Was this a chart-topping pop song in 1969 or 2019?

Travel down the "Old Town Road" to the age of "Aquarius."


In 1969, it was hard to scan through the radio dial without hearing "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In." This year, "Old Town Road" seemed to be thumping inside every car and sports arena. 

You can certainly hear the difference between the pop music of then and now — but can you read the difference?

Below, we've gathered the titles of huge hits from 2019 and fifty years ago. All but one of them were No. 1 smashes. 

Can you put them into the correct era?

  1. "Sugar, Sugar"
  2. "Sucker"
  3. "Sunflower"
  4. "Hot Fun in the Summertime"
  5. "Hot Girl Summer"
  6. "God's Country"
  7. "In the Ghetto"
  8. "Dizzy"
  9. "Truth Hurts"
  10. "I Can't Get Next to You"
  11. "7 Rings"
  12. "In the Year 2525"
  13. "Without Me"
  14. "Honky Tonk Women"
  15. "A Boy Named Sue"
  16. "Bad Guy"

Was this a chart-topping pop song in 1969 or 2019?

Your Result...

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Br0ther1KB 45 months ago
"...And his Momma cry's..." - Elvis Presley. 12/16.
Amalthea 56 months ago
16/16. Love most of the '69 ones, can barely tolerate most of the '19 ones.
CANARYMETV666 56 months ago
Never heard of the song in the year 2525
Thatzaftigbroad CatMETV666 34 months ago
You're not missing anything. Mama would listen to the oldies station when we were growing up and I hated that song.
John 56 months ago
16/16. This one was easy. If I never heard of the song, I clicked on 2019. I was right every time.
Br0ther1KB John 45 months ago
Good thinking dude!
JDnHuntsvilleAL 57 months ago
Very easy. If I recognized the song, 1969. If I didn't, 2019.

I stopped listening to pop music about 20 years ago.
Br0ther1KB JDnHuntsvilleAL 45 months ago
"Pop Music" - M. "This is POP" - XTC. "Heavenly Pop Hit" - The Chills (Kiwi Pop) "Pop Goes The World" - Men Without Hats.
MrDbutler69 57 months ago
16/16. I've never heard of any of the 2019 songs but I've heard of all of the 1969 songs, so I just voted 2019 if it was something I never heard of.
Ironhead75 MrDbutler69 57 months ago
Exactly what I did. The 1969 songs all obviously we're #1 hits and have been played basically daily for 50 years.
SheriHeffner 57 months ago
13 out of 16. I mostly listen to 80s music.
LucyImHome1951 57 months ago
Easy if I didn't know the song it was for 2019.
Kevin 57 months ago
That was fairly easy. If I haven't heard of a song, it must be 2019
Custodes 57 months ago
12 out of 16...bad showing this time. :-(
JeffTanner 57 months ago
''You got 13 out of 16'' -----------------Has pop music changed since 1969? Yes. Yes, it has.
CarolHuberSchueckler 57 months ago
Love MeTV. Our cable company here in East Tennessee can't get it right. Continually the program freezes or blacks out.
Mine just dumped Heroes & Icons. :-(
SheriHeffner Custodes 57 months ago
Our entire state dumped Decades. North Carolina. (Blows Raspberries!)
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