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Subject: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: XYkid on 01/24/14 at 2:05 am

So basically the point of this thread is to post songs that don't sound like they belong in the time they came out.

For example, I'll start off with this MGMT song, which I personally think sounds very late 70s/early 80s despite coming out in 2008...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmZexg8sxyk

Also this song by Dee C. Lee, it came out in 1985, but sounds more like something from the 60s...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0bFmZyNI2k

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: yelimsexa on 01/24/14 at 7:09 am

Keep in mind that some artists intentially do this to attract periphery demographics, while others specialize on that style (Bruno Mars, Sha Na Na, The Killers, Stray Cats). Then you have songs that draw a lot of inspiration of a past style, but contain a newer element mixed in (such as a certain synth sound or orchestration) to keep it fresh. Finally, as some artists become only attractive to older demographics (35+ for example), naturally there will be lots of material that contains a sound that is natural to their style when they were more consistantly having hits as opposed to just having a niche audience. Later Frank Sinatra, Elton John, Paul McCartney come to mind. Then you have the occassional "ahead of its time" hits such as Kraftwerk's '70s material.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 01/25/14 at 4:17 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orSMUaFVACY

It's from 1983, but sounds really disco.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: SiderealDreams on 01/25/14 at 3:45 pm

The Frozen Autumn - 'Is Everything Real'. From 2002, but it sounds like classic 80's darkwave a la Clan of Xymox.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ofUO7agkL4

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: XYkid on 01/25/14 at 4:37 pm


The Frozen Autumn - 'Is Everything Real'. From 2002, but it sounds like classic 80's darkwave a la Clan of Xymox.

I remember there being a bit of an 80s craze in 2002, I think that's around when 80s nostalgia began to peak. But there was still a lot of 70s nostalgia up till 2005.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: SiderealDreams on 01/25/14 at 5:01 pm


I remember there being a bit of an 80s craze in 2002, I think that's around when 80s nostalgia began to peak. But there was still a lot of 70s nostalgia up till 2005.

Well, in the case of the Frozen Autumn, I think that it's simply their sound. Here's a song from 2011 with the same heavily 80's influenced darkwave sound:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN5pWmsDJmY

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: SiderealDreams on 01/25/14 at 5:04 pm

And another from the Frozen Autumn which fits this thread. I'll let one of the video comments speak for me:

"this is from 1997? sounds way more like 1987"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PV19jHU083M

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Jquar on 01/30/14 at 12:35 am

Looking at the hits from 1980, I was surprised by this one. This song legitimately sounds like something from the late 60s or early 70s. Hard to believe it was released at the same time as the first big batches of synthpop and hip hop.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_VpjSv_4QM

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Howard on 01/30/14 at 9:03 am


Looking at the hits from 1980, I was surprised by this one. This song legitimately sounds like something from the late 60s or early 70s. Hard to believe it was released at the same time as the first big batches of synthpop and hip hop.




sounds like it came from the late 60's and early 1970's era.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Mitch Kramer on 02/01/14 at 5:48 am


So basically the point of this thread is to post songs that don't sound like they belong in the time they came out.

For example, I'll start off with this MGMT song, which I personally think sounds very late 70s/early 80s despite coming out in 2008...

Also this song by Dee C. Lee, it came out in 1985, but sounds more like something from the 60s...



IMHO, they both feel late 70s to me.

Here's something I think sounds totally 60s:

Squeeze - Black Coffee in Bed (1982)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9QZhLSKEps

Late 60s / early 70s:

Tempted (1981)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PmtS_qMdXg

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: XYkid on 02/01/14 at 2:07 pm

^^^I guess there was a bit of a 60s revival going on in the early 80s.

Here's some songs from the past year that sound like something from early 90s...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sj684zcmzw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4D5egXVqSg

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Emman on 02/01/14 at 2:17 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orSMUaFVACY

It's from 1983, but sounds really disco.


This song is classic Hi-NRG, it sounds pretty "80s" to me, although if you took away some of the drum machine effects it could have been made by Giorgio Moroder in 1977. Hi-NRG was much more popular in Europe where disco never received the same backlash it did in the US.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 02/01/14 at 2:19 pm


Here's some songs from the past year that sound like something from early 90s...


"Walking on air" sounds a bit like 1992/93 mixed with 99/00 music.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: XYkid on 02/01/14 at 2:24 pm


"Walking on air" sounds a bit like 1992/93 mixed with 99/00 music.
Yeah I can hear it, it kind of reminds of Waiting For Tonight by J. LO

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 02/01/14 at 2:27 pm


Yeah I can hear it, it kind of reminds of Waiting For Tonight by J. LO


indeed

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Howard on 02/01/14 at 4:04 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ0fqHEvT6M&feature=kp

Sunshine Anderson sounds like something from the early 80's.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 02/01/14 at 4:07 pm


Sunshine Anderson sounds like something from the early 80's.


early 80s? Sounds pretty 90s to me.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 02/02/14 at 1:23 am

A mild example from 2013. It sounds like a 2008-09 song to me.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfHE3bgCIcM

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 02/02/14 at 4:03 am


A mild example from 2013. It sounds like a 2008-09 song to me.


That's a very mild example because 08/09 still belongs to the earlier part of this music era IMO.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: XYkid on 02/02/14 at 2:36 pm


That's a very mild example because 08/09 still belongs to the earlier part of this music era IMO.
It would still feel a bit odd to hear a song like this in 2013/4, the style of that song is distinctly 2008-11.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 02/02/14 at 2:53 pm


It would still feel a bit odd to hear a song like this in 2013/4, the style of that song is distinctly 2008-11.


I have to disagree here. The 08-11 era is still quite recent to me. Why should it be odd to hear a song like this? I would think differently about this if this was a 'teen pop-like' song - but c'mon... it's sounds like it's from the late 00s which is barely 4 years ago.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Howard on 02/02/14 at 3:58 pm


early 80s? Sounds pretty 90s to me.


It had that funky beat sound.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Katluver on 02/02/14 at 6:32 pm

Three Degrees: When Will I See You Again from 1973 but sounds like it was released during the mid-60s.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvT5V1GC_5E

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: XYkid on 02/02/14 at 9:59 pm

Two songs from 2004 that sound more like they belong in 99/00...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nG94LPKkATw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-hz3rk1HUc

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Howard on 02/03/14 at 6:54 am


Three Degrees: When Will I See You Again from 1973 but sounds like it was released during the mid-60s.



it has a bit of the Motown sound.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Katluver on 02/06/14 at 11:59 am

Olly Murs--Troublemaker.
Came out in 2012 but could pass as a 1999 hit.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aQDOUbErNg

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 02/06/14 at 8:00 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3XbmFYqWik

From 2006 but looks and sounds like it's from 1999.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 02/07/14 at 8:19 pm


It would still feel a bit odd to hear a song like this in 2013/4, the style of that song is distinctly 2008-11.


In your opinion, how dated does 2008-11 music sound to you?

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: XYkid on 02/07/14 at 11:19 pm


In your opinion, how dated does 2008-11 music sound to you?
It's not that noticeably dated, but I can still tell only because I can recognise subtle differences more than most people.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 02/08/14 at 12:26 am


It's not that noticeably dated, but I can still tell only because I can recognise subtle differences more than most people.


What do you think would be the most dated aspect of music from then?

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: XYkid on 02/08/14 at 4:05 am


What do you think would be the most dated aspect of music from then?
It's the whiny, guitar music with emo influences that really stands out to me. I really don't hear a lot of songs like that which have come out in the past couple of years.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 02/08/14 at 4:20 am


It's the whiny, guitar music with emo influences that really stands out to me. I really don't hear a lot of songs like that which have come out in the past couple of years.


Such as what?

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 02/08/14 at 7:21 am

Guess the year of this song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDvZBzK0h1E

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: XYkid on 02/08/14 at 1:56 pm


Guess the year of this song:

1996/7?

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Howard on 02/08/14 at 3:49 pm


Guess the year of this song:




1990's?

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: warped on 02/08/14 at 3:52 pm


Guess the year of this song:



It had that background beat (which I do not like at all)  that makes it sound very recent.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Jquar on 02/08/14 at 3:56 pm


It had that background beat (which I do not like at all)  that makes it sound very recent.


Yeah, I would guess like 2008. Sounds like something Jason Mraz would sing. Definitely not '90s.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 02/09/14 at 12:41 am


1996/7?
What made you say that?

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: XYkid on 02/09/14 at 12:42 am


What made you say that?
The beat vaguely reminds me of the song 'No Diggity', which came out around that time.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 02/09/14 at 12:48 am


The beat vaguely reminds me of the song 'No Diggity', which came out around that time.
It's actually from 2010.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: XYkid on 02/09/14 at 3:10 am


It's actually from 2010.
I know, I googled it after I guessed.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 02/09/14 at 4:25 am


1996/7?


I was actually thinking that it sounded like a 2002-04 song.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 02/09/14 at 11:10 pm

Try to guess how old this song is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dtq91x2CxYI

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Howard on 02/10/14 at 7:27 am

1984? ??? ^

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 02/10/14 at 7:40 am


1984? ??? ^


It's from 1999.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: warped on 02/10/14 at 10:01 am


It's from 1999.


I would have put this song somewhere in the early 90s.

It's harder to tell with Asian songs, since we (in North America) aren't familiar with the history of Asian music songs. My wife is Chinese and listens occasionally to Chinese songs. Again, it's hard to tell (for me) when I listen to a Chinese song, what era it's from.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Howard on 02/10/14 at 12:39 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW2Gsrw4jRU

Ok here's something, what year did this song come out?

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: warped on 02/10/14 at 3:35 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW2Gsrw4jRU

Ok here's something, what year did this song come out?


It has the funk of the late 70s added to the background music of anywhere between 1980 to 1984. I didn't listen to the whole thing though.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Katluver on 02/10/14 at 8:44 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW2Gsrw4jRU

Ok here's something, what year did this song come out?


I would guess 1980.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 02/10/14 at 10:58 pm


I would have put this song somewhere in the early 90s.

It's harder to tell with Asian songs, since we (in North America) aren't familiar with the history of Asian music songs. My wife is Chinese and listens occasionally to Chinese songs. Again, it's hard to tell (for me) when I listen to a Chinese song, what era it's from.

BTW, what language do you think that song is?

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Howard on 02/11/14 at 7:03 am


It has the funk of the late 70s added to the background music of anywhere between 1980 to 1984. I didn't listen to the whole thing though.


you're close, 1983.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Howard on 02/11/14 at 7:04 am


I would guess 1980.


you're close, 1983.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: warped on 02/11/14 at 7:11 am


BTW, what language do you think that song is?


I am gonna guess Tagalog, or another Philippine dialect.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 02/11/14 at 7:14 am


I am gonna guess Tagalog, or another Philippine dialect.

Correct.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 02/11/14 at 12:29 pm

Yesterday I posted "Fast Car" by Tracy Chapman in the "1988: The Year in Music" thread. The song is from 1988 (obviously) but sounds mid-90s.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: warped on 02/11/14 at 12:39 pm


Yesterday I posted "Fast Car" by Tracy Chapman in the "1988: The Year in Music" thread. The song is from 1988 (obviously) but sounds mid-90s.


I can see how that song and the style of it would sound early to mid 90s, agreed.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 02/11/14 at 3:48 pm


you're close, 1983.


In terms of style, 1983 is far away from 1980.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Katluver on 02/12/14 at 3:20 am

Nazareth-Love Hurts 1976.  Could pass as a late 80s rock ballad.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WISogScYNXA

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 02/12/14 at 3:25 am

Guess the year of this song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-LZr2Cf_5c

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Howard on 02/12/14 at 7:00 am


Guess the year of this song:



My first guess was 1979 but now my real guess would have to be 1985? ???

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: warped on 02/12/14 at 7:08 am


My first guess was 1979 but now my real guess would have to be 1985? ???


It has a somewhat loud (and to me irritating) background drum beat, which suggests to me after 1990.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 02/12/14 at 7:10 am


It has a somewhat loud (and to me irritating) background drum beat, which suggests to me after 1990.

What year does it sound like to you?

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: warped on 02/12/14 at 7:18 am


What year does it sound like to you?

Too hard to tell. I will say very early 1990s, just a guess.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 02/12/14 at 7:18 am


Too hard to tell. I will say very early 1990s, just a guess.

It's from 1994.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 02/12/14 at 10:47 pm


My first guess was 1979 but now my real guess would have to be 1985? ???

Why was that your guess?

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 02/13/14 at 3:05 am


Too hard to tell. I will say very early 1990s, just a guess.

How typical does it sound for a 1994 song?

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Howard on 02/13/14 at 7:39 am


Why was that your guess?


The beat in the beginning sounded like from that of the disco era but then the rest sounded like it came from the mid 80's era.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 02/14/14 at 3:21 am


The beat in the beginning sounded like from that of the disco era but then the rest sounded like it came from the mid 80's era.

Do you know what language it is, BTW?

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Howard on 02/14/14 at 7:39 am


Do you know what language it is, BTW?


German?

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 02/14/14 at 8:08 am


German?

Finnish.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Howard on 02/14/14 at 2:15 pm

You have some more Aja? This is fun. :)

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 02/14/14 at 6:50 pm

Guess: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxCW4akvwWs

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: XYkid on 02/15/14 at 3:27 am


Guess:
I'm going to guess mid-90s, probably 95/96.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 02/15/14 at 3:59 am


I'm going to guess mid-90s, probably 95/96.

It's from 1999.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 02/15/14 at 4:24 am

How about this song?:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAhyQmiUpBI

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Howard on 02/15/14 at 4:11 pm


Guess: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxCW4akvwWs


Uh Wow, I'm going to have to say.... 1998?

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Howard on 02/15/14 at 4:13 pm


How about this song?:




good one. I'm going to say.... 1989?

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 02/16/14 at 2:15 am


Uh Wow, I'm going to have to say.... 1998?

As I said a page ago, it's from 1999.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 02/16/14 at 2:15 am


good one. I'm going to say.... 1989?

It's from 1998.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Emman on 02/16/14 at 8:45 am


It's from 1999.


I would've guessed the late '90s/very early '00s on this one, with the spaghetti strapped blouse and midriff showing, as well as the particular eurodance beat.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 02/16/14 at 9:06 am


How about this song?:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAhyQmiUpBI


This one has early and late 90s elements in it.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Howard on 02/16/14 at 4:00 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMT698ArSfQ&feature=kp

Guess the year of this song:

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Katluver on 02/16/14 at 4:29 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMT698ArSfQ&feature=kp

Guess the year of this song:


1999----cool song

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Howard on 02/16/14 at 4:46 pm


1999----cool song


nope, keep guessing.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 02/16/14 at 5:07 pm


nope, keep guessing.


Everybody knows that this one came out in 2002.  :P

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 02/16/14 at 6:56 pm


I would've guessed the late '90s/very early '00s on this one, with the spaghetti strapped blouse and midriff showing, as well as the particular eurodance beat.

Also, what would have been your guess on the Fruitcake song?

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Howard on 02/17/14 at 6:55 am


Everybody knows that this one came out in 2002.  :P


Aw man they were supposed to guess, Thanks a lot, Inland!  :(

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 02/17/14 at 7:14 am


Aw man they were supposed to guess, Thanks a lot, Inland!  :(


Sorry, I thought it was too obvious.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Howard on 02/17/14 at 7:28 am


Sorry, I thought it was too obvious.


That's ok don't worry about it. :)

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 02/18/14 at 6:26 pm


This one has early and late 90s elements in it.

Could you elaborate?

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 02/20/14 at 3:44 am

http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=49750.msg3130344#msg3130344

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Paul on 02/20/14 at 3:59 am

Here's two - one 'intentional', the other not...

The 'intentional' one is from 1980...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ldLwavOp6E&feature=kp


The unintentional one, sounding like it's come from 1957, actually dates from 1967!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMPa7LOosSE

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Howard on 02/21/14 at 3:20 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_XgQhMPeEQ&feature=kp

This Billy Joel song sounds like it should've been in the 1950's doo-wop era.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Katluver on 03/21/14 at 7:09 pm

Radio--REM  Came out in 1981 but could pass as a song from the early-mid 90s:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXUkddrnsXQ

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Howard on 03/22/14 at 3:51 pm


Radio--REM  Came out in 1981 but could pass as a song from the early-mid 90s:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXUkddrnsXQ

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: XYkid on 03/23/14 at 9:46 pm

This came out in 2001, it sounds late 60s/early 70s to me...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOuw09vKKOA

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Howard on 03/24/14 at 6:29 am


This came out in 2001, it sounds late 60s/early 70s to me...




has that late 60's early 70's sound.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: mqg96 on 10/12/15 at 8:21 am

Daft Punk - Get Lucky ft. Pharrell Williams

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Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Howard on 10/12/15 at 3:24 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTrKkqE9p1o

Leon sounds so good, this song should've came out during the late 60's Motown era.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: bchris02 on 10/15/15 at 12:05 am

Bryan Adams - Here I Am.  Came out in 2002.  Sounds late '80s.  This one actually got significant Top 40 airplay.

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Came out in 2000.  If I didn't know that, I would have guessed 2007 or 2008.

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This came out in 1957.  This sound was more popular in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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This one came out in 1988.  Sounds 1997ish.

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This came out in 2014.  Sounds early Clinton era, like 1993ish.

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Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 10/15/15 at 6:01 am

Came out in 1991, sounds like it's from 2000.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vKxslX0ZgM

Came out in 2000, sounds like it's from 2011.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDjI3SD4Cr4

Came out in 2003, sounds like it's from 1995.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S37SGxZSMc

Came out in 1999, sounds like it's from 1966 (minus the crisp recording quality).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cB9JJIoAdYM

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Jquar on 10/15/15 at 2:51 pm

Golden Brown from 1981, with those rich baroque arrangements, sounds positively 1700s.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWAsI3U2EaE

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: tv on 10/21/15 at 2:19 am


Came out in 1991, sounds like it's from 2000.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vKxslX0ZgM

Came out in 2000, sounds like it's from 2011.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDjI3SD4Cr4

Came out in 2003, sounds like it's from 1995.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S37SGxZSMc

Came out in 1999, sounds like it's from 1966 (minus the crisp recording quality).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cB9JJIoAdYM
I think "Boy Krazy" and "Dream" are kinda similar musically now that I think about it. I don't know "He Loves U Not" doesn't sound as synthesized  as early 2010's music does though.

