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Generational Playlists

Research has shown that remembering music from our late teens and early twenties is not just a coincidence. Due to biological factors and life experiences, music that we listen to during this period of our lives carries a special significance and connects our memories to feelings we experienced during that transformational time.  


Our generational music playlists offer the opportunity to learn about the enduring music of each decade and select billboard charting hits or specific artists that make sense based on the individuals in your care. Each playlist is available on Spotify, but also includes an accompanying guide of Top 40 artists and songs of the decade for your convenience.









Are you looking for more free Songbook playlists and resources?


Explore Songbook Selections for playlists categorized by songwriters from Cole Porter to Duke Ellington and themes from optimism to the magic of love. If you're a care provider for an older adult, you'll find music videos and engaging activity packets created with the Perfect Harmony® program.


Songbook Selections. Four photos featuring Duke Ellington in a suit at a white piano, Irving Berlin at the piano singing with a wide mouth, George and Ira Gershwin with closed smiles, and Cole Porter wearing a suit with a carnation and a relaxed arm on a piano.     Perfect Harmony. Singer Michael Feinstein sits at a piano and smiles as he sings to an audience.