Thomas, B.J. - Whatever Happened To Old Fashioned Love Lyrics




We live in the modern age
Where love is fast like a turning page
In a magazine, we've hardly seen
The friends we used to know
They disappear, they come and go
Like the times we've had
It's kind of sad

Whatever happened to old fashioned love
The kind that would see you through
The kind of love my Momma and Daddy knew
Yeah, whatever happened to old fashioned love
The kind that would last through the years
Through the trials
Through the smiles
Through the tears

Today is all we've planned
We say tomorrow we'll understand
If it all should end
We'd be alone again

Ohh, whatever happened to old fashioned love
The kind that would see you through
The kind of love my Momma and Daddy knew
Yeah, whatever happened to old fashioned love
The kind that would last through the years
Through the trials
Through the smiles
Through the tears

For now the tenderness
Has been replaced
With something less
And it's hard to find
What we left behind

Ohh, whatever happened to old fashioned love
The kind that would see you through
The kind of love my Momma and Daddy knew
Yeah, whatever happened to old fashioned love
The kind that would last through the years
Through the trials
Through the smiles
Through the tears.





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  1. brianwesley28

    What ever happend to old fashioned drugs?
    The kind that your grandma knew?
    The kind that contained alcohol, cannabis, chloroform, and morphia too?

  2. Jean Carpenter

    Who’s here in 2020!!!!????

  3. paul hubbard

    I reckon elvis would of been a bit jealous of B.J

  4. Gail Parker

    THIS ONE IS VERY RARE. 💖💥

  5. Gail Parker

    MY HEART IS BEATING OUT OF MY CHEST. MY...MY. 💖💥

  6. LYN RAINS

    I found that love, took me long enough. Yeah, God saved the best till last.

  7. Dr. Willy Van

    Unmistakable voice.

  8. Jarod Carnarvon

    Just love his music, never get tired of it, grew up on it.....

    His songs make me cry.....

    Andy Norvell

    Amazing music..

  9. Ruth Boykin

    Love this song by B.J. Thomas. Thanks for having it Jackie!

  10. Matthew Davis

    Knew her three months. This year coming will be 18 years we been married. When times got rough we always looked to Jesus to sustain us. It’s possible to have that love when he sustains you through the trials of war and losing two children.

  11. Malgorzata Bak

    I love this song😍😍😍😍😍

  12. Ross Egan Jr

    What a classic song by a classic guy

  13. whatisit

    A simple song but so filled with musical genius.

  14. Lashun Richardson

    For some reason this song popped in my head. I havent heard this song since i was 8 . And i remember liking the song but never knew who song it. Heres to you Mr BJ!!

  15. Paradise

    I get it when I drive through beautiful nature, and I buy homes in it. Then I’m as elevated as this song with its arms wrapped around me because there’s been nothing to find in the person. Sad but true.

  16. Frank Laforte

    We live in the modern age Where love is fast like a turning page In a magazine, we've hardly seen The friends we used to know They disappear, they come and go Like the times we've had It's kind of sad Whatever happened to old fashioned love The kind that would see you through The kind of love my Momma and Daddy knew Yeah, whatever happened to old fashioned love The kind that would last through the years Through the trials Through the smiles Through the tears Today is all we've planned We say tomorrow we'll understand If it all should end We'd be alone again Ohh, whatever happened to old fashioned love The kind that would see you through The kind of love my Momma and Daddy knew Yeah, whatever happened to old fashioned love The kind that would last through the years Through the trials Through the smiles Through the tears For now the tenderness Has been replaced With something less And it's hard to find What we left behind Ohh, whatever happened to old fashioned love The kind that would see you through The kind of love my Momma and Daddy knew Yeah, whatever happened to old fashioned love The kind that would last through the years Through the trials Through the smiles Through the tears.

  17. tasha poole

    ❤️❤️❤️

  18. Darrell Somers

    Women turned into hoe's that's what happened to old fashioned love ,no respect for themselves they just want to sleep around, a good man doesn't want what other men have already had it is sad

    Darrell Somers

    Exactly right

    nancyglem

    Darrell Somers There's always HOPE & as long as you have that, there's Love ♥️🙏 She's out there waiting for you

    Darrell Somers

    Oh I found her we were together 35 years she commuted suicide she was everything to me

    nancyglem

    @Darrell Somers I'm so sorry to hear that. I'm sure the pain is with you every day but try to have comfort that you did go through this life knowing what love is. Bless you 🙏♥️

    Darrell Somers

    Thank you for your kind thoughts

  19. KEILA GUEDES DOS SANTOS

    Amo esta música ,muito linda

  20. L.A. WOMAN

    Reminds me of cross country camping trips my dad and mom took us on during our summer breaks. What beautiful memories!!!

