Nothing Beats The Classics

vinylPhoto by Krystian Olszanski

I listen to a variety of music–from pop to alternative, from folk to rock. And although I love highlighting up-and-coming bands on my blog, this post will be a little different. Today I’m going to talk about a few classic, timeless bands that I’ve been listening to since I was little.


Formed in 1991 in Manchester by brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher, Oasis is a band no one will ever forget. Their legendary songs such as “Wonderwall,” and “Champagne Supernova” are the most famous, but my favorites will always be “Don’t Look Back In Anger,” and “She’s Electric.” I would jump at the chance to ever see this band live, but unfortunately, they broke up around 2009. I remember Oasis being one of the first things I downloaded when I first bought an iPod in middle school. My parents always played their CDs, so I grew up listening to them. (Photo via Tumblr). They truly changed the music world. Influencing bands like The Killers, Arctic Monkeys, The Strokes, and Coldplay, their legacy lives on.

My favorite lyric: “Please don’t put your life in the hands of a rock and roll band…who will throw it all away.” ~Don’t Look Back In Anger

The Cranberries

-1Listening to “Linger” by The Cranberries brings me right back to 6th grade when I listened to them all the time. I still love this song–I could listen to it on repeat all day. It’s so calming!

This Irish rock band formed in Limerick in 1990, and is still active today! According to Wikipedia, “The group was one of the most successful rock acts of the ’90s and sold over 40 million albums worldwide.” Check out the amazing live version of their song you might know, “Dreams.” (Photo via Concrete Playground)

My old cassette tape of a few of The Cranberries’ songs.

Favorite Lyric: “If you, if you could return, don’t let it burn, don’t let it fade.” ~Linger


Still widely popular today, Train formed in 1994 and released their very first self-entitled album Train in 1998, which you can check out here! It went triple platinum in the U.S. & Canada, and still stands as the band’s best-selling album. (Photo via Rizzo Music)

A few of my favorite songs by Train are “Calling All Angles,” “Drops Of Jupiter,” and “Meet Virginia.”  I love Train’s rock, pop style–none of their songs is exactly the same as the other.

Favorite Lyric: “Since the return from her stay on the moon, she listens like spring and she talks like June..” ~Drops Of Jupiter

Vertical Horizon

Vertical Horizon formed in 1991, and was my first ever favorite alternative-rock band. The first song I loved by them (which is still my favorite) is “Everything You Want.” (The music video is pretty cool, too!)  Another song I love is their chilling single, “Underwater,” which I’ve been listening to a lot lately. (Photo via

Vertical Horizon is one of those bands that has such a unique sound, but doesn’t get enough credit for how talented they truly are! See for yourself how great they are & listen to the live version of their song, “Send It Up,” here.

Like what you hear? Listen to their latest album, “Echoes From Underground,” here!

Songs are precious time capsules! Tweet me: what song brings YOU back?


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