Listen to a Randomly Chosen Pop/Rock Song by Year for Free


This site lets you find popular songs and music from less known artists by year. is a site where you can click on any year from 1950-2010 and listen to a randomly chosen pop/rock song released in that year.

Select the year of your choice, anywhere from the 1950s all the way up to 2010 and a random song from that year opens on YouTube in a new window.

There’s a good mix of popular songs and songs from artists that aren’t well known, a good source for discovering new-to-you music.

Some songs generated a “Video unavailable. The uploader has not made this video available in your country” message. Usually a quick search found the same song where I could view the song.

If you’d like to create a playlist but don’t want to have or use a YouTube account, here’s how to create a playlist at YouTube without an account: Create YouTube Playlists Without an Account

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Hi rhiannon,
Nice find.
However, when you describe it as "randomly generated pop/rock song", that's confusing. I was expecting music composed ("generated") by an algorithm. Perhaps a better phrase is "randomly chosen..."
Or perhaps you're missing a word and you meant "randomly generated LIST of pop/rock songs"?

Thanks, I didn't realize it would be read that way. :)
I've edited the article.