Songs Baby Boomers Love
Old Faves for Old Farts Like Me
The Beatles' hit "When I'm 64" was released in 1967. I was 10. I couldn't picture myself being 24, let alone 64. Well, let me tell you something. As a '57 classic (not a Chevy, tho), I'm actually towards the tail end of the Baby Boomer generation. This means that many of the Beatles' original audience has already passed the 60 mark and is rolling into their golden years. The rest of us Boomers are reconciling ourselves to middle age --and the bodily failings that come with it.
A friend of mine (who is in his 60s and actuallly quite good natured about it) sent this funny list via email. I thought I'd share.
Here's the deal. Several artists of the 60's are revising their hits with new lyrics to accommodate aging baby boomers. I've provided the new names, followed by videos of the original hits.
Now, if you're one of those young whippersnappers still under 30, go ahead and laugh if you want to. It won't be that long until this type of "oldies" list will be updated with the likes of Lil Wayne, Shakira, Coldpay and Keith Urban.
Bobby Darin --- Splish, Splash, I Was Havin' a Flash.
The First Time Ever I Forgot Your Face.
Herman's Hermits ---
Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Walker.
Johnny Nash ---
I Can't See Clearly Now.
Ringo Starr ---
I Get By With a Little Help From Depends.
The Bee Gees -- -
How Can You Mend a Broken Hip.
Fifty Ways to Lose Your Liver
The Commodores ---
Once, Twice, Three Times to the Bathroom.
Marvin Gaye ---
Heard It Through the Grape Nuts.
A Whiter Shade of Hair.
Leo Sayer ---
You Make Me Feel Like Napping.
The Temptations ---
Papa's Got a Kidney Stone.
Abba--- > Denture Queen.
Tony Orlando ---
Knock 3 Times On The Ceiling If You Hear Me Fall.
Helen Reddy --- I Am Woman, Hear Me Snore.
It's My Procedure, and I'll Cry if I want To
And Last but NOT least... Willie Nelson --- On the Commode Again