The Most Masculine Oldies Music

Chances are you’re already familiar with the classic above, “Walk Like a Man” by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Besides being an absolute gem of 1960s rock, it contains some of the hardest-hitting, no-nonsense manly wisdom ever sung in a falsetto voice.

A son, frustrated with his absolute bitch-of-a-girlfriend turns to his father for advice.

But my good father said
“Give her up don’t bother
The world isn’t coming to an end”

He said it, walk like a man
Talk like a man
Walk like a man my son

No woman’s worth
Crawling on the earth
So walk like a man, my son

Like every other era of music, the catalog of so-called Golden Oldies (music from the 1950s and 60s) is jam-packed with milquetoast love songs (though admittedly at a time when that fantasy was probably more true than it is today). Despite this, you’ll find some loud proclamations of alpha-male commandments hidden among them if you pay attention.

 “Cash, Cars, and Bros Before Hoes.”

The Beach Boys were famously big on cars, surfing, and girls. Here, they make it clear what comes last in that order.

We always take my car ‘cause it’s never been beat
And we’ve never missed yet with the girls we meet

None of the guys go steady ‘cause it wouldn’t be right
To leave their best girl home on a Saturday night

“Women Come and Go. Don’t Overpay for Low Quality.”

Dads weren’t the only ones dropping wisdom. In this hit, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles get their knowledge from dear old mom.

And then she said, “Just because you’ve become a young man now
There’s still some things that you don’t understand now
Before you ask some girl for her hand now
Keep your freedom for as long as you can now
My mama told me, “You better shop around”

Just as sure as the wind’s gonna blow now
The women come and the women gonna go now
Before you tell ’em that you love ’em, so now
My mama told me, “You better shop around”

Try to get yourself a bargain, son
Don’t be sold on the very first one
Pretty girls come a dime a dozen

“Recognize the Value of Domesticity, Loyalty, and the Quality of Life a Woman Offers.”

In this tongue-in-cheek classic, Jimmy Soul presents the advantages of marrying an “ugly girl” over a vapid hot chick.

If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life
Never make a pretty woman your wife
So from my personal point of view
Get an ugly girl to marry you


A pretty woman makes her husband look small
And very often causes his downfall.
As soon as he marries her
Then she starts to do
The things that will break his heart.
But if you make an ugly woman your wife,
You’ll be happy for the rest of your life,
An ugly woman cooks her meals on time,
She’ll always give you peace of mind.

“Keep Your Pimp Hand Strong.”

What do you do when you come home to find your house in disarray? Santana lays the smack down in this legendary call-out.

You’ve got to change your evil ways…baby
Before I stop loving you.
You’ve got to change…baby

This can’t go on
Lord knows you got to change…baby.

When I come home…baby
My house is dark and my pots are cold
You hang round… baby
With Jean and Joan [probably her slutty bad-influence friends] and a-who knows who
I’m getting tired of waiting and fooling around
I’ll find somebody, who won’t make me feel like a clown

“Go Where the Best Pussy Is. Keep Moving, If Necessary.”

We weren’t the first guys willing to circle the globe for quality girls and variety.

Oh well, I’m the type of guy who will never settle down
Where pretty girls are, well you know that I’m around
I kiss ’em and I love’em ’cause to me they’re all the same
I hug ’em and I squeeze ’em they don’t even know my name
They call me the wanderer, yeah the wanderer
I roam around-around-around

Oh well, I roam from town to town
I go through life without a care
And I’m as happy as a clown

And when I find myself I’m a-fallin’ for some girl
Yeah, I hop right into that car of mine
I drive around the world
Yeah, I’m a wanderer, yeah the wanderer
I roam around-around-around

With the exception of a select group of rappers—who are quick to remind us to “Fuck Bitches, Get Money” and that “Bitches Ain’t Shit”—a significant percentage of music today is so nauseatingly weak that you have to flat-out ignore the lyrics. And, truth be told, most oldies weren’t much better.

So, the next time you need a break from all that noise, remember your masculine oldies.

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52 thoughts on “The Most Masculine Oldies Music”

  1. In terms of pop songs, I’ve been amazed at what some of my male friends post on facebook, some of the most butthurt beta anthems and complaints that “girls don’t like nice guys like me.” At the same time, women post party anthems about going out drinking, getting wasted, grinding assholes at the club and in bed, then complaining that said assholes never call back. Logic, reason, and evidence are not enough to change their views, it almost seems like they just want to follow the crowd, do what everyone else is doing. The red pill won’t hit mainstream until it is mainstream. I have a feeling people will return to the same “traditional values” espoused in those masculine oldies songs once it is socially acceptable to admit in public that 30 years of feminism is enough to tell the experiment failed.

