Songs people will still listen to 20 years after they debuted (since 2000)

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RobbieGray17

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Just wondering what songs people will still listen to 20 years after coming out. I have this belief that modern songs, post 2000 are becoming less and less likely to become songs played in the future. It seems to me that many songs will just fade away into non existence.

I reckon some of Coldplay's earlier stuff will, Bitter sweet Symphony, John Legend, Bruno Mars maybe.

What do you think.
 

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Also as much as I despise it, Uptown Funk will probably be one that lasts a long time. Beyonce's Crazy in Love is another one that will still get played in years to come.
 

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Also as much as I despise it, Uptown Funk will probably be one that lasts a long time. Beyonce's Crazy in Love is another one that will still get played in years to come.
I'm thinking the songs with lyrics like

"I'm on top of the world"
"gonna be the best day of my life"

Happy, or songs that can be used in future commercials, broadcasts or whatever
 

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Also as much as I despise it, Uptown Funk will probably be one that lasts a long time. Beyonce's Crazy in Love is another one that will still get played in years to come.
All The Single Ladies has become an anthem too.

Too early to tell if Shake it Off and Blank Space will too, but they've got all the ingredients
 

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Hey Ya still sounds like it could have come out yesterday, it's over a decade old.. So far ahead of its time it's mind boggling.

Somebody That I Used To Know will be an Aussie staple for a long time.

Franz Ferdinand's Take Me Out is a classic and I can't see that changing

for more top 40 pop...

Britney Spears - Toxic, Daft Punk - Get Lucky and Coldplay - Viva la Vida
 

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Adele is another one, Rolling in the Deep and Someone Like You

Jay Z and Alicia Keys - Empire State of Mind

Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Can't Stop, Dani California
 

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JEEEEEEEEEAAALOUSY TURNING SAINTS INTO THE SEA.

Nah, too many to count. There's plenty of awesome stuff being churned out now I tried making a list and ten songs later, I realised it was totally pointless.
 

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Whatever the radio stations keep on flogging e.g. Nickelback, Foo Fighters, etc. :oops:
 

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You won't hear much of these on radio but they probably should be !!

New order - crystal
Radiohead - there there
The strokes - Last night
LCD sound system - all my friends
Queens of the Stone Age - no one knows
The darkness - I believe in a thing called love
The black keys - set you free
The shins - so says I
Outkast - Roses
Alya - Try Again..

Etc..

Loads more..
 
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You won't hear much of these on radio but they probably should be !!

New order - crystal
Radiohead - there there
The strokes - Last night
LCD sound system - all my friends
Queens of the Stone Age - no one knows
The darkness - I believe in a thing called love
The black keys - set you free
The shins - so says I
Outkast - Roses
Alya - Try Again..

Etc..

Loads more..
Mainstream radio has always been bad.
 

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OP makes good points though when I think about it. Everything recently it's extremely recycled and watered down. Some old beats with the same old lyrics. Sometimes the retro sound is lost even on the performers, and sans irony.

It's not just pop music though, classical music is so stale at the moment, jazz musicians still turn out Coltrane and Davis covers and that's about all. I'm trying to get into Eastern music, especially kind of ancient stuff that has a gong or something but whilst I love the traditional work, it's not doing much for me.

I think I'll give up music for a New Year's Eve resolution.
 

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Honestly....

Blame video games....

People traded in their Telecasters/jags with stickers for a PlayStation, simple as that...

Not that it's necessarily a bad thing, but that is why music is in the state it's in.

That and all the A&R guys are only interested in marketing and not the music anymore..

Simple stuff..

Tragic, kind of, but at least video games are a newish kind of art and hobby...
 

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These are songs I like that might be played in 20 years

From the year 2000

I try - macy gray
"Teenage Dirtbag" - Wheatus
"Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of" and
"Beautiful Day" - U2

I like Sin Wagon etc by the Dixie Chicks too but doubt that will get a lot of plays in 10-20 years

2001

Bette Davis Eyes - Gwyneth Paltrow
Fallin' - Alicia Keys
Amazing - Alex Lloyd

2002

Come Into My World - Kylie Minogue
We Are All Made of Stars - Moby
Travelling soldier - Dixie Chicks

2003
"White Flag" – Dido
One I love but not many others do I guess -
"Chiquitita" - Sinead O'Connor

2004
Milkshake - Kelis
Black Betty - Spiderbait
Beautiful - Alex Lloyd

2005
"Dakota" - Stereophonics
"Don't Phunk with My Heart" — The Black Eyed Peas
You're Beautiful" — James Blunt
Gold Digger - Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx

2006
"Chasing Cars" – Snow Patrol
Lullaby - Dixie Chicks
Love album - Beatles

2007
No One and Superwoman - Alicia Keys

2008
Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon

2009
I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas

2010
Empire State of Mind - Alicia Keys

2011
Rolling in the Deep - Adele

2012
I Will Wait = Mumford & Sons
SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW - Gotye Featuring Kimbra
RUMOUR HAS IT - Adele
Lumineers -
Ho Hey


2013
Cups - Anna Kendrick
Roar - Katy Perry
The Promise - Ben Howard [love it but prob not]
happy - farrell

2014, 2015
Nothing?



 
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