80's rock music is oldies now?

United States
March 22, 2007 10:35am CST
Driving from town today I was channel surfing through the radio and came across a Poison song I like. Well when the song was over the DJ said your listening to 94.4 the oldies station for all your classic rock. Since when did 80's rock become oldies? And I'm almost sure this song came out in like 89 or 90.
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• Philippines
11 Apr 07
Hi! I didn't know that. I guess radio stations categorize songs from 1980 to 1989 as the 80's. Most probably the poison song was released late in 1989. At least it is under the CLASSIC rock oldie, which means it never fades away, am I right? Thanks for the post. Have a great day!
• United States
14 Apr 07
I love the music from the 80's and some of the 70's. My 14 year old now has me listening to her music and sometimes I shock myelf because I have listened to it so much I know the words. 32 years old and I'm singing Akon.
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@breluste (45)
• Denmark
13 Apr 07
not at all...music in general cannot become old...untill somebody make alive by listening...And by the way music of 80┬┤determinate a hudge change of fascion,of dancing style, of way to express ourself. All music create atmosphere, I additionally consider that is enougth listen some music from 70┬┤for exemple that the "time machine" drive me directly at the envojment fascion and feelings of that period.. I am not nostalgic, but the best way to re-live something is by listen a music of the period of that something... Ciao from BRELUSTE dk
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4 Apr 07
The other week i was in a cab and he was playing the radio. Now I am only 23 and I knew all the songs on the oldies year special. It was 1994. I can't believe that was considered as old as it seemed like only a few years ago to me.
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@cooky28 (739)
• Australia
23 Mar 07
for mine i would say rock has been going since the 50 to us oldies.
• United States
12 May 08
i got scared when i turned on vh-1 one day,and suddenly,it had gotten better LOL.yea,70's and 80's seem to be under classic now, which feels strange to hear it called.i never thought i'd be listening to an "oldies" station,but now they're playing music i actually listen to.
@BUSSY1979 (1284)
• United States
17 Apr 08
yeah,i say that they are old by now and it in 2008.i love the 80s,and grew up in that time frame.the 80s were my favorite decade of all.