    1. Well, you make a good point about girls listening to party anthems these days. Songs like Icona Pop’s “I Love It” and anything by Kesha.
      But this is just as much a distortion of gender roles as guys listening to beta indie music.
      It used to be that girls would listen to *love songs*. Go back to Billboard charts from the 80’s. Many of the top songs were saccharine sweet love ballads.

  2. Tis true that so few songs tell the truth about male female dynamics, the bulk of mainstream pop has these sorts of lyrics embedded into them (see below), and believe me when I say that your subconscious mind being bombarded by this shit on all sides will eventually cause it to stick in there somewhere…
    “why do you build me up (build me up) buttercup, baby
    just to let me down (let me down)and mess me around
    and then worst of all (worst of all) you never call, baby
    when you say you will (say you will) but i need you still
    i love you (i love you) more than anyone, darlin’
    you know that I have from the start
    so build me up (build me up) buttercup, don’t break my heart
    “i’ll be over at ten”, you told me time and again
    but you’re late, i wait around and then (bah-dah-dah)
    i run to the door, i can’t take any more
    it’s not you, you let me down again
    (hey, hey, hey!) baby, baby, try to find
    (hey, hey, hey!) i need some time, and i’ll make you mine
    (hey, hey, hey!) i’ll be home
    i’ll be beside the phone waiting for you
    ooo-oo-ooo, ooo-oo-ooo”
    To the uninitiated mind, the sheer evil of these lyrics is completely overlooked, and that’s the genius of it, isn’t it? Hate to sound all conspiratorial, but methinks the Cathedral wants men to think this way, they are easier to control and will not challenge the status quo, nor will they break free of the chains suggested by this ideology, no instead I think they end up worshiping those chains.

    1. Maybe not a conspiracy as such, but it is all linked together in a way. Pop music is a product for sale designed to appeal to the widest audience possible. So naturally the subject matter is tailored accordingly, through messages the typical shallow sheeple absorb readily. Of course one thing reinforces the other, as you say, in an endless vicious circle.

      1. Exactly. Songs about the the true nature of “love” cannot be used to sell crap to the masses.

      2. I would contend that there is a greater malice at play that we would assume. The fact is, the catchiest tunes on the radio are all spouting the same nonsense, and the more mainstream and popular the music, the more pernicious the underlying message. And they are all very rhythmic/hypnotic. Will I Am from the black eyed peas once spoke about how he likes to aim for a specific beat/rhythm to his songs, the faster and more rhythmic the more trance like they become, the more suggestive the listener becomes to the content of the music.
        Any song by Rihanna, Bruno Mars, (take your pick of the top artists in the pop charts/vevo/etc/whatever). They are all about obsession, pining over a women, that a man is not a man without a woman, that we need to ask permission to women for things. We need to worship them, we are never as happy as when we have one in our life, etc etc. All dis-empowering stuff, and hypnotic in its rhythm…
        Given the tons of money that go into market research, think tanks, public relations etc, you don’t think that the content of mainstream music is carefully orchestrated? That the effects of said content are not already well known and studied by those who produce it? You think Rihanna writes her own lyrics?

    2. Yeah, because there’s a singular “male-female” dynamic. Right. You simple-minded natural=good fucks will die off one day.

  3. “If her daddy’s rich, take her out for a meal / If her daddy’s poor, just do what you feel.” I always laugh when I hear that line from the Mungo Jerry song In The Summertime.
    Under My Thumb by the Stones is another great alpha tune. Run For Your Life by the Beatles – alpha/demented but fun to sing to.

  4. Buddy Holly had a couple of great ones: “That’ll Be the Day” and “Not Fade Away” are standouts. NFA talked about love, but “I’m a tell you how it’s gonna be, you’re gonna give your love to me” isn’t exactly omeag.
    And an all-time classic, “Under My Thumb” by the Stones:
    “Under my thumb
    A siamese cat of a girl
    Under my thumb
    She’s the sweetest, hmmm, pet in the world”
    “Under my thumb
    Her eyes are just kept to herself
    Under my thumb, well I
    I can still look at someone else”

    1. And Buddy got the phrase “That’ll Be The Day” from the Duke, John Wayne himself. Which makes it extra bitchin’.

    2. The Rolling Stones could have their own article here. They were all over it with:
      Mother’s Little Helper – “things are different today, I hear every mother say, cooking fresh food for her family’s just a chore…”
      Heart of Stone – “Here comes a little girl… I see her walking down the street… just all by herself… I’ll try and knock her off her feet”
      19th Nervous Breakdown
      – “on our first trip I tried so hard to rearrange your mind, but after while I realized you were disarranging mine”
      – “nothing I do don’t seem to work, it only seems to make matters worse”
      Let’s Spend the Night Together -“this doesn’t happen to me everyday (sure it doesn’t Mick)…no excuses offered anyway”
      Under My Thumb – this entire song
      and finally… “Who wants yesterday’s papers? Who wants yesterday’s girl?” Ouch!
      Mick was cold as ice .

