Today’s music stinks. This song from my past is a true musical masterpiece


Today’s music stinks. It’s boring. It’s just plain terrible! Now, you go back to the music of my day, when I grew up – the music then was real music. The lyrics said something, and it wasn’t just four-letter words (well, maybe in the case of this memorable hit tune it did include a four letter word – that started with B).

Yes, I yearn for those days. Thankfully, we still have that music around. Here, perhaps, is one of the finest examples of the music from my era. When I hear the lyrics. . . well, I almost want to cry. Brilliant! True artistic beauty.

CLICK TO PLAY. Have Kleenex ready. You will almost certainly need it.


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Doug Grove

Hi, Chuck.

Here’s another great one from that era. By the great Sheb Wooley.

Debbie A Hansen

Chuck~ in four letters LMAO 😉

Lance Craig

Chuck, thanks for the memory. Back in 1963, I lived in NJ and listened to NYC radio stations. One station would play whatever song (used loosely) was voted next from call-ins. This song was played continuously for almost 24 hours. Early form of flash mob, I guess. Parents hated it.

Ronald Payne

Hmmmm,wonder why Sinatra never sang this beauty……Oh brother,Puhleaze!!!

Gigi L Raygor

I remember my parents comments about the music I listened to as a teen.
“That’s not music it’s just noise !”

Seems we have turned into our parents.

Jerry Jordan

Sadly what is called music these days is simply NOISE.


Yes, our music was about love, heartbreak, fun, respecting others and some just nonsense but fun to listen to. I listen to either Christian or the oldies. I love youtube because you can find collections of the oldies that last for a couple hours or more.

Today’s music all too often has about killing police, being high on drugs (yes we had that but not like today), breaking the law, etc.

Mike van Dyke

When I play today’s music, it is just one lyric over and over again. BORING

Diane Martin

Ha ha! Almost rivals Purple People Eater and Wooley Booley!

Mike King


Lynn Hudgens

Thanks, Chuck, for this Saturday morning humor. I knew the song and could still, with some difficulty, remember the lyrics. ? What I did not know was that the group’s name: The Trashmen. Makes me wonder if they intended it as a joke, too, or if it was just the result of an all nighter with Mr. Liquor or Mari-Jo-Wana.


OMGosh … ThAnK you, Chuck … that was a Hoot! I wonder how many of us, way back when (who actually remember that song) tried to sing it and KEEP UP!?! Fun memories … I wonder whatever happened to that “Bird!”

Donald Biancone

Yes, needed the Kleenex, laughed so hard brought tears to my eyes. Good one, Chuck!

Elaine Ashton

I have to admit I didn’t realize Chuck was making a joke about this song … and glad I was not even remembering it. But for sure contemporary music is only for destroying one’s hearing and sense of decency if one bothers to listen to any discernible words. Sure am glad I’m an old fart.


Nothing like Cousin Brucie or Willies Roadhouse on Sirius XM while you boondock.


Ah yes, the good old days when the music and lyrics made sense and you could dance to it. Ha! Yes, I got the joke, Chuck.


Good one Chuck. I still remember all the words.


Well, back in the forties, fifties and sixties there was lead in the gas, lead in the paint, and a lot of extremely high VOC products in use…

These days, kids have to CHOOSE to be this brain damaged…for older folks, it came naturally…


Today’s music stinks if you look in the wrong place. If you go to AM radio, there is nothing but hard rock, acid rock, Rap, and the like. If you go to satellite radio, you have lots of choices. OK don’t want to pay a subscription fee. Try one of the smartphone radio apps, most are free and a few days or weeks of listening and checking which kinds of songs and style of music you like and the app will offer you a customized playlist of what you want to hear. Then there will be one less complaint to voice. There are simple solutions for many of our complaints if we just make use of them…..