Yes, I'm a millennial, and yes, I listen to old music. Okay, maybe that fact isn't so groundbreaking, but as a pop music lover (and self-appointed historian), I'm always researching and listening to what was the music of the times before I was born. Here's a little playlist of hidden gems from days gone by.
Joni Mitchell doesn't mess around when it comes to heartbreak. Any of her albums are incredible, but Court and Spark is a personal favourite. "Car On A Hill" focuses on Joni waiting for her current beau to pick her up, and wonders where she stands in the relationship.
So who was the boss? Diana Ross' music isn't exactly explicit in what she's talking about, but that's the fun of her music. You can interpret its joyous, loving message any way you want. In the end, I like to think that love itself was the boss.
Who knew a conversation with a telephone operator could be such a bummer? Depression aside, this song is probably one of my favourite breakup anthems of all time, detailing Jim trying to get ahold of his ex, who left him for his best friend. Cold!
Madonna is a one of the most diverse musical shapeshifters ever, and people don't give her enough credit. "White Heat", from her 80s pop era, is a fun and powerful song about wanting equal footing with her partner.
Phil Collins is seen as a bit of a cornball singer now, but his stuff with his old band Genesis was some 80s gold. We all grapple with loneliness and feelings of isolation in the world, but this song reminds us that we're never alone in those thoughts.
Happy grooving! In the meantime, check out some of these vintage-inspired earrings to go with the mood of the music!
- Fraser (Communications Coordinator at WLD)