When you think of tech you may think of the future. But sometimes tech takes us on a fun journey back in time so we can relive memories of days gone by.
The Nostalgia Machine is a new website developed by J. Doran and E. Slevin that can remind you what music was like in years past. We may forget what songs were popular way back when, but The Nostalgia Machine can quickly transport us back to the familiar songs of old. Or not so old…
To get started, head to The Nostalgia Machine website and pick the year in time you want to travel back to and get your Jam On. Then click the Hit Me! button.
The Nostalgia Machine will show you 100 hit songs from that year. You can go all the way back to 1960 or any year since then, up to 2013.
The collection isn’t an official list of the top 100 hit songs, but it may be even better than that. This collection is designed to bring back nostalgic memories for you.
What could be better than that?
The site recommends picking a childhood year for best results. You can choose the year you were born to see what songs were popular then.
But who really remembers music from the year they were born?
So check out the year you first started school. Do you remember which songs were popular then? Pick the year you became a teenager or graduated high school. Remember what songs were playing at your high school prom?
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Take a trip down Music Memory Lane by clicking on n a link to reveal treasures (a/k/a YouTube videos) for the songs, such as this video of “I Got You Babe” by Sonny & Cher from 1965:
You can revisit old classics such as Barry Manilow’s “Could It Be Magic?” from 1975:
Also check out John Mellencamp’s “Cherry Bomb” from 1988 for a double-dose of nostalgia:
Do you remember Will Smith’s “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It” from 1998?
Travel into this century with Usher, Lil Jon and Ludacris – “Yeah!” from 2005:
Sometimes you don’t have to travel back far in time to be nostalgic for music. Remember Psy’s “Gangham Style” from last year?
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In the event you become highly addicted to a particular year’s collection (and who could blame you if you did?), you can click on a link that opens the collection as a playlist on disco.io so you can jam to all of The Nostalgia Machine tunes from that year.
Have you checked out The Nostalgia Machine? What year(s) did you travel back to? Were you reminded of any songs you had long forgotten? Let us know in the Comments section below!
Pennsylvania Conference for Women
If you’ll be in the Philadelphia area on Thursday, October 16, be sure to check out the Pennsylvania Conference for Women. This year is the 10th anniversary for the Conference, which is a day-long gathering of thousands of women, featuring keynote speakers Jane Pauley, Diane Keaton, Robin Roberts, Tory Roberts and more. See the full list of impressive speakers at http://www.paconferenceforwomen.org/speakers/.
From the Conference organizers:
The 10th annual Pennsylvania Conference for Women is a non-profit, non-partisan, one-day professional and personal development event for women that features dozens of renowned speakers sharing inspirational stories and leading seminars on the issues that matter most to women, including health, personal finance, executive leadership, small business and entrepreneurship, work/life balance, branding and social media marketing, and more. The Conference offers incredible opportunities for business networking, professional development, and personal growth.
* Jukebox image (edited) by Erol via Flickr and Creative Commons