have had the good fortune to have grown up and matured with some of the greatest popular music ever. Part chronological, part “ages & stages,” and part commentary, here is a musical review of the Baby Boomer era in America. Some of these were huge hits, some were buried gems. All are worth a listen!

  1. Bob Seger – Old Time Rock & Roll (1979)
  2. Bill Haley & His Comets – Rock Around The Clock (1955)
  3. Elvis Presley – Hound Dog (1956)
  4. Jerry Lee Lewis – Great Balls Of Fire (1957)
  5. Buddy Holly – That’ll Be The Day (1958)
  6. Danny and The Juniors – At The Hop (1957)
  7. Eddie Cochran – Summertime Blues (1958)
  8. Chubby Checker – The Twist (1960)
  9. Nino and the Ebb Tides – Those Oldies But Goodies (Remind Me of You) (1961)
  10. The Miracles – Shop Around (1960)
  11. Bobby Vee – Take Good Care of My Baby (1961)
  12. The Shirelles – Will You Love Me Tomorrow (1961)
  13. Dion – The Wanderer (1961)
  14. Ben E. King – Stand by Me (1961)
  15. The Four Seasons – Sherry (1962)
  16. Sam Cooke – Bring It On Home To Me (1962)
  17. The Ronettes – Be My Baby (1963)
  18. The Beatles – She Loves You (1963)
  19. Martha Reeves & The Vandellas ~ Heat Wave (1963)
  20. The Four-Evers – Be My Girl (1964)
  21. Chuck Berry – You Never Can Tell (1964)
  22. The Beach Boys – I Get Around (1964)
  23. The Temptations – My Girl (1964)
  24. Irma Thomas – Time Is On My Side (1964)
  25. The Mamas & The Papas – California Dreamin’ (1965)
  26. Diana Ross & The Supremes – Stop! In The Name Of Love (1965)
  27. Wilson Pickett – In the Midnight Hour (1965)
  28. The Byrds – I’ll Feel a Whole Lot Better (1965)
  29. The Four Tops – Reach Out I’ll Be There (1966)
  30. The Rolling Stones – (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (1965)
  31. Jimmy Ruffin – What Becomes of the Brokenhearted (1966)
  32. The Animals – We Gotta Get Out Of This Place (1965)
  33. Percy Sledge – When a Man Loves a Woman (1966)
  34. Laura Nyro – Wedding Bell Blues (1966)
  35. Sam and Dave – Hold On, I’m Coming (1966)
  36. Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl (1967)
  37. The Casinos – Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye (1967)
  38. Spanky & Our Gang – Sunday Will Never Be The Same (1967)
  39. The Doors – Love Me Two Times (1967)
  40. Jefferson Airplane – Somebody to Love (1967)
  41. The Youngbloods – Get Together (1967)
  42. Aretha Franklin – Think (1968)
  43. Friend & Lover – Reach Out Of The Darkness (1967)
  44. Otis Redding – Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay (1968)
  45. Joe Cocker – With a Little Help from My Friends (1968)
  46. Marvin Gaye – I Heard It Through The Grapevine (1968)
  47. Simon & Garfunkel – America (1968)
  48. Creedence Clearwater Revival – Fortunate Son (1969)
  49. Righteous Brothers – You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling (1969)
  50. The 5th Dimension – Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In (1969)
  51. Blood, Sweat & Tears – You’ve Made Me So Very Happy (1969)
  52. It’s A Beautiful Day – White Bird (1969)
  53. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Woodstock (1970)
  54. Grateful Dead – Truckin’ (1970)
  55. James Taylor – Fire and Rain (1970)
  56. Carole King – You’ve Got a Friend (1971)
  57. Al Green – Let’s Stay Together (1971)
  58. Eagles – Take It Easy (1972)
  59. Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine (1971)
  60. Stephen Stills – Love The One You’re With (1970)
  61. Doobie Brothers – Listen To The Music (1972)
  62. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – If You Don’t Know Me by Now (1972)
  63. Elton John – Crocodile Rock (1972)
  64. Steely Dan – Reelin’ In The Years (1973)
  65. Bachman-Turner Overdrive – Takin’ Care of Business (1974)
  66. Linda Ronstadt – When Will I Be Loved (1975)
  67. Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run (1975)
  68. Orleans – Still the One (1976)
  69. Jackson Browne – The Pretender (1976)
  70. Fleetwood Mac – Don’t Stop (1977)
  71. Chicago – Hard To Say I’m Sorry (1982)
  72. Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes – Up Where We Belong (1982)
  73. Journey – Faithfully (1983)
  74. Steve Winwood – Back In The High Life Again (1986)
  75. Linda Ronstadt & James Ingram – Somewhere Out There (1986)
  76. Berlin – Take My Breath Away (1986)
  77. Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) (1987)
  78. U2 – I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (1987)
  79. The Bangles – Eternal Flame (1989)
  80. Bette Midler – Wind Beneath My Wings (1989)
  81. Stevie Nicks – Sometimes it’s a Bitch (1991)
  82. Boyz II Men – It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday (1991)
  83. Billy Joel – It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me (1980)
  84. Little River Band – Reminiscing (1978)
  85. Traveling Wilburys – End of the Line (1989)
  86. Paul Simon – Still Crazy After All These Years (1975)
  87. Jackson Browne – These Days (1973)
  88. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Sanibel (1999)
  89. Sheryl Crow – Always On Your Side (2006)
  90. Joe Walsh – One Day At A Time (2012)
  91. Melissa Etheridge – I Run for Life (2005)
  92. The Beach Boys – Kokomo (1988)
  93. Carole King – The Reason (2001)
  94. Bon Jovi – It’s My Life (2000)
  95. Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes – (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life (1987)
  96. The Beatles – In My Life (1965)
  97. Mary Hopkin – Those Were The Days (1968)
  98. Harry Chapin – Circle (1972)
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