Top Ten Best Decades for Music


The Top Ten

1 2000s

Long live the 2000s. - Fandomstuck

This year was very diverse.

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

Close to worthless decade.

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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

One thing the 80's did not have? Led Zeppelin. Thank you goodbye.

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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...

How could they rank the 80's as the best.Gimme a break. Clearly the 1990s had the best musical acts and best songs. Such a diverse collection of reads like a who's who...Nirvana,Oasis, Britney,Eninem,Destiny Child, Mariah, Madonna,Boys to Men,Janet Jackson,Collective Soul,Hootie,R.Kelly,EnVouge..and then some.The 1980s was so one dimensional.

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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 1940s
8 1920s
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.

This decade has nothing much to offer, in the ways of real music.

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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
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