Over the years, technology has changed the way we listen to music. There was a time when the phonography was the only source of music for households. Could you imagine the bulky phonograph that consumes a lot of space which was actually treated as a decorative piece at the same time?
One of the things that made music accessible to many fans is via the radio. No longer do you have to go to live shows or store discs around the house to listen to different varieties of music. Over the years, radio technology has also changed from transistor radios to the internet radio that we have today.
There are a lot of artists that benefited from the radio as well. Here are some of the favorite music that have been played on radio throughout history.
“Hey Jude” by the Beatles
Hey Jude is a song by the fab four. It is their longest running top hit for the Billboard countdown. It was the very first single from the album made on the Beatle’s Apple label. Not only is Hey Jude the longest in terms of running time, it also lasted for nine weeks on the number one spot.
“Physical” by Olivia Newton-John
During the 1980s, Physical was a song that was a breakthrough. Though it is rather tame in today’s standard, it was one of those songs that were able to break the standards of 1970s to 80s radio. It was a bit uncomfortable to listeners, but it was catchy at the same time.
“Macarena” by Los Del Rio
Yes, it’s the catchy song from the mid-90s that made everyone dance. The Macarena was a hit on the radio that everyone can still remember the dance move of this catchy song. This song was even translated to English which further immortalized the hit on the radio.
“I Gotta Feeling” By the Black Eyed Peas
Black Eyed Peas during their peak in the early to mid-2000s was able to make such memorable hits from “Boom Boom Pow” to “Where is the Love”. “I Gotta Feeling” was hit that surpassed “Boom Boom Pow” in its stay in number one spot. “I Gotta Feeling” stayed in the number one spot on the radio for 14 weeks.
“How Do I Live” by LeAnn Rimes
During the late 1990s, LeAnn Rimes was at the peak of her career. “How Do I Live” was a hit after the movie Con Air made it as its soundtrack. Who could forget that movie when Nicolas Cage was an ex-soldier who became an inmate aboard a hi-jacked prison plane? Nicholas Cage and LeAnn Rimes, how 90s can this get?
“Smooth” by Santana and Rob Thomas
Santana made it a point to make his comeback a memorable one. But on his album “Supernatural” he made an impact the most with Rob Thomas with the single “Smooth”. Catchy solos and deep voice, people tuned in to this song for weeks.
What are the hits that you’ve listened to for the past years? What songs bring back memories?