Top 10 Greatest Music Eras and Scenes

This is a list of the greatest music scenes. The time period indicates their most peak point of Mainstream popularity. Vote for your favourite music scene.
The Top Ten
1 Classical Period (1730-1820)

Tough call, its this or the British Invasion. Nothing else comes close. Relevant note, the British Invasion itself lasted less than 5 years, though several of the acts lasted much longer. The Classical Period lasted at least 100 years, the best of those are still well known today.

Without the major classical composers of this period, we may not have the music we enjoy today.

2 Hard Rock Era (1970s) Hard Rock is a subgenre of rock music known for having heavier guitar riffs/solos. It originated around 1964-1965 with various Garage Rock bands.
3 British Invasion Era (1960s) The Beatles were an English pop rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with several genres, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements in innovative ways. more.

This period was when many of the British groups we know and listen to today started to become popular and successful in America. How would music be without 60s greats such the Beatles, The Stones, The Who, The Kinks, or even Led Zeppelin?

Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, and Starr made a powerful influence on American youths with rock n roll music. So many kids were screaming for more from the British band to make amazing hit songs from successful albums. Those were thrilling times for not just The Beatles who became famous during the 1960s. The Who and Rolling Stones came along too.

I'm glad that the British bands helped bring American music (like rock and roll as well as blues) back to the American people. A lot of kids in the 60s wouldn't know about this stuff if it wasn't for the British.

The Brits stormed in and properly shook up the American and world music scene. It's never gone away. And it's highly unlikely that it ever will.

4 Prog Rock Era (1970s)

There's nothing better than Prog Rock. Nothing.

5 Grunge Scene (1991-1994) Grunge (sometimes referred to as the Seattle sound) is a subgenre of alternative rock and a subculture that emerged during the mid-1980s.

This was when alternative bands from Seattle and nearby areas such as Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Alice In Chains started to enter the mainstream.

6 Thrash Metal Scene (1980s) Thrash Metal is a Heavy Metal subgenre developed during the early 1980s and an early precursor of Extreme Metal. Thrash Metal features a faster and more aggressive guitar work than Traditional Metal with shredding and double-bass drums and can range from melodic singing to loud shouts. The English band, Venom is credited for laying the groundwork for Thrash Metal with their debut album "Welcome to Hell" in 1981. However, the subgenre would peak its influences in the United States with Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth, whose influence would categorize them as the "Big Four" of Thrash.
7 New Wave of British Heavy Metal (1980-1983) Heavy Metal music is a sub-genre of rock music that originated in the late 1960s-70s, featuring more distorted and heavier instrumental work and darker lyrical themes. Heavy Metal broke into mainstream success with bands such as Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Metallica. Other notable Heavy Metal bands include Judas Priest, Anthrax, Testament, System of a Down, Megadeth, Slayer, Pantera, Avenged Sevenfold, Slipknot, Annihilator, Venom, and Exciter.

Great period of music.

8 Nu Metal Scene (1998-2003)

This was pretty great. I particularly adore Slipknot.

9 Conscious Hip Hop Scene (Late 1980s-Early 1990s)

Legendary era, and hip hop's best era.

10 Hardcore Punk Scene (1980-1986)
The Contenders
11 Psychedelic Era (1960s)
12 British Indie Rock Scene (1980s-2000s)
13 Post Grunge Era (1990s-2000s)
14 Second British Invasion (1982-1986)
15 Punk Rock Era (1974-1979)

People who didn't vote this are nerds who are derseve get beat up.

16 Gangster Rap (1980s-1990s)
17 Eurodance Era (Late 1990s - Early 2000s)
18 Disco Scene (1970s)
19 Suburban Punk Rock Scene (1990s) Punk rock is a subgenre of rock music. It usually has rebellious lyrics and down stroked power chords played on guitars. Bad Religion, Sex Pistols, and Green Day (actually pop-punk, which is still punk in a way) are a few punk rock bands. The subgenre influenced thrash metal because of it's down stroked guitar playing and other factors.
20 New School Hip Hop Era (2011-present)
21 Original Rock and Roll Era (1954-1959)

Rock and roll all started with artists such as Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley in this decade.

22 Emo Pop Punk Scene (2000s)
23 Trap Rap Era (2010s)
24 Pop Rap Era (2000s-2010s)

How I wish that music style exists! But I like trap too.

25 Renaissance Era (1400-1600)
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