  21. Deborah Heck Anderson

    I havent herd this song since i was arround 13

  22. Meladisinné

    Through the trials, through the smiles,through the tears ❤

  23. louise montour

    Pour moi c'est le seul amour qui vale

  24. RONALDO NATALINO CICILIATO CICILIATO

    1982 ...Noss música meu amor....

  25. Sunspot Dawn

    Love this song.

  26. Mr Inout

    Back during a time when you just had to catch it on the radio and reel in it for 3 and half minutes. I was a kid with nil cash to buy the record, let alone get to a record store.

  27. fatdaisy 01

    A great song is a song that never loses its affect on the heart whenever you hear it and stands the test time . Love this song and BJ Thomas ! His voice and singing ability are amazing still!

    Pannee Tantinukul

    I can feel it too.

  28. Michael Re

    A long lost & forgotten classic song by BJ Thomas. The oldies radio stations don't play this one. I used to love this song back in the 80's.

  29. Frank Overman

    Old fashioned love is still there just people have changed and not for the better.
    "Whatever happened to the old fashioned days"? Glad i was part of them. Memories last a lifetime.
    Thanks mama for everything

  30. steve armstrong

    Love All The Old Songs Of LOVE !!!!!

  31. Brenda Proffitt

    Great song nicely done

  32. shelia rhodes

    God help me; I still believe 😇

  33. andrew wong

    Great voice and a great song👍

  34. toy estory

    linda cançao

  35. RONALDO NATALINO CICILIATO CICILIATO

    Não feche seus olhos esta noite! Não feche, pois estarei acordado pensando em você! A existência estabelece conexões com o Eterno. E nele que enxergo a razão de tudo! Estamos próximos! Estamos navegando rumo ao destino melhor, sem medos, sem tristeza, sem medo de dizer “amei muito a todos... e também fui amado”! Meu coração estará sempre com todos, cada momento juntos sempre será Eterno! Minutos, horas, dias, meses, anos, ficará sempre a alegria de ter vivido bem com todos! Somos a poeira do Universo! Somos parte do Universo! Somos parte do céu! Voe... voe...é breve a passagem...é breve o espirito do Eterno! Não feche seus olhos esta noite! Não feche, pois estarei longe... muito longe pensando em você! (1979) BJ Thomas -- Whatever Happened to Old Fashioned Love(1982)

  36. Phill

    One of my favorite songs ever, it´s lyric is a real true indeed !

  37. Sean Maxwell

    i love this song

  38. Ark41

    My sweet wife and I were together for 28 years and married for 25.   She had just turned 50 and I lost her to cancer, in 2014.  Although we had our up and downs we never stopped loving each other and on the night she passed we kept telling each other how much we loved each other until she slipped away from me.  I miss her awful :(.

  39. Tiffany Goodwin

    Douglas Maxwell I love this song it's nothing but the truth I'm 40 years old and it reminds me of my father who passed July 3rd 2018 Donald Maxwell love you Dad

    Andy Norvell

    Yes how true this song is.. Ppl come go and change..love never seems to last..and good friends are hard to find.. Iv been slighted more times than l can count..

  40. BENEDITO AP M CANDREVA

    SAUDADES

  41. Mr. Good Man

    B. J. Thomas Discography
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  42. RONALDO NATALINO CICILIATO CICILIATO

    1984 ... Sei arrivata, bella, bellissima ragazza, sali sulla mia bici e abbiamo iniziato a rotolare! Costruiamo una vita insieme, i nostri figli la più grande eredità. Ora te ne sei andato! Solo la nostra musica ... e i ricordi di quella bellissima ragazza che mi tiene in bicicletta e il vento tra i capelli! Vânia ...

  43. RONALDO NATALINO CICILIATO CICILIATO

    1984 ... You arrived, beautiful, beautiful girl, got on my bike and we started to roll! We build a life together, our children the greatest inheritance. Now you're gone! Only our music ... and the memories of that beautiful girl holding me on the bike and the wind in her hair! Vânia ...

  44. RONALDO NATALINO CICILIATO CICILIATO

    1984... Você chegou,linda,garota,bela,subiu em minha moto e saímos a rodar! Construímos uma vida juntos, nossos filhos a maior herança. Agora você se foi! Só ficou nossa musica... e as recordações daquela menina linda me segurando na moto e o vento em seus cabelos! Vânia...

  45. Peace & Love

    Thank you 6th and 8th grade history teacher for making fall in love with not only history, but country music. He played this once in 6th grade and I found it three years later.

    Andy Norvell

    This kind of music has a heart and soul that is no longer found in music..

  46. Kathleen Martin

    Going on 30 years for me and my guy. Still feel that tingling when I see him. And it makes him smile every time❤️ Our oldest told her husband this is what she wanted.

  47. Gilson Cordeiro

    Simplesmente linda ! Obrigado por exister !