      1. That’s just their oldies, too. The black-hearted contempt of the Stones only kept rolling well on into their 70s and 80s albums.

  5. I have always been a fan of the Beatles and musically their songs are terrific, but I also agree that the lyrics and messages in the majority of Beatle tunes send a horribly hypnotic beta trance it is disturbing. And yes, most other pop tunes have the same prosletyzing of putting women on pedastols and men are supposed to feel empty if he doesn’t have a skag in his life. And I do not mean to go off on a tangent but even if one reads the lyrics of John Lennon’s song “Imagine” (this was post Beatles) that song is Marxist caterwauling, it comes as no surprise the Soviets were saddened when he died.
    The songs you posted above are oldies we all know, but thanks for bringing them to my attention again, because given the current state of affairs we live in they deserve to be reconsidered.

    1. I forget where I read it but some research suggested a lot of lyrics where John Lennon was talking about a woman in his life, he was talking about his mom. That being said whining about how your mom never loved you or was never there is also hopelessly beta/whiny/supplicating.

      1. I’m not defending Lennon, but she was never there…She was passed off as a relative and he did not find out until he was a teenager that she was his mother…He was just getting to know her when she was run over by a drunken policeman…He was nearby when it happened and pretty much saw her die…

      2. I’m not defending Lennon, but she was never there…She was passed off as a relative and he did not find out until he was a teenager that she was his mother…He was just getting to know her when she was run over by a drunken policeman…He was nearby when it happened and pretty much saw her die…

      3. > “whining about how your mom never loved you…”
        Because no child needs love, right?
        It’s not “manly” to not need love. Just like it’s not “brave” to have your teeth drilled while on Novocain. Being numb, not feeling, is being robotic. About as beta as one can get.

  6. Take it back to the blues and you find great alpha songs. Check “Backdoor Man” and “Who Do You Love.”

  7. Pre-1965 was pretty masculine. The post-66 political Beatles-Rubber Soul-era music. Not so much.

  8. It’s a shame that the only innovative music today is either rap, alt-swag or indie. Masculine music has been reduced to post-grunge, nu-metal, deathcore and brostep. We need more creative (and yeah elitist) minds,

  9. Let’s let the Chairman of the Board sum it all up:
    “. . . For what is a man, what has he got?
    If not himself, then he has naught
    To say the things he truly feels and not the words of one who kneels
    The record shows I took the blows and did it . . . my way!”

  10. I’m already Gone by The Eagles comes to mind. And pretty much anything by Johnny Cash.

  11. oldies forever will be the measuring stick for saying out loud what we are all thinking but would never speak in public due to consequences or upbringing. if you look for positive masculine music nowadays it is out there. “thrift shop” is good. if you want unadulterated alpha male music I suggest MC Chris. Chris has 2songs in particular that ooze machismo; “Japanese maid” and “tractorbeem” that being said, I prefer my music like I prefer my girls…the feminine the better.
    good song picks Tuthmosis

  12. Travelin’ Man, by Ricky Nelson is pretty alpha.
    On the other hand, want to know what it’s like to date a stripper as per yesterday’s article? Check out I Love It by Icona Pop.

  13. Dion’s “The Wanderer” really cleared up a bad case of one-itis for me. I had just had a dreadful breakup with a pretty woman and was headed to another state to start a new job. Late at night, out on the wilds of the Ohio Turnpike, this song came on and as I listened to it, my head cleared immediately.
    I was banging even prettier women with a week.
    Thanks Dion!

    1. Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys sang lead when his band covered this. Talk about an Alpha Male singing an Alpha tune.

  14. Rage Against the Machine has very manly lyrics and powerful songs.
    “Terror is the product you push. Well, I am a truth addict. Oh, shit I got a headrush… Is all the world jail and churches? -Vietnow-
    “In the right light, study becomes insight
    But the system that dissed us
    Teaches us to read and right
    So called facts are fraud
    They want us to allege and pledge
    And bow down to their God
    Lost the culture, the culture lost
    Spun our minds and through time
    Ignorance has taken over
    Yo, we gotta take the power back!” -Take the power back-

  15. Great post. Here is my contribution: an obscure album track by the Beau Brummels, who had hits with “Laugh Laugh” and “Just a Little” in 1966. This is “It Won’t Get Better” and could be the musical version of the post I did on the forum about how young guys should appreciate being young.

