The History of Songs in Rock and Roll Essay

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At the start of this class, I did not think that I would learn as much as I did. Just last night my wife and I were watching “The Voice” and someone was singing “I’ll Be There.” I told her that was a song by The Jackson 5. She disagreed with me and told me that Mariah Carey had sung that song. I looked it up and we were both right. I went onto tell her that I was more right because The Jackson 5 sang it first. It got me thinking about this class and how I catch myself thinking about the history of songs whenever I hear them on the radio or in a movie.

When I first started reading, the chapters in the textbook I was confused about how and why certain song are considered rock and roll. It is easy for me to understand why Led
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I can recall the exact place and what I was doing. That was an example of a good feeling, but it can also bring back feelings that are not so joyous. It can remind you of the times in your life that you wish you could go back to. It can make you feel sad that you will never be able to recreate those memories again and would give anything to do so. That is what I love about music. It acts as a time capsule for certain events that take place in your life.

During the 90s, rock and roll had several artists from decades past finding renewed success like Eric Clapton, Santana, and Paul McCartney. Eric Clapton’s “Tears in Heaven,” about the tragic death of his son, became one of the biggest releases in the 1990s. Many bands from the 60s and 70s have enjoyed success because of the classic-rock stations. They have the opportunity to stay relevant and current. The rock and roll genre will endure the test of time because of the musicians who are dedicated to keep evolving it. There has been many evolutional changes to rock and roll throughout the years. There has been blues-based British rock, American blues rock and southern rock, progressive rock, country rock, punk, heavy metal, indie, and alternative rock just to name a few. It is safe to say that there will continue to be changes in the future. No one knows what those changes will be, but I am excited to find out.

I know I am never going to have a career in music, but I
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