Yeah the beat to "Beyoncé's" "Me Myself and I" does sound 1990's. Maybe the song itself could pass for late 90's though like 1998.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: tv on 10/21/15 at 2:26 am


Guess the year of this song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDvZBzK0h1E
I guessed 1997 I thought it sounded like the 90's R&B Group "Mint Condition". The song came out in 2010 somebody said on here!

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 10/21/15 at 8:58 am


I think "Boy Krazy" and "Dream" are kinda similar musically now that I think about it. I don't know "He Loves U Not" doesn't sound as synthesized  as early 2010's music does though.


I think with He Loves U Not, the main thing that brought 2011 to my mind was that its beat strongly resemble's Katy Perry's E.T. (although that song's original album was from 2010).  Maybe it's because the song was produced at Bad Boy and not a traditional teen pop label like Jive or RCA, but still, I really don't think there are any songs from around 2000 or early 2001 that sound anything like the track.  It has a very busy beat, as well as a more repetitive melody than your usual in-your-face pop from the millennial era.  Also, not synthesized?  It seems at least far more synthesized than most songs from 2000, even if the specific instruments aren't identical to what existed a decade later.  The Boy Krazy song is far more in the spirit of millennial-era teen pop and doesn't at all sound like anything from 1993 (when it was popular), let alone 1991.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: bchris02 on 10/21/15 at 12:31 pm

I am one who doesn't think "He Loves U Not" is synthesized enough to sound early '10s.  The song has that distinct Y2K-era thump beat as well.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 10/21/15 at 1:46 pm


I am one who doesn't think "He Loves U Not" is synthesized enough to sound early '10s.  The song has that distinct Y2K-era thump beat as well.


But the early 2010s were full of pop songs that had quite a thump beat.  And how isn't it synthesized enough?  Does it need more 8-bit square synthesizers or something to fit the bill?  I certainly don't think anything in the instrumentation resembles a live instrument.  The typical percussion style of millennial era pop had that same jiggle and "pop" that was characteristic of new-jack swing and urban dance in the early and mid-90s, just with a bit of a glossier sound.  Often, you had things like cowbells and triangles (i.e., the intros to the extended version of Backstreet's Back and You Drive Me Crazy).  He Loves You Not sounds nothing like any significant hit from 2000 or 2001.  Compared to material from acts like Atomic Kitten, A*Teens, and Britney Spears, the song takes a completely different approach than the rest of the teen pop hits of the era.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: bchris02 on 10/22/15 at 12:46 am


But the early 2010s were full of pop songs that had quite a thump beat.  And how isn't it synthesized enough?  Does it need more 8-bit square synthesizers or something to fit the bill?  I certainly don't think anything in the instrumentation resembles a live instrument.  The typical percussion style of millennial era pop had that same jiggle and "pop" that was characteristic of new-jack swing and urban dance in the early and mid-90s, just with a bit of a glossier sound.  Often, you had things like cowbells and triangles (i.e., the intros to the extended version of Backstreet's Back and You Drive Me Crazy).  He Loves You Not sounds nothing like any significant hit from 2000 or 2001.  Compared to material from acts like Atomic Kitten, A*Teens, and Britney Spears, the song takes a completely different approach than the rest of the teen pop hits of the era.


I understand what you are saying.  However, listen to the difference between these songs.  He Loves U Not has that distinctive early '00s bass thump that all teen pop and r&b from the era had.

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Now compared to this.

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The Katy song has a very different beat and a lot more synth.  The "He Loves U Not" melody put to a more steady beat with added synth and autotune could possibly pass for being early '10s, but the version from 2001 couldn't.  In fact, I think it could even pass for late '90s.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 10/22/15 at 1:48 am


I understand what you are saying.  However, listen to the difference between these songs.  He Loves U Not has that distinctive early '00s bass thump that all teen pop and r&b from the era had.

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Now compared to this.

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The Katy song has a very different beat and a lot more synth.  The "He Loves U Not" melody put to a more steady beat with added synth and autotune could possibly pass for being early '10s, but the version from 2001 couldn't.  In fact, I think it could even pass for late '90s.


I get that the production between E.T. and He Loves U Not aren't exactly the same, at least in terms of the specific instruments used as opposed to the tracks' respective feels, but I really don't understand where you're coming from when you say the song has a production style that "all teen pop and r&b from the era had."  I have trouble believing there are any songs from the early 2000s with production that resemble it that aren't underground techno, and I think you're statement is a complete exaggeration.  When I think of urban and pop from the early 2000s, this is more what comes to mind:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tcDXJfAFVw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ge6ZXAq1vtc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSVHoHyErBQ

I'm less troubled by your claim regarding He Loves You Not's resemblance to early 2010s pop, but I do not understand how the song fits its own era so comfortably, even with a blatantly millennial-style music video.  The above three songs neither have the same type of instrumentation as He Loves You Not, nor are their beats structured at all similarly.  The usual qualities of songs of that time were sharp, trebly instruments and complex, shuffling beats, which I don't understand being the case in He Loves You Not, which like E.T. is driven by its long stream of 16th-sequenced rim hits.

Also, you really think the song could pass for late 90s?  Are you kidding me?  Back then, pop music still sounded like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4QzM9KqCQU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMoeN1XFkNo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtIGCGu9L90

Even if the songs I just listed are a bit bassier than the early 2000s examples (plus similarly styled late 90s songs like You Make Me Wanna and Don't Wanna Be a Player), their execution couldn't be farther from He Loves You Not.  Whereas that track sounds hard, futuristic, and experimental, the above songs are completely caught in the past and run off of their light, cheesy vocal melodies and throwback samples.  They have 90s pasted all over them and don't sound like they may be at least several years from the future at the time they came out.

If you're still so convinced of the song's place in the millennial period, then would you care to give me examples of songs from that time that it sounds similar to?  I'd be able to put your argument into a bit of a clearer prospective, then.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 10/22/15 at 4:51 am

TBH, this argument seems too passionate considering the topic. By the way, I agree with you about He Loves U Not but not about That's What Love Can Do. (It is such an obvious S/A/W production.)

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 10/22/15 at 5:16 am


TBH, this argument seems too passionate considering the topic. By the way, I agree with you about He Loves U Not but not about That's What Love Can Do. (It is such an obvious S/A/W production.)


Its instrumentation is far too 90s to resemble anything that S/A/W usually produced.  Even compared to the rest of the songs on Boy Krazy's album, it sounds completely unique to its time.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 10/22/15 at 5:39 am

I remember hearing it at a supermarket 5-6 years ago and I also remember me and my mom thinking the chorus melody sounded like I Should Be So Lucky.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 10/22/15 at 4:39 pm


I remember hearing it at a supermarket 5-6 years ago and I also remember me and my mom thinking the chorus melody sounded like I Should Be So Lucky.


I get what you mean by that, but I still think the percussion and synthesizers are very different between That's What Love Can Do and typical 80s/early 90s songs produced by S/A/W like I Should Be So Lucky.  The drums in the former are much softer and the bass is smoother and more prominent.  If we're concentrating primarily on melody, you could just as easily compare a bunch of millennial-era dance and teen pop to 80s, considering both styles were very in-your-face.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: tv on 10/24/15 at 2:39 pm

"That's What Love Can Do" by "Boy Krazy" does sound unique for a song from 1993. It doesn't sound like R&B Group "SWV"  and 80's Dance-Pop  in 1993 didn't exist except for 80's Latin Pop Group  "Expose's" "I'll Never Getting Over Getting Over Me" . I don't know the song("That's What Love Can Do") it sounds to poppy for the 80's and too soft for the 90's yes even 1993 but the song was released in January 1993 it says on Wikipedia so maybe the song just fit in between the late 80's/early 90's(1989-1992) and the "core 90's" era (1993-1996.) I could see the song being a hit in 1992 or 1993 but not 1991(sounds too hard in terms of production) or 1994(it sounds too soft.) I will say though the poster "Infinity" does make a case though the song could fit into the Y2K era because it could fit in the with Britney Spears's "Drive Me Crazy" and "Stronger".

Is it just me or does "That's What Love Can Do' sound similar at some points to "Breakout" By "Swing Out Sister" from 1987? Some of the production of both songs do resemble each other. "Swing Out Sister" does sound unique for the late 80's/early 90's period too.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 10/24/15 at 8:54 pm


I get what you mean by that, but I still think the percussion and synthesizers are very different between That's What Love Can Do and typical 80s/early 90s songs produced by S/A/W like I Should Be So Lucky.  The drums in the former are much softer and the bass is smoother and more prominent.  If we're concentrating primarily on melody, you could just as easily compare a bunch of millennial-era dance and teen pop to 80s, considering both styles were very in-your-face.
It still has an '80s melody, but it sounds more updated.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 11/05/15 at 3:48 am


Its instrumentation is far too 90s to resemble anything that S/A/W usually produced.  Even compared to the rest of the songs on Boy Krazy's album, it sounds completely unique to its time.
Wait, I think that here is a millenial-era pop song that sounds like That's What Love Can Do, at least production-wise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oCa3nLybm8

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 11/05/15 at 3:49 am


I get what you mean by that, but I still think the percussion and synthesizers are very different between That's What Love Can Do and typical 80s/early 90s songs produced by S/A/W like I Should Be So Lucky.  The drums in the former are much softer and the bass is smoother and more prominent.  If we're concentrating primarily on melody, you could just as easily compare a bunch of millennial-era dance and teen pop to 80s, considering both styles were very in-your-face.
I find that teen pop eras tend to resemble each other. I could think of some '10s-era teen pop songs that sound like they're from 1998-2001.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 11/07/15 at 5:17 am

I suppose part of the problem with That's What Love Can Do is that the original, 7-minute extended version is structured in such a way that resembles 80s hi-nrg.  However, going only by the shortened version that appeared both on American top 40 stations, as well as Boy Krazy's album in 1993, you may be a little more likely to think 2000 instead of 1988:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOg6BtGpiwM

What do you think?

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 11/07/15 at 5:58 am


I suppose part of the problem with That's What Love Can Do is that the original, 7-minute extended version is structured in such a way that resembles 80s hi-nrg.  However, going only by the shortened version that appeared both on American top 40 stations, as well as Boy Krazy's album in 1993, you may be a little more likely to think 2000 instead of 1988:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOg6BtGpiwM

What do you think?
i have heard both versions.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 11/12/15 at 2:57 am

This song was a hit in the summer of 1998, but it distinctly sounds like it was made in 1994, back when gangsta rap influences were first becoming standard in urban music, and bears a particular sonic resemblance to Ice Cube's Bop Gun, C+C Music Factory's Do You Wanna Get Funky?, and Coolio's Fantastic Voyage:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Rp7cqPtmAM

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Katluver on 11/24/15 at 2:23 am

Treasure-Bruno Mars
2012 but sounds as though it's from 2000.


Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 11/24/15 at 9:31 am

This came out in early '97, but it sounds distinctly like a new wave song from the early 80s, approximately 1982 to be exact:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRhIAQAiTtY

This is from early '96.  Sounds like a Motown song from, say, 1967, right down to the low-fidelity instruments:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaUT_iqVvc0

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Katluver on 11/25/15 at 10:35 pm

Hella Good---No Doubt
2002 but sounds like it's from 1989.

Girls and Boys---Blur
1994 but sounds like another hit from 1982.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 11/28/15 at 2:04 am

This was a big hit in 2003.  It sounds very late 1995/early 1996.  The production reminds me of Faith Evans' You Used to Love Me and LL Cool J's Hey Lover.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVucWRs-eWA

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 11/28/15 at 2:11 am


This was a big hit in 2003.  It sounds very late 1995/early 1996.  The production reminds me of Faith Evans' You Used to Love Me and LL Cool J's Hey Lover.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVucWRs-eWA
It was sampled from a 1998 song.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 11/28/15 at 2:37 am


It was sampled from a 1998 song.


It was somehow redone to sound even more mid 90s than the original song, which really doesn't sound like it's from 1998, either.  You would at least think the Fabolous version would update the original song with 2003 instruments, but instead the old school elements are emphasized more than before.  Hip hop songs with that thick a bass and that laid-back a beat were completely overshadowed by those with dextrous shuffle-beats and less bass in 2003.  Several hip hop songs in the early 2000s sampled older tracks, especially those by Kanye West and Just Blaze, but they were repackaged into something completely fresh and new and weren't direct trips into the past.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 11/28/15 at 5:11 am


It was somehow redone to sound even more mid 90s than the original song, which really doesn't sound like it's from 1998, either. 

Why did you say that the original song doesn't sound like it's from 1998?

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: mqg96 on 11/28/15 at 10:28 am

Am I the only one who believes that Adele looks like an artist who came out of a time machine from several decades ago? Not because of her style of music, but because of the way she looks, like really though. Maybe it's Adele's fashion of the way she dresses or her hair style.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 11/28/15 at 11:22 am


Why did you say that the original song doesn't sound like it's from 1998?


Because in 1998, the synthetic, trebly, hard-edged millennial type of urban music was fully established and that specific type of drumbeat and synthesizer backdrop from So Into You was pretty much obsolete.  The Fabolous version just emphasizes the mid 90s traits further.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Howard on 12/04/15 at 3:09 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zm4JVkH0T-E

I can't believe this song was from 2010 but it sure does sound like it was from 1984-1985, around there.
Do you think this song came out in the wrong era? ???

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 12/10/15 at 11:37 pm

Here are a few that I thought of:

The Casinos - Then you can tell me goodbye (1967) sounds like a 50s era doo-wop song on purpose.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdhCjk05tkM

Taco - Puttin on the Ritz (1983) was a remake/cover of a 1930s song from a soundtrack of the movie of the same name.  But it really sounded out of place in 1983 (even though it had some synthesizer and sound effects put in that made it more "modern.")
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OG3PnQ3tgzY

Jump 'N The Saddle - The Curly Shuffle (1984) sounds from early 50s to me.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKAfXdb5LsA

Tears for fears - Sowing the seeds of love (1989) sounds a bit like a 70s version of a Beatles song.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_5dE81WV8k



Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: ArcticFox on 12/29/15 at 2:05 pm

Here - Alessia Cara
It came out in 2015 but sounds like a song from the mid '90s.

Freedom - George Michael
Came out in 1990 but sounds like a Jackson 5 song from 1969.

Uptown Girl - Billy Joel
It's from 1983, but sounds like it came straight out of the 1960's.

The One I Love - R.E.M.
It came out in 1987. It has a late '60s psychedelic rock vibe.

Mr. Brightside - The Killers
Recorded in 2001, released in 2003, popularized in 2005, but it sounds like a song from 1985.

When You Were Young - The Killers
It came out in 2006, but could have been released 20 years earlier.

Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
From 2003, but could pass for a 1960's garage rock song.

Giving Him Something He Can Feel - En Vogue
A 1992 cover of a 1976 song, but the music sounds like late '60s soul.

Give It Up, Turn It Loose - En Vogue
A mix of then-modern '90s and 1969esque chirpy Jackson 5 music. It came out in 1992.

Love Shack - The B-52's
It's from 1989 but could pass for 1969 or 1970.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: XYkid on 01/01/16 at 1:20 pm


Hella Good---No Doubt
2002 but sounds like it's from 1989.

Girls and Boys---Blur
1994 but sounds like another hit from 1982.
Hella Good sounds like it could easily fit in 2007/8 IMO

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 01/02/16 at 11:28 pm

This was a memetastic hit in 2000.  Overlooking the wacky video, however, it sounds like a euro-house song straight out of late 1992/early 1993, both lyrically and in terms of production.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xat1GVnl8-k

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Mitch Kramer on 01/03/16 at 6:27 am


Yesterday I posted "Fast Car" by Tracy Chapman in the "1988: The Year in Music" thread. The song is from 1988 (obviously) but sounds mid-90s.



I can see how that song and the style of it would sound early to mid 90s, agreed.


When I first heard "Fast Car" and "Talking About a Revolution" on the radio in 1987, I thought they were 60s or maybe early 70s songs.  I was into 60s and 70s music at that time, and asked someone who this singer was that I'd somehow never heard of before.  I was surprised to learn that these were new songs.  She sounded like Joni Mitchell on sulfur hexafluoride.

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Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 01/03/16 at 6:30 pm


When I first heard "Fast Car" and "Talking About a Revolution" on the radio in 1987, I thought they were 60s or maybe early 70s songs.  I was into 60s and 70s music at that time, and asked someone who this singer was that I'd somehow never heard of before.  I was surprised to learn that these were new songs.  She sounded like Joni Mitchell on sulfur hexafluoride.


I think you can easily pick out when a song is from the 1960s based on the percussion sound, as well as the audio track's low fidelity.  Fast Car is too crystalline to be from the 60s.  Maybe the 70s, but I would pinpoint it more towards the mid-70s, by which point audio fidelity was pretty much high enough for a song to not sound outdated by modern standards.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 01/03/16 at 7:18 pm

While this is most likely intentional, this song has a very late 50's/early 60's vibe going on. Most likely the doo wop, the 50's style dance moves, and 'Leave it to Beaver' atmosphere

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Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Mitch Kramer on 01/04/16 at 7:05 am


Fast Car is too crystalline to be from the 60s.


