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Entry from January 17, 2020
“You’re not old until the local ‘oldies’ station is playing your high school songs”

"That moment when the music you listened to in high school is being played on the ‘oldies’ station” is a saying that has been printed on many images. This saying originated from one of these images and was posted on Twitter by StyleBlueprint on February 20, 2014.

There are many other forms of the saying. “You know you’re getting old when......(...) when the music on the ‘oldies’ station is *your* music” was posted on the newsgroup alt.cuddle on April 19, 1997. “You know you are old when songs from your favorite high school album are being played on the oldies station” was posted on Twitter by Sean Burgess on May 14, 2008. “I’m ‘The music on the oldies station came out when I was in high school’ years old” was posted on Twitter by Sarah Beam on September 26, 2019.


Google Groups: alt.cuddle
You know you’re getting old when...... 
Princess G
4/19/97
(...)
And you know it....

... when the music on the ‘oldies’ station is *your* music.

Google Groups: alt.culture.us.1970s
Worst Song of the 70’s
man4allseasons
2/10/98
(...)
Just the other day I was saying to my wife, “ it makes me feel really old (and I’m only 34!) when the oldies station plays songs I listened to in jr. high & high school”.As Mick Jagger once said “what a drag it is getting old”.

Google Groups: rec.humor.oracke.d
In/Justice at the Grammies
Ben Fisher
3/2/01
(...)
You’re not old until the local “Oldies” station is playing music you went to high school to.

Google Groups: rec.autos.makers.jeep+willys
way way way ot…
Cherokee-Ltd
9/9/02
(...)
Brian - “you know you’re getting old when the songs at your high school dances are now on the oldies station”

Twitter
Sean Burgess
@Phigment
You know you are old when songs from your favorite high school album are being played on the oldies station.
9:53 AM · May 14, 2008·Twitter SMS

Twitter
Robin Vaughn
@SEBgalena
U know ur old when one of ur favorite high school tunes is now part of “the oldies” station repertoire.  Just happnd to me today!  rasberry
4:04 PM · Jan 11, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Scott Spradlin
@scotts
I must be old ... they play songs from my high school era on the oldies station now!
11:15 PM · Jan 20, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Michele
@Micheledidasko
So, apparently the local oldies station now plays songs that were big when I was in high school. Not cool. #old
6:50 PM · Jan 16, 2013·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
StyleBlueprint
@StyleBlueprint
“That moment when the music you listened to in high school is being played on the “Oldies” station.” Good one… http://fb.me/3AINCFN7f
2:15 PM · Feb 20, 2014·Facebook

Twitter
Tremaine Dance
@TremaineDance
That moment when…
the #music you listened to in High School is being played on “The Oldies” station http://fb.me/2eSVgGMoI
2:40 PM · Jul 12, 2014·Facebook

Twitter
Miz
@mizstellar
How old am I? Old enough to be PISSED AS FUCK that Pearl Jam was on the ‘oldies’ station. Songs from high school are not old. Fuckers.
9:05 PM · May 16, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
E. H. James
@EHJames1
That moment when the music you listened to in high school is being played on “The Oldies” station.
5:18 PM · Aug 17, 2015·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Janis - Is doing minor edits, done by 1/19
@so_caffeinated
There is nothing I’ve found so far that makes me feel as old as songs I loved in high school playing on the oldies station.
10:08 AM · Mar 10, 2016·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Al 🏳️‍🌈
@neogeo
You know you’re getting old when the oldies station plays songs released when you were at high school, and you still think they’re cool.
6:15 AM · Aug 2, 2016 from Melrose, Wellington City·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Grant Imahara
@grantimahara
I wasn’t feeling old until I discovered the local “oldies” station is exclusively playing music from my high school days. #ilovethe80s
4:55 PM · Jan 8, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Rebecca Bean
@RLeighBean
It makes me feel so old when I hear songs that were popular when I was in high school on the oldies station 😐😂
12:26 PM · Mar 21, 2019·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Marthie
@MarthieBeeCA
You’re old if the oldies station is playing your high school jams. #YouAreOfficiallyOldIf
6:43 PM · Aug 22, 2019·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Sarah Beam
@momonmanna
I’m “The music on the oldies station came out when I was in high school” years old.
3:06 PM · Sep 26, 2019·Twitter Web App

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/Skydiever January 17, 2020
You’re getting old when the oldies station has music that was after your time, not before.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityRadio/Television • Friday, January 17, 2020 • Permalink