You checklist is both witty and wise and the lyrics are nostalgic. It brings back the memories! And all his mates are doin' time. Too Old to Rock 'N' Roll, Too Young to Die. This light-hearted song comes from the 1998 comedy film, The Wedding Singer. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 25, 2020: Peggy - My mother-in-law used to refer to things as the last x she would buy, the last x experience she would have. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 20, 2018: Margie - I agree! If a song you love about again isn’t on the list, please make sure it isn’t forgotten by adding it. It's Still Rock and Roll To Me - Billy Joel (reverse ageism) More like a defense against widespread ageism in society if you ask me. Chasing the years of my life . FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 05, 2018: Suhail - Thanks for stopping by. Nithya Venkat from Dubai on December 23, 2016: What a wonderful selection of songs about aging and growing older. Answer: In 1968, Simon & Garfunkel recorded the voices of old people in various locations in New York and Los Angeles for their "Bookends" album. This catchy 2004 rock song is a nod to the middle-agers among us who prefer the familiar 1980 pop culture of our youth to that of today. (Oh, puh-leez!) Implicit Ageism. Have a wonderful holiday season! Merry Christmas! Songs with ages in the title. I'm glad you enjoyed the playlist. - Katharine Graham, American newspaper publisher. 17 - Avril Lavigne. Merry Christmas! The narrator in this touching 2015 pop song describes lessons he's picked up along the way in his 60 years of living so far. Suhail - That was a very good time in music and we didn't realize how good! Question: What is the country song that has the words, “help me make it to my rocking chair”? Age discrimination involves treating persons in an unequal fashion due to age in a way that is contrary to human rights law. The sea is high. CBC Parents Instagram Pinterest Twitter Facebook It's called "Voices of Old People." Chart Peak: No. Have a great day! I'm sure I forgot more than one. This song was written by Stevie Nicks during a crossroads at her life. Pedro Ribeiro Simões via Flickr, CC-BY-SA 2.0. These are really great songs. Hope you and yours have a wonderful holidays. How old do you feel? Jo Miller from Tennessee on December 29, 2016: By most people's standards, I am elderly. But I seldom feel that way, and the past decade has been one of the best of my life. Question: What song includes the lyrics, "We're not that young anymore"? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdhJI6zX380. Vellur - Thank you for stopping by. fpherj48 - I was all set for that Christmas carol, wondering which one it would be! Not everyone has a partner to grow old with or wants one. And dreamed of all the great things we would do. Have a wonderful 2017! Although he finds fame and travels the world, his life centers on relationships: making and keeping lifelong friends, finding a quality partner in life, and having children and grandchildren to keep the loneliness at bay as he ages. 16 - Highly Suspect. Margie's Southern Kitchen from the USA on March 19, 2018: My hubby always says it better to be alive than 6 feet under! It's a country song, and here is the YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdhJI6zX380. MFer Photography via Flickr, CC-BY-SA 2.0. But it doesn't stop there; it gets even better. It was released in 2000 and have suggestive lyrics. I love all of the Franky songs. Thanks for stopping by! The narrator seeks to impress his lover by describing all the ways he will take care of her as they grow old together. So he ends the song with a bit of advice: make the best of your life if you only have a hundred (or less) years to live. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 02, 2017: Nell - That song is a gut buster for sure. I loved that there was a Droop, West Virginia. I love these songs, can't think of one that you missed, I so much enjoy these collection of songs. 