Top 10 Worst Decades for Music

From classical to pop, there have been countless genres and styles of music throughout history. While some decades are remembered for their iconic hits and innovative sounds, others are often criticized for their lackluster contributions to the musical landscape.

So, what are the worst decades for music? It's a tricky question, as opinions on what constitutes "bad" music can vary widely. Some might argue that the 1970s were a low point for music, with its abundance of disco and soft rock. Others might point to the 1980s, with its excesses of hair metal and synthpop. And still, others might argue that more recent decades, such as the 2010s, were characterized by generic, formulaic pop songs.

No matter what your opinion is, one thing is for sure - everyone has their own favorite and least favorite musical eras.
The Top Ten
1 2010s

I grew up with 2010's music as a child. However, if there were 2010's songs that I never heard in my childhood I wouldn't care.

However one thing I liked about 2010's is that the Crazy Frog/The Annoying Thing didn't make a song that decade! Because I hate him so much, I can't stand his noises. Also the Black Keys, Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, songs from The Peanuts Movie & The Fray were good because I grew up with them. However the rest of the decade's music outside my childhood were crap. Most songs in my childhood were good but when I tried discovering music outside my childhood the music is crap.

2 1980s

I remember seeing the "Top Ten Best Decades for Music" list and seeing 80s at #1. Why? A lot of big bands at the time (like Guns N' Roses and Aerosmith) were making songs about inappropriate topics. And pop? Don't get me started on that. Most of it had the same kind of feel and similar sound, it was ok but too boring, it got so much love.

The 1980s has some great bands, but 90% of 80s pop was horrible, soulless, plastic crap. This was the decade where electropop was invented and now, 30 years later in the 2010s, electropop still hasn't died. So blame this decade for all the pop crap on the radio today.

3 2000s

The 2000s must have been the beginning of the end for music. It just got worse from this decade on.

So commercialized and soulless, particularly after the early years.

4 1950s
5 1960s

Before the 1960s would have been considered the best decade for music and had a revolutionary counterculture era along with the early 1970s, the early 1960s for music was not very good. I only like a few songs from that era. I believe that music restarted and changed in 1965.

I voted for this one because for me, this is the less interesting decade of all time, there is literally 5 musics of this century I like, a day in the life for exemple, or baby I'm gonna leave you from led zeppelin.

The earlier part is just a leftover from the 50s but the middle to the late part is very diverse. It is responsible for thr development of new music genre.

6 1940s

Well, we are not trying to be rude to the old generation, but it's just that the decade didn't age very well. While I love nostalgia, I am not used to that far such as the ones before the 1960s.

Most songs from this decade didn't age well.

7 1930s

I'm not used to this decade at all because the music from that time may be forgotten and not remembered now.

8 1990s

The most overrated decade of all. There are many good songs from this decade. This is still good but there are bad songs as well.

9 2020s

2021: Give this decade a chance, its 2021 and we have 8 years left to save this decade

2024 edit: This decade sucks! Music has gotten not much better as of 2024. 2020-2022 were the worst years for music. However 2023 and 2024 were a little better but still horrible. This decade has been terrible for music and it is far worse than last decade. Music never improving and everyday I have to dread about people blasting 6ix9ine, Yummy by Justin Bieber, and Ddlg on their radios. So this the worst decade for sure

Duh. New is always bad. The worst songs come from this decade!

Don't get me started on Leah Kate's Twinkle Twinkle Little Bitch. She ruined a nursery rhyme and now I see children dancing to it. The 2020s are full of kids dancing to terrible music, not 2010s because you were all sadly misinformed. 2010s kids did have a decent taste of music as they avoid the bad ones. But 2020s kids just take everything like its good when its not!

First off we have ppcocaine, TikTok crap, Tom MacDonald and this Forgiato Blow guy. Justin Bieber's worst song Yummy released. Ice Spice is such a horrible female rapper worse than Nicki Minaj. Don't get me started on the female version of 6ix9ine, ppcocaine who is more like poop cocaine. She literally destroyed music, she is the worst artist ever and she is TikTok related. I choked on my puke while listening to her songs DDLG, Hugh Hefner and Homie Pooper. Crazy Frog made a comeback and ruined Christmas 2021 with Tricky. Also we have Sticking Out Your Gyatt For The Rizzler which is offensive to many. Skibidi Toilet-related music like Skibidi Toilet Phonk and Travis Scott's Skibidi Toilet. I hate Skibidi Toilet so much it makes me sick! 6ix9ine's latin album is AWFUL and overplayed. Dream released Mask and instantly became the worst guitar song of all time. Nicki Minaj's worst song Big Feet came out. Lastly, we have this forgotten blowjob who forced us to boycott Target.

I agree with everyone that the 2010s was a bad music decade with bad artists such as 6ix9ine, Submarine Man and Blood on the Dance Floor, but compared to 2020s? So much worse. Be glad the 2010s happened in the first place.

10 1970s

It was a great decade but the worst part is that they had horrible disco.

Most boring old fashioned granddaddy music from this decade.

Retirement village music at best.

The Contenders
11 1920s
12 1900s
13 1910s
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