    Parody band sure – but have some awesome songs and lyrics that would make any feminist or Beta out there cringe!
    Check em out on youtube!

    1. haha, so true. Like this gem: “Ugh! You bettah suck my dick! – looks like someone beat ya with an ugggly stick!”

  17. Try topping George Thorogood:
    “Bad to the BONE!”
    I broke a thousand hearts
    Before I met you
    I’ll break a thousand more, baby
    Before I am through….
    B-B-B-Bad to the Bone

  18. Stop Breaking Down by The Rolling Stones.
    “Every time I’m walking all down the street
    Some pretty mama start breaking down on me.
    Stop breaking down, baby, please, stop breaking down.
    Stuff is gonna bust you brains out, baby,
    Gonna make you lose your mind.
    You Saturday night women, now, you just ape and clown,
    You don’t do nothing but tear my reputation down.”

  19. haha. Cool post. One of my favorite sugarhill gang lines from their first album:
    “The ones that ain’t good lookin’? They the ones that do the best cookin’”

  20. My favorite of all time for masculine wisdom would have to be early 90s ice cube. Easily the best song of his early stuff: Givin’ up the Nappy Dugout:
    “Mistah Mistah before for you make me go
    I’m here to let you know your little girl is a ho
    Nympho Nympho boy is she bad
    Get her all alone and out come the kneepads…”

  21. Masculine songs? Go way back to Claudio Monteverdi (baroque composer, innovator in classical music: tremolo, pizzicato, intelligible oratorio). “Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda,” tells the tale of a man determined to balance the scales with a woman who took part in the burning of his village. He does not know who she is, or even that she is a woman since she’s in full armor, but he challenges her to a duel after chasing her down from the scene of the crime.
    “Their courage was hot, and both were in a fury
    Both champions drew a sharp blade
    Ran towards each other and began to strike
    Like two fierce bulls provoked by rage, or love.”
    He discovers that she is a worthy opponent and he comes to love her while hating her all the same. After striking a fatal blow and removing her visor, he discovers that she is a beautiful woman, one whom he knows and loves, and he baptizes her so that she may gain entrance into heaven (she was a Muslim, and she asked for the baptism before dying). Here’s my favorite recording [in two parts] by Les Arts Florissants:

    Here’s a good translation of the libretto:
    As an aside- while attempting to have rational discussions with women, I often hear the melody of Richard Wagner’s Overture to “Das Liebesverbot” (The Ban on Love) as accompaniment to their speech. Enjwah.

  22. Free Fallin’ by Tom Petty.
    She’s a good girl, loves her mama
    Loves Jesus and America too
    She’s a good girl, crazy ’bout Elvis
    Loves horses and her boyfriend too
    It’s a long day, livin’ in Reseda
    There’s a freeway, runnin’ through the yard
    And I’m a bad boy, ’cause I don’t even miss her
    I’m a bad boy for breakin’ her heart
    And I’m free, free fallin’
    Yeah I’m free, free fallin’
    All the vampires, walkin’ through the valley
    Move west down, Ventura Blvd.
    And all the bad boys, are standing in the shadows
    All the good girls, are home with broken hearts

  23. I’m late to the party here but I agree that most music today is so overly whiny and bitch beta it’s enough to make you barf and shit at the same time. The reason? It sells records-women eat this shit up and it just bolsters their fantasy world. John Mayer is a good example-he’s a talented blues guitarist but you don’t hear that on the radio. Just all his bubble gum garbage that makes him money.

  24. Mama’s don’t let your babies grow up to be Cowboys. Clearly the message is, “be a fuckin cowboy.”
    “If you don’t understand him and he don’t die young, he’ll probably just ride away.”
    “Them that don’t know him won’t like him and them that do, sometimes won’t know how to take him. He ain’t wrong he’s just different but his pride won’t let him do things to make you think he’s right.”

  25. Try topping Gangster of Love by the Ghetto Boys.
    “I treat a bitch like a queen but she’s gotta realize I’m the goddamn King.”

  26. The Sonics – Psycho (1965)
    Baby, you’re driving my crazy
    I said baby, you’re driving my crazy
    The way you turn me on
    Then you shot me down
    Well, tell me baby
    Am I just your clown
    Baby, you’re driving my crazy
    I said I’m losing my mind
    You treat me so unkind
    Baby, you’re driving my crazy
    I’m going out of my head
    Now I wish I was dead
    Baby, you’re driving my crazy
    I’m going out of my head
    Now I wish I was dead

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