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 Songs: Car Wheels On a Gravel Road by Lucinda Williams; Breath by Pearl Jam; California Stars by Billy Bragg and Wilco 
  1. 1998
  2. 1997
  3. 1996
  4. 1995
  5. 1994

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

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