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

There is no denying it, 70's was L-I-T

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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

Take On Me, Everybody Wants To Rule The World, Billie Jean, Another One Bites The Dust, Down Under, Nothing's Going To Stop Us Now, Footloose, Africa, etc. These are legendary songs from the best decade in music

The most pioneering decade no doubt

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3 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.

Should be second under the 70's. So many great acts and revolutionary songs that completely changed the course of history and our culture. Would've been absolute pandemonium if you were a teen in the 60's. Also the generation where hair was grown longer and leather/denim jackets became MORE popular.

Simon and Garfunkel's best albums, Bookends and Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme.
The Beatles' best albums, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper's.
The Beach Boys' best albums, Pet Sounds, SMiLE (which wasn't finished until 2004, but is still the only pop symphony to this day, my favorite album of all time and includes the two best songs of all time, Surf's Up and Good Vibrations) and much more.
Led Zeppelin with not their best, but still great albums, Led Zeppelin I & II.

Because of the beatles

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4 2000s

Why is everyone hating this era? I get it, the late 00s sound similar to the 2010s however, the genres are quite diverse and they use these genres like how it's supposed to! Songs are quite memorable too!

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

Long live the 2000s. - Fandomstuck

I loved this era, can’t we just go back please

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5 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.

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

What a fun decade for music!

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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6 1950s

Bee gees and elvis presley, enough said. - Fullwalking2

Bro 80's is gay

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 1830s

Best year of all time for music, especially electronica.

The Contenders

11 2010s

This is a joke right

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

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

Stop listening to the radio, every decade had terrible popular music except for a few exceptions, thing is all the bad music is forgotten while the good stuff is remembered. It will be the same for this decade, in the 2050s people will look back to the 2010s and will focus on the good music from this decade

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12 1810s

The composition of this eras music was amazing

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