Listening to a digital version, yes.  But I first heard it on the radio, static and all.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 01/08/16 at 2:15 am

What year would you guess this song as being from?:

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Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 01/08/16 at 3:13 am


What year would you guess this song as being from?:

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According to the beginning of the video, the song is from 1998, and it certainly sounds like it.  It wouldn't be too out of place in the mid-90s, either, but it hardly sounds like an anomaly for its time.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 01/14/16 at 8:06 am


According to the beginning of the video, the song is from 1998, and it certainly sounds like it.  It wouldn't be too out of place in the mid-90s, either, but it hardly sounds like an anomaly for its time.
I have Just Friends' 1998 album World of Colours. Half of the songs in that album sound mid-'90s and half of them sound Y2K-era.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: tv on 01/18/16 at 1:38 am

I think "Hotline Bling" by Drake which came out in 2015 sounds like 2006-2007 like something T-Pain would have done back then. The autotune just screams 2006-2007.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 01/18/16 at 5:37 am

This song sounds like an early '90s house song despite being from 2001:

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Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 01/19/16 at 3:14 am

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What year would be your guess for this song?

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Howard on 01/19/16 at 3:08 pm


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What year would be your guess for this song?


early 1990's?

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 01/19/16 at 9:08 pm

This was a popular alternative song in 1995.  For some reason, I can't help but feel like it belongs in the early 2000s, like 2001-ish.  I guess it's just something about its crisp electric guitar sound, poppy melodic progression, and blink-182-ish use of vocal harmonization and repeated 8ths during the bridge.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLQ2TIul8pI

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 01/19/16 at 9:11 pm


early 1990's?
It's from 2007.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 01/22/16 at 10:04 pm


early 1990's?
Why did you guess it as being so old?

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Howard on 01/23/16 at 8:29 am


Why did you guess it as being so old?


It sounded like it had a 90's beat.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: ArcticFox on 02/10/16 at 8:55 pm

All the singles from Ed Sheeran's X album sound incredibly similar to the '90s. When I first heard "Sing" in the summer of 2014, I thought "This sounds like something from the '90s!" Having just begun my love affair with the 1990's around this time, I thought that this was incredibly exciting. "Don't" very obviously sounds like a mid '90s hip-hop song. "Afire Love" could have easily been done by someone like Bryan Adams, Michael Bolton, or even Mariah Carey.

I'm listening to "Don't Let Go (Love)" right now, and "Thinking Out Loud" sounds incredibly similar to it, both musically and lyrically. They both have jazzy productions, with passionate lyrics about love. The differences are minimal. "Love" has a more powerful snare, while "Loud" has a more muffled beat. Then you have the female vocals and male ones. After that, "Love" focuses more on piano than guitars, while with "Loud" it's the other way around. Also, "Love" is louder than "Loud" is.

"Photograph" is more of a generally timeless acoustic rock song, but I guess you could compare it to Oasis's "Wonderwall".

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 02/26/16 at 9:44 pm

4DAAu7DmfhA Guess the year of this song.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Toon on 02/26/16 at 10:33 pm


4DAAu7DmfhA Guess the year of this song.


I'm tempted to say 1987 or something. Seems '80s to me.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Toon on 02/26/16 at 10:38 pm

The thing I love about modern tech is that we can make new music that sounds or looks old with just a few tweaks to the settings. You can make a video from 2015 look like it's from 1985 for example with just a few simple plugins or image effects.

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This song came out in 2013, but it sounds very '80s to me.

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Written By: aja675 on 02/26/16 at 10:51 pm


I'm tempted to say 1987 or something. Seems '80s to me.
It's from 1993.

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Written By: Toon on 02/26/16 at 11:11 pm


It's from 1993.


Oh wow. Seemed very late '80s to me.

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Written By: aja675 on 02/27/16 at 5:18 am


Oh wow. Seemed very late '80s to me.
Why do you think did it late '80s to you?

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Written By: #Infinity on 02/27/16 at 5:46 am


Why do you think did it late '80s to you?


Yeah, it's very clearly an early 90s house song.  There's no way that track would've been released in 1987.

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Written By: Howard on 02/27/16 at 8:06 am


4DAAu7DmfhA Guess the year of this song.


1990?

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Written By: The Burger King on 02/27/16 at 7:26 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xntHHh6VEnU

Guess based on sound, even though it says the year already.

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Written By: The Burger King on 02/27/16 at 7:27 pm


4DAAu7DmfhA Guess the year of this song.


1994?

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Written By: bchris02 on 02/27/16 at 9:04 pm

This new song by Da Brat ft Sage the Gemini sounds very late 2007/early 2008.  I like it.

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Written By: #Infinity on 02/27/16 at 10:45 pm


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xntHHh6VEnU

Guess based on sound, even though it says the year already.


Based simply on how it sounds, I would guess 1986.  Even bands like Poison didn't sound like this by 1993.

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Written By: The Burger King on 02/27/16 at 10:56 pm


Based simply on how it sounds, I would guess 1986.  Even bands like Poison didn't sound like this by 1993.


I was shocked realizing this came out in 1993. To me this sounded like it was from 1988 or 1989. Winger even had a different sound in '93 with "Junkyard Dog" and "Spell I'm Under". Additionally Cinderella made another album, Still Climbing in '94, and unsurprisingly it flopped tremendously.

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Written By: Howard on 02/28/16 at 3:15 pm


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xntHHh6VEnU

Guess based on sound, even though it says the year already.


sounds like 1987 or 1988.

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Written By: Howard on 02/28/16 at 3:20 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zm4JVkH0T-E

Can you guess the year? The group is called Chromeo, they've been on the scene for a while now.

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Written By: ArcticFox on 02/28/16 at 4:10 pm


4DAAu7DmfhA Guess the year of this song.


1993. I can tell by the way the people look. Their clothes, the hairstyles, the production, it's clearly from the early '90s.

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Written By: mqg96 on 03/03/16 at 9:27 pm

How about songs that sound so similar to each other, almost the same actually, and its releases weren't that far from each other either!  :o

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Written By: d90 on 03/03/16 at 10:59 pm


I remember there being a bit of an 80s craze in 2002, I think that's around when 80s nostalgia began to peak. But there was still a lot of 70s nostalgia up till 2005.

remember that Phineas and Ferb episode i Brobot where Candace said "Ugh,80s music is so 2002."
https://youtu.be/9qttRDmMc64

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Written By: tv on 03/06/16 at 7:20 pm


4DAAu7DmfhA Guess the year of this song.
Sounds like late 1989-mid 1992 House Music.

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Written By: tv on 03/06/16 at 7:28 pm


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xntHHh6VEnU

Guess based on sound, even though it says the year already.
Sounds like the tail end of the Hair Metal trend from 1991. Usually a record is made 6 months-1 year before it is released. I think this record and/or song was put out with the intent another "rock musical trend"( in this case grunge)wasn't gonna take Hair Metals place by 1993. This Hair Metal Band was basically dated when they put out an album in 1993 because the music scene shifted out of their type of music.

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Written By: SpyroKev on 03/07/16 at 8:10 am

Aaliyah - Are You That Somebody. Released in 1998, but sound exclusively Early 2000s.

I learn something new everyday.

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Written By: #Infinity on 03/07/16 at 10:30 am


Aaliyah - Are You That Somebody. Released in 1998, but sound exclusively Early 2000s.

I learn something new everyday.


Here's another early 2000s-ish Aaliyah song, except it came out in 1996!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wG5ilt3Hrt4

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Written By: aja675 on 03/08/16 at 8:31 am

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What year does this song sound like it's from?

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Written By: #Infinity on 03/08/16 at 8:49 am


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What year does this song sound like it's from?


It's from 1991. I'm totally immersed in the Super Eurobeat series, so I know.

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Written By: ArcticFox on 03/08/16 at 12:50 pm


Here's another early 2000s-ish Aaliyah song, except it came out in 1996!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wG5ilt3Hrt4


I actually don't that that sounds particularly early 2000's. The beat (and especially the thump in particular) part pretty '90s to me. It's very far from "Are You That Somebody" and "Try Again". "Up Jump da Boogie" does sound kind of early 2000's though.

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Written By: #Infinity on 03/08/16 at 3:01 pm


I actually don't that that sounds particularly early 2000's. The beat (and especially the thump in particular) part pretty '90s to me. It's very far from "Are You That Somebody" and "Try Again". "Up Jump da Boogie" does sound kind of early 2000's though.


It definitely doesn't sound 1996, though. Stylistically, it sounds closer to a typical Neptunes or Timbaland production from the early 2000s than other r&b songs that were popular at the same time, like "Twisted" and "Hit Me Off." I can understand why somebody would categorize it as strictly late 90s, but it has none of the traits of a core 90s production. It was basically the song that first put Timbaland on the map as a serious producer in the urban world and also the point when he had finally developed his own unique style.

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Written By: Howard on 03/08/16 at 3:15 pm


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What year does this song sound like it's from?


mid 90's.

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Written By: Katluver on 03/14/16 at 3:43 pm


It definitely doesn't sound 1996, though. Stylistically, it sounds closer to a typical Neptunes or Timbaland production from the early 2000s than other r&b songs that were popular at the same time, like "Twisted" and "Hit Me Off." I can understand why somebody would categorize it as strictly late 90s, but it has none of the traits of a core 90s production. It was basically the song that first put Timbaland on the map as a serious producer in the urban world and also the point when he had finally developed his own unique style.


I would say that it only sounds slightly advanced for its time say '98 as oppose to '96.

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Written By: Katluver on 03/14/16 at 3:46 pm

Bobby V---Come Back When You Grow Up
Released in 1967 but sounds a decade ahead of its time!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJBcNmQUCXw

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Written By: Howard on 03/15/16 at 3:08 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OLTERfKZZc
this song sounds like it came from the early funk era.

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Written By: aja675 on 03/18/16 at 9:44 am

Guess the year of this song:

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Written By: ArcticFox on 03/18/16 at 5:42 pm


Guess the year of this song:

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The description says 2008.

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Written By: Baltimoreian on 03/18/16 at 6:23 pm


Guess the year of this song:

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It looks like a fake music video from the late 2000s.

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Written By: Baltimoreian on 03/18/16 at 6:27 pm


Hella Good---No Doubt
2002 but sounds like it's from 1989.


It sounds like something that came out of the late 90s.

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Written By: #Infinity on 03/19/16 at 1:18 am


It sounds like something that came out of the late 90s.


It has vague early 80s influences, but is still largely just its own thing. It definitely doesn't sound like it's from 1989, though. The synths are too juicy and the percussion lacks the loudness and reverb that was so typical of that era.

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Written By: ArcticFox on 03/19/16 at 1:34 am

I swear, "Hella Good" could be from the early '80s... 1982 instead of 2002!

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Written By: XYkid on 03/29/16 at 1:10 pm


I swear, "Hella Good" could be from the early '80s... 1982 instead of 2002!
To me, that song could have easily came out around 2007/8. No Doubt's music is always about 5 years ahead of the curve.

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Written By: aja675 on 04/01/16 at 7:03 am

https://www.reverbnation.com/innerplace/songs
This Canadian artist specializes in '90s-sounding dance. The majority of his songs are from 2009, although he has some newer ones, and he tends to remix his 2009 songs every few years.

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Written By: mqg96 on 04/01/16 at 8:14 am


Guess the year of this song:

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2004

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Written By: aja675 on 04/02/16 at 8:44 am


2004
Why did you guess it as being from that year?

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Written By: #Infinity on 04/08/16 at 4:12 am

This song is from 2005, but between the plush new-jack swing beat, melodic, choir-backed chorus; and old school style of rapping, it has a lot of qualities that date it back to the early/mid-90s, like 1993 or so:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urEn16iunGY

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Written By: ArcticFox on 04/08/16 at 6:56 am


No Doubt's music is always about 5 years ahead of the curve.


How so?

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Written By: aja675 on 04/08/16 at 7:33 am

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This is a 2007 cover of a 2001 song. The result is still quite like something from 2001. The result is reminiscent of I'm All About You by Aaron Carter, which was from 2001.

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Written By: #Infinity on 05/23/16 at 12:28 am

This cousin of the Backstreet Boys' 1999 song "I Want It That Way" was a big hit in the UK in 2006:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mwg3GB9UHEs

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Written By: XYkid on 05/23/16 at 1:32 pm

This song came out in 2007, but it sounds more like it belongs in this decade:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIRE6iw-ws4

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Written By: bchris02 on 05/24/16 at 12:25 am


This song came out in 2007, but it sounds more like it belongs in this decade:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIRE6iw-ws4


Yeah definitely.  That song sounds very 2014 or 2015.

I posted this in the music of 2016 thread, but this song sounds like it should have come out in 2009, 2010, or 2011 but no later.  By 2012, this sound was on its way out.

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Written By: aja675 on 05/24/16 at 12:48 am


This cousin of the Backstreet Boys' 1999 song "I Want It That Way" was a big hit in the UK in 2006:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mwg3GB9UHEs
It does appear that teen pop hung on longer outside of North America.

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Written By: bchris02 on 05/24/16 at 1:04 am


It does appear that teen pop hung on longer outside of North America.


Same deal with euro-dance in the '90s.  1997 was the last year it was big here but it never went away in Europe.

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Written By: #Infinity on 05/24/16 at 3:57 am


It does appear that teen pop hung on longer outside of North America.


A bit longer, yes, but not all the way to 2006! A ton of huge European teen pop groups, such as Steps, All Saints, Boyzone, 911, and S Club disbanded or went on hiatus in the early 2000s so that their former members could embark on solo careers (or, in the cases of H & Claire and Appleton, simply downsizing the original group's lineup). Westlife was one of the few exceptions (though they did eventually go on hiatus during the last two years of the 2000s). Most have since reunited, but the trend was really no different in Europe compared to the United States.

The only real difference in Europe was that the Y2K wave of teen pop, having begun a bit earlier, during the second half of 1996, also ended later, remaining relevant as late as early 2003, during which S Club was still extremely popular (despite the departure of Paul Cattermole). Unlike the more urban-oriented American former teen idols like Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake, however, European former members either more of a pop/rock route (i.e., Ronan Keating) or more dance/electronica (most of the Spice Girls and S Club 7).


Same deal with euro-dance in the '90s.  1997 was the last year it was big here but it never went away in Europe.


Not exactly. The classic 90s-style eurodance actually pretty much died around autumn 1996, at least in the UK. Aside from Gina G.'s "I Belong to You," everything after that was either big beat (The Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim, The Prodigy, etc.), trance (Sash!, DJ Quicksilver, ATB, etc.), acid house (Daft Punk), or bubblegum pop (Aqua, Cartoons, Vengaboys, etc.). You certainly didn't have groups like La Bouche, 2 Unlimited, or Real McCoy dominating the charts throughout the 2000s.

On the other hand, in the United States, eurodance was still in its peak through all of 1996, culminating eventually in "Ooh Ahh... Just a Little Bit" and "This Is Your Night" being two of the biggest pop songs from winter 1996/1997, but the genre steadily declined throughout the course of 1997. "One More Time" was really the last eurodance song to make a significant chart impact (albeit only peaking within the top 30 of the Billboard Hot 100 and top 20 of the Mainstream Top 40), while "Rhythm of Love" was a minor hit during the summer (it was probably much bigger in your part of the country than others because where you live is apparently behind the curve of most adolescent trends). "Coco Jamboo" is more debatable because although its beat is more reminiscent of Ace of Base than Vengaboys, it has a definite cheese factor that wasn't at all common in eurodance hits that were successful in the US during the mid-90s. By autumn 1997, the classic eurodance movement was completely dead.

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Written By: bchris02 on 05/24/16 at 3:11 pm


On the other hand, in the United States, eurodance was still in its peak through all of 1996, culminating eventually in "Ooh Ahh... Just a Little Bit" and "This Is Your Night" being two of the biggest pop songs from winter 1996/1997, but the genre steadily declined throughout the course of 1997. "One More Time" was really the last eurodance song to make a significant chart impact (albeit only peaking within the top 30 of the Billboard Hot 100 and top 20 of the Mainstream Top 40), while "Rhythm of Love" was a minor hit during the summer (it was probably much bigger in your part of the country than others because where you live is apparently behind the curve of most adolescent trends). "Coco Jamboo" is more debatable because although its beat is more reminiscent of Ace of Base than Vengaboys, it has a definite cheese factor that wasn't at all common in eurodance hits that were successful in the US during the mid-90s. By autumn 1997, the classic eurodance movement was completely dead.


Great analysis.  You are right, "Rhythm of Love" was huge in my area during the summer of 1997.  A lot of good memories of pool parties at 11 years old and that was usually part of the playlist.  I tend to group Coco Jamboo with Ace of Base and La Bouche moreso than Aqua and Vengaboys. You are right though, fall of 1997 was when eurodance died completely.  The second half of the 1997-98 school year was all about hip-hop and R&B and of course boy bands like Hanson and early Backstreet Boys.  Ace of Base tried to make a comeback in 1998 with "Cruel Summer" but it failed.

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Written By: #Infinity on 05/24/16 at 5:31 pm


Great analysis.  You are right, "Rhythm of Love" was huge in my area during the summer of 1997.  A lot of good memories of pool parties at 11 years old and that was usually part of the playlist.  I tend to group Coco Jamboo with Ace of Base and La Bouche moreso than Aqua and Vengaboys. You are right though, fall of 1997 was when eurodance died completely.  The second half of the 1997-98 school year was all about hip-hop and R&B and of course boy bands like Hanson and early Backstreet Boys.  Ace of Base tried to make a comeback in 1998 with "Cruel Summer" but it failed.


The "Cruel Summer" remake was actually Y2K-style teen pop and achieved solid chart success in 1998. The same album it came from, Flowers, also contained "Life Is a Flower" (by far their best song, by the way) and "Always Have Always Will," both of which were pretty big hits in Europe. La Bouche, on the other hand, tried to make a comeback in 1998 with "You Won't Forget Me," but tanked badly. It peaked at #48, slightly higher than to "Rhythm of Love's" #53, but unlike that song, it didn't show up anywhere on the Mainstream Top 40 or Hot 100 Airplay charts.

I happen to think "Coco Jamboo" was, in a sense, warming up Americans for "Barbie Girl." 1997 was easily the cheesiest year for popular music, in my opinion (that's not necessarily a bad thing), and "Coco Jamboo" was definitely a part of that.

