- 1 “Time is on my Side” – The Rolling Stones
- 2 “Time Has Come Today” – The Chambers Brothers
- 3 “Time” – Pink Floyd
- 4 “Clocks” – Coldplay
- 5 “Time is Running Out” – Muse
- 6 “Time Of The Season” by The Zombies
- 7 “Good Times Roll” by The Cars
- 8 “Youth Of Yesterday” by The Veer Union
- 9 “Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)” by Green Day
- 10 “When I’m Sixty-Four” by The Beatles
“Time is on my Side” – The Rolling Stones
As part of the album ’12 x 5,’ The Rolling Stones released “Time Is on My Side” in 1964. Jerry Ragovoy initially wrote the song as a jazz standard. Rock band The Rolling Stones and soul singer Irma Thomas both covered the song and made it famous. The song’s lyrics handle the issue of passing time with a sense of optimism and trust. Next, listen to some songs on hope from our collection.
“Time Has Come Today” – The Chambers Brothers
The Chamber Brothers’ “Time Has Come Today” is the first single from their 1967 album of the same name. This song focuses on the contemporary time period. Despite the passage of time, The Chamber Brothers admit in their song that the present moment is the most important one in which to act. Fear and hopelessness are things of the past.
“Time” – Pink Floyd
No wonder Pink Floyd’s “Time” song has a title like that: it’s all about the passage of time. The song “Time” was a significant element of the band’s legendary smash album “The Dark Side of the Moon,” released in 1962. Lead singer David Gilmour laments the passing of time in the song. For many individuals, this is a very familiar sensation.
“Clocks” – Coldplay
The 2002 single “Clocks” by Coldplay became an instant smash in the pop rock genre. On their second studio album, “A Rush of Blood to the Head,” the band released this song. This song’s lyrics are a tad more enigmatic and subtle than those of other songs on this list. In this approach, listeners can interpret the lyrics and take their own conclusions from them. Our song’s lyrics about “ticking clocks” and “lost opportunities” make it a worthy addition to this list. There are many ways to interpret the idea of clocks as a symbol or metaphor for the passage of time.
“Time is Running Out” – Muse
Although the sensation of time slipping away is unpleasant, it is a typical occurrence. Muse’s third studio album, ‘Absolution,’ included the song “Time is Running Out,” which was released in 2003. This progressive indie rock band from the United Kingdom is known for its dark and foreboding sound in many of its songs. However, this song was a little more radio-friendly than past Muse recordings. This resulted in the song making its way onto US radio stations as well. Both in the US and the UK, it reached the top ten of the charts.
“Time Of The Season” by The Zombies
“Time of the Season” is a hippy anthem in the truest sense of the word.
Despite the song’s declaration that “It’s time of the season for loving,” there is no such thing as “loving.”
To say that “season” in this context means youth would be an accurate interpretation, but that might be giving the song too much credit.
Whatever the case, it’s a fantastic song.
“Good Times Roll” by The Cars
This song’s chorus is instantly recognizable to everyone.
The lyrics, on the other hand, suggest that this song isn’t even about “happy times”:
In other words, “Let the good times roll/Let the good times roll/Let the good times roll/Let the good times roll/Let the good times roll.”
“It’s about expectations against reality,” Ric Ocasek remarked in an interview with Rolling Stone.
Getting to be a rock and roll star is something that a lot of individuals aspire to.
Although it may appear like the “good times” are going well from the outside, they aren’t necessarily so.
It’s a more difficult song to understand, but once you do, you’ll have a fresh perspective on it.
“Youth Of Yesterday” by The Veer Union
The Veer Union, a Canadian rock band, appears to create a lot of songs about the passage of time.
There seems to be a connection between “Youth Of Yesterday” and a person who has given up on their goals.
Not taking chances and “waste” of a life is what the narrator is begging the youth of the past to forgive him for.
Taking responsibility for where you’ve ended up in your life is the theme of this song.
You have no one to blame except yourself for where you are right now.
Start taking greater risks today if you don’t want to live a life of regret.
“Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)” by Green Day
When it comes to Green Day, this acoustic song could be one of their more “punk rock” offerings.
It’s obvious that given the context, a song called “Good Riddance” cannot be about having the “time of your life.”
To avoid causing distress, I’ll keep this brief.
Billie Joe Armstrong, on the other hand, seems to be poking fun of individuals who are too busy looking backwards and congratulating themselves on their little achievements.
However, Armstrong has stated that the song is about his ex-girlfriend Amanda, who relocated to Ecuador, and that’s what I’m going by.
Consequently, “good riddance.”
Something unexpected, but ultimately right/I hope you had the time of your life.
“When I’m Sixty-Four” by The Beatles
When you first hear The Beatles’ “When I’m Sixty-Four,” you might think it’s a silly song about becoming older.
It’s possible, given their track record, that they were joking when they wrote it.
This is all that the narrator says:
What will happen to you when I’m 64?/Will you still care for me?