It is 35-45 years in the future and us Gen-Xers are populating what is remaining of the retirement home industry after the bust during the Boomer Dieoff of 2026-34. Frustrated at finding juke box after juke box filled with “My Girl” and “I Think We’re Alone Now,” we rebel: We demand entertainment and we demand it now!
So we organize a party and hire a band. And they play all the songs that our kids are sick of hearing as well, the new “Gen-X standards” that play during commercials, Super Bowls, TV shows, etc. (Sort of how we’re forced to endure “Twist and Shout” 100,000,000 times.)
But seriously, what songs do you think the band will play? What songs from our generation do you think will become the new “standards,” the ones that pretty much everybody knows through 30 years of sheer media repetition?
Here’s a few to start the party off:
“Smells Like Teen Spirit,” Nirvana
(we’ll assume the band comes equipped with male and female singers and all the proper instrumentation required)