50 Years of Music w/ 50 Year Old White Guys

Travel back in time, year by year, with three 50 year-olds to find out what was happening back in the day and which song is actually the best song for each year they’ve been alive.

Our Three Albums: Girlfriend by Matthew Sweet; Still Feel Gone by Uncle Tupelo; Woodface by Crowded House
  1. The Best Album of 1991
  2. The Best Album of 1990
  3. The Best Album of 1989
  4. The Best Album of 1988
  5. The Best Album of 1987

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Our Picks Through the Years

YearGrammy Winner#1 HitBen’s PickJeff’s PickTim’s Pick
1969Games People PlayAquarius/Let the Sunshine inYou Got the SilverI Want You BackOoh Child
1970Bridge Over Troubled WaterBridge Over Troubled WatersSuper BadSigned, Sealed, DeliveredIf You Could Read My Mind
1971You’ve Got a FriendJoy to the WorldLove the One You’re BargainMe and Bobby McGee
1972First Time I Ever Saw Your FaceFirst Time Ever I Saw Your FaceThe Rain SongPapa was a Rolling StoneMona Lisa and Mad Hatters
1973Killing me SoftlyTie a Yellow Ribbon…Roll Um EasyStir it UpThese Days
1974The Way We WereThe Way We WerePapa Don’t Take No MessO My SoulLiving for the City
1975Send in the ClownsLove Will Keep Us TogetherThunder RoadIdiot WindIt’s a Long Way to the Top
1976I Write the SongsSilly Love SongsHots On For NowhereAmerican GirlRich Girl
1977Evergreen/You Light Up My LifeYou Light Up My LifeViennaMarquee MoonParadise By the Dashboard Lights
1978Just the Way You AreShadow DancingYou Got That RightRadio, RadioLast Dance
1979What a Fool BelievesMy SharonaRapper’s DelightClampdownAnd the Healing Has Begun
1980SailingCall MeBack in BlackTattooed Love BoysI Will Follow
1981Bette Davis EyesPhysicalSexual HealingEvery Little Thing She Does is MagicNever Too Much
1982Always On My MindI Love Rock-n-Roll/Ebony and IvoryWanna Be Starting SomethingTown Called MaliceUncertain Smile
1983Every Breath You TakeEvery Breath You TakeWhite Lines (Don’t Do It)Kiss OffIslands int he Stream
1984What’s Love Got to Do With It?When Doves Cry/JumpPurple RainThis Ain’t No PicnicBobby Jean
1985We Are the WorldLike a Virgin/We Are the WorldRaising HellLeft of the DiaShe Sells Sanctuary
1986That’s What Friends Are ForThat’s What Friends Are ForThe New StyleIn Your EyesI Could Never Take the Place of Your Man
1987Somewhere Out ThereLivin’ On a PrayerPush ItWhere the Streets Have No NameBirthday
1988Don’t Worry Be HappyRoll With ItBring the NoiseWe Will Not Be LoversFairytale of New York
1989Wind Beneath My WingsMiss You MuchKickstart My HeartThe Mayor of SimpletonMost of the Time
1990From a DistanceNothing Compares 2 UThe Humpty Dumpty DanceMerchandiseFriends in Low Places
1991Unforgettable(Everything I Do) I Do It For YouFreedom 90Smells Like Teen SpiritOne
1992Tears in HeavenEnd of the RoadPass the MicWhen the Circus Comes to TownTennessee
1993A Whole New WorldI Will Always Love YouAcuff RoseRearview MirrorLate at Night
1994Streets of PhilladephiaI’ll Make Love To YouCursed DiamondCrawling Back to YouMr. Jones
1995Kiss From a RoseOne Sweet DayCradle and AllCaught by the FuzzFake Plastic Trees
1996Change the WorldMacarenaA Long DecemberStickshifts and SafetybeltsHeroes
1997Sunny Came HomeCandle in the Wind (1997)Father of MineParanoid AndroidHighlands
1998My Heart Will Go OnThe Boy is MineBreathCar Wheels on a Gravel RoadCalifornia Stars

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