The most timeless songs of the 21st century...so far!

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The most timeless songs of the 21st century...so far!

Post by vinyl master » 05 Dec 2018 07:02

Ever notice that they don't write standards they way they used to? :-k Even today, there are young singers still singing the tunes of the Gershwins, Cole Porter, Burt Bacharach, Carole King, Paul Simon, Brian Wilson and many other classic songwriters...There was also this article from some time back...

https://slate.com/culture/2018/10/the-n ... uture.html

The problem is that most of those songs will be remembered in their original form, but other than Aretha's version of "Rolling In The Deep", Johnny Cash's version of "Hurt" and every little girl on YouTube's rendition of "Let It Go", I don't see many of those being covered by other artists, now or into the future...

What I would like to know is...Who do you think is writing songs today (or has written any songs in the last 20 years) that will be memorable or recorded by others years from now? Are any "timeless tunes" still being written and what are they? Based on melody and lyrical content, which ones do you think will REALLY transcend time?

I will start with this one...

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Post by vinyl master » 05 Dec 2018 07:05

I will also nominate this one from Michael Buble, recorded back in 2005...


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Post by vinyl master » 05 Dec 2018 07:24

There are many from Ed Sheeran that might fit the bill (My niece is a fan of him and Shawn Mendes), but maybe this one...



You can't go wrong with Andrea Bocelli singing with you, either...

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Post by vinyl master » 05 Dec 2018 07:31

You may have heard the David Nail version, but no one beats the Adele original...


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Post by vinyl master » 05 Dec 2018 07:34

There is also this one from Bruno Mars, that I could see being done acoustically by someone...


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Post by vinyl master » 05 Dec 2018 07:39

If Simon Cowell is known for anything, it won't be for co-writing this song (Well, he basically came up with the general idea of it, but nevertheless...)...Still, it's powerful...


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Post by vinyl master » 05 Dec 2018 07:43

There is also this inspirational tune from Andra Day...


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Post by vinyl master » 05 Dec 2018 07:44

I could also point out "Fight Song", but this one from Rachel Platten also resonates...


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Post by vinyl master » 05 Dec 2018 07:48

Here's a poignant one from Pentatonix...


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Post by vinyl master » 05 Dec 2018 07:51

And then, there is this recent inspirational tune from Avril Lavigne...


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Post by vinyl master » 05 Dec 2018 07:56

Those are 10 of them off the top of my head at the moment...I know that much modern songwriting has a way to go to compete with the classics, but surely there are more examples of songs written recently that will stand the test of time, even if they were not hits at the time they were written and/or recorded...Which ones would you guys pick as your timeless favorites of the new Millennium???

Or to think of it this way, being a thrift store record fan...If Ray Conniff or Percy Faith were alive today, which NEW songs would THEY be orchestrating??? :-k

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Post by vinyl master » 06 Dec 2018 01:33

In other words, which songs from the last 20 years will you still be hearing at concerts, weddings, funerals, memorial services, graduations and other get-togethers and celebratory gatherings, etc....all the important moments...years from now??? :-k

Although it's harder to find than it used to be, great songwriting must still exist out there somewhere...Help me prove it! =D>

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Post by vinyl master » 07 Dec 2018 05:45

Here are two more, for example, that I think have some longevity...


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Post by vinyl master » 07 Dec 2018 05:51

And of course, if one is just looking for songs to dance to, there are these two...


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