57% of Europeans believe that older people contribute very little to the economy. Answer: The song you want is the 1975 song by B.J. Kyriaki - The best is ahead of you. Songs about being strong, not giving up on yourself or whatever you're facing, are prevalant in music. If this is not the song you're seeking, it would be helpful to know more about the song, including any of the following: 2) is the artist male or female? Embrace the years, it's all about what we do with what time we have here. May you always feel as vibrant as I'm sure you do now, in your 20s. Would you hold me and never ever let me go. And that's okay. We know that these stereotypes contribute to widespread discrimination against older people in employment, medic… Tim Truzy from U.S.A. on November 01, 2018: I read this article and smiled. And to the message, I am a firm believer that we are as young as we feel. Bill De Giulio from Massachusetts on December 23, 2016: Hi Flourish. (And if you don't remember who Whitesnake was, you slept through the 1980's. I liked the John Mayer song too. Thanks for a fun/funny post. Looks like love is in bloom. Scientists suggest that the often instantly recognizable old person smell is the manifestation of humans' ability to screen for appropriate mates by detecting age, illness, and genetic suitability. Answer: While the "if it's even worth it" part is a little questionable, the country song that comes to mind is Kenny Chesney's "Don't Blink" (2007): Just like that you're six years old and you take a nap and you, Wake up and you're 25, and your high school sweetheart becomes your wife, You just might miss your babies growing like mine did, Turning into moms and dads next thing you know your "better half", Trust me, friend, 100 years goes faster than you think, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4f0p5KqdU9U. The song 'Grow old with me' by Tom Odell really gets me. These are some of my all-time favorite tunes. I did restrain myself; I didn't add Soggy Bottom Lake. A guy once walked straight into a telephone pole looking at me. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 26, 2019: Arjen - Thank you for these suggestions. and the final two lines the entire song's lyrics are borrowed word for word from the Bible. May you continue to grow ever wiser as you age. I've always thought so and still do if you can still recognize yourself in the mirror you're doing alright. Good advice, I think. I did, however, find something similar, a beautiful 2018 song by Lori McKenna called, "People Get Old." Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on December 23, 2016: 100 Years is one of my all-time favorite songs. (Like even! I enjoy the old songs by Kool & the Gang, too. Thanks for a great list of songs about aging. When a joke isn’t funny and wounds people, is it still a joke? Being in my early 20s, I can't say I relate to many of these songs. In this 1987 rock song, a 35-year-old man takes a nostalgic look back at his youth: friends, girlfriends and a teen club called "Cherry Bomb." How about 'Only Time' by Enya? Question: What song has the lyrics "she combs his hair, grandkids play by his feet"? ", (Side note: I had that Sinatra album on vinyl. “Old people go there!” In my time as a professional, I have heard this statement in various … So I choose to grow old! FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 02, 2017: steve - I don't always select the original version of the song. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 01, 2017: Genna - Thanks for stopping by. Ah, but you forgot one - Yesterday When I Was Young by Roy Clark. That's the good thing about connecting with people from around the world on-line; it broadens perspectives. That's good advice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3sH6VOeD2o. We may as celebrate each day as it comes because there is never a certainty as to how many days we have left n this life. At 30, you still have your whole life ahead of you, whether you have a husband or not! The unique smell of old people has been variously described as an "unpleasant grassy and greasy odor," the smell of an old book, or the scent of cucumbers and stale beer. What an absolutely great hub this is. Songs about growing up – 50 of the best coming of age tracks He declared that his body was old but ain't impaired ... so you can keep that rockin' chair. friends compliment you on your new alligator shoes and you aren't wearing any ... you're barefoot. The man in this 2014 song promises to look after his sweetheart for all of their days together and seeks the same assurance from her. Old person smell thus may signify cell decline. Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé and Shad's music speaks to … Some people just get older, ya know. I've added the two Frank Sinatra songs. FlourishAnyway believes there is a playlist for just about any situation and is on a mission to unite and entertain the world through song. McCartney has since bypassed the age in the title. I May Be Used (But Baby I Ain't Used Up). Peace, Paula. We know that when older adults internalize these stereotypes, it can affect their own functioning and health. That's a tearjerker, no doubt about it. Question: What country song talks about what it takes to live for 100 years and if it's even worth it? Instead, celebrate growing older with these pop, rock and country songs. Does anyone know any songs about how age doesnt