  48. RONALDO NATALINO CICILIATO CICILIATO

    COME BACK TO ME....my love...

  49. Laura Calvo

    I am 21 and that song sums up my thoughts..
    Such a beautiful song.

    Andy Norvell

    Laura Calvo.. How true this song is..

  50. KJS Dinakaran Ravi Kumar

    Can you please upload a song called "dusty road to church"

  51. RONALDO NATALINO CICILIATO CICILIATO

    Ficou a música : Para Vania Cristina Xavier Ciciliato .Fomos feitos do amor...somos feitos para amar outra pessoa...somos feitos para caminhar nesta vida com uma busca incessante de AMARMOS e sermos AMADOS...Sim, a vida se resume a isto. RNC Outono Maio 2018

  52. montiac22

    Instantly Recognizable Voice. Have you heard many of those today? Didn't think so.

  53. Romani Gypsy

    Love this song

  54. Pauly Lentz

    Lyrics:
    We live in the modern age
    Where love is fast like a turning page
    In a magazine, we've hardly seen
    The friends we used to know
    They disappear, they come and go
    Like the times we've had
    It's kind of sad

    Whatever happened to old fashioned love
    The kind that would see you through
    The kind of love my Momma and Daddy knew
    Yeah, whatever happened to old fashioned love
    The kind that would last through the years
    Through the trials
    Through the smiles
    Through the tears

    Today is all we've planned
    We say tomorrow we'll understand
    If it all should end
    We'd be alone again

    Ohh, whatever happened to old fashioned love
    The kind that would see you through
    The kind of love my Momma and Daddy knew
    Yeah, whatever happened to old fashioned love
    The kind that would last through the years
    Through the trials
    Through the smiles
    Through the tears

    For now the tenderness
    Has been replaced
    With something less
    And it's hard to find
    What we left behind

    Ohh, whatever happened to old fashioned love
    The kind that would see you through
    The kind of love my Momma and Daddy knew
    Yeah, whatever happened to old fashioned love
    The kind that would last through the years
    Through the trials
    Through the smiles
    Through the tears

    Andy Norvell

    Pauly Lentz.. An amazing song l love it..

    Dotty Deb

    Thank you x

  55. Ronald Brezenski

    Love this song so much, beautiful words of love

  56. JONBON PIGO

    GONG!!!

  57. Rebecca Jewell

    Wonderful song BJ THOMAS. Still Enjoying God Bless You and Your Family
    Thank you WONDERFUL POST .🎼🎶🎣

    J.W. Gauntt

    God Bless, appreciate you listening

  58. Glen Yates

    Hi there my friend friendship j w gauilt prays for you and family and mom and texankana its been a while hope you are doing ok and keep me in prays linda cats too health issues and thank you very much my friend friendship j w gauilt ps 1959 john Anderson or derspero love conway twitty and hope to hear from you my friend friendship j w gauilt true friend friendship Glenn Yates in pretty water sapulpa creek county Oklahoma u s a ps bob wills birthday is Saturday and his band texas playboys will be at cains ball room in tulsa Oklahoma ps do you have any bob wills music or western swing music and hope to hear from you my friend friendship j w gauilt its been a while

  59. Thomas Norman

    3rd best

  60. Daniel Lambert

    the folks that made a better life in the simple listening Days thanks B.J. ;I see you through with all good vibes!

  61. Leonard Hough

    Music that has meaning.

  62. KittykatrulezKi

    Hjhjjhhhh

  63. Daniel Burns

    this song went to #1 on the country charts in 1983!!!

    J.W. Gauntt

    appreciate it Daniel

  64. Kathy Handley

    Love this man!

  65. thatguy263

    This is a great song, but my all-time favorite BJ Thomas song is "Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song"

  66. Lorretta Williams

    My fav singer from when I was 15 yrs old 1974

  67. BENEDITO AP M CANDREVA

    BRASIL I LOVE BJTHOMAS

  68. CUPCAKESUGARPIE

    ♥️XXXOOOXXX♥️

    J.W. Gauntt

    appreciate you listening

  69. mkl62

    A #1 hit for B.J. Thomas on the Country & Western charts. It was the 653rd #13 C&W song of the Rock Era.

  70. Andy Norvell

    I don't understand people... They come n go and change... I really hate it... How come ya cant find someone that stays n loves ya for who ya are and never wants to change you or change themselves... How true this song is ... Nobody seems to be happy with who they are or who they are with... Maybe its bcuz I dont understand people and never have... Sometimes Im not sure I want too....

    J.W. Gauntt

    now the young marry to spite the parents and the rest wait so long they become set in their ways and want fairy tales, i guess divorce is pretty easy to get, appreciate the great comment

    MetFan37

    So right that people are just too into that fairy tale and can't ever appreciate what's in front of them - they're always trying to "trade up".

