Revisiting the Nostalgic Music of the 70, s and 80,s: Music with Meaning


One of my favorite types of music is the Easy Listening lyrics of the 70’s and 80’s. The Easy Listening, smooth and captivating music possessed much more meaning and purpose. It expressed pure love for people and things, especially for women and the simple situations of life.


The Easy Listening Music of the 70’s and 80’s expressed many positive attributes

True Love:

  • How Deep is Your Love?
  • Just the Way You Are
  • Arthur’s Theme by Christopher Cross
  • The Power of love
  • Up Where We Belong
  • You Decorated My Life


  • Lean on Me, by Bill Withers
  • Think You for Being a Friend
  • Wind Beneath My Wings, by Bettie Midler
  • You’ve Got a Friend, by James Taylor

Interesting Places:

  • Key Largo
  • Native New Yorker-Oddessy
  • California Dreaming’ – The Mamas and the Papas
  • Rocky Mountain High – John Denver
  • Brooklyn Roads – Neil Diamond

The Desolate Change and Impact of Contemporary music

The problem with today’s music, unlike that of the 70’s and 80’s, it is void of meaning and true purpose. Most avid music lovers don’t even give today’s music a second thought. If fact, some of today’s music is downright terrible. Most of it send messages of contention, disrespect for women, and outright rebellion against authority.

That is the reason many good music lovers continue to listen to the meaningful music of the 70’s and 80’s.

Many young music lovers wish they had been born in the era when music really emphasized good values and sent messages of love, unity and personal dignity.

The dream is that the smooth lyrics, clean oriented messages of the 70’s and 80’s make a resurgent so that people can get their values in priority.  If today’s music continues to send messages of self-pride, disrespect for authority, and uncommittable relationships, the return to positive and meaningful and music will only be an illusion.

Are You Still in Love with Yesterday’s Music?

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