1. Entertainment

Your suggestion is on its way!

An email with a link to:

http://oldies.about.com/popular.htm

was emailed to:

Thanks for sharing About.com with others!

Oldies Music: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
How Did Elvis Really Die?
The true facts of Elvis Presley's death, including the role drugs may have played in his passing, part of a FAQ from Oldies at About.com.
The top artists of the '50s, '60s, and '70s
Biographies and music of pop and rock music singers and bands from the 50s, 60s, 70s, from your Oldies Music Expert at About.com.
Every single day in Oldies music history
This day in rock history -- a day-by-day history of oldies music and artists from the 50s, 60s, and 70s, including famous celebrity births, deaths, recordings, releases, and events. Compiled and written by your Oldies Expert at About.com.
10 Biggest Disco Hits of the '70s
A list of the biggest and best charting classic disco songs of all time, as compiled and written by your Oldies Guide at About.com.
How did Ray Charles become blind?
How did Ray Charles become blind?
A Handy Guide to Oldies Songs Used in TV...
What song's playing in that TV commercial? Identify those old songs you keep hearing in the most popular new TV commercials and ads... from your Oldies Guide at About.com.
What are the major "Paul is dead" clues on...
What are the major. Oldies Music.
The 20 Greatest Oldies Duets Ever
The greatest duets of the '50s, '60s, and '70s, including classic love and relationship songs in rock, pop, soul, r&b, and more. A list compiled by your Oldies Guide at About.com.
Here Are Our 10 Favorite Mardi Gras Songs
A list of the best Mardi Gras oldies, as celebrated by New Orleans carnival revelers for decades now, as picked by me, your oldies guide at About.com. Funk, rock, R&B, brass band music, and more from the 50s, 60s, and 70s.
Here Are the 10 Best Oldies Songs for Weddings
The best wedding songs from the 50s, 60s, and 70s, complete with reviews and a price comparison guide, from Oldies at About.com.
These 10 Oldies Songs Have Only Two Chords
Only know how to play two chords on your guitar (or piano)? You're in luck - these ten hit oldies, beloved by millions, only use two! Find out which big hits from the 50s, 60s, and 70s are the easiest to learn from your Oldies Guide at About.com.
March 3 in Music History
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on March 3 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.
The Top 10 Motown hits of all time
The biggest 10 Motown hits of all time, the best-selling singles from the label and their stories and history, compiled by your Oldies Guide at About.com.
What are the major "Paul is dead" musical clues...
Since all accounts of the Paul is Dead story have Paul dying no earlier than fall of 1966, musical clues are limited here to albums after then.
March 4 in Music History
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on March 4 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.
What songs are considered the great Northern...
What songs are considered the great Northern Soul classics?
The 10 Best Rock Instrumentals of the 70s
The best rock instrumentals of the 1970s, including Philly soul epics, rock and funk workouts, novelties, and more! A tribute to the best music without words of rock's first golden age. From your Oldies Guide at About.com.
10 Biggest Doo-Wop Hits Of All Time
A list of the ten most popular and highest charting doo-wop songs of all time, as compiled and written by your Oldies Guide at About.com.
March 2 in Music History
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on March 2 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.
What was Elvis Presley's relationship with drugs?
What was Elvis Presley's relationship with drugs?
Profile: ABBA
Formed: 1971 (Stockholm, Sweden) Genres: Pop, Europop, Disco Members: Anni-Frid Synni "Frida" Lyngstad
Today in Oldies Music History: February 27
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on February 27 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.
Top 10 Rockabilly Songs
A list of the ten most popular and highest charting rockabilly songs of all time, as compiled and written by your Oldies Guide at About.com.
Swoon Over the 10 Greatest Romantic Oldies Albums
The best albums of love songs and romantic cds of the oldies era (approximately 1945-1979).
What was Elvis Presley's last day like?
What was Elvis Presley's last day like?
February 26 in Music History
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on February 26 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.
Did Jerry Lee Lewis Really Marry His 13...
Why did Jerry Lee marry his thirteen-year-old cousin?
Profile: America (the band)
All about America, the soft-rock band that dominated the early Seventies with folky, thoughtful radio mainstays like
The 10 Best Rock Instrumentals of the 50s
The best rock instrumentals of the Fifties, including drum solos, guitar workouts, novelties, and more! A tribute to the best music without words of rock's first golden age. From your Oldies Guide at About.com.
When and where was Elvis' last concert?
When and where was Elvis Presley's last concert?
Today in Oldies Music History: February 28
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on February 28 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Guide at oldies.about.com.
