I thought it would be interesting to see what artists or songs others think are truly "timeless", in that their material could be released today and still see considerable airplay even though many years/decades have passed.
It doesn't matter whether these artists actually altered the path of music (or their genres) when originally released. I'm just looking for music that, while they may remind you of a certain period in your life, when you hear them you don't immediately think "80s music" (or 90s, 70s, etc).
A few off the top of my head (and this doesn't apply to their entire repertoire): Zeppelin, Stones, The Police, INXS. A TON of 90's groups come to mind but that sound is still very prevalent now (although Dr. Dre's "The Chronic" certainly comes to mind).
I'm having a hard time coming up with more (which is why I posted). Again, these aren't just "classics" (hell, you may not even like the song/artist), but music which sounds like it could be getting first-time play on the radio today.