How come! No one is writing music with a catchy tune?

Piano Music - Music with a real tune!
@barehugs (8986)
Canada
July 17, 2010 2:34pm CST
As a Senior I miss the hit tunes of yesteryear. I'm remembering songs like " Love me Tender, Elvis Presley,- "I walk the line", Johny Cash,- "Maybe Baby," Buddy Holly. I love music, and there is always a tune in my head. The problem is today's music is all about words and I can't whistle the tune! There used to be a Hit Parade of Top Tunes, and we would get song after song that stuck in your head, and played in your mind. Oh! I miss that old music! Why are there no songs with real music anymore?
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@ET28LV (1895)
• Latvia
24 Jul 10
Hi, I do not like old style music, but yes It was better music than nowadays. My parents often talk about their time music. Overtime music too changes and people do not dance robots at clubs. Do you have seen Youngsters at club in nowadays very popular is move hands and feets and It would be a dancing. But, look to the right side too nowadays artists too is good I mean some of them. They are singing for life and things. I like one song where one men are singing for life in this economic conditions. Take care, Have a nice day!
@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
1 Sep 10
MY favorite song was arranged by, " The Sons of the Pioneers," in the 1940's its called, " Cool Water,' and is about a cowboy riding his horse in the desert. Both horse and rider are thirsty, and the cowboy sees a mirage floating on the horizon. He sings about the cool water, there, "by that big green tree, waiting there for you and me, Water, cool, clear Water!"
@warvial (1154)
• Singapore
18 Jul 10
Yes, how come? Although there have been many popular songs coming out lately, but it just seems to me it's displaying the singer's vocal/technique or the music effects than a song that just goes better as time passes by. I have even switched back to listening songs that's many years ago and even picked up new age and easy listening in recent years. Maybe it's really because I am a lover of the melody and lyrics than loving the singer's ability to sing with superb techniques
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@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
18 Jul 10
You have the words I was trying to find! Thanks for this! I'm with you, in that the singers vocals are lost on me. I too love the melody and the lyrics, rather than the singers style!
@oldchem1 (8144)
18 Jul 10
Well I am a 'goldie oldie' myself but I have to disagree I think there are some very catchy tunes around - after hearing Katy Perry's Calafornia Girlscoming from my son's bedroom I couldn't get the tune out of my mind. I was never really an Elvis fan - I was more into the British sixties music and still love to hear it now - things like the Kinks, the Stones and of course the Beatles
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@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
18 Jul 10
I've heard California Girls too, but not enough for it to stick. I'm just a few years older than Elvis would have been, and that explains why I was so taken with his music. I loved his hip swinging style, and will never forget the ED Sullivan Show where Elvis was photographed from the waist up. "A really Big Shew!"
@Hatley (164484)
• Garden Grove, California
17 Jul 10
hi barehugs Yes I like Love Me Tender and I walk the line, how about I cant help falling in love with YOU, a beatles song, and Let it be another beatles son. Yes I do remember the Hit Parade of top tunes. I used to go around humming them and yes they did stick in my head too.I also miss that old music. Even Put another NIckel in, in the Nickelodeon cause all I want is loving you and music, music, music.Lol.
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@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
18 Jul 10
Oh yes, Hatley! I'd almost forgotten,"Put another Nickle In! What a great song that is. I wish I had a nickle for every time I've whistled that one!
@Angelgirl16 (2177)
• United States
17 Jul 10
Hi, I too miss the old hit tunes from yesteryears as well as the old movies,(black and whites) like "To kill a Mockingbird" starring Gregory Peck and "Whatever happened to Baby Jane" starring Betty Davis. I guess the music has to change along with the growing generations and what their tastes calls for. Thank goodness we don't have to live with nostalgia without hope of ever hearing the old songs or seeing the old movies, cause they are preserved on CDs and DVDs.
@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
18 Jul 10
Music changes along with the kids that sing it. I'm sure those singers will be remembered even as Betty Davis and Gregory Peck are today. One of my first memorable songs was "Cool Water," as performed by The Sons of the Pioneers,way back in the 40's.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
17 Jul 10
Is that what the problem is? I thought my hearing was just going bad. I've even started listenin to Country Western Music just so I could sing along. How low can you get.
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@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
18 Jul 10
Country and western isn't that bad, at least it has a tune! I just wonder why nobody ever writes a musical song? But I'm sure the kids would tell me the current music has a tune!
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
10 Mar 11
Hi Barehugs, I say that you just are not listening to the right stations or something. I love the old music but I find plenty of newer stuff to love as well. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gM7Hlg75Mlo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aePWkeDxRjE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQHPYelqr0E http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5q4K8BOURQg&feature=related The list can go on and on and on.
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
10 Mar 11
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYE4CVhVkhw ????
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
10 Mar 11
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxgfyrP3CNc
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
10 Mar 11
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnQ8N1KacJc