March 1 in Music History
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on March 1 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.
Songs About Money
The best songs about money -- songs of the 50s, 60s, and 70s dealing directly with money, poverty, greed, and wealth, including big hits, classic tracks, and near-obscurities. A list compiled by your Oldies Guide at About.com.
Here Are Our 10 Favorite Oldies Dance Songs
The Top 10 best oldies dance songs of all time, handpicked by your About.com Guide! Read the reviews, compare the prices, and buy them instantly here!
The Top 10 Elvis Hits of All Time
The biggest 10 Elvis PResley hits of all time, the best-selling singles from the King and their stories and history, compiled by your Oldies Guide at About.com.
Ray Charles' Children and Marriages
How many wives and children did Ray Charles have?
Top Ten Oldies of 1955
The best oldies of 1955 - the smash hits, the important singles, and the historical artifacts of the year. Complete with music reviews, information, trivia, sound samples, and more.
What's the meaning of the chorus ("Bye, bye,...
What's the meaning of the chorus (
Oldies Music Encyclopedia: "Motown"
A basic guide to the music of Motown.
Guide Profile: The Supremes
One in a series of profiles on rock and roll's most important artists of the oldies era, written and compiled by your Guide here at oldies.about.com.
Spotlight on: Electric Light Orchestra
The history of Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), the 70s band that merged classical music and Beatles-style pop with AM hits like
The Top 10 Michael Jackson Songs of the '70s
A list of ten musical milestones in the Seventies career of Michael Jackson, both as a solo artist and a member of the Jackson 5, as compiled and written by your Oldies Guide at About.com.
The making of every Beatles song
The history of the Beatles' songs, including facts, charts, session info, trivia, and more, from your Oldies Expert at About.com.
The 10 Best Rock Instrumentals of the 60s
The best rock instrumentals of the Sixties, including soul smashes, surf classics, novelties, and more! A tribute to the best music without words of rock's first golden age. From your Oldies Guide at About.com.
Playlist: Songs for Cheaters
Songs and music about cheating, affairs, and other illicit romances - a playlist of tunes about extramarital liasons and the toll they take on those involved. Written and compiled by your Oldies Guide at About.com.
10 Classic Pop and R&B Songs About Racism
Songs about racism from the 50s, 60s, and 70s, music which deals with the struggle of African-Americans, compiled by your Oldies Expert at About.com.
Buddy Holly's Plane Crash: The Day the Music Died
How did Buddy Holly die in a plane crash?
Profile: Motown
One in a series of profiles on rock and roll's most important record labels of the oldies era, written and compiled by your Guide here at oldies.about.com.
Top 10 greatest hits of the year: 1955-1979
An index of the Top Ten oldies from 1955-1979, inclusive, as chosen by your Oldies Expert at About.com -- the smash hits, the best singles, and most influential works. Complete with music reviews, information, trivia, and more.
The 10 Biggest Philly Soul Hits
The 10 biggest Philly Soul hits - the lush and romantic genre that finally brought soul fully into the mainstream and set the stage for disco. From your Oldies Guide at About.com.
What are the details of Elvis Presley's burial...
What are the details of Elvis Presley's burial and grave?
Profile: Bread (the band)
Bread, the band featuring singer-songwriter David Gates, dominated the soft-rock scene of the early Seventies with gentle, sentimental favorites like
Top 10 Wedding Songs and Wedding Oldies
The oldies.about.com guide to the best wedding oldies songs, complete with reviews and a price comparison guide!
Fats Domino's 10 Biggest Hits
The biggest of Fats Domino's ridiculous amount of Top 40 hits from the '50s and '60s, the ballads, the strolls, the jump blues! Classic New Orleans R&B from the Fifties from your Oldies Guide at About.com!
Today in Oldies Music History: March 5
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on March 5 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.
Profile: Barry White
Success: The Barry White sound, honed by years of production, had finally arrived, but one ingredient
Guide Profile: Aretha Franklin
One in a series of profiles on rock and roll's most important artists of the oldies era, written and compiled by your Guide here at oldies.about.com.
What were Elvis Presley's last words?
What were Elvis Presley's last words?
Teen Tragedy - The Fifties and Sixties
The Top Ten greatest teen tragedy songs of the Fifties and Sixties
The Top Ten Greatest Bo Diddley Songs
The greatest moments in the musical career of
Top 10 Oldies Songs About School
Songs about going to school, getting out of school, cutting up in class and falling in love at the sock hop... Your Guide's picks for the best
Profile: Elton John
Born: Reginald Kenneth Dwight , March 25, 1947, Pinner, Middlesex, England Genres: Pop-rock, Rock and
James Brown
An important and activist African-American icon during the civil rights movement of the Sixties A major
Is Elvis actually still alive?
