Top Ten Best Decades for Music

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The Top Ten

1 1970s

Honestly, I like 70s music more than 80s music. Even if Classic-jack radio stations are slowly letting them go now, they're the most timeless songs that I've listened to. Music through the 70s really progressed and grew into a bigger inspiration among many throughout what came, and even for what's there to come. The Eagles, Steve Miller, Queen, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, the Cars, Elton John, Boston, Isley Brothers, Bob Marley, Fleetwood Mac, Aerosmith, Commoders, and so many more influential artists became famous since the 1970s. Even if the decade had an unfortunate beginning with the Beatles splitting up in 1970, it really shows that music shows growth from inspiration, and the best of what we can all enjoy.

Without a doubt when you talk about the greatest "compilation" of music for any decade it has to be the 70s. Rock, Soul, Motown, I could make a list a mile long of songs that are still played and have stood the test of time. Great music from both the 60s and 80s but the 70s wins hands down.

This decade had the most growth worldwide. Many bands have peeked at this time, and many others have had their amazing final closing. Queen, is my personal most favorite band. But I love many other bands in this decade, including bob Marley pink floyd, Eagles, Steve Miller, and Elton John.

Funkiest decade ever. James Brown, Curtis Mayfield, Isley Brothers, Ohio Players, Marvin Gaye, Isaac Hayes, Stevie Wonder, Kool and the Gang, Commodores, Parliament/Funkadelic.

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2 1980s

I'm born in 2004 and I hate the music from now it is boring but I prefer the music from the 70s, 80s and 90s the music was than amazing with artists like Phil Collins, Queen, The Police, Bryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen... even the games where better in those decades I wish that I can take the time machine from Doc from back to the future and go back in time

Listening to songs from the 80s brings tears to my eyes

Without a doubt the 80s was the best decade if you even looked at the charts any given week you had so many great artists battling to get to the top of the charts with so many different styles of music such as new wave. Metal.rock Reggae. Rock pop Motown. Soul etching the list is endless

Music reached its peak in the English speaking world and worldwide in this decade, after it music began to go downhill

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3 1960s

The sixties is the best decade by far. There is no competition. The only other decade you could make an arguement for is the 70s because some of the bands started in the 60s stayed together through the 70s. The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, The Kinks, Jackson 5, The Doors, Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, Simon and Garfunkel, Elvis Presley, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Byrds, Cream, The Grateful Dead, The Animals, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Fleetwood Mac, Marvin Gaye, Black Sabbath, Steppenwolf, The Bee Gees, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and The Temptations. And that is barely scraping the surface of this amazing period for music.

I think the 60s and then the 70s then the 90s and then the 50s. I HATE MOST EIGHTIES MUSIC. But the 60s are just rad bra

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.

The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, period.

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4 1990s

The 90s were the best and it was amazing

Good decade

What a fun decade for music!

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.

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5 2000s

2000-2004 - Amazing
2005-2009 - Mostly Sucked

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!

When music was still music.

Early 2000's was the best, Late 2000's was Meh.

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6 1950s

Bro 80's is gay

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

I like the music in the shining!

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

Good bass and Ariana Grande!

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

There's good artists like Kendrick Lamar and Lana Del Rey (who are both mainstream) but a lot of the popular songs aren't as good as they were from 1900-2010 - venomouskillingmachine

People voting for 2010s music. I don't want to live in this galaxy anymore.

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The Contenders

11 1830s

I love how this decade has more votes than the 2010s even though music was not recordable yet

Best year of all time for music, especially electronica.

12 1810s

The composition of this eras music was amazing

13 1200s

Moniot d'Arras... Enough said... Legend...

Why...

14 1750s
15 1900s
16 1910s
17 1870s
18 1690s
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