matter or to treat everyone the same regardless of age or something along those lines? ― Ye Mad Puffin, Thursday, 5 February 2009 19:57 (eleven years ago) link. Have a happy holiday season! I knew about 45 of them. Lyrics about aging: I’m 45 for a moment. Even then, we could be kind about eau de old person. Now I would sing you a Christmas Carole.....but instead I'll just say, "Have a wonderful Holiday Season and may the love & beauty of Christmas last all year long!" individual or group? from the album Too Old to Rock 'N' Roll ( Purchase from Amazon.com) about a former rock star's struggles with aging: "But he's the last of the blue blood greaser boys. Fliboarding right now... Martie Coetser from South Africa on December 23, 2016: What a lovely collection of songs about growing old. Heidi Thorne from Chicago Area on December 23, 2016: When I think of aging songs, I always think of Frank Sinatra. Black Lives Matter: 30 powerful songs about police brutality, anti-Black racism and revolution. That's pretty cool. I'm staring down middle age like a deer caught in an 18-wheeler's high beams. My top favorite is Glory Days I'd say it is my theme song lol but I am still living my glory days!!!! Thomas, "Help Me Make It (To My Rocking Chair)." The song is very much open to interpretation—especially when you’re high as hell and feeing chatty with your Petty buddies. We may grow old but it is the way we handle old age that makes a difference. I loved listening to Stop This Train" by John Mayer. Steve Dowell from East Central Indiana on December 23, 2016: Well there's Alice Cooper's "Eighteen", but a better choice is "Old Man" by Neil Young - that's my final answer! In Japanese culture, which places a premium on hygiene, there is even a name for the musky old person smell: kareishū. Answer: Here are several songs that meet that general description: 1) "Golden Days" by Panic! The woman she'll always be in my eyes. I like those songs, too! I am doin a project for school and it is about ageism. To never grow up would be to live in stagnation and, quite frankly, that would be very boring. You live long enough and the people you love get old. The Beatles song is at #24. (What choice do I have. (I initially thought it was Saggy Bottom but Soggy Bottom adds a new layer of context.) Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 25, 2020: Time does seem to speed up the older we get. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4yVj0MdhmI. It really is about how you choose to use your time. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 01, 2019: Nithya - Thank you for stopping by. In this fun country hit from 2005, an over-the-hill cowboy walks into a bar. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrzOwPdijxQ, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xID7AxShew0, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3KEhWTnWvE, the introduction of the microwave and MTV and. You can leave a comment in the Comments Section of the Aging and Growing Older Playlist. How old do you feel? The seasonality of life is expressed in this classic 1965 rock song, as expressed in Ecclesiastes 3. There are hundreds of amazing songs about parenthood, but here are some of our top picks from the last 20 years. Ageism manifests both explicitly and implicitly, distinguished by intentionality. I depend on participation to make sure we have a fairly comprehensive playlist. the songs you have listed are fantastic. 50 Best Songs About Growing Up & Coming of Age. Merry Christmas! You have a wonderful holiday weekend. Make a suggestion by leaving us a comment in the Comment Section below! You can also keep your Geritol, Medicare, and forget about retirement. 18 And Life - Skid Row. Here it is on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrzOwPdijxQ. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 28, 2016: Nadine - Thank you for reading. From keeping her warm to doing the dishes to letting her hold the remote control, he understands that it's the little things in life that add up over the years. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 06, 2017: Catherine - I guess what choice do we have but to go with it? That is a Paul Simon (&Garfunkel) song. Hope all is well in your life. Sound familiar? We never know how much time we have left, but somewhere inside I think there's a knowing. Time certainly does fly! “Time,” by Pink Floyd, is a centerpiece track from their album Dark Side of the Moon, a song cycle about the life cycle. Vote for your favorites! Noteworthy examples of such artists/bands include a-ha, Duran Duran, Kim Wilde, and George Michael. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOY0XYlX11E. Martie - Thank you for the kind compliment. Merry Christmas, Flourish. The Grow Up Song - The Dandy Warhols The Here & The Now - Loudon Wainwright III The Hunter - Red Hot Chili Peppers The Last Good Day Of The Year - Cousteau When he is propositioned and again when a bar fight breaks out, he acknowledges that back in his prime he was up for both challenges. Hey would you help me make it to my rockin' chair, Don't wanna be out in the cold without ya. Answer: Yes, actually there are two of them. This touching 2006 rock song describes an adult's realization that someday his parents will be gone and he'll be on his own. While written in 1946 by Josef Myrow and Mack Gordon, no one could’ve supplied the youthful charm and vocal poise Ol’ Blue Eyes could. 21 Years - tobyMac. Great list. "Hey Nineteen" could pass as reverse ageist though. I have added some (and one was already on there). The lyrics are oftentimes masked as love songs -- maybe the singer telling a … FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 23, 2019: Bob - I love that song too! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdhkaPZtQF4. What an enjoyable way to spend this Saturday morning, with a New Year fast approaching, celebrating the passage of time. It's beautiful to me, and it has pretty good lyrics. Those are some of my favorites, too. He's done OK. Lovely, thoughtful and entertaining article, as always. Thanks, Flourish! - Eartha Kitt, American actress, Ricky Norris via Flickr, CC-BY-SA 2.0, modified by FlourishAnyway, The narrator in this 1996 country song smartly observes that "the only thing that stays the same is everything changes, everything changes.". However, he seeks to share all that life has to offer with her. At the Disco (2016) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooEv1cH97HA, 2) "I Was There" by Green Day (1990) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2kPYYQ93Gc, 3) "I Was Young Once Too" by Alabama (1996) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-WdOc5G4lc, 4) "Very Last Country Song" by Sugarland (2008) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEIFr-nzJtM, 5) "What a Day Yesterday Was" by Alan Jackson (2000) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmRZ4fxTrI0, Answer: "Eau de old person" is indeed a real thing, according to scientific research studies, and although it is unique, it is not necessarily offensive. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! The American Psychological Association suggests that ageism is a serious issue that should be treated the same as sex, race, and disability-based discrimination. only in a different way now. Please correct. I personally think the ultimate three songs for a super funny bday are "older" by "The Mighty Giants", "I Need Never Get Old" by "Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats " and "I Don't Want To Grow Up" by the "Ramones". Not everyone gets wiser with age. This humorous 2014 country song describes a man's disappointment with his aging body, including his balding head, pot belly, and sagging chest and rear end. Here are some partial lyrics and the YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOY0XYlX11E. Answer: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band recorded "Thunder Road" in 1975 and other artists have released the song as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdhkaPZtQF4. As Americans, we don't realize what music others around the world find popular, as we just have our own lens to look through. Well ain't this the unvarnished truth? In fact, except for "Turn! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZ7sYvYexAs. (Note that if the person in question does not adequately take care of his/her oral hygiene, suffers frequent "accidents," or simply doesn't bathe daily, then we're no longer talking about simple "old person smell."). And I’m heading into a crisis. Getting old is a natural part of life, which is why there are so many songs about getting old. Of course, the songs I like best are those from my glory days. These songs may be getting older by the second, but they’ll always be timeless. In this 1985 rock classic, a man who was a baseball player and a woman who could really turn the young guys' heads talk about their lives in the good old days. Turn!" At 15, he feels he has all the time in the world to dream, but as time passes by he becomes more aware of his mortality. Some of the funny songs here are my favorites. We have a long list to help get you started. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on June 15, 2019: siss400 - Thanks for these recommendations. This Grammy-nominated country song from 1992 was the Possum at his spunkiest. I love many of the songs on this list. was it recent or can you give an estimate of the time frame? However, it is 'Cherish' that I cherish the most and hum it often to this day. But teenagers need years of life experience to appreciate just how good they had it. That may or may not stop him from talking smack, fighting back or taking someone up on a dare. More than 30% of people in Turkey believe that ageism in their country doesn’t exist at all. Glad to see you included the Beatles song in your list. Some classic songs here; 100 Years, Glory Days, Turn-Turn-Turn, Forever Young. Question: The lyrics to the song I am thinking about are, "...makes an old man feel young again." To everything there is a season. Nithya Venkat from Dubai on January 30, 2019: All great songs about the experience of growing old. Fleetwood mac – Landslide. Even older people continue to believe the negative stereotype that most old people are weak, sick, or senile. Suzie from Carson City on December 23, 2016: FA.....Again, I have to say that you do an awesome job with your "songs about"...lists. This is one of my favorites in your song list series. Another reverser: Hey Nineteen. If they only knew her back in the day!). Have a very Merry Christmas! I will check out your poem! Thanks for sharing. Question: What song has the lyrics, "I want to drive 45 down the highway of life like old folks do"? The Best Meaningful Songs For A Father's Funeral, Cover Songs That Are Better Than The Originals, Horror Master Stephen King Wants To Know Which Songs Hit You The Hardest, The Greatest Songs by '80s One-Hit Wonders, The Best Songs with a Girl's Name in the Title, The Best Alternative Songs Of The '80s, Ranked. Question: Is there a country song with the words "aging gracefully" in it? I'll show you. There's a sense of confidence and purpose that didn't exist before. Question: What song has the lyrics with an old man saying, “I maintain strongly it is more than an ordinary cold”? Sadly, getting heard is a pre-requisite to being celebrated and it is that pre-requisite that rarely happens for most of these great pop stars whose ability to churn out great pop songs has not been eroded by time and age. Ageism is often a cause for individual acts of age discrimination and also discrimination that is more systemic in nature, such as in the design and implementation of services, programs and facilities. … Have a great week! That is the first tune that popped into my head. When your legs don't work like they used to beforeAnd I can't sweep you off of your feetWill your mouth still remember the taste of my love?Will your eyes still smile from your cheeks? FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 26, 2018: ShadowsGathered - Thank you for the song suggestion. Happy 2017! You are … He says he'll feel the same way about her when she is 70 as he does at 23. Answer: There is a 1998 song by Elvis Costello (featuring Burt Bacharach) called "This House Is Empty Now." Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on December 22, 2016: Flourish, I audibly groaned when I saw the title of this post. It was really funny too. Older people are too sensitive. 1 decade ago. :-). Well done. His motto was, never look back, you can't change anything, keep looking forward. BODYLEVIVE from Alabama, USA on January 22, 2017: I really enjoyed your hub. Which of these songs about aging do you love more and more the older you get? It is thought that the social stigma of aging is associated with its labeling as unpleasant. These songs are, of course, just the top of the iceberg, but in the wake of the death of George Floyd, they’re all essential listens. Great job in putting all this together! Question: What song contains the following lyrics: "people grow old and leave us"? I hope you have a happy and fruitful New Year. The folks in this song are old, but they’re still spinning “one more yarn,” at least in their heads, “Cause to us the thought’s as good as a thrill.” Shyron - Thank you for the addition. Thanks for your comment. If you can't change something, you might as well laugh at it. I really liked you know you're getting old when. Relevance. Thanks for this list. (Well, at least so far it is.) Some really memorable ones here in this hub! Here's the YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXi0dOTRwvo. Why did you put the Bengals as the artist for Hazy Shade of Winter? Back then, life was less complicated. I added some to this playlist and some to the Spinditty birthday playlist, "Ultimate Happy Birthday Playlist: Popular Songs to Celebrate Your Special Day." And they can share them over and over and over just like us older folks do now. Answer: That would be Willie Nelson's song, "Yesterday's Wine" (1971). 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