Is Elvis Presley actually still alive?
Oldies Music Encyclopedia: "Mod"
A guide to classic 60s mod music, its best and most popular artists and songs, and a history of how the mod style fits into other areas of popular music.
Guide Profile: The Temptations
One in a series of profiles on rock and roll's most important artists of the oldies era, written and compiled by your Guide here at oldies.about.com.
The List: Songs About Cars
Ten of the biggest and best oldies songs about cars -- classic Detroit rolling iron, luxury models, compacts, sportscars, and more! The ten biggest and best car songs to hit AM radio during the 50s, 60s, and 70s. From your Oldies Guide at About.com.
Profile: Tina Turner
One in a series of profiles on rock and roll's most important artists of the oldies era, written and compiled by your Guide here at oldies.about.com.
What are the most popular songs to shag to?
What are the most popular songs to shag to?
Profile: War
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > Later years: The band soldiered on in
Profile: Stevie Wonder
One in a series of profiles on rock and roll's most important artists of the oldies era, written and compiled by your Guide here at oldies.about.com.
In the Spotlight: The Eagles
Formed: 1971 (Los Angeles, CA) Styles: Country-rock, Pop-rock, Classic Rock, Soft-rock, Country Claims
21 Classic Songs About Mothers
Songs about mothers, motherly advice, and tributes to moms in general. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.
Spotlight on Olivia Newton-John
Olivia Newton-John was the premier pop princess of the '70s. Read history, songs, chart hits, and trivia, other info in this bio.
Profile: The Turtles
A profile of The Turtles, the kings of West Coast sunshine pop who scored big in the Sixties with timeless feel-good classics like
Instrumentals: The 10 Best Pop Instrumentals of...
The best pop instrumentals of the '70s, including classic movie themes, classical motifs, disco, jazz, and more! A tribute to the best music without words of pop's postwar period. From your Oldies Guide at About.com.
Profile: The Bee Gees
A profile of The Bee Gees, the trio of brothers who began as Australia's answer to the Beatles and eventually kicked a flagging disco scene straight into the heart of American culture with the soundtrack to the Saturday Night Fever film. This Bee Gees profile is one of a series on music's most important artists of the rock and roll oldies era, written and compiled by your oldies Guide here at About.com.
American Bandstand Timeline
American Bandstand's greatest and most important moments, a historical timeline outlining the rise and fall of the legendary ABC-TV dance show hosted by the late great Dick Clark. Written and compiled by your oldies Guide here at About.com.
With A Little Help From My Friends
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >With A Little
Profile: Etta James
Etta James is best known for the wedding-day standard At Last, but she had a wide and varied career of more than four decades.
Frank Sinatra: The Original Teen Idol
Frank Sinatra was the original teen idol, the original pop icon, and one of the finest singers in 20th century music.
Top 10 Elvis Presley CDs
The top ten Elvis Presley CDs of all time - compilations, original albums, live recordings, and more! A handy shopping list from your oldies.about.com guide. Compare prices and buy these Elvis CDs here!
Today in Oldies Music History: March 6
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on March 6 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Guide at oldies.about.com.
The Elvis Years: 1954-1977
A database of important information about Elvis Presley, including a timeline of important events, recording sessions, concert dates, and discography. From your Oldies Guide at About.com.
Profile: Al Green
(1972) I'm Still In Love With You (1972) Call Me (1973) Livin' For You (1974) Al Green Explores Your
The Beatles Songs: "Yesterday"
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Yesterday Working
Top 10 Oldies of 1965
The oldies.about.com guide to the best oldies of 1965 -- the smash hits, the important singles, and the historical artifacts. Complete with music reviews, information, trivia, and more.
Did Jerry Lee Lewis really set his pianos on...
Did Jerry Lee Lewis really set his pianos on fire onstage?
30 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Elvis
Little-known facts and trivia about Elvis Presley, including stories about his childhood, career, death, and more. Elvis Presley facts most fans don't know, courtesy of your oldies music guide at About.com.
Profile: Carole King
Tapestry also ushered in the era of the multiplatinum LP Several of her solo hits have become modern
Profile: Cat Stevens
Born: Steven Demetre Georgiou on July 24, 1948 in London, England Genres: Singer-songwriter, Folk, Soft
The Association Profile -- History of The...