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Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 05/24/16 at 5:37 pm

Before I let go by Frankie Beverly and Maze, came out in 1981. I can't believe it was released the same year as Don't Stop Believing. I know it's two different genres ::), but still... :o

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Written By: #Infinity on 05/24/16 at 5:46 pm


Before I let go by Frankie Beverly and Maze, came out in 1981. I can't believe it was released the same year as Don't Stop Believing. I know it's two different genres ::), but still... :o


It doesn't really sound out of place for 1981, imo. 70s-style, Boomer-oriented music was still pretty dominant that year (even Journey's Escape album isn't that different from arena rock records from the late 70s like Bat out of Hell and Pieces of Eight), and the instrumentation has that slight flair of electronic that gives it a groove distinct to early 80s post-disco.

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Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 05/24/16 at 5:51 pm


It doesn't really sound out of place for 1981, imo. 70s-style, Boomer-oriented music was still pretty dominant that year (even Journey's Escape album isn't that different from arena rock records from the late 70s like Bat out of Hell and Pieces of Eight), and the instrumentation has that slight flair of electronic that gives it a groove distinct to early 80s post-disco.

Yeah... now that I think about it; early 80s R&B still had that old school distinct style of R&B. Mid 80s R&B became more pop sounding.

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Written By: bchris02 on 05/24/16 at 10:56 pm


The "Cruel Summer" remake was actually Y2K-style teen pop and achieved solid chart success in 1998. The same album it came from, Flowers, also contained "Life Is a Flower" (by far their best song, by the way) and "Always Have Always Will," both of which were pretty big hits in Europe. La Bouche, on the other hand, tried to make a comeback in 1998 with "You Won't Forget Me," but tanked badly. It peaked at #48, slightly higher than to "Rhythm of Love's" #53, but unlike that song, it didn't show up anywhere on the Mainstream Top 40 or Hot 100 Airplay charts.

I happen to think "Coco Jamboo" was, in a sense, warming up Americans for "Barbie Girl." 1997 was easily the cheesiest year for popular music, in my opinion (that's not necessarily a bad thing), and "Coco Jamboo" was definitely a part of that.


I guess you could say Coco Jamboo and Barbie Girl were kind of a bridge between mid '90s-style eurodance and the more trance-based, cheezy songs of the early 2000s (most of which wasn't popular in the United States).  Both songs still had a mid '90s beat, but their tone and style were quite a bit away from early Ace of Base or Real McCoy.

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Written By: XYkid on 05/24/16 at 11:42 pm


Great analysis.  You are right, "Rhythm of Love" was huge in my area during the summer of 1997.  A lot of good memories of pool parties at 11 years old and that was usually part of the playlist.  I tend to group Coco Jamboo with Ace of Base and La Bouche moreso than Aqua and Vengaboys. You are right though, fall of 1997 was when eurodance died completely.  The second half of the 1997-98 school year was all about hip-hop and R&B and of course boy bands like Hanson and early Backstreet Boys.  Ace of Base tried to make a comeback in 1998 with "Cruel Summer" but it failed.
Eurodance became replaced with Europop when Aqua released Barbie Girl in 1997. Ace of Base and La Bouche quickly got replaced with Toy Box, Bambee, Smile.dk, and Solid Base just to name a few.

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Written By: Howard on 05/25/16 at 3:19 pm


Before I let go by Frankie Beverly and Maze, came out in 1981. I can't believe it was released the same year as Don't Stop Believing. I know it's two different genres ::), but still... :o


one was rock and the other was funk.

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Written By: #Infinity on 05/25/16 at 4:02 pm


I guess you could say Coco Jamboo and Barbie Girl were kind of a bridge between mid '90s-style eurodance and the more trance-based, cheezy songs of the early 2000s (most of which wasn't popular in the United States).  Both songs still had a mid '90s beat, but their tone and style were quite a bit away from early Ace of Base or Real McCoy.


Barbie Girl's production is pretty similar to this song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSNfM0MZdMo

Even though you can sort of compare "Barbie Girl's" instrumentation to "Missing" and "Where Do You Go," that doesn't at all make it part of the early/mid-90s wave of eurodance. It's pretty much in the same vein as this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlDjEd8gAkI

In fact, directly after "Barbie Girl," Aqua came out with this song, which also achieved notable chart success in the United States:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jc7r_B0ZWDY

They also had this around the turn of the millennium:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_LPJllaogU

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Written By: aja675 on 05/26/16 at 7:31 am


The "Cruel Summer" remake was actually Y2K-style teen pop and achieved solid chart success in 1998. The same album it came from, Flowers, also contained "Life Is a Flower" (by far their best song, by the way) and "Always Have Always Will," both of which were pretty big hits in Europe. La Bouche, on the other hand, tried to make a comeback in 1998 with "You Won't Forget Me," but tanked badly. It peaked at #48, slightly higher than to "Rhythm of Love's" #53, but unlike that song, it didn't show up anywhere on the Mainstream Top 40 or Hot 100 Airplay charts.

I happen to think "Coco Jamboo" was, in a sense, warming up Americans for "Barbie Girl." 1997 was easily the cheesiest year for popular music, in my opinion (that's not necessarily a bad thing), and "Coco Jamboo" was definitely a part of that.
32YNozW6qYE I suppose this 1998 song would be an example of a core '90s dance artist doing Y2K-era teen pop in the late '90s.

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Written By: #Infinity on 05/27/16 at 12:18 am


32YNozW6qYE I suppose this 1998 song would be an example of a core '90s dance artist doing Y2K-era teen pop in the late '90s.


It's actually not. The song you posted is just a house production, hardly any different from "Saturday Night," which was originally released in 1993 and went to #1 in 1994. In fact, Whigfield's sophomore album, which contained "Givin' All My Love," was quite a flop, achieving nowhere near the same level of success as her 1994 debut. Although house music was still popular in Europe during the late 90s, its typical sound had evolved since the breakthrough of Daft Punk, as well as the introduction of disco influences to the genre.

Solid Base is a stronger example of a eurodance group that originally followed the typical early/mid-90s formula before evolving their sound into something more in line with the Vengaboys.

Here's one of their songs from 1994:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fU85Qn6Xz0

By contrast, here's a single of theirs from 1999, featuring the same basic type of production typical of eurodance from the core and late Y2K era:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stPmAjQFhpA

Interestingly, the Vengaboys sound was still common as late as 2004, albeit only in parts of mainland Europe:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-uZikLGJfg

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Written By: #Infinity on 05/27/16 at 12:37 am

By the way, speaking of Vengaboys, this song was a hit in Europe around the turn of the millennium:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXXRHpVed3M

Kind of interesting to note that even though eurodance had progressed significantly as a genre since the mid-90s, that classic Ace of Base sound was still influential even well beyond "Coco Jamboo," coming into the following decade. It really goes to show how you can't categorize a single period of time for one particular style. It's the same as how Nirvana's "You Know Your Right" was a huge rock hit at the end of 2002, even though it had been years since the grunge movement died out.

In fact, in contrast to the song I posted above, even before Aqua's "Barbie Girl" popularized bubblegum pop as the new mainstream standard for eurodance, this track here was already quite a sensation across mainland Europe back in late 1995:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTjJ2_P5P4U

It still has a pretty typically mid-90s beat, but tenor-wise, it's more similar to late 90s eurodance than it is to the 2 Unlimited clones of the mid-90s. No wonder, then, that it was featured on Dance Dance Revolution 2nd Mix, released in January 1999 and otherwise predominantly featuring eurodance songs that were brand new at the time.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Jquar on 05/28/16 at 3:13 am

I always considered this song to be the last Eurodance hit in the U.S. It peaked in the spring of 2001

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRvGZffXhfk

Later incarnations of European pop acts were definitely more clearly distinctive from the '90s Euro/house sound.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 05/28/16 at 3:20 am


I always considered this song to be the last Eurodance hit in the U.S. It peaked in the spring of 2001

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRvGZffXhfk

Later incarnations of European pop acts were definitely more clearly distinctive from the '90s Euro/house sound.


"Around the World (La La La La La La)" is definitely eurodance, but it's also of an identifiably teen pop model, in the spirit of Vengaboys, as opposed to the male rapper/female singer model of the early and mid-90s.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: bchris02 on 05/28/16 at 11:01 am


"Around the World (La La La La La La)" is definitely eurodance, but it's also of an identifiably teen pop model, in the spirit of Vengaboys, as opposed to the male rapper/female singer model of the early and mid-90s.


Completely agree.  It's really hard to compare 'Around the World' witch mid-90s euro-dance.  It group it with Vengaboys and also Eiffel 65 - Blue (Da Ba Dee).

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 06/01/16 at 8:34 am

r06xjkUE5Ek
Try to guess the year of this song.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: XYkid on 06/01/16 at 12:55 pm


r06xjkUE5Ek
Try to guess the year of this song.
2002?

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 06/02/16 at 1:26 am


2002?

It's from late 2008.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 06/03/16 at 6:12 am


r06xjkUE5Ek
Try to guess the year of this song.

IMO, it sounds like it's from ten years before 2008.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Jquar on 06/04/16 at 3:16 am


Completely agree.  It's really hard to compare 'Around the World' witch mid-90s euro-dance.  It group it with Vengaboys and also Eiffel 65 - Blue (Da Ba Dee).


Eh, it sounds far closer to "This Is Your Night" than it does to Eiffel 65. I don't think it's appreciably different anyways.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 06/04/16 at 4:17 am


Eh, it sounds far closer to "This Is Your Night" than it does to Eiffel 65. I don't think it's appreciably different anyways.


"This Is Your Night" is a really typical example of early/mid-90s eurodance and has basically the exact same production as "Another Night," which in turn is not that different from "Rhythm Is a Dancer" from 1992. Melodically and vocally speaking, I can see why you'd compare "Around the World (La La La La La La)" to "This Is Your Night," but it's still really easy to tell that it was made after 1996.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 06/05/16 at 7:57 am


"This Is Your Night" is a really typical example of early/mid-90s eurodance and has basically the exact same production as "Another Night," which in turn is not that different from "Rhythm Is a Dancer" from 1992. Melodically and vocally speaking, I can see why you'd compare "Around the World (La La La La La La)" to "This Is Your Night," but it's still really easy to tell that it was made after 1996.

I think that the earliest Eurodance songs sound old-school compared to the ones from 1995-1997.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: XYkid on 06/07/16 at 12:42 am

This song came put in 2007, but sounds more like something from the mid-to-late 90s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2pgbjPzF2k

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 06/12/16 at 3:12 am

http://www.last.fm/music/Lips+Desire/_/So+Sweet+and+Sexy+(Radio+edit) Try to guess the year.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 06/12/16 at 4:43 am


http://www.last.fm/music/Lips+Desire/_/So+Sweet+and+Sexy+(Radio+edit)Try to guess the year.


It seems to be produced in the style of a eurodance or house song from the mid-90s or so, but I'm guessing it's actually a little newer? 2001?

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 06/12/16 at 6:12 am


It seems to be produced in the style of a eurodance or house song from the mid-90s or so, but I'm guessing it's actually a little newer? 2001?

It's apparently from 2009, but I think it was meant to sound old-school.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 06/13/16 at 2:57 am

By the way, there's this Canadian dance act named Inner Place which has songs that sound like '90s dance despite being from 2009-present.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 06/21/16 at 1:00 am

Try to guess the year of these songs:

http://www.last.fm/music/Marc+Nathaniel+Agcaoili/_/More+than+a+Friend
http://www.last.fm/music/Marc+Nathaniel+Agcaoili/_/Public+Eye

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 06/25/16 at 10:15 am

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Try to guess when this was from.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 06/26/16 at 12:44 am


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Try to guess when this was from.


Normally, I would guess 1996, but since you posted it in this thread, I'll move my conjecture a few years later, to 2001.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 06/26/16 at 12:44 am

It may be a critical piece of late 90s nostalgia, but I genuinely think this song sounds extremely 1983/1984-ish in terms of its general style:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuYeHPFR3f0

It was basically around 1983 that the epic qualities of early 80s arena rock were starting to really intersect with broader use of synthesizers and louder guitars. Compare it to this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s86K-p089R8#t=27s

These are less similar, but they capture pretty well what the instrumentation was like in a lot or pop rock around the time, which is pretty similar to what you hear in the original opening theme of Pokémon:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAuL_noJLoo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6mkDg68jsw

To be fair, you can argue that it's common for opening television themes to sound outdated for their time of release (even the original Pokérap sounds like it was made in 1991), but a 15-year stylistic gap is still pretty interesting, regardless.

By contrast, the theme music for the Orange Islands season sounds mostly like a mid-90s European teen pop song (i.e., East 17), but is still fairly familiar to those who grew up with boybands at the same time. The Johto Journeys opening, on the other hand, sounds completely up to date for 2000, as there were a lot of pop rock songs around that era that had that sound that weren't Bon Jovi's "It's My Life."

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 06/26/16 at 1:51 am


Normally, I would guess 1996, but since you posted it in this thread, I'll move my conjecture a few years later, to 2001.
It's a 1994 remix of a 1991 song, and said remix got popular in the Philippines in 1997 and then after it became popular, it got a re-release here. By the way, do you think the selfies in the video look dated? It was uploaded in 2006.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 06/26/16 at 9:37 am


It's a 1994 remix of a 1991 song, and said remix got popular in the Philippines in 1997 when it got a re-release here. By the way, do you think the selfies in the video look dated? It was uploaded in 2006.


1994 doesn't sound too inaccurate on an objective level, and I could also imagine the original being made in 1991, since it's new jack swing. I'm surprised though that it's actually older than my 1996 guess, since it seems like Asia is a bit slower to pick up on pop trends from the West. That was certainly the case in Japan, at least!

This here is from late 1998, not 1995!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_QVB4Qdh6o

And this is from the turn of the millennium, not the mid-90s! (pardon the bad sound quality, the songs by this artist are presumably getting deleted on a regular basis)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bvqXMjHhok

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 06/27/16 at 1:24 am


1994 doesn't sound too inaccurate on an objective level, and I could also imagine the original being made in 1991, since it's new jack swing. I'm surprised though that it's actually older than my 1996 guess, since it seems like Asia is a bit slower to pick up on pop trends from the West. That was certainly the case in Japan, at least!

This here is from late 1998, not 1995!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_QVB4Qdh6o

And this is from the turn of the millennium, not the mid-90s! (pardon the bad sound quality, the songs by this artist are presumably getting deleted on a regular basis)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bvqXMjHhok
The song I posted was from Sweden.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 06/27/16 at 1:28 am


It may be a critical piece of late 90s nostalgia, but I genuinely think this song sounds extremely 1983/1984-ish in terms of its general style:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuYeHPFR3f0

It was basically around 1983 that the epic qualities of early 80s arena rock were starting to really intersect with broader use of synthesizers and louder guitars. Compare it to this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s86K-p089R8#t=27s

These are less similar, but they capture pretty well what the instrumentation was like in a lot or pop rock around the time, which is pretty similar to what you hear in the original opening theme of Pokémon:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAuL_noJLoo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6mkDg68jsw

To be fair, you can argue that it's common for opening television themes to sound outdated for their time of release (even the original Pokérap sounds like it was made in 1991), but a 15-year stylistic gap is still pretty interesting, regardless.

By contrast, the theme music for the Orange Islands season sounds mostly like a mid-90s European teen pop song (i.e., East 17), but is still fairly familiar to those who grew up with boybands at the same time. The Johto Journeys opening, on the other hand, sounds completely up to date for 2000, as there were a lot of pop rock songs around that era that had that sound that weren't Bon Jovi's "It's My Life."
I find that the LazyTown soundtrack still sounds like something from 1999.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 06/28/16 at 5:11 am


1994 doesn't sound too inaccurate on an objective level, and I could also imagine the original being made in 1991, since it's new jack swing. I'm surprised though that it's actually older than my 1996 guess, since it seems like Asia is a bit slower to pick up on pop trends from the West. That was certainly the case in Japan, at least!


Wait, I realized that the version I posted is a shortened version of the single mix from 1991, which was different from the album version.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 07/01/16 at 7:14 am


1994 doesn't sound too inaccurate on an objective level, and I could also imagine the original being made in 1991, since it's new jack swing. I'm surprised though that it's actually older than my 1996 guess, since it seems like Asia is a bit slower to pick up on pop trends from the West. That was certainly the case in Japan, at least!

This here is from late 1998, not 1995!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_QVB4Qdh6o

And this is from the turn of the millennium, not the mid-90s! (pardon the bad sound quality, the songs by this artist are presumably getting deleted on a regular basis)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bvqXMjHhok
Also, I posted a song from Asia on page 13 that was from 2007 but sounded like a Y2K-era pop song. (To be fair, it was a cover of a song from 2001.)

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 07/02/16 at 1:56 am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW2Gsrw4jRU
Do you think this song came out in the wrong era?

It's from 1983, by the way.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Howard on 07/02/16 at 7:06 am


It's from 1983, by the way.


Aw damn Aja I wanted you to guess.  :(

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 07/02/16 at 7:15 am


Aw damn Aja I wanted you to guess.  :(
You posted it before.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Howard on 07/02/16 at 7:47 am


You posted it before.


Oh Ok then forget it.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 07/03/16 at 10:10 am

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This song is from 2015, but it sounds like Justin Bieber's earliest songs from 2009 and 2010.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 07/13/16 at 11:26 pm

This was released in 1970. It sounds like it should have come out around 1981. Most rock songs, even in the hard rock category, weren't quite this razor-sharp back during the counterculture era, not even those by the Stones.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siMFORx8uO8

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: 80sfan on 07/14/16 at 12:29 am


This was released in 1970. It sounds like it should have come out around 1981. Most rock songs, even in the hard rock category, weren't quite this razor-sharp back during the counterculture era, not even those by the Stones.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siMFORx8uO8


I don't know the technicalities of musical instruments, or music in general, so forgive my ignorance. The song does sound like it could come out in 1978/1979.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 07/14/16 at 12:48 pm


I don't know the technicalities of musical instruments, or music in general, so forgive my ignorance. The song does sound like it could come out in 1978/1979.