    Andy Norvell

    MetFan37.. Thnx for replies guys.. They keep looking for the California that aint there.. Mell Tillis sing a song bout that.. ( There Ain't No California )

  71. Rclee

    Beautiful song..classic..

  72. Herbert Scott

    I love this romantic love song, sung by BJ Thomas!!!!

  73. Andy Norvell

    How true this song turned out to be

    J.W. Gauntt

    you got that right

    Andy Norvell

    J.W. Gauntt. Thanks. I love these old songs they had something the songs now no longer have.

  74. JaniceLorraine

    Humans sabotaged it, that's what happened.

  75. Charles Aguilar

    This song reminds me of my parents!They stood together no matter what! Great song BJ!!

  76. Major woody

    If Mr BJ could have only known what was coming in the years after this was written ):

    J.W. Gauntt

    ain't that the truth , only thought it was bad

  77. Glinda Mouille

    man oh man .. loving me some b.j. thomas .. so many of us girls of that era had such a crush on him .. what a man, what a voice .. he's such a pure soul .. been through all the sturm and drang many artists have been and he's such an humbled person .. god bless you darlin' and keep on singing .. you are loved!!!

  78. Contakum

    Love isn't about convenience, it's about dedication.

  79. Andy Norvell

    Thats when music had real sole and heart. So kind and soothing to my ears

  80. Anthony Pollock

    This is a great great song love it..

    Andy Norvell

    Yes this is one of the best songs lv ever heard.. Iv loved this song ever sense l was a kid..

  81. Anthony Pollock

    This is a great great song love it..

  82. Anthony Pollock

    This is a great great song love it..

  83. 2much

    That incredible voice!

  84. Randy Lex

    a wonderful dude

  85. LadyScorpio39

    remember when music had soul. i miss the 70;s and 80's!
    we lost something in this new millenium. im not quite sure what it was. But I can feel it deep down in my soul. Something is missing from society today. It reflects in the music, tv, and movies. Some kind of magic is gone. Replaced by something less and far from our true nature

    Matt D

    100% agree.

    Tom W

    Thank your stars that you won't live to see two generations forward.

    Dotty Deb

    For sure, me too, I miss the integrity of folk. Crying right now in the UK for those years, a good crying ..... glad we had them! Thanks B J......brings it back for a short while hearing you sing this. xx

  86. Charlie Cohen

    who put the kabosh on his version of " wind beneath my wings" anyway?

  87. henry sawyer

    one of the finest voices and performer...

  88. Kathleen Cavallaro

    I love this song!

  89. Jeff Sutton

    Fabulous song

    Loreen Richer

    So very true! He eludes to this in his concerts - "remember back when music was music" he says.

  90. Roberta Archuleta

    To bad love today isn't as true and pure as it was back then. Rarchuleta

    2 minutes to twelve

    It can be, it’s all in your perspective. I’m 52 in a few
    days. And I’ve been with my love/wife, for 30 year. Still going strong.

  91. Mel Scherek

    this reminds me of my mom and dad, they stayed though thick and thin. They missed 50 years by 3 months when we lost dad.

    Jason Scherer

    Mel Scherek 😞😞😞

    Shirley Shawhan

    Mine too. I am so blessed to still have them in my life.... 63 years next week...love you Mom and Dad forever and beyond.

    Don Mayer

    Shirley, your comment was so beautiful I could cry. You and I are certainly both most fortunate. I am Donald Mayer and I just turned 62 years old. I've been blind since birth and use a talking computer. Shirley, my wife died in December of 2016. I hope you still have your husband with you. This song has a particularly powerful message for me today. I cannot go into it on youtube but this is such a powerful song. I really hope you and your family have a blessed and merry Christmas season. By the way, I should have explained my parents are both still living. I spent thanksgiving with my parents and my brothers in Sunset South Carolina. Now, I've filled in all the details. Have a good night.

    Kevin Miller

    @Kristy Pyevich Nowadays marriages tend to end in divorce, with one reason being cheating. Other than that couples would rather jump ship than work their problems out. If people would stop to consider the (high) cost of divorce, they'd be more inclined to stay together (unless one partner is abusive).

    Mariley De Lima

    @Kristy Pyevich 33

  92. rhonda wiggins

    music truly has no barrier it doesn't separate us it unites us in emotions and space.

  93. rhonda wiggins

    I'm a 44 year old black women and my grandson loved this song she played it in the morning before I left for school. I had to be may be 7 or 8

  94. legends80times

    Whatever happened to the 80s.....

  95. Paulina Lemon

    love this song and many of his others

  96. Pontiac65Cat

    This song always reminds me of my parents just had their 40th anniversary

  97. Julia Cressler

    What a voice. What great words that fill me with a yearning for something simpler and purer.