A multi-instrumentalist band that also performed six-part harmonies live on stage Experimented with psychedelic
Top 10 Oldies of 1960
The oldies.about.com guide to the best oldies of 1960 -- the smash hits, the important singles, and the historical artifacts. Complete with music reviews, information, trivia, sound samples, and more.
Top 10 Oldies of 1956
The oldies.about.com guide to the best oldies of 1956 -- the smash hits, the important singles, and the historical artifacts. Complete with music reviews, information, trivia, sound samples, and more.
Top 10 Oldies Myths
The Top Ten myths and urban legends about rock and pop in the 50s, 60s, and 70s, how they started, and why they're totally (or at least mostly) false. From your Oldies Expert at About.com.
Power To The People
Protest songs that dealt with money and power rather than race or war -- classic oldies and hits from the 50s, 60s, and 70s.
The ultimate guide to Elvis
All about Elvis Presley -- an in-depth look at the King's life, music, impact, and legacy, including information on his recordings, concerts, movies, and more. From your Oldies Expert at About.com.
Top 10 Oldies of 1962
The oldies.about.com guide to the best oldies of 1962 -- the smash hits, the important singles, and the historical artifacts. Complete with music reviews, information, trivia, and more.
Profile: Brenda Lee
One in a series of profiles on rock and roll's most important artists of the oldies era, written and compiled by your Guide here at oldies.about.com.
Top 10 Oldies of 1961
The oldies.about.com guide to the best oldies of 1961 -- the smash hits, the important singles, and the historical artifacts. Complete with music reviews, information, trivia, and more.
Oldies Music Encyclopedia: "Philly Soul"
: Like Motown and Stax-Volt, the style known as "Philly Soul" was born largely of one label, in this
The Only Spring Playlist You'll Ever Need
Mad at the groundhog? Still stuck in the snow? Celebrate the seasonal renewal that is spring with this suite of songs about showers, sunshine, green grass, and the end of winter. This playlist flows gently and brightly from the mid-Sixties to the late Seventies in search of that perfect springtime feel. Download the songs here and let this playlist thaw that frozen mood.
Profile: The O'Jays
Formed: 1958 (Canton, OH) Genres: Philly Soul, R&B, Pop-Soul, Funk, Disco, Soul Principal Members: Eddie
Top 10 Oldies of 1957
The oldies.about.com guide to the best oldies of 1957 -- the smash hits, the important singles, and the historical artifacts. Complete with music reviews, information, trivia, sound samples, and more.
The Best Rock Instrumentals of the '70s, Part 2
A second look at the best rock instrumentals of the '70s, including classics of soul, funk, prog, and jazz! A tribute to the best music without words of rock's first golden age. From your Oldies Guide at About.com.
Top 10 Christmas Albums
Here's a list of the best Christmas albums of the oldies era (approximately from 1945-1975), as hand-picked
Top 10 Oldies of 1963
The oldies.about.com guide to the best oldies of 1963 -- the smash hits, the important singles, and the historical artifacts. Complete with music reviews, information, trivia, and more.
What were the details of Elvis Presley's funeral?
What were the details of Elvis Presley's funeral?
The History of Elvis: 1955
The history of Elvis Presley in 1955, including Elvis singles, concerts, important dates and more. A historical Elvis Presley timeline courtesy of your oldies music guide at About.com.
Rockers In Jail
A list of important rock, soul, and pop artists who have spent a long time in prison for various offenses, or who were caught up in short but notorious jail sentences. From your Oldies Guide at About.com.
Rock Goes Disco
A list of hit '70s disco songs made by rock artists, as compiled and written by your Oldies Guide at About.com.
Profile: The Platters
The Platters were the king of the pop vocal groups in the late Fifties, indelibly linked to doo-wop even though they didn't utilize the style. Find out more about the group behind
Top 10 Oldies of 1964
The oldies.about.com guide to the best oldies of 1964 -- the smash hits, the important singles, and the historical artifacts. Complete with music reviews, information, trivia, and more.
Profile: The Troggs
Success: The hit came from a strange place -- actor Jon Voight's younger brother, Chip Taylor, who had
The Top 10 Worst Disco Songs Of All Time
A list of the ten worst disco songs of all time from the classic 70s disco era, as compiled and written by your Oldies Guide at About.com.
Top 10 Oldies of 1969
The oldies.about.com guide to the top ten oldies of 1969 -- the smash hits, the important singles, and the historical artifacts. Complete with music reviews, information, trivia, and more.