Yeah, it definitely could pass for late 70s, but the way it's composed feels like something from the early 80s, kind of like "Should I Stay or Should I Go," "The Other Woman," or "You Shook Me All Night Long." Not everything from the early 80s was new wave or synth pop or had gated drums; in fact, most of it just sounded like a further progression of 70s music, with scattered hints of what would eventually become 80s music. At the very least, the song sounds distinctly newer than 1970.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: wixness on 07/20/16 at 4:33 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAp9BKosZXs

Sounds like it should be in the 2010s.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 07/20/16 at 10:16 am


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAp9BKosZXs

Sounds like it should be in the 2010s.


Hardly. It sounds a ton like "Right Round," "Womanizer," "If U Seek Amy," "So What," "The Sweet Escape," "Goodbye," and pretty much any other swing-pop hit song from the late 2000s. Its instrumentation is pretty outdated, too, even for the early 2010s.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 08/26/16 at 3:49 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCuMWrfXG4E

Right up until ten minutes ago, I was always under the impression that "Uptown Girl" was released in the Late 60's, not 1983!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cy1LdAaGASw

"Cherry Lips" was released in 2001 (the year in the description for the video is wrong), however it sounds like something that was released in the Mid 90's.



Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 08/26/16 at 3:53 am



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cy1LdAaGASw

"Cherry Lips" was released in 2001 (the year in the description for the video is wrong), however it sounds like something that was released in the Mid 90's.

I think that was the music video that I saw once when I was 5 and was scared by.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: 1999 Baby, 2000s Kid on 08/26/16 at 4:00 am

Around two or three years ago, I believed this was a song from the late 50s or early 60s, but its' actual release was in 1983.

For the Longest Time - Billy Joel
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Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: 1999 Baby, 2000s Kid on 08/26/16 at 4:03 am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCuMWrfXG4E

Right up until ten minutes ago, I was always under the impression that "Uptown Girl" was released in the Late 60's, not 1983!

As soon as I saw the title of this thread, I knew I was going to put For The Longest Time, and had no clue someone else would have a Billy Joel song from 1983 in the post before me, what are the chances?  ;D

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Howard on 08/26/16 at 8:10 am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCuMWrfXG4E

Right up until ten minutes ago, I was always under the impression that "Uptown Girl" was released in the Late 60's, not 1983!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cy1LdAaGASw

"Cherry Lips" was released in 2001 (the year in the description for the video is wrong), however it sounds like something that was released in the Mid 90's.



I agree with you, sounds like Doo-Wop music.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 08/26/16 at 8:17 am


As soon as I saw the title of this thread, I knew I was going to put For The Longest Time, and had no clue someone else would have a Billy Joel song from 1983 in the post before me, what are the chances?  ;D


What a coincidence. :P At least we didn't post the same song, I suppose!

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 08/26/16 at 11:15 am


As soon as I saw the title of this thread, I knew I was going to put For The Longest Time, and had no clue someone else would have a Billy Joel song from 1983 in the post before me, what are the chances?  ;D


Billy Joel's An Innocent Man is intentionally supposed to sound like a late 50s/early 60s album. The really crisp recording quality on the songs you listed, however, give away how recently they were recorded.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: 1999 Baby, 2000s Kid on 08/26/16 at 1:10 pm


Billy Joel's An Innocent Man is intentionally supposed to sound like a late 50s/early 60s album. The really crisp recording quality on the songs you listed, however, give away how recently they were recorded.


That's pretty cool to do an album like that, I might listen to the other songs, and see what they sound like now. The quality does sound clear, but I guess I never paid attention to song quality before I really cared about music which was like two or three years ago. I'm obsessed with music now though.  :D

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 08/26/16 at 6:23 pm

Here are two more:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99j0zLuNhi8

"With Arms Wide Open" was released in 2000, however it sounds like something that was released in 1994 or 1995. In my opinion, the song was released a few years too late.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtTj4cramPM

To be honest, until very recently, I was always under the impression that "Hella Good" was released sometime in the Early 90's, not 2002.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Looney Toon on 08/26/16 at 8:04 pm

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House tracks from the 2001/2002 yet they don't give me the same vibes as other early 2000s songs. Although probably does for other people.

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Edit: After listening to the first vid I'm realizing the Funky House vibe that was popular in the Early-Mid 2000s.


This 3rd song is one that is an example of one that is pretty much a product of the Y2K Future Aesthetic in 2000.

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Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: tv on 08/26/16 at 11:13 pm

I thought up until up to a couple years ago "Runaway" by "Janet Jackson" was from 1990 or 1991 but its from 1995. It does sound very 1990 to me mostly 1989-1990 or 1990-1991 in terms of school years.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: tv on 08/26/16 at 11:22 pm

I have thought about this but the song "Are You Jimmy Ray?" by "Jimmy Ray" from 1998 doesn't sound like anything else from 1998. The vocals and maybe even lyrics for the song could have came from the 1960's/early 1970's maybe. I don't think the song could have been a hit in 1996 or 1999 the guy(Jimmy Ray) just hit the time just right to come out with the song because there was no Britney Spears yet and the Grunge bands were hanging on by a thread in the 1995-1996 school year.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 08/27/16 at 12:12 am


Here are two more:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99j0zLuNhi8

"With Arms Wide Open" was released in 2000, however it sounds like something that was released in 1994 or 1995. In my opinion, the song was released a few years too late.


It's a lot more commercial and radio-friendly compared to the type of post-grunge being released in the mid-90s, which more closely resembled real grunge. Try listening to post-grunge ballads from that time like "Lightning Crashes" or "Glycerine," then listen to something from the early 2000s like "Here without You" or "It's Been Awhile." "With Arms Wide Open" definitely fits better with the latter category, I think, as it has much more of an arena-style production, emanating more bombast than earnestness like the songs by Live and Bush.

http://www.youtube.com/watchv=QtTj4cramPM

To be honest, until very recently, I was always under the impression that "Hella Good" was released sometime in the Early 90's, not 2002.


Seriously? This is like the second time somebody has tried to categorize "Hella Good" with the Bush '41 era. It sounds absolutely nothing like the early 90s, it actually seems perfectly at-home in the early 2000s. If there's any era it borrows from, it's the early 80s, but even then, it only does so tepidly. It's still a much glossier, juicier, and more synthetic production than the swift, brash, new-jack swing-leaning pop of the early 90s.


I have thought about this but the song "Are You Jimmy Ray?" by "Jimmy Ray" from 1998 doesn't sound like anything else from 1998. The vocals and maybe even lyrics for the song could have came from the 1960's/early 1970's maybe. I don't think the song could have been a hit in 1996 or 1999 the guy(Jimmy Ray) just hit the time just right to come out with the song because there was no Britney Spears yet and the Grunge bands were hanging on by a thread in the 1995-1996 school year.


It has a pretty similar feel to these, both of which were popular at the exact same time:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4QzM9KqCQU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0wbtk6_vpE

Funky, in-your-face beats were pretty typical of songs from 1997 and 1998. Revivals of late 60s/early 70s-type music were more of an early 90s thing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7r1Or_pTdKA

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 09/05/16 at 6:47 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vE4VlA_9OrI

This song was released in 1999, but it sounds like something that could have been released in the Late 70s (excluding the recording quality).

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 09/05/16 at 11:10 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4RLGiYSA_A

This song sounds like something you'd hear in 1979, not 1981.


It's only a two year difference...

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 09/09/16 at 3:13 pm

This here was from an album released in early 1998 and became a pretty big airplay hit in late 1999. Between its piano backdrop, classic electric organ, specific type of guitar pickups, downtempo feel with lots of 16ths, and perhaps even its short running time, it very much sounds like something that should have appeared in or around 1973.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Wd2aeZhu9xY

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 09/10/16 at 9:45 am

I don't know if it's just me or not, but I have always thought that "Walk This Way" sounds like something from the Early 90's, not 1986. It sounds a bit ahead of its time, in my opinion.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B_UYYPb-Gk

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Fearsword on 09/11/16 at 3:39 pm

New radicals-you only get what you give

Definitely sounds like an 80s song and it's from 1999!

DL7-CKirWZE

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 09/12/16 at 9:59 pm

This is from 1975. Thanks to the gated drums and specific type of guitar backdrop, however, it sounds like something that should have come out in 1983. It reminds me a lot of some of the hair metal ballads from around that time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pHNkOQCIzk


New radicals-you only get what you give

Definitely sounds like an 80s song and it's from 1999!

DL7-CKirWZE


Wow, in retrospect, that actually makes a lot of sense! I always thought something about that song seemed out of place for having been made in the late 90s. It may not have quite the same use of gated drums or synths like most 80s rock songs, but it definitely fits well along side some of the jangle pop of the period. I could easily imagine it coming out around 1988, alongside stuff like R.E.M.'s "Stand" and The La's "There She Goes."

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: wixness on 09/13/16 at 3:24 pm

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I thought this was from a Russian folk song (it might be, I'm not well versed in Russian culture), but it was actually something made in a video game for it.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 09/16/16 at 9:25 pm

This is from 1995. It really sounds like it belongs in the mid-60s, like 1965 or so:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkKxGzm98AU

Also, I've decided Free's "All Right Now" doesn't really sound early 80s, as even the 70s holdover-style rock songs from that era had more drum reverb, not to mention obviously superior audio fidelity. However, the song is still undeniably ahead of its time. It sounds a ton like AC/DC's early work from the mid-70s, so about 1976 is probably about the most fitting year for a song like that to have come out.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 09/16/16 at 9:53 pm


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Try to guess the year of this song.
I think it doesn't sound like it's from 2008. Hell, the aesthetic of the music video doesn't even look like it's from 2008.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: 1999 Baby, 2000s Kid on 09/17/16 at 1:55 am

Leon Bridges - Coming Home
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It was intentional to try to sound like an album from the early-mid '60s, and I personally think he (and the production team) did a pretty good job with it. It came out in 2015.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 09/18/16 at 10:07 am


I think it doesn't sound like it's from 2008. Hell, the aesthetic of the music video doesn't even look like it's from 2008.


I discovered it from a review I read in 2010 gushing about how much it sounded like it was from the Y2K teen pop era.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 10/22/16 at 3:49 pm

This big pop hit came out in 1998. It sounds like something from 1989:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=EIhSnaqou0I

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 10/28/16 at 9:28 am

I would be interested to hear your opinion about this song, "The Song Formerly Known As" by Regurgitator. It was a pretty big hit here in Australia. The song was released in 1998, but I don't think it sounds like it belongs in that period of time. I don't know what era the song sounds like, but I definitely don't think it sounds like something from 1998. To be honest, I think it even sounds ahead of it's time. What do you think?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJ1l4UJW04Y

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 10/29/16 at 12:45 am


I would be interested to hear your opinion about this song, "The Song Formerly Known As" by Regurgitator. It was a pretty big hit here in Australia. The song was released in 1998, but I don't think it sounds like it belongs in that period of time. I don't know what era the song sounds like, but I definitely don't think it sounds like something from 1998. To be honest, I think it even sounds ahead of it's time. What do you think?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJ1l4UJW04Y


Actually, in all frankness, I think that song does, in fact, sound very much like it belongs in or around 1998. The late 90s were dominated by alternative electronica with distorted synths, breakbeats, and a generally broad scope of sonic influence. Here are a few electronic/dance pieces from around the same time as "The Song Formerly Known As:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5c8rGWqAHY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBrvTsoSRck

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1ZqN_VFhdo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpKCqp9CALQ

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: XYkid on 11/03/16 at 10:12 am


This big pop hit came out in 1998. It sounds like something from 1989:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=EIhSnaqou0I
Absolutely! Im glad I'm not the only one who thought of that, especially with the snare drums!

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 01/18/17 at 6:09 am

Try to guess the year of this song:

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Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: yelimsexa on 01/18/17 at 7:51 am


Try to guess the year of this song:

HOK10pX4KWg


I'm going to say 1995, because there around that time, there was a lot of neo-'70s influence and I can hear a tinge of then-contemporary digital audio production shortly before the percussive instrumental ends.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 01/18/17 at 10:47 pm


I'm going to say 1995, because there around that time, there was a lot of neo-'70s influence and I can hear a tinge of then-contemporary digital audio production shortly before the percussive instrumental ends.

https://www.discogs.com/Klippers-Step-Into-The-Rhythm/master/197726

BTW, it got popular in the Philippines in 2003 because GMA-7 played it a lot as background music in their shows.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 01/21/17 at 1:34 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5glkFSCuMI

From 1:09 to around 1:38, it sounds like something from around 1994.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 01/22/17 at 9:58 am


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5glkFSCuMI

From 1:09 to around 1:38, it sounds like something from around 1994.

That would be just like the 1999 song I posted.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 01/31/17 at 9:01 am

This was released in 1992. I think it sounds distinctly early 2000s, about the turn of 2003 to be specific:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=X0C3DHp36zc

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Howard on 01/31/17 at 2:33 pm


This was released in 1992. I think it sounds distinctly early 2000s, about the turn of 2003 to be specific:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=X0C3DHp36zc


I agree, it does have a different sound.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 02/23/17 at 1:51 pm

This sounds like something that should've come out in like 1962, yet it's actually from 1971:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=7eJTNAT8FKc

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: 80sfan on 02/23/17 at 2:01 pm


This big pop hit came out in 1998. It sounds like something from 1989:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=EIhSnaqou0I



For me it sounds like it came out between 1992 and 1994.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 02/25/17 at 4:51 am

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Try to guess the year of this song.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 02/25/17 at 2:28 pm


nBkPIGZByoQ

Try to guess the year of this song.


Like P.M. Dawn's "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss," it samples Spandau Ballet's "True," which came out in 1983, but with the vocal style and added beat, I would say about 2001?

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 02/26/17 at 1:28 am


Like P.M. Dawn's "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss," it samples Spandau Ballet's "True," which came out in 1983, but with the vocal style and added beat, I would say about 2001?
2003. http://theisleoffailedpopstars.blogspot.com/2009/05/new-school-new-school-2003.html?m=1

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 02/28/17 at 4:19 am


2003. http://theisleoffailedpopstars.blogspot.com/2009/05/new-school-new-school-2003.html?m=1

Another song from the same band and same album: dwTbmhAuji4

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 03/04/17 at 12:58 am

This was released in Late 2001, but it sounds (and looks) like something that could have been released around 1997-1998. It peaked at #14 on the ARIA charts at the time of it's release.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJPDJRLxHek

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 03/05/17 at 3:17 am

Here's another one. This was released in 1990, but it looks and sounds like something from the Early 80s! "Jukebox in Siberia" peaked at #1 for two weeks on the ARIA charts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wav75lqhxQg

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 03/05/17 at 8:31 am


This was released in Late 2001, but it sounds (and looks) like something that could have been released around 1997-1998. It peaked at #14 on the ARIA charts at the time of it's release.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJPDJRLxHek

I could say the same about this song: LrzV_gAmQbE

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 03/05/17 at 11:24 pm

Is Australia really that behind the times?

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 03/06/17 at 9:49 pm


Is Australia really that behind the times?


In some ways, yes. :P

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 03/06/17 at 10:37 pm


In some ways, yes. :P

Do you think it's this in effect? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gal%C3%A1pagos_syndrome

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/17 at 3:26 am


Is Australia really that behind the times?

In some ways, yes. :P
Australia had The Bee Gees before they immigrated back to the UK?

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 03/07/17 at 3:54 am


Do you think it's this in effect? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gal%C3%A1pagos_syndrome


Possibly, considering the country's geographical isolation. Mind you, I don't think it really applies as much as it used to, because we're now living in the "digital age".

I probably should have mentioned it in my earlier post, but not all Australian releases at the time sounded like "Jukebox In Siberia". We're not that behind in the times. :P Apart from the complete absence of Grunge and the country influence in a few songs, a lot of the releases are generally quite similar in style to the US releases of the time (1990-92).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VseZYvGaEB8&t=3s


Australia had The Bee Gees before they immigrated back to the UK?


If i'm not mistaken, The Bee Gees brothers were born in the UK, but grew up and experienced their teenage years in Australia. I think you're right about them immigrating back to the UK. They're normally viewed as being an Australian band, although you could make a strong case for them being a British band. Their most successful singles were released after they moved back to the UK.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/17 at 4:03 am



If i'm not mistaken, The Bee Gees brothers were born in the UK, but grew up and experienced their teenage years in Australia. I think you're right about them immigrating back to the UK. They're normally viewed as being an Australian band, although you could make a strong case for them being a British band. Their most successful singles were released after they moved back to the UK.
The Bee Gees after their success in Australia wanted to be where the music is happening at the time (1966), headed by ship back to the uk, and on that long ship journey ride several of their renown hits were written.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: XYkid on 03/07/17 at 4:01 pm


Possibly, considering the country's geographical isolation. Mind you, I don't think it really applies as much as it used to, because we're now living in the "digital age".

I probably should have mentioned it in my earlier post, but not all Australian releases at the time sounded like "Jukebox In Siberia". We're not that behind in the times. :P Apart from the complete absence of Grunge and the country influence in a few songs, a lot of the releases are generally quite similar in style to the US releases of the time (1990-92).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VseZYvGaEB8&t=3s  There was grunge in Australia, Silverchair anyone?

If i'm not mistaken, The Bee Gees brothers were born in the UK, but grew up and experienced their teenage years in Australia. I think you're right about them immigrating back to the UK. They're normally viewed as being an Australian band, although you could make a strong case for them being a British band. Their most successful singles were released after they moved back to the UK.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 03/07/17 at 10:17 pm





Yes, I know that there was grunge in Australia, and I am aware of Silverchair (coincidentally, they are one of my favourite bands). I was referring to the lack of grunge songs released in the 1990-92 time frame in Australia.

