If Each Generation were a Billboard Top 100 Song…

… What would they be?

Baby Boomers – 7 Years (Lukas Graham)

Lukas Graham sounds like a wise, reflective grandfatherly figure who’s lived a full life. He’s that grandfather who always manages to pin you down and spill his life story, and it’s admittedly God damn interesting. Lyrics like ” I don’t believe in failure, ’cause I know the smallest voice they can make it major” and “I’m still learning about life” is a testament to the perseverance of this generation who’s had it tough.


Generation X – When We Were Young (Adele)

Stop it, Adele. Stop having the voice of an angel and stop drowning us in the pool of tears we didn’t even know our tear ducts had the capacity to produce.

Image from 9Gag

Seriously, though. When We Were Young is a nostalgic tune with a chord progression that would be the perfect soundtrack to every story that begins with ‘back in the day…’.


Generation Y – Stressed Out (twenty one pilots)

“We used to play pretend, give each other different names,
We would build a rocket ship and then we’d fly it far away,
Used to dream of outer space but now they’re laughing at our face,
Saying, “Wake up, you need to make money.”

The Instagram posts are picture-perfect, the Snapchat stories see us living in the moment, but that’s far from reality. This song may be uptempo and catchy, but its lyrics really do tell a different story.


Generation Z – Work (Rihanna feat. Drake)

Ending this blog entry on a lighter note, this song represents Generation Z in that we have no idea what Rihanna is trying to say. Dur dur dur… nir nir nir…?! Between all the ‘on fleeks’ and ‘on points’, my 13-year-old cousin may be hard to decipher, but at least there is some level of comprehension among us.


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