Profile: Carpenters
The Carpenters were soft-rock's greatest duo, led by the magnificent voice of Karen Carpenter on sunshiny yet moving classics like
In the Spotlight: The Doobie Brothers
Success: Noting the following, Warner Brothers signed the Doobies in 1970, but their eponymous debut
Today in Oldies Music History: March 7
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on March 7 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.
Top 10 Elvis Presley Books
The oldies.about.com guide to a Elvis Presley book collection -- biographies, histories, and guides no Elvis fan should be without, complete with reviews and a price comparison guide!
Top 10 Oldies of 1967
The oldies.about.com guide to the best oldies of 1967 -- the smash hits, the important singles, and the historical artifacts. Complete with music reviews, information, trivia, and more.
Sounds Like Elvis
The all time greatest and most popular Elvis Presley imitations, impersonations, and tributes on record... a list of the most prominent vocal pretenders to the King's throne, handpicked by your Oldies guide at About.com.
Profile: Ritchie Valens
One in a series of profiles on rock and roll's most important artists of the oldies era, written and compiled by your Guide here at oldies.about.com.
Is This the First Rock And Roll Song?
The first rock and roll song: can it be determined?
Top 10 Oldies of 1966
The oldies.about.com guide to the best oldies of 1966 -- the smash hits, the important singles, and the historical artifacts. Complete with music reviews, information, trivia, and more.
The 10 Ickiest Soft-Rock Hits of the '70s
Ten '70s soft-rock smashes that make you feel very uncomfortable... big lite-rock hits that went too far in their declarations of love. A list of icky Seventies ballads from your Oldies Guide at About.com.
What's the meaning of Verse 3 ("Now for ten...
: Now for ten years we've been on our own Although the song was recorded in 1971, it was written around
The Beatles Songs: "Michelle"
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Michelle Written
Did factors other than drugs contribute to...
Did factors other than drugs contribute to Elvis Presley's death?
Oldies Music Glossary: "Easy Listening"
A basic guide to easy listening music, its best and most popular artists, composers, singers, and songs, and a history of how the style fits into other areas of pop and rock music. From the Oldies music guide at About.com.
12 White Soul Artists You Assumed Were Black
You thought they were black - blue-eyed soul and R&B artists who were white but didn't sound like it, from the 50s, 60s, and 70s, compiled by your Oldies Expert at About.com.
Profile: Three Dog Night
A profile of Three Dog Night, the incredibly popular 70s AM staples who scored over and over with golden oldies like
Top 10 Oldies of 1968
The oldies.about.com guide to the top ten oldies of 1968 -- the smash hits, the important singles, and the historical artifacts. Complete with music reviews, information, trivia, and more.
What Does "American Pie" Mean?
A look at the interpretation of rock's most famous folk history
Phil Spector's 10 Weirdest Moments
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >The following
Elvis Presley Timeline: 1977
A historical Elvis Presley timeline of dates and important events in the life of the King, focusing on the year 1977, from your oldies guide at About.com.
Profile: Tom Jones
Said to have taken the virginity of Cassandra "Elvira" Peterson while she was a showgirl in Vegas Longtime
Is there physical evidence proving Paul is dead...
Is there physical evidence proving Paul is dead or has been replaced?
Summer Music: The Top 10 Summer Albums
The best summer oldies music CDs and compilations on the market - surf music, soul music, drag music, and shag music! All the big hits and some obscurities you haven't fallen in love with yet! Read your Guide's review, compare prices, and buy them right here!
In the Spotlight: Linda Ronstadt
James Taylor, Warren Zevon, J.D. Souther) as well as a number of refurbished oldies. Later years: When
Top 10 Oldies of 1971
The oldies.about.com guide to the top ten oldies of 1971 -- the smash hits, the important singles, and the historical artifacts. Complete with music reviews, information, trivia, and more.
Profile: Paul Anka
Born: July 30, 1941, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Genres: Pop, Adult Contemporary Instruments: Vocals Contributions
The Last "Girl Group" Star: Lesley Gore
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > Success: After cutting the song, Quincy
When did Ray Charles become addicted to heroin?
When did Ray Charles become addicted to heroin?
"Lost" Oldies
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Songs That Are
Guide Profile: Sam Cooke
One in a series of profiles on rock and roll's most important artists of the oldies era, written and compiled by your Guide here at oldies.about.com.
Top 10 Elvis Presley DVDs
The top ten Elvis Presley DVDs of all time - compilations, original albums, live recordings, and more! A handy shopping list from your oldies.about.com guide. Compare prices and buy these Elvis DVDs here!

©2015 About.com. All rights reserved.