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Bottom line: everyone relates to music. Whether you are going to interview with the manager at an old-blooded company, or meeting prospective in-laws, the music below is always an easy way to relate. When things get tough, talk about music. In an economy like this, pulling out that music card is definitely a way to break down the corporate wall. Try it. I mean, if the interview is going really badly, what have you got to lose? Most of all, those that are not quite into to the Gen-Y malarkey that we're into will appreciate the fact that we appreciate their golden years. Picture this: a drunken conversation with your gun-cleaning, tool-using, father-in-law to be. One mention of Frankie Valli and he will turn off all the lights and start to dance with his wife, cigar in hand. Then, at that moment, you will be golden...and you can bang his daughter.

The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 10 Bands To Know So That Older People Think You Are Cool
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Okay, do they really need an explanation?! Any man or woman who doesn't like that Beatles has got some explaining to do. STAT! It would be a good debate topic, though.

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#3 on The Best Pop Groups/Artists

#1 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#1 on The Best Pop Rock Bands & Artists

#2 on The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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The Beach Boys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 10 Bands To Know So That Older People Think You Are Cool
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They are in their 60's and still singing their asses off. AND they still sound the same as they did when they were in their prime. They remind everyone that just because you get older, you can still do what you want and be damn good at it.

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#97 on The Best Pop Groups/Artists

#93 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#32 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#3 on The Best Pop Rock Bands & Artists

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Chicago is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 10 Bands To Know So That Older People Think You Are Cool
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Any man, young or old, that appreciates the instrumental abilities of Chicago immediately gains 10 points. With anybody.

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#98 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#4 on Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

#56 on The Best Pop Rock Bands & Artists

#43 on The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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Dire Straits is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 10 Bands To Know So That Older People Think You Are Cool
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"Romeo and Juliet" stands as one of the greatest songs of all time. Just knowing that a young person knows a song of this caliber will make those older peeps swoon, man or woman.

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#41 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#16 on Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

#55 on The Best Pop Rock Bands & Artists

#90 on The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 10 Bands To Know So That Older People Think You Are Cool
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Any mention of anything relating to Frank Sinatra (i.e. The Rat Pack) will make any man envision smoking a cigar, turning off the lights, and dancing with his wife.

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#20 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#2 on The Best Singers of All Time

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Boz Scaggs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 10 Bands To Know So That Older People Think You Are Cool
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Another guy in his 60's that is still kickin'. Older men know how to rock it, but they need to be reminded sometimes, and that, my friend, is up to you. I wouldn't bring up the fact that his voice reminds you of sex, though.

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#446 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#228 on The Best Blues Artists of All Time

#281 on The Best Rock Bands of All Time

#277 on The Best Pop Artists of the 1980s

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John Mellencamp is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 10 Bands To Know So That Older People Think You Are Cool
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The ultimate. Every woman wants to and has always wanted to be with him.

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#107 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#119 on The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

#46 on The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters

#183 on The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s

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