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The Who

My Generation

  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Punk
  • Space
  • Musical
song from
  • 1965
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 1966
  • 1979

“My Generation” is a song by the British rock group The Who, which became a hit and one of their most recognizable songs. The song was named the 11th greatest song by Rolling Stone on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and 13th on VH1’s list of the 100 Greatest Songs of Rock & Roll. It’s also part of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll and is inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for “historical, artistic and significant” value. In 2009 it was named the 37th Greatest Hard Rock Song by VH1. The song, composed by Pete Townshend at the age of twenty in 1965, was written for rebellious British youths called Mods, and expressed their feeling that older people “just don’t get it”. The song was released as a single on 5... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ This is my generation, baby ... This is my generation ... Things they do look awful c-c-cold (talkin bout my generation

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This song is listed #11 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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More songs by The Who (See Charts): Early Morning Cold Taxi, A Man Is A Man, Relay, Tommy, Can You Hear Me?, It’s Your Turn, Miracle Cure, Fiddle About, Helpless Dancer, Another Tricky Day, and Athena.


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