Also, good to see that you went to the effort of stealing my post and inserting your own comment into it...if you do that again to any of my posts, I will give you a negative karma.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: XYkid on 03/09/17 at 1:43 am


Yes, I know that there was grunge in Australia, and I am aware of Silverchair (coincidentally, they are one of my favourite bands). I was referring to the lack of grunge songs released in the 1990-92 time frame in Australia.

Also, good to see that you went to the effort of stealing my post and inserting your own comment into it...if you do that again to any of my posts, I will give you a negative karma.
It was an accident, chill tf out!

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 03/11/17 at 4:22 am

I am interested to hear your opinion in regards to this song. This song was released in 1994, but I don't think it really sounds like something that was released in that period of time. The clicking and clapping beat in the first two minutes, makes the song sound like something that was released in the Early 2000s, in my opinion. Personally I believe the final two minutes of the song sounds reminiscent of the Late 80s/Early 90s. My assumptions may be completely wrong, however I do believe that the song doesn't sound like something that was released in 1994.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jC9Insyzgc


It was an accident, chill tf out!


Ok, sorry.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 03/11/17 at 7:22 am


I am interested to hear your opinion in regards to this song. This song was released in 1994, but I don't think it really sounds like something that was released in that period of time. The clicking and clapping beat in the first two minutes, makes the song sound like something that was released in the Early 2000s, in my opinion. Personally I believe the final two minutes of the song sounds reminiscent of the Late 80s/Early 90s. My assumptions may be completely wrong, however I do believe that the song doesn't sound like something that was released in 1994.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jC9Insyzgc

Ok, sorry.
I think that the snap-and-clap beat almost makes the first minute sound new, but the last two minutes do sound late '80s-early '90s.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 03/11/17 at 10:57 pm


2003. http://theisleoffailedpopstars.blogspot.com/2009/05/new-school-new-school-2003.html?m=1
I guess that their songs still sound like slightly urbanized teen pop, but you could tell it was almost the mid '00s because if you look at Wayback Machine's archives of their website, you could see how their music was being promoted as something new and urban.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 03/13/17 at 10:14 am


Possibly, considering the country's geographical isolation. Mind you, I don't think it really applies as much as it used to, because we're now living in the "digital age".

I probably should have mentioned it in my earlier post, but not all Australian releases at the time sounded like "Jukebox In Siberia". We're not that behind in the times. :P Apart from the complete absence of Grunge and the country influence in a few songs, a lot of the releases are generally quite similar in style to the US releases of the time (1990-92).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VseZYvGaEB8&t=3s

If i'm not mistaken, The Bee Gees brothers were born in the UK, but grew up and experienced their teenage years in Australia. I think you're right about them immigrating back to the UK. They're normally viewed as being an Australian band, although you could make a strong case for them being a British band. Their most successful singles were released after they moved back to the UK.
BTW, from this video, one gets the impression that early '90s Australia had this really specific fetish for suggestive house music videos with equal amounts of male and female skin in them. Fridge Logic: now I know why this 1993 European house song was a slight hit in Australia while the rest of the world ignored it: https://youtube.com/watch?v=4DAAu7DmfhA

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 03/14/17 at 4:49 am


BTW, from this video, one gets the impression that early '90s Australia had this really specific fetish for suggestive house music videos with equal amounts of male and female skin in them. Fridge Logic: now I know why this 1993 European house song was a slight hit in Australia while the rest of the world: https://youtube.com/watch?v=4DAAu7DmfhA


I agree. The trend continued well into 1993, although not to the same extent as 1990-92. One thing I've noticed whilst making these videos, is that unlike the US and UK during the Early 90s, a lot of the songs still seem to be targeted at Baby Boomers rather than Gen X. For instance, in the music video for "Chain Reaction", the death of Marilyn Monroe is shown as one of the "events" on the TV, which isn't something that would have impacted the teen/young adult demographic of the time. "Be My Baby" is heavily influenced by girl groups of the Early/Mid 1960s, even though the members of the band are not Baby Boomers. It's almost as if the songs from that period of time were aimed at both Baby Boomers and Generation X! :S

To be honest, I don't think I have ever listened to "Try Me Out" by Lee Marrow before. I didn't even know that it was somewhat popular down here either. :P

Personally I think it's interesting to see/hear how things differ by country. Moving onto the Mid 90s, there are a lot more similarities between the US releases and the Australian releases of the time. If i'm not mistaken, I think songs such as "Mouth" and "Tomorrow" charted quite highly on the Billboard charts. I'm still working on 1996-1999. :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6_mwyLacG4

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 03/14/17 at 5:32 am


I agree. The trend continued well into 1993, although not to the same extent as 1990-92. One thing I've noticed whilst making these videos, is that unlike the US and UK during the Early 90s, a lot of the songs still seem to be targeted at Baby Boomers rather than Gen X. For instance, in the music video for "Chain Reaction", the death of Marilyn Monroe is shown as one of the "events" on the TV, which isn't something that would have impacted the teen/young adult demographic of the time. "Be My Baby" is heavily influenced by girl groups of the Early/Mid 1960s, even though the members of the band are not Baby Boomers. It's almost as if the songs from that period of time were aimed at both Baby Boomers and Generation X! :S

To be honest, I don't think I have ever listened to "Try Me Out" by Lee Marrow before. I didn't even know that it was somewhat popular down here either. :P

Personally I think it's interesting to see/hear how things differ by country. Moving onto the Mid 90s, there are a lot more similarities between the US releases and the Australian releases of the time. If i'm not mistaken, I think songs such as "Mouth" and "Tomorrow" charted quite highly on the Billboard charts. I'm still working on 1996-1999. :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6_mwyLacG4
I mean, Try Me Out is a pretty Melissa kind of song.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 03/29/17 at 1:32 am


I agree. The trend continued well into 1993, although not to the same extent as 1990-92. One thing I've noticed whilst making these videos, is that unlike the US and UK during the Early 90s, a lot of the songs still seem to be targeted at Baby Boomers rather than Gen X. For instance, in the music video for "Chain Reaction", the death of Marilyn Monroe is shown as one of the "events" on the TV, which isn't something that would have impacted the teen/young adult demographic of the time. "Be My Baby" is heavily influenced by girl groups of the Early/Mid 1960s, even though the members of the band are not Baby Boomers. It's almost as if the songs from that period of time were aimed at both Baby Boomers and Generation X! :S

To be honest, I don't think I have ever listened to "Try Me Out" by Lee Marrow before. I didn't even know that it was somewhat popular down here either. :P

Personally I think it's interesting to see/hear how things differ by country. Moving onto the Mid 90s, there are a lot more similarities between the US releases and the Australian releases of the time. If i'm not mistaken, I think songs such as "Mouth" and "Tomorrow" charted quite highly on the Billboard charts. I'm still working on 1996-1999. :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6_mwyLacG4
BTW, looking at your videos, I've noticed some familiar names because I come from an Asian country where the capital is only 3,000-something km from Darwin. (John Farnham, Rick Price, and Tina Arena, but they were popular with different songs not in your videos. More specifically, they were Please Don't Ask Me, Heaven Knows, and Burn. Also, because of one of your videos, I've realized that I've heard You Were There by Southern Sons before, perhaps on the radio or something. BTW, almost everyone on the comments section for that song is from my country.)

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 03/29/17 at 5:00 am


BTW, looking at your videos, I've noticed some familiar names because I come from an Asian country where the capital is only 3,000-something km from Darwin. (John Farnham, Rick Price, and Tina Arena, but they were popular with different songs not in your videos. More specifically, they were Please Don't Ask Me, Heaven Knows, and Burn. Also, because of one of your videos, I've realized that I've heard You Were There by Southern Sons before, perhaps on the radio or something. BTW, almost everyone on the comments section for that song is from my country.)


That's really interesting to hear. To be honest, I thought John Farnham, Rick Price and Tina Arena would have only been popular in Australia and New Zealand, especially Rick Price. John Farnham and Tina Arena have been popular for decades and both have a string of hits, but Rick Price was only relatively popular in the Early 90s!

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 04/08/17 at 9:39 am


That's really interesting to hear. To be honest, I thought John Farnham, Rick Price and Tina Arena would have only been popular in Australia and New Zealand, especially Rick Price. John Farnham and Tina Arena have been popular for decades and both have a string of hits, but Rick Price was only relatively popular in the Early 90s!
BTW, I've heard Buses and Trains before and I even have a cover of it.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 04/10/17 at 10:24 am

Was released in 1992, but it sounds (and looks) like something that was released in the Late 70s or very Early 80s. Amazingly, this managed to peak at #6 on the ARIA charts!  :o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SB9Uj4t_AI

Released in 2004, but could have been released around 1997 or 1998, in my opinion. When I was a kid, I always thought that this was a 90s song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KL_dI3GtB4o

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 04/12/17 at 6:56 am

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From 2007 but sounds like it's from circa 1991.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Katluver on 04/21/17 at 8:11 pm

Why--Frankie Avalon.  Released in 1959, but could pass as a song released in 1969.

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Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Katluver on 04/21/17 at 8:18 pm

While these two songs from the 1965 charts sound like they were released 10 years earlier...

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Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 04/23/17 at 8:43 am

Try to guess the year of this song:

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Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 04/23/17 at 8:51 am

1996.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 04/23/17 at 9:07 am


1996.

On a side note, I've totally noticed what a night owl you are, considering I'm only two hours behind. :P

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 04/23/17 at 9:08 am

Can anyone guess the year of this song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ7MNErsMGk


On a side note, I've totally noticed what a night owl you are, considering I'm only two hours behind. :P


Haha, you're not wrong, but i'm only a night owl on weekends and holidays. :P

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 04/23/17 at 11:35 am


Can anyone guess the year of this song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ7MNErsMGk


Based on the cars, the band's fashion, the ska punk sound, and the monochrome video, this seems very 1996.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/23/17 at 2:57 pm


Based on the cars, the band's fashion, the ska punk sound, and the monochrome video, this seems very 1996.

You're 2 years off. It came out in 1998.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Katluver on 04/23/17 at 5:06 pm


You're 2 years off. It came out in 1998.


I was going to guess 2003.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/23/17 at 5:08 pm


I was going to guess 2003.

Nah, I could've told it was from 1996-2000, lol.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 04/23/17 at 6:54 pm


Based on the cars, the band's fashion, the ska punk sound, and the monochrome video, this seems very 1996.


It was actually released in December 1998, but I can understand why you might of thought that it was released in 1996. When I first heard the song, I thought it was a Mid 90s song as well.


You're 2 years off. It came out in 1998.


I assume you googled it? :P

This one might be a bit more of a challenge. See if all of you can get it: :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQQjHFoPn7o

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/23/17 at 7:00 pm


I assume you googled it? :P

This one might be a bit more of a challenge. See if all of you can get it: :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQQjHFoPn7o

I definitely googled it.

Also, for that song I guess that it came out in the year 2000.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/23/17 at 7:06 pm

I just searched up "Karma" by 1200 Techniques and it came out in 2002. So I was 2 years off like #Infinity in her own guess for that other song....:P. However, 2000 music and 2002 music were about 94% similar.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 04/23/17 at 7:12 pm


I just searched up "Karma" by 1200 Techniques and it came out in 2002. So I was 2 years off like #Infinity in her own guess for that other song....:P. However, 2000 music and 2002 music were about 94% similar.


Yep. It was a good guess though. :)

This will be my last one for now. The lead singer was only 16 years old when this song was released!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHeXG4oiGp0

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/23/17 at 7:16 pm


Yep. It was a good guess though. :)

This will be my last one for now. The lead singer was only 16 years old when this song was released!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHeXG4oiGp0

I will guess that it came out in 2004.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/23/17 at 7:19 pm


I will guess that it came out in 2004.

Damn it....it came out in 1999 :P. The hairstyle reminded me of Xtina's hairstyle in 2003-2004....so that's why I guessed 2004 ;D.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 04/23/17 at 7:22 pm


Damn it....it came out in 1999 :P. The hairstyle reminded me of Xtina's hairstyle in 2003-2004....so that's why I guessed 2004 ;D.


I'm familiar with the song, but if I was trying to guess for the first time what year the song was released in, I probably would have said 2003 or 2004 as well. I deliberately picked a song which was released in 1999. :P

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/23/17 at 7:27 pm


I'm familiar with the song, but if I was trying to guess for the first time what year the song was released in, I probably would have said 2003 or 2004 as well. I deliberately picked a song which was released in 1999. :P

You DEVIL!!!! 😈😈 ;D ;D

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 04/23/17 at 7:49 pm


It was actually released in December 1998, but I can understand why you might of thought that it was released in 1996. When I first heard the song, I thought it was a Mid 90s song as well.


I suppose that's not too surprising since apparently Australia is behind the curve, and frankly the fashion looks very Y2K-ish, but ska punk that actually sounded like punk as opposed to being part-hip hop was primarily a late 1995 to 1997 craze, at least in the United States.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 04/24/17 at 2:37 am


I suppose that's not too surprising since apparently Australia is behind the curve, and frankly the fashion looks very Y2K-ish, but ska punk that actually sounded like punk as opposed to being part-hip hop was primarily a late 1995 to 1997 craze, at least in the United States.


In some aspects we are, but to be fair, the differences aren't anything extreme. For instance, Grunge wasn't a popular genre down here in the 2000s rather than the Early-Mid 90s. :P In regards to ska-punk, I think it was only a craze between late 1995-1997 down here as well. The Living End entered the spotlight in 1997 and they had several Top-20 hits between 1997-2008, but I think they are the only ska-punk band of their kind which enjoyed mainstream success. Like the US, punk rock was pretty popular in Australia during the Late 90s and Early 2000s, but I don't think most of the songs which entered the Top-40 were ska-punk songs.

Here are a few punk songs which were in the Top-40 during the Late 90s and Early 2000s. Just out of curiosity, would you consider any of these songs to be ska-punk? I'm personally not too familiar with the ska-punk genre, so I genuinely don't know whether some (or any) of these are ska-punk or not.

Just Ace - Grinspoon (1998)
Not The Same - Bodyjar (2000)
Fall Down - Jebediah (2001)
What's The Deal? - 28 Days (2002)


Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 04/24/17 at 2:49 am


In some aspects we are, but to be fair, the differences aren't anything extreme. For instance, Grunge wasn't a popular genre down here in the 2000s rather than the Early-Mid 90s. :P


Ah, but was regular grunge still a big deal in the late 90s?

In regards to ska-punk, I think it was only a craze between late 1995-1997 down here as well. The Living End entered the spotlight in 1997 and they had several Top-20 hits between 1997-2008, but I think they are the only ska-punk band of their kind which enjoyed mainstream success. Like the US, punk rock was pretty popular in Australia during the Late 90s and Early 2000s, but I don't think most of the songs which entered the Top-40 were ska-punk songs.

I guess that's not too far off from No Doubt, who also mostly abandoned their ska influences as time passed by.

Here are a few punk songs which were in the Top-40 during the Late 90s and Early 2000s. Just out of curiosity, would you consider any of these songs to be ska-punk? I'm personally not too familiar with the ska-punk genre, so I genuinely don't know whether some (or any) of these are ska-punk or not.

Just Ace - Grinspoon (1998)
Not The Same - Bodyjar (2000)
Fall Down - Jebediah (2001)
What's The Deal? - 28 Days (2002)


The only one that comes close is the first, but none of them are true ska punk in the "Time Bomb," "The Impression That I Get," "Wrong Way," "Here in Your Bedroom," or "Spiderwebs" sense.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/24/17 at 3:01 am

The Steve Miller Band's "Fly Like an Eagle" has always sounded like an early 2000s alt rock song to me.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 04/24/17 at 3:43 am


Ah, but was regular grunge still a big deal in the late 90s?


Grunge died out around the same time as it did in the US. 1997 was the last year where it maintained a presence on the mainstream charts. Apart from Soundgarden's "Blow Up The Outside World", the two songs below were the last two Grunge singles which charted here. Silverchair actually had four singles which charted in the Top-20 in 1997, but I will only share the one. I won't bombard you with them. :P

Freak - Silverchair (1997)
Calypso - Spiderbait - This was actually released in Late 1996, but it peaked on the charts in Early 1997.


The only one that comes close is the first, but none of them are true ska punk in the "Time Bomb," "The Impression That I Get," "Wrong Way," "Here in Your Bedroom," or "Spiderwebs" sense.


Ok. Thanks for clarifying them. :)

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 04/25/17 at 10:13 am


Try to guess the year of this song:

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Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/25/17 at 12:52 pm


Try to guess the year of this song:

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I think that it came out in 1997.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/25/17 at 12:54 pm


I think that it came out in 1997.

Damn it....it came out in 2000 (I was 3 years off :P).

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Howard on 04/25/17 at 1:43 pm

Bruno Mars "24K Magic and Uptown Funk" sounds almost like it came out in the maybe mid 80's but without the hot women and slight cursing.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/25/17 at 4:06 pm


Bruno Mars "24K Magic and Uptown Funk" sounds almost like it came out in the maybe mid 80's but without the hot women and slight cursing.

I actually disagree. Both "Uptown Funk" and "24K Magic" are obviously '80s sounding and '80s inspired but they didn't come out in the wrong era. It's kind of hard to explain but I think you get my point.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 04/26/17 at 7:24 am

We should create a thread for this, but anyway. See if you can guess the year of this song: ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIWgvL7tLfI

I would pick an American song, but then it would probably be too easy to guess the year. :P

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 04/26/17 at 7:26 am


We should create a thread for this, but anyway. See if you can guess the year of this song: ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIWgvL7tLfI

I would pick an American song, but then it would probably be too easy to guess the year. :P


2005.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 04/26/17 at 7:27 am


2005.


You read the video description, didn't you? :P

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 04/26/17 at 7:30 am

Ok, here's another one: :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjjLItLRfL8

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 04/26/17 at 8:19 am

2007?

