Top Ten Best Decades for Music


The Top Ten

1 2000s

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

Long live the 2000s. - Fandomstuck

This year was very diverse.

One of the worst.

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

Honestly, I feel the 80s are a little bit overrated, though still deserving of #1 on this list. A common myth, however, is that every 80s hit is a classic. That is not true at all. Songs like "We Built This City" and "Sunglasses at Night" are some of the worst hit songs of all time. The 80s still stands tall in decades of music, however. - Elijah_Cook

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, Metallica, Van Halen, Journey, Bon Jovi, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest... - Elijah_Cook

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3 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

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

I was born in 1965 and grew up listening to music of the 60s, 70s and 80s. I love them all. Now, it is fair to say that the best pop music ever made were produced during the period 1965-1985. So, half of the 1960s, whole 1970s and half of the 1980s. My vote is 1970s.

Notes: before 1965 - all right
1990s - garbage, except the band Coldplay
2000s - a lot of garbage, except Amy Winehouse
2010 - Garbage, trash and rubbish all together

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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...

One word: Oasis.

Or, Nirvana. Blink 182. Green Day. Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Stone Roses. Blur. Muse. Manic Street Preachers. Suede, to name a few. Come on. Beat that.

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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.

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 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.

8 1940s
9 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.

Well,2010 is not the worst decade after all,as u see, people doesn't listen to this decade because people say this decade is bad but people would have listened to it if they knew there are still good songs like Ed Sheeran has some better songs than Freddie Mercury! Listing to songs
3.Supermarket Flowers
4.Afire Love
5.Castle on a hill
He has 2 or 3 bad songs so ignore those and live 2010s

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10 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.

The Contenders

11 1830s

Best year of all time for music, especially electronica.

12 1810s
13 1750s
14 1910s
15 1900s
16 1690s
17 1200s
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