Top Ten Best Decades for Music


The Top Ten

1 1980s

The 80s was the best time ever for music! The birth of thrash metal! Megadeth, Metallica, Slayer, etc. Even pop music at that time was amazing with artists like Michael Jackson, Prince, Madonna, etc. - winner333

Everyone loves the '80's! I mean, I do really like Disco, but sometimes you really can't beat the 1980's! X-P - ScourgetheHedgehog

Awesome decade for music! So many songs from this era will be stuck in your head till the end of time. Shoutout to Vice City for making me appreciate this type of music. - Hafersten

Michael Jackson. Do I need to say more?

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2 1970s

The 70's were the best. It had everything, all forms of Rock, Soul, Funk, Disco (which was far better than modern pop music), heavy metal before it became crazy and New Wave. What did the 1980's have? Only cheesy pop music (with the exception of MJ), crazy heavy metal and mostly bad Rock music. I'll admit the early 80's was good with New Wave and some decent Rock music, but the 70's was brilliant through the entire decade. - JamesNicholls

Stairway to Heaven, Bohemian Rhapsody, and Shine on You Crazy Diamond in the same decade... what more could you ask for!?! - paolosecci

I'm not saying the 70s were bad for music, but for a while, mainstream music was basically cheap comedic songs for some Reason. - Martinglez

I LOVE DISCO! Lol, I said enough! - ScourgetheHedgehog

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3 1990s

Nirvana, Alice In Chains, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead, Tupac, Nas, Etc Great Decade For Music - FettiMC

For hip-hop definitely the 90's Nas, Pac, Biggie... I can see the 70s up there for rock Led Zep, Pink F, Queen, the Who - paolosecci

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4 1960s

The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Bob Dylan, and so many more make the 60's the easy winner.
Even the 40's biggest star, Frank Sinatra, and the 50's biggest star, Elvis Presley had massive success and popularity in the 60's.

5 2000s

Long live the 2000s. - Fandomstuck

This year was very diverse.

6 1950s V 1 Comment
7 1830s

Best year of all time for music, especially electronica.

8 1920s
9 1940s
10 2010s V 1 Comment

The Contenders

11 1930s

This, to me, is one of the best overall decades. Great combination of the popular music that I enjoy the most: early jazz, sweet bands, the big bands, and swing. A lot of music on my playlist is from around this period.

12 1810s
13 1750s
14 1910s
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