songs The Best Songs About Getting Old  

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Getting old is a natural part of life, which is why there are so many songs about getting old. As one of life’s few guarantees, the fact that everyone is always getting older means people have been writing songs about getting old as long as people have been writing songs. Some songs are blasé about this fact, while others are resigned or even angry about our inevitable mortality. Whatever deeps feelings you have about getting old, there’s a whole lot of great music you can listen to on the subject. These songs may be getting older by the second, but they’ll always be timeless.

Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide” was written by Stevie Nicks when she just a young woman, telling a story about aging that connects with people from all generations. “Time,” by Pink Floyd, is a centerpiece track from their album Dark Side of the Moon, a song cycle about the life cycle.

“When I’m 64” by The Beatles is Paul McCartney's classic lighthearted song about aging. McCartney has since bypassed the age in the title.

Which of these songs about aging do you love more and more the older you get? Vote for your favorites! If a song you love about again isn’t on the list, please make sure it isn’t forgotten by adding it.

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Old Man Neil Young

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wolfwalk added Touch of Grey Grateful Dead

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Tom Islava added Cat's In the Cradle Harry Chapin

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Time Pink Floyd

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My Generation is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Songs About Getting Old
My Generation The Who

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Landslide is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Songs About Getting Old
Pete St Martin added Landslide Fleetwood Mac

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When I'm 64 The Beatles

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Forever Young is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Songs About Getting Old
punksnotdead added Forever Young Alphaville

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100 Years is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Songs About Getting Old
Larry Stephanie added 100 Years Five for Fighting

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punksnotdead added Mother's Little Helper The Rolling Stones

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Dream On is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Songs About Getting Old
SailorHank Payne added Dream On Aerosmith

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Dirty Old Man Neil Young

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wolfwalk added Old Friends Simon and Garfunkel

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Larry Stephanie added 7 Years Lukas Graham

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Tom Islava added Oceans Away Elton John

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My Old Man James Taylor, Joni Mitchell

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The Grouch Green Day

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Older Crowd MC Chris

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My Old Man John Denver

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Erin Neff added Veronica Elvis Costello

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Old Man Willow Elephant's Memory

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Hey Nineteen Steely Dan

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When I Grow Old Pet Lions

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Losing My Edge LCD Soundsystem

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punksnotdead added Wir leben immer ... noch (Lucky Number) Nina Hagen, Nina Hagen Band

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Tom Islava added This Train Don't Stop There Anymore Elton John

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Stop This Train John Mayer

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Thrash Unreal Against Me!

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My Old Man Lou Reed

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Old Man & Me Hootie & the Blowfish

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I'd Rather Be Dead is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Songs About Getting Old
wolfwalk added I'd Rather Be Dead Harry Nilsson

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Kevin Hayes added Old and Wise The Alan Parsons Project

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Never Wed an Old Man Pete Seeger

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Old Man of the Ocean Rod Argent, Phil Collins, Gary Moore

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Mean Old Man The Velvet Underground

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wolfwalk added Songs to Aging Children Come Joni Mitchell

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dumbIT added Another Year

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Old Man Took America

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Merijo Dietrich added Generation landslide Alice Cooper

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Merijo Dietrich added Hurt Johnny Cash

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Older Gods Wu-Tang Clan

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Older Sister Carly Simon

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Older Guy Paul Gilbert

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Erin Neff added Give It All Foals