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Death of The Pop Song

Rebecca Bynum (wife of Hal ) offers the following

depressing thought:

“Here is a list of songs published in 1935: About a Quarter to Nine, Begin

the Beguine, Bess, You Is My Woman Now, Broadway Rhythm, Cheek to Cheek,

East of the Sun and West of the Moon, I Can’t Get Started, I Got Plenty of

Nuttin’, I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter, I’m in the Mood

for Love, If I Should Lose You, It Ain’t Necessarily So, Isn’t It a Lovely

Day, It’s Easy to Remember, Just One of Those Things, The Lady in Red,

Lovely to Look At, Lullaby of Broadway, Lulu’s Back in Town, Maybe, Moon

over miami, My Man’s Gone Now, My Romance, Paris in the Spring, The

Piccolino, Red Sails in the Sunset, Stairway to eh Stars, Summertime, These

Foolish Things, Top Hat,White Tie and Tails, When I Grow too Old to Dream,

Why Shouldn’t I, A Woman is a Sometime Thing, and You Are My Lucky Star.

“Now, this is a test, can you name any song of any significance (other than

crass airplay) of the last fifteen years? One???”

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