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/26/17 at 12:54 pm


We should create a thread for this, but anyway. See if you can guess the year of this song: ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIWgvL7tLfI

I would pick an American song, but then it would probably be too easy to guess the year. :P

2005

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/26/17 at 12:59 pm


Ok, here's another one: :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjjLItLRfL8

2006.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 04/26/17 at 1:26 pm


We should create a thread for this, but anyway.


I agree, I've thought the same for awhile now. Just because you can make a guessing game out of the years of songs doesn't automatically imply they're from the "wrong era." They might be slightly behind or ahead of the curve, but we should really be reserving the YouTube links here for the real outliers, like Boy Krazy's "That's What Love Can Do" and Westlife's "Amazing."

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 04/26/17 at 9:55 pm


2007?



2006.


It was actually released in 2000!  :o


I agree, I've thought the same for awhile now. Just because you can make a guessing game out of the years of songs doesn't automatically imply they're from the "wrong era." They might be slightly behind or ahead of the curve, but we should really be reserving the YouTube links here for the real outliers, like Boy Krazy's "That's What Love Can Do" and Westlife's "Amazing."


Yep, I agree with you on all points. I will create a thread for it now, so that we can all try to guess each others songs in that thread from now on.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/26/17 at 9:57 pm


It was actually released in 2000!  :o

I know....I searched it up after I guessed.

However, for the other song....I was spot on 8).

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 04/26/17 at 9:57 pm


It was actually released in 2000!  :o

Yep, I agree with you on all points. I will create a thread for it now, so that we can all try to guess each others songs in that thread from now on.


I already have one.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 04/26/17 at 11:52 pm


I already have one.


http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=49750.0

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 04/27/17 at 12:30 am


http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=49750.0


Thanks for that. :)

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 05/02/17 at 10:39 am

This was a big hit in mid 2008. In my opinion, it distinctly sounds like something that should have come out in 1999, not because that was when Kid Rock was at the height of his fame, but because of the way it samples a retro hit and coats it with that carefree, uptempo Y2K brand of cheese. The wacky lyrics, pop-hip hop beat, and seemingly juxtaposed Lynyrd Skynyrd riff make it sound a lot like one of those one hit wonder novelty songs from the late 90s, not what you'd come across when country crossover was all about Taylor Swift and hip hop was represented by snap and synthesizers.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=uwIGZLjugKA

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 05/03/17 at 2:08 am


This was a big hit in mid 2008. In my opinion, it distinctly sounds like something that should have come out in 1999, not because that was when Kid Rock was at the height of his fame, but because of the way it samples a retro hit and coats it with that carefree, uptempo Y2K brand of cheese. The wacky lyrics, pop-hip hop beat, and seemingly juxtaposed Lynyrd Skynyrd riff make it sound a lot like one of those one hit wonder novelty songs from the late 90s, not what you'd come across when country crossover was all about Taylor Swift and hip hop was represented by snap and synthesizers.


Sorry, but I respectively disagree. I think "All Summer Long" would have sounded out of place within the height of Nu Metal's popularity, especially when you take into account that Kid Rock was one of the biggest Nu-Metal figures at that time. I could picture this song being released in 2001 or maybe 2002 (at a stretch), but I personally believe that it would have sounded like a bit of an oddity being released during 1999.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 05/03/17 at 4:57 am

I think this song is slightly ahead of it's time. It was released in 1996. The music video is very 90s, but I think the song itself could have been released in 1999 or 2000. In many ways, the song is a precursor to Nu-Metal.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWAMsIxwt60

This song was also released in 1996. Again, whilst the music video is very 90s, I personally think that the song itself could have been released at anytime during the Early 2000s, possibly even as late as 2003 or 2004.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ha-dtNXTM8

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 05/03/17 at 4:26 pm


Sorry, but I respectively disagree. I think "All Summer Long" would have sounded out of place within the height of Nu Metal's popularity, especially when you take into account that Kid Rock was one of the biggest Nu-Metal figures at that time. I could picture this song being released in 2001 or maybe 2002 (at a stretch), but I personally believe that it would have sounded like a bit of an oddity being released during 1999.


Kid Rock was never a conventional nu-metal musician, though. His signature hit in 1999 was called "Cowboy" and also mixed hip hop production with country sensibilities. "Only God Knows Why" was also an urban-country crossover. There was much more to Kid Rock than the Limp Bizkit-esque "Bawitdaba."

Even ignoring the fact that Kid Rock is the artist, however, in almost every possible way, I still think "All Summer Long" screams Y2K novelty pop. First off, in addition to the use of a throwback sample, popular at the time with artists like Puff Daddy, Will Smith, Len, and many more, the specific type of beat added to the "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Werewolves of London" riffs is stylistically identical to several popular songs from the Y2K era. Among them, ODB's "Got Your Money," Madonna's "Don't Tell Me," Smash Mouth's "All Star," most of Sugar Ray's mainstream hits, Mandy Moore's "Candy," LFO's "Summer Girls," and plenty others. In addition, country music was achieving an unusual level of commercial success during the Y2K era, not just Shania Twain, but also acts like Lonestar, LeAnn Rimes, Faith Hill, and Lee Ann Womack, and so a Top 40-fied country song like "All Summer Long" would have fit in perfectly with the major trends at the time, especially with its Sugar Ray beat and Bad Boy-esque sampling to back it up. It would have sounded current any time between 1999 and 2001. By contrast, the track sounds extremely outdated for 2008 because both country and hip hop had gone down drastically different paths by then, and sampling was used much more sparingly, typically without that happy-go-lucky mood that typified the Y2K era.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 05/27/17 at 3:08 pm

This was released in 1993. I think it sounds more like it should have come out in 1984. It isn't just a typical 80s-holdover song, it sounds more distinctly early-mid-80s with its loud, snapping snare as opposed to a crashing one, not to mention the backdrop marimbas give it a pretty similar feel to a lot of pop that was popular around that time. Even the guitar accompaniment sounds peculiar, in my opinion, for something from the late 80s or early 90s, and seems more like the type of thing you'd hear in an early MTV pop song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaLFZwvK01w

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 06/02/17 at 1:15 am

Try to guess the year of this song: https://www.4shared.com/mp3/qOGJxIKFei/05_Feet_On_The_Ground.html

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 06/02/17 at 7:44 am


Try to guess the year of this song: https://www.4shared.com/mp3/qOGJxIKFei/05_Feet_On_The_Ground.html


Really? I thought you agreed to switch to the other thread.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 06/02/17 at 7:56 am


Really? I thought you agreed to switch to the other thread.
I just felt it would be awkward to just bump it when there's an unanswered song.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 06/02/17 at 8:24 am


I just felt it would be awkward to just bump it when the latest post was from me.


I don't think people really care. If there's been a large gap of time between your latest post and the one before, then I don't see why it's an issue to double-post.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 06/06/17 at 7:25 am

This song from my country is from 2013, but it sounds like an old-school boy band song:
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Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: DesiredUsernameWasTaken on 07/05/17 at 4:29 am

This is from 1987, yet if I didn't know its release date I would have thought it was released sometime in the Mid-to late 2000s, like 2006 or 2007;

U2 - With Or Without You
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Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Fearsword on 07/06/17 at 11:16 pm

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This song from 2003 by Celine Dion. Beat definitely sounds like it's from the mid 90s.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 07/07/17 at 6:17 am

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From 2007, but could be from 2012.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 07/07/17 at 11:38 pm

INU6-lptrMc From 2009. Still sounds mid-'00s. Dance music by then sounded pretty '10s unlike some other genres.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 07/09/17 at 9:33 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIWgvL7tLfI

"Catch my Disease" by Ben Lee. This was released in 2005, but I think it could have been released in 1997 or 1998. I can't exactly put my finger on it, but it has the same "feel-good" vibe that a lot of Late 90s pop songs have. It's still a crap song though. :P

The only two things that really give away when this song was released, is mentioning hearing/liking Good Charlotte and Beyonce on the radio. :P

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 07/09/17 at 9:51 am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIWgvL7tLfI

"Catch my Disease" by Ben Lee. This was released in 2005, but I think it could have been released in 1997 or 1998. I can't exactly put my finger on it, but it has the same "feel-good" vibe that a lot of Late 90s pop songs have. It's still a crap song though. :P

The only two things that really give away when this song was released, is mentioning hearing/liking Good Charlotte and Beyonce on the radio. :P
But I think it's just right for 2005. That's why I guessed the year correctly when you asked me to guess. It just reeks of '00s romantic comedies.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 07/09/17 at 1:53 pm

Remember when I stated Boy Krazy's "That's What Love Can Do" sounded like it belonged in the Y2K era?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlRnnd9xeMI

Well, here's a song from 1999 that uses the exact same beat!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVQxvMU0iU8

I still don't understand how the track sounds like an 80s holdover in the slightest, even if it was originally made by S/A/W. There is another version of the song, which actually sounds more of its time, but the most famous edition, which was a hit in America in early 1993, was still made in 1991 and only slightly rearranged for its rerelease.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 07/09/17 at 2:13 pm

"Catch my Disease" by Ben Lee. This was released in 2005, but I think it could have been released in 1997 or 1998. I can't exactly put my finger on it, but it has the same "feel-good" vibe that a lot of Late 90s pop songs have. It's still a crap song though. :P

It's sort of similar in tone to a lot of Sugar Ray songs from that period and is very vaguely similar to, say, Matchbox 20, so I can sort of see where you're coming from.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Fearsword on 07/09/17 at 7:24 pm

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This is a song of Harry Styles' album. It reeks of those mid 00s garage rock bands. Sounds like something Jet or Wolfmother could have released in 2005.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: tv on 07/10/17 at 6:26 pm


This was released in 1993. I think it sounds more like it should have come out in 1984. It isn't just a typical 80s-holdover song, it sounds more distinctly early-mid-80s with its loud, snapping snare as opposed to a crashing one, not to mention the backdrop marimbas give it a pretty similar feel to a lot of pop that was popular around that time. Even the guitar accompaniment sounds peculiar, in my opinion, for something from the late 80s or early 90s, and seems more like the type of thing you'd hear in an early MTV pop song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaLFZwvK01w
It sounds like "Rubberband  Girl" sounds like it came out anywhere from the 1988/1989 to the 1991/1992 School Year era but it did peak at #7 on the Modern Rock Track Chart in the US(source: Wikipedia) and hit #12 on the UK Singles Chart but it flopped badly on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US at #88. I think the Modern Rock Charts were spilt evenly between 80's and 90's bands(hair-metal being an exception) till the 1994-1995 School Year came around. The 80's Rock Band "Tears For Tears" had a #1 hit on the Modern Rock Chart in 1993 with "Break It Down Again". "Break It Down Again" actually hit #25 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 07/10/17 at 7:07 pm


It sounds like "Rubberband  Girl" sounds like it came out anywhere from the 1988/1989 to the 1991/1992 School Year era but it did peak at #7 on the Modern Rock Track Chart in the US(source: Wikipedia) and hit #12 on the UK Singles Chart but it flopped badly on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US at #88. I think the Modern Rock Charts were spilt evenly between 80's and 90's bands(hair-metal being an exception) till the 1994-1995 School Year came around. The 80's Rock Band "Tears For Tears" had a #1 hit on the Modern Rock Chart in 1993 with "Break It Down Again". "Break It Down Again" actually hit #25 on the Billboard Hot 100.


But I don't think it even really sounds like it belongs in the Bush 41 era, either. It feels much more like something that would have been produced in 1984 or 1985 than the turn of the 90s, and believe me, there is a distinction. The snare sounds it came from a drum machine than a live kit, as most rock/alternative music did in the early 90s, and marimbas, while very popular in the early to mid 80s, were not much of a thing beyond then. Even the tune itself feels pretty mid-80s-ish and doesn't quite blend with other songs made around the same period.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 07/12/17 at 3:17 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqneM0kcRAc

I think I may have mentioned this song before, but I think "Don't Go Now" is slightly ahead of its time. Despite what the video suggests, it was actually released in October 1990. I think it could easily have been released in 1993 or even 1994, to a certain extent. What is your take on it?

Also, how the hell does the video only have 6 and a half thousand views? It's a great song and it even reached #1 on the ARIA singles chart in Early 1991.  :o


Remember when I stated Boy Krazy's "That's What Love Can Do" sounded like it belonged in the Y2K era?

I still don't understand how the track sounds like an 80s holdover in the slightest, even if it was originally made by S/A/W.


I think the vocals sound quite right for its time, but the beat itself wouldn't have sounded out of place during the Y2K era, in my opinion.


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This is a song of Harry Styles' album. It reeks of those mid 00s garage rock bands. Sounds like something Jet or Wolfmother could have released in 2005.


I agree. You'd be forgiven for thinking that it's a song from 2005, not 2017!

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 07/12/17 at 3:54 am

I think the vocals sound quite right for its time, but the beat itself wouldn't have sounded out of place during the Y2K era, in my opinion.

Yeah, it's true most girl group vocalists weren't quite as deep and hard-vocaled as Johnna Cummings during the Y2K era, though to be fair, most female pop singers in the late 80s and early 90s were also pretty high-pitched and squeaky, i.e. Paula Abdul and Debbie Gibson. Still, the use of harmonization and the in-your-face melodious tune seem pretty suited to 1999-2001.

The track was also covered in 1999 by another girl group, changing extremely little stylistically despite being wholly inferior, in my opinion:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IbW6Z8xHJ8

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 07/13/17 at 9:36 am


http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=49750.0
BTW, there are a few songs there that haven't been guessed yet.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: tv on 07/23/17 at 11:43 pm

I think "Oh Yeah" by ""Yello" sounds more 1988 or 1989 than 1985 which was the year the single was a mini-hit for them hitting #51 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: DesiredUsernameWasTaken on 07/25/17 at 1:10 pm

I think this song from 1988 by the Pet Shop Boys sounds vaguely 90's. ik2YF05iX2w

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: 1999 Baby, 2000s Kid on 08/03/17 at 5:02 am

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When I was a bit younger, I thought this was a 90s song, not 70s. Still has a 90s alternative rock vibe to me though.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: #Infinity on 08/03/17 at 11:06 am

When I was a bit younger, I thought this was a 90s song, not 70s. Still has a 90s alternative rock vibe to me though.

It actually became a hit in 1990 in the UK, though I don't really hear that much 90s in it, especially with its extremely dated lyrics. It's a good song, just not what I would call 90s unless you're referring to 70s revival-type bands like Soul Asylum.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: JordanK1982 on 08/06/17 at 12:09 am


I think this song from 1988 by the Pet Shop Boys sounds vaguely 90's. ik2YF05iX2w


What's 90's about it? Sounds more like a dance hit from '83.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 08/06/17 at 9:25 am

I think this guy's music sounds '90s. https://www.reverbnation.com/innerplace/songs

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: aja675 on 08/08/17 at 8:22 am


I think this guy's music sounds '90s. https://www.reverbnation.com/innerplace/songs
And so do the songs of the Swedish band Alex.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: DesiredUsernameWasTaken on 08/11/17 at 8:17 pm

Both these songs by the Kinks from 1964 sound like they could have come out in the late 60's as they are both hard (almost punk-like) rock;

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Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: DesiredUsernameWasTaken on 08/18/17 at 2:58 pm


What's 90's about it? Sounds more like a dance hit from '83.


To me it sounds a little bit like a mid 90's eurodance song like "What is Love" or "Another Night".

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 08/19/17 at 10:03 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rswiq4Hi-tc

I've always thought that "Blister in the Sun" sounds really ahead of its time. It's incredible to think that it was released in 1983. It looks and sounds like a '90s alternative song, in my opinion.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiOi-KSiGM0

I think this song is slightly ahead of its time as well. "Computer Games" by the New Zealand band, Mi-Sex. It could easily have been released around 1983 or 1984, in my opinion.

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Fearsword on 08/21/17 at 5:35 pm

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This song from 2007 has an early 10s vibe to it. It peaked at #3 in Australia and #4 in the UK

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Written By: aja675 on 08/22/17 at 8:52 am

r06xjkUE5Ek From 2008, but sounds older. What year would you have guessed it as otherwise?

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Written By: aja675 on 08/25/17 at 5:03 am

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Believe it or not, but this is just a few months old.

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Written By: d90 on 08/29/17 at 1:18 pm

Portugal. The Man - "Feel It Still" (Official Vid…: http://youtu.be/pBkHHoOIIn8 Portugal The Man Feel it Still sounds like it was made around 1986 or 1985.  Portugal. The Man - "Feel It Still" (Official Vid…: http://youtu.be/pBkHHoOIIn8

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Written By: HazelBlue99 on 09/04/17 at 8:19 am


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This song from 2007 has an early 10s vibe to it. It peaked at #3 in Australia and #4 in the UK


I remember this song! It's probably the first time I have listened to it in almost eight or nine years, to be honest. :P I agree with you, it definitely does have an Early 2010s vibe to it. It wouldn't have sounded out of place if it had come out in 2010 or 2011, IMO.

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Written By: aja675 on 09/04/17 at 10:05 am

These songs may be from 2016-2017, but they reek of 2009.

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Written By: HazelBlue99 on 09/05/17 at 7:31 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIYVu3uqijU

This song was released in 1993, but it could easily have been released in the Late '80s. It was actually fairly successful as well. It peaked at #35 on the ARIA charts and stayed on the charts for four weeks.

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Written By: #Infinity on 09/13/17 at 1:49 am

This song came out in 2003. In my opinion, it sounds distinctly 1996-ish, as its jock jam miami bass feel and novelly cheesy tone align it much more with acts like Quad City DJ's than 50 Cent or even the Black Eyed Peas.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljryaTP4YmA

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Written By: wixness on 09/21/17 at 7:03 am

I believe that this came out in the early 2000s - thing is, a lot of their songs in this album sound like they came out in the 1980s:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wsfm67VE32Y

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Written By: HazelBlue99 on 09/21/17 at 9:19 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mGBaXPlri8

This song was released in 2002, but I personally don't think it completely belongs with the era. It sort of has a "90s alternative rock" vibe to it, which makes it plausible for it to have come out around 1996-1997. However, there are parts of the song which fit in quite comfortably with the time (2002) and it probably is a bit too commercialised for it to ever be an outright "'90s alternative" sounding song, so it probably does lean more towards being a song of it's time, rather than being a song released in the wrong era. What do you think? 

