Top Ten Best Decades for Music


The Top Ten

1 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

In my opinion this is the best decade for music, so much great music. Also bands/artists like Rush, Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley, and my personal favorite band of all time Pink Floyd were in their hay day in the 70s. - RogerWatersfan1999

So many amazing artists like Queen, Eagles and Electric Light Orchestra were in their prime in this day. I believe this had to be the best generation - spiritofhiphop

Bowie, Queen, Pink Floyd, Sweet, Marc Bolan, Sex Pistols, Bee Gees, and so many more... it has to be the 70s

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2 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

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

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

If the 1980s isn't on number 1,then there is something terribly wrong with this top ten list in this entire website.

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3 2000s

Pish that was. That is when things went downhill really quickly. Amazing how it is at Number 2?

Long live the 2000s. - Fandomstuck

Indie rock schools 80s glam metal, move your major label asses out of here

One of the worst.

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4 1990s

In my opinion, 90s pop is horrible, Barbie Girl, Macarrena and I don't like the Spice Girls and Britney Spears that much. For rock, this was one of the best decades, Nirvana, Blink 182, and Green Day. For rap, this was a decent decade, but I am not really a rap fan. - AnimeDrawer

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

Especially Pantera! The 1990s was more mature than the 80s way less cheesy. Rock was pretty good. But the late 90s were really meh with bad cringy songs like The Vengaboys, Barbie Girls...

I like 80's music but for me 90's and 2000's music is where the good stuff is at.I will list good 2000's music artists in the 2000's section but this is the 90's section.Some good 90's music artists or music artists that were most famous in the 90's include include Nirvana,Nine Inch Nails,Marilyn Manson(Still well known Today),Tupac(Also well known today but stopped making music because he died),Biggie Smalls,Alice In Chains,Nas,Radiohead(Also well known today),Rage Against The Machine(My favorite band and are also well known today) and many more-DarkBoi-X

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5 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.

It depends on what music was most popular in a particular decade. A lot of my favourite music is between 1920s - 1970s - Britgirl

The 60s and the 70s had the best music by far. People who voted for the 80s know nothing about this fantastic musical decade!

Cream, The Rolling Stones, the Beatles, the Kinks, what do you expect? - Fullwalking2

6 1950s

Bee gees and elvis presley, enough said. - Fullwalking2

Singers like elvis presley,johnny cash,ray charles,chuck berry or bb king were best at that time.rock was originated in 1950s but raised in 1960s and 1970s - zxm

7 1940s
8 1920s

It just has that classic old-times feel when cities like Chicago and New Orleans were exploding with jazz and crazy parties. Overall, the Classic Years 1920-1960 were the best years for music.

9 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.

10 2010s

This is a joke right

There's great bands/artists like Mastodon, Ghost, Lana Del Rey etc. But they're underrated and not respected in the mainstream.

There's really nothing interesting about the music this decade.

I'm not saying it was the best year for music, but with albums like Judas Priest's FIREPOWER- which I have on CD - and Oceans of Slumber's The Banished Heart... It's certainly a worthy contestant!

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The Contenders

11 1830s

Best year of all time for music, especially electronica.

12 1810s
13 1750s
14 1910s
15 1900s
16 1200s


17 1690s
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