Question: Why do you call your website "Rock The Jukebox"?
Answer: The name is a take-off on the 1991 Alan Jackson song "Don't Rock The Jukebox". I thought it was a good name at the time, except for the fact that I don't sell jukeboxes. I merely write about the golden oldies that fill jukeboxes.
Q: But "Don't Rock The Jukebox" is a country song, not oldies rock and roll.
A: That's not a question, but I agree, to a point. It's not oldies rock and roll, per se. But! By definition, the oldies radio format is one that concentrates on music from a period of about 15 to 55 years before the present day.
Besides, in its chorus, "Don't Rock The Jukebox" mentions both George Jones AND the Rolling Stones, two big names in oldies music. How cool is that?
Q: Why do you have songs from the 1980s and 1990s? Those aren't oldies.
A: Pretty much every song here has a connection to the best era in oldies music (in my opinion): the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. For example, someone might raise an eyebrow at "Man In The Mirror" by Michael Jackson. But Jackson began performing with the Jackson 5 in the 1960s, and is considered a performer of the oldies era.
Another example is "Blue" by Leann Rimes. It became a hit in 1996, yet the song was written in the 1960s for Patsy Cline, but because she died in 1963, she never got the chance to hear it, let alone record it. As you can see, there are exceptions to the rule, yet all are connected in some way to either the fifties, sixties or seventies.
Q: Can I suggest an oldies song?
A: Yes! Boogie on over to the Contact Us page and suggest your favorite oldies song! Perhaps you'd like more Motown or Stax. Maybe the big-band era is your favorite. Whatever, as long as it's a golden oldie. But remember: choose wisely, for we might actually do a write-up for "Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb". Just be sure that's what you really want before you ask...