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Written By: Fearsword on 10/15/17 at 10:40 pm

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This song from the Fate and the furious definitely sounds like it's from the late 2000s. It peaked at #23 on the ARIA charts earlier this year

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Written By: #Infinity on 10/15/17 at 11:03 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRET1vsfiJM

Maybe this one seems unfair, since it's from a Disney animated movie, but considering it's from the end of 1970, it still sounds extremely out of its time, like it was originally supposed to come out in the 1940s or early 1950s. Not only is Phil Harris singing the track – he recorded legit hit singles back in 1950 – but the audio fidelity is incredibly muffled for 1970 or even the late 1960s, when the song was presumably recorded. Besides, big band swing as corny as this makes even the Carpenters and Bread, both popular at the time, sound as cutting edge as the counterculture bands of the era. At least with the soundtrack to The Jungle Book (which also features Phil Harris) and even the rest of The Aristocats, the music was original enough that it didn't matter when it came out, but this song was outdated as soon as it hit theaters.

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Written By: HazelBlue99 on 10/22/17 at 2:56 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQ4rPBvjGVU

"Still Standing" by Hilltop Hoods. It was released in 2009, however I think this song could easily have been released in 2013 or 2014. I don't know if anyone else thinks this as well, but Australians can't rap. Seriously, hip-hop just isn't our specialty. :P

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Written By: bchris02 on 10/22/17 at 2:12 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRET1vsfiJM

Maybe this one seems unfair, since it's from a Disney animated movie, but considering it's from the end of 1970, it still sounds extremely out of its time, like it was originally supposed to come out in the 1940s or early 1950s. Not only is Phil Harris singing the track – he recorded legit hit singles back in 1950 – but the audio fidelity is incredibly muffled for 1970 or even the late 1960s, when the song was presumably recorded. Besides, big band swing as corny as this makes even the Carpenters and Bread, both popular at the time, sound as cutting edge as the counterculture bands of the era. At least with the soundtrack to The Jungle Book (which also features Phil Harris) and even the rest of The Aristocats, the music was original enough that it didn't matter when it came out, but this song was outdated as soon as it hit theaters.


I always really liked Aristocats and it's hard to believe it was as recent as it was.  It really has the feel of one of Disney's early animated classics like Snow White, Dumbo, Pinnochio, etc.  Aristocats wasn't really very long before the '80s-90s Disney Renaissance.

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Written By: #Infinity on 10/22/17 at 3:13 pm


I always really liked Aristocats and it's hard to believe it was as recent as it was.  It really has the feel of one of Disney's early animated classics like Snow White, Dumbo, Pinnochio, etc.  Aristocats wasn't really very long before the '80s-90s Disney Renaissance.


Yeah, it's definitely hard to believe the film came out after the Beatles' Yellow Submarine and less than two decades before The Little Mermaid. It was the last animated Disney feature that Disney himself approved, but also the first he did not produce.

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Written By: #Infinity on 10/26/17 at 9:04 pm

This sounds like it should have come out in 2004, not 2014:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=F7POcRxmpHQ

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Written By: HazelBlue99 on 10/31/17 at 6:56 am

I have quite a few!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FysdUma7nPE

This Australian-rap song from 2005. It looks and sounds like something that could easily have come out around 1999-2001, IMO. Many people consider this to be one of the worst Australian songs to have ever been released. To be honest, I actually don't think it's all that bad, even though I hate rap. The chorus is sort of catchy. :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Zty7bl4fVA

Released in 2004, but it could have been released in the Late 90s. It's in the same mold as plenty of other post-grunge songs which were released at that time. I could actually imagine the Foo Fighters releasing this song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HPQFydoKD8

This song was outdated, even at the time of it's release in 2004. It stylistically belongs to the Y2K era, especially from 0:56 onwards.

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Written By: #Infinity on 10/31/17 at 8:48 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FysdUma7nPE

This Australian-rap song from 2005. It looks and sounds like something that could easily have come out around 1999-2001, IMO. Many people consider this to be one of the worst Australian songs to have ever been released. To be honest, I actually don't think it's all that bad, even though I hate rap. The chorus is sort of catchy. :P


I can see why it's despised so badly, since the group is like an Australian Limp Bizkit, with a bit of Vanilla Ice thrown in for effect, not to mention it samples one of the most iconically macho songs of all time for a very cheesy white boy rap. I agree it's damn catchy though, and in my opinion much better than "Nookie" and "Rollin'."

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Written By: HazelBlue99 on 10/31/17 at 5:25 pm


I can see why it's despised so badly, since the group is like an Australian Limp Bizkit, with a bit of Vanilla Ice thrown in for effect, not to mention it samples one of the most iconically macho songs of all time for a very cheesy white boy rap. I agree it's damn catchy though, and in my opinion much better than "Nookie" and "Rollin'."


Yep. In addition to what you said, the song also features Anthony Mundine, a boxer who is one of the most controversial figures in Australian sport (due to his antics). He's not even a singer, yet he has such a prominent part in the song. I think it's better than "Nookie" and "Rollin'" as well, but like you mentioned, it's easy to see why it's so hated.

"Knock U Out" is such a stark contrast from their hit single released just a year earlier, which topped the charts and is regarded as one of the most iconic songs of the 2000s. It's like the songs were released from two completely different bands. I honestly don't know how the band could drop so much in quality.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TF_dwlt3_CM

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Written By: Fearsword on 11/01/17 at 5:13 am


Yep. In addition to what you said, the song also features Anthony Mundine, a boxer who is one of the most controversial figures in Australian sport (due to his antics). He's not even a singer, yet he has such a prominent part in the song. I think it's better than "Nookie" and "Rollin'" as well, but like you mentioned, it's easy to see why it's so hated.

"Knock U Out" is such a stark contrast from their hit single released just a year earlier, which topped the charts and is regarded as one of the most iconic songs of the 2000s. It's like the songs were released from two completely different bands. I honestly don't know how the band could drop so much in quality.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TF_dwlt3_CM


Not sure if this happened anywhere else, but Beatboxing became really popular at my school because of Joel Turner

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Written By: HazelBlue99 on 11/01/17 at 7:22 am


Not sure if this happened anywhere else, but Beatboxing became really popular at my school because of Joel Turner


I remember beatboxing being popular at that time, however I didn't start Kindergarten until 2005 (I started school late), so I don't know what it was like at schools.

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Written By: tnf on 11/01/17 at 10:29 pm

Something Happens - Parachute sounds like something from +/ 1978, not 1990.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1_mhR3yUsW8

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Written By: HazelBlue99 on 11/05/17 at 7:22 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtIbcXlFHGI

I don't really know how to describe this. It was released in 2006, but there's something about it which makes it seem slightly ahead of it's time. I could actually imagine this being released around 2009-2010. Also, in my opinion, this would have to be one of the worst Australian songs to have ever been released. It's absolutely awful. The sad part is, it actually reached #1 on our charts and it remained on the ARIA chart for a staggering 39 weeks!  :o It's a shame, because 2006 was a pretty good year for Australian music, but this song is the rotten apple of the bunch.

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Written By: NewMedalz on 11/22/17 at 2:26 am

These guys had a surprising one hit wonder sounding much more 1996 than 1986

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHh0V7UjVXI

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Written By: ofkx on 11/26/17 at 4:33 pm

This song by Meghan Trainor. It does not sound like something that would be produced in 2016 at all. Sounds more like the early '00s.
https://youtu.be/cMTAUr3Nm6I/

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Written By: ofkx on 11/26/17 at 4:34 pm

I'm not sure if I correctly posted the youtube video with my reply  ??? I'm kinda new to this.

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Written By: mxcrashxm on 11/26/17 at 4:52 pm


This song by Meghan Trainor. It does not sound like something that would be produced in 2016 at all. Sounds more like the early '00s.

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FTFY



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Written By: ofkx on 11/26/17 at 4:57 pm


FTFY

Thank you  ;D

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Written By: mxcrashxm on 11/26/17 at 4:59 pm


I'm not sure if I correctly posted the youtube video with my reply  ??? I'm kinda new to this.
I agree with the song posted. I first heard it a few months ago and it does sound out of place in today's music especially the beats.



Thank you  ;D
You're welcome!

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Written By: XYkid on 01/05/18 at 3:43 pm


These songs may be from 2016-2017, but they reek of 2009
The first one sounds pretty current, it's not electropop-y enough to be from 2009.
The second one, however, sounds pretty 2009.

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Written By: aja675 on 01/06/18 at 5:33 am


The first one sounds pretty current, it's not electropop-y enough to be from 2009.
The second one, however, sounds pretty 2009.


OK, so upon closer listening, the first song sounds like it's from 2011-2013.

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Written By: Rosequartz2000 on 01/07/18 at 10:36 am

Wannabe by the Spice Girls sounds like a late 1980s song the more I listen to it now.

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Written By: bchris02 on 01/07/18 at 11:31 pm


Wannabe by the Spice Girls sounds like a late 1980s song the more I listen to it now.


I would disagree.  That is one of the most iconic teen pop songs of the late '90s.  It's hard to mistake it for coming out of any other era.

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Written By: Rosequartz2000 on 01/08/18 at 1:56 pm


I would disagree.  That is one of the most iconic teen pop songs of the late '90s.  It's hard to mistake it for coming out of any other era.

The keyboard synths during the verses and chorus sound late 80s in my opinion. But when Geri and Mel B rap, it sounds very 90s.

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Written By: aja675 on 01/30/18 at 4:50 am

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Could you guess what year this is from? (BTW, only watch this embedded in order to not see the description.)

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Written By: aja675 on 02/06/18 at 9:38 am

nvOWq_Yv39k From late 2008, but I think it sounds and looks 6-10 years older.

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Written By: XYkid on 02/06/18 at 10:41 am


nvOWq_Yv39k From late 2008, but I think it sounds and looks 6-10 years older.
I agree, this looks and sounds very late 90s.
Especially since angelic imagery was very popular in the 90s.

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Written By: Rosequartz2000 on 02/07/18 at 3:41 pm

Dilemma by Nelly and Kelly - came out in 2002 yet sounds like something I'd be jamming to in 1999!

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Written By: TheReignMan99 on 02/07/18 at 4:44 pm


Dilemma by Nelly and Kelly - came out in 2002 yet sounds like something I'd be jamming to in 1999!

I disagree. That song perfectly fits within 2002.

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Written By: aja675 on 02/08/18 at 6:40 am


I agree, this looks and sounds very late 90s.
Especially since angelic imagery was very popular in the 90s.
I personally discovered this song in 2010 when I saw a review comparing it to early Britney Spears.

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Written By: Rainbowz on 02/24/18 at 6:17 pm

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For a long time, I thought this was a song from the early 2010's, like 2011, but it turns out it's actually from 2002. :o I really didn't know. It sounds a lot like an early 2010's song to me for some reason.

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Written By: TheReignMan99 on 02/24/18 at 6:39 pm


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For a long time, I thought this was a song from the early 2010's, like 2011, but it turns out it's actually from 2002. :o I really didn't know. It sounds a lot like an early 2010's song to me for some reason.

Eh, I don't think so. Maybe, it's because I've heard that song since I was young but it fits in with the 2000s.

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Written By: Rainbowz on 02/24/18 at 8:45 pm


Eh, I don't think so. Maybe, it's because I've heard that song since I was young but it fits in with the 2000s.

I think the first time I heard that song was probably in 2011.
IMO it really sounds ahead of its time.

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Written By: TheReignMan99 on 02/24/18 at 9:07 pm


I think the first time I heard that song was probably in 2011.
IMO it really sounds ahead of its time.

Really? That song was decently popular in the '00s. The song actually was released in March 2003.

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Written By: Rainbowz on 02/24/18 at 9:09 pm


Really? That song was popular in the '00s. Huh...3 years make that much of a difference? :P

Well considering the fact that you're probably in college and I'm still in HS, then yes.  :P
But really you act like you're old enough to be my grandparent. ;D

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Written By: TheReignMan99 on 02/24/18 at 9:10 pm


Well considering the fact that you're probably in college and I'm still in HS, then yes.  :P
But really you act like you're old enough to be my grandparent. ;D

How? :o

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Written By: Rainbowz on 02/24/18 at 9:17 pm


How? :o

"3 years make that much of a difference? :P"

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Written By: TheReignMan99 on 02/24/18 at 9:29 pm


"3 years make that much of a difference? :P"

I edited that comment out however I made that statement originally because I was surprised that you first heard that song in 2011 and not in the 2000s.

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Written By: ofkx on 02/25/18 at 5:20 am


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For a long time, I thought this was a song from the early 2010's, like 2011, but it turns out it's actually from 2002. :o I really didn't know. It sounds a lot like an early 2010's song to me for some reason.

I agree, it does sound like something that would be released in the 10s rather than the 00s. I think it's because all of Coldplay's songs sound similar.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G4isv_Fylg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YykjpeuMNEk

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Written By: Dundee on 02/27/18 at 11:23 am

This came out in the 80s :o

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This honestly feels more like a mid-90s hit, and if you change the cheesy synth a bit this could work as a Missy Elliott-era 2000s hit as well.

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Written By: TheReignMan99 on 02/27/18 at 12:59 pm


This came out in the 80s :o

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This honestly feels more like a mid-90s hit, and if you change the cheesy synth a bit this could work as a Missy Elliott-era 2000s hit as well.

What? I absolutely disagree. This song fits in perfectly with it's time. It definitely doesn't sound like it's from the mid '90s...like what?

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Written By: Howard on 02/27/18 at 2:03 pm


This came out in the 80s :o

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This honestly feels more like a mid-90s hit, and if you change the cheesy synth a bit this could work as a Missy Elliott-era 2000s hit as well.


It does have that 90's sound.

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Written By: TheReignMan99 on 02/27/18 at 2:31 pm


It does have that 90's sound.

Not at all, IMO.

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Written By: XYkid on 04/17/18 at 2:47 am


What? I absolutely disagree. This song fits in perfectly with it's time. It definitely doesn't sound like it's from the mid '90s...like what?
To be fair that sound was very new for the time and became the inspiration for a lot of early 90s hip hop. While it didn't sound out of place in 1988, if i hadn't known any better, I would've guessed that it was from 1991, give or take a year.

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Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/17/18 at 9:14 am


To be fair that sound was very new for the time and became the inspiration for a lot of early 90s hip hop. While it didn't sound out of place in 1988, if i hadn't known any better, I would've guessed that it was from 1991, give or take a year.

Well, yes but he said the mid '90s not early '90s.

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Written By: duenas8 on 05/09/18 at 1:53 pm

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Sounds like Indietronica from 2011-12 and it was released in 2017

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Written By: Dundee on 05/10/18 at 11:16 am


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Sounds like Indietronica from 2011-12 and it was released in 2017
Yellow is such an ugly color for hair

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Written By: mqg96 on 05/10/18 at 11:34 am


Yellow is such an ugly color for hair


Yellow hair color is only suitable for cartoon blondes.

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Written By: Rainbowz on 05/10/18 at 3:38 pm


Yellow hair color is only suitable for cartoon blondes.

I remember when I was younger when I drew white people I'd sometimes color them yellow.  ;D ;D ;D

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Written By: All_about_lily92 on 05/10/18 at 11:23 pm

gzoEK545j64“Groove is in the heart” by dee-lite.

For some reason I always thought that this song (which came out in 1990) was a few years ahead of it’s time  The production quality and the video seemed like it would have fitted  better in the latter part of the decade ( like 1996/1997) when the whole campy, colorful retro 70s revival was popular.

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Written By: duenas8 on 05/11/18 at 12:41 am


“Groove is in the heart” by dee-lite.

For some reason I always thought that this song (which came out in 1990) was a few years ahead of it’s time  The production quality and the video seemed like it would have fitted  better in the latter part of the decade ( like 1996/1997) when the whole campy, colorful retro 70s revival was popular.

And can someone please tell me how you post YouTube videos? I’m new to this forum. :)


You have to put the last portion of the URL into the YouTube tag

For example: “https://youtu.be/etviGf1uWlg

etviGf1uWlg —> you finally post this (without bold letters)

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Written By: All_about_lily92 on 05/11/18 at 6:19 am


You have to put the last portion of the URL into the YouTube tag

For example: “https://youtu.be/etviGf1uWlg

etviGf1uWlg —> you finally post this (without bold letters)

Thanks ;)

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Written By: aja675 on 05/11/18 at 6:21 am

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From 2007. Admittedly, this really proves my own hypothesis that if you took a mid-late '00s R&B ballad produced by the likes of Stargate and gave it a '90s-style beat, it would sound like '90s R&B, because this cover flat-out sounds like it could be from as far back as 1997 and doesn't sound much different from Angel of Mine by Eternal despite having only a slightly different beat from Elliott Yamin's original. :P

Subject: Re: Songs that sound like they came out in the wrong era

Written By: Howard on 05/11/18 at 8:15 am


gzoEK545j64“Groove is in the heart” by dee-lite.

For some reason I always thought that this song (which came out in 1990) was a few years ahead of it’s time  The production quality and the video seemed like it would have fitted  better in the latter part of the decade ( like 1996/1997) when the whole campy, colorful retro 70s revival was popular.


The video looks like it could have fitted right in the early 1970's.

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Written By: Alexander1956 on 06/02/18 at 1:41 pm

Released in '77 and was so ahead of its time.

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Written By: duenas8 on 10/25/18 at 7:08 pm

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This song has a mid 2010’s vibe and came out in 2017. It was released 3 years later  :P

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Written By: aja675 on 10/30/18 at 7:08 am

gD4Yno_AI0U From 2017, at least this specific version is. :P

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