In clubs and cars across Europe, these songs remain on high rotation. Yes, these songs were originally popular decades ago, but believe it or not they remain popular today.
Anglophones don’t always realize that songs like these actually provide English lessons for many non-native English speakers. Ask people you meet during your European travels: how did you learn English so well? Sure, many of them will say they studied English for 12 years or lived in an English-speaking country, but many others will cite music and movies.
Anglophones: Try this at home! To learn another language, check out music and film in another language. Who knows? One day you may find yourself having a conversation with someone in your newly-acquired tongue only to be interrupted by one or another souped-up classic.