Top Ten Best Decades for Music

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1 1980s

Come on hate pop or not (I hate pop), you cannot hate Michael Jackson.
Pop music back then rules but the pop music today sucks

You could listen to Boy George in the 80s an still be a badass. Epic hair and epic music period.

I was born in 1999 but I think my parents generation had much better music.

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

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2 1970s

Absolutely fantastic Decade for music. You have such a broad list of different musical genres. It was such transformative decade for music. I would say that the only time period to have such diverse music would only be the early eighties. Rock split into many new genres from popular progressive rock to the far reaching enthusiasm of classic and hard rock. Furthermore, though disco gets a lot of hate due to its repetitive nature, disco music not only kick-started the now disturbingly simplistic electronic and rap music industry, it was one of the most inclusive genre of music since Jazz. Many people honestly forget this decade due to its lack of music videos which the eighties had. It had True music you could dance to. It really was spectacular. Does that mean I would want to live in those times, maybe not. But I pray more artists pay tribute to this decade of music, as did Daft Punk and some others...

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.

There was daytime music, evening music, dance music, instrumentals, lyrical songs, whole orchestras, strings, less screaming and the themes were joyful or more melancholy. There seemed to be a wide range of listening choices...

Best time for rock, country, jazz fusion, solo artist & super groups. Many artists who started in 60s matured in the 70s. I lived through it without realizing that each month great music was created.

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3 1960s

I love music from across the decades and even back to the 1800s, but 1965-75 produced the most memorable pop songs. Early 60s was too doo-wap, unsophisticated and teen idol based - although there were exceptions...especially Johnny Mathis Christmas songs and Andy Williams' Moon River. Neil Diamond was a juggernaut singer/songwriter, the best. The mid to late 60s pop music evolved quickly into various styles. Numerous hit songs were very memorable because they were singable, fresh and unique to those who made them hits. There were crooners who could actually sing well, like Englebert, Tom Jones, Andy Williams and Gary Puckett. The early 70s saw a new genre with soft, mature rock. The Carpenters and Bread had many hits. By the mid 70s, disco and heavy rock began to dominate. The wide diversity evaporated and mainstream pop became dull and unmemorable. The 80s introduced many techno hits...gone were the real instruments. Elton John actually got better and U2 produced the most memorable ...more

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.

Wish this could be 10 consecutive years. 1964 - 1973/74

There was a legendary change to music style and sound over this decade, from Elvis rock to the Beatles Sgt Pepper, from Please Mr Postman by The Marvelettes to Whiter Shade of Pale by Procol Harem, from Runaway by Del Shannon to God only knows by the Beach Boys, from Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash to Sound of Silence from Simon and Garfunkel and these 60s legends live on today. I listened to the Beach Boys live yesterday at Cornbury Music Festival, they were non stop for 90 minutes great sound and wonderful music memories

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4 1990s

All my favorite music comes from this decade! Whether it's rock or electronic. British music in my opinion was better at the time, but there was still plenty of great American music.

Had the most diverse music genres!

Shoegaze, grunge, Britpop, hip hop, trip hop... The Verve, Radiohead, My Bloody Valentine, Nirvana, Oasis, Slowdive... the 90s were the best decade ever for music!

The best!

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5 2000s

This Decade is great because of the variety In popular music you would not go to school And be judged for liking Hip-Hop like You would In 80s or for liking rock like you do now

Everything from Shakira To System Of A Down To Blink 182 To 50 Cent where all appreciated In the mainstream And radio. No other Decade bad that. 60s And most of the 80s And 70s were rock dominated if not then disco was. 90s was Pure Grunge until 1996-1999 were people like Green Day, Britney Spears And Eminem And they were all so different. But still were Massively Popular And variety continued until around 2009-2012 were pop just Got more And More popular Rock, Punk, Metal, Alternative And Even Country started to Get less popular With HUGE names Like Taylor Swift Switching To Pop. And here we are 2019 no one Seems To appreciate artists who actually Put Work In their Material And the only genres that people Seems to care About is EDM(Electronic Pop), Mumble/Trap rap, And to an extent Bro Country which is ...more

Pop punk is good

2000-2004 - Amazing
2005-2009 - Mostly Sucked

Best era

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6 1950s

So chill. Great to listen to when working.

Wow

Bro 80's is gay

Bee gees and elvis presley, enough said. - Fullwalking2

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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

Its really good

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 music is for stupid mindless teens

I lost 90% of my brain cells after listening to this music.

Lil pump enough said

So much variety and meaningful music, go listen to Aurora everyone!

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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 1910s
15 1900s
16 1750s
17 1690s

yes

18 1870s
19 1130s

BEST. DECADE. EVER! 1130s, the year of gregorian chants. Best thing to happen to the music industry. I enjoy JesuZ Ded, a popular gregorian Christian metal chant band. Check them out. Christian music is the new mumble rap. #christianzyo

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