Top Ten Years for Music

The Top Ten

1 1969

A few 1969 bands and artists people have heard of:
The Beatles
Elvis Presley
The Rolling Stones
Bob Dylan
Jimi Hendrix
Led Zeppelin
Frank Sinatra
The Doors
The Beach Boys
The Temptations
The Four Tops
Marvin Gaye
Creedence Clearwater
Fleetwood Mac
Aretha Franklin
Other years need not even try to compete.

The Beatles were very big defiantly the best of the decade elvis was still going he was boss little Michael Jackson with the Jackson 5 played on the ed Sullivan show which was awesome Led Zeppelin had tones of great hits the beach boys sounded almost as good as Beatles and way more the King of pop the King of rock n roll and greatest band of all time we're going at the same time during this year best year for music ever

Abbey Road, In the Court of the Crimson King, Led Zeppelin I and II, Pink Floyd's More and Ummagumma, Yes's debut, Let it Bleed, The Soft Parade, Nashville Skyline, Bayou Country, Then Play On, Hot Rats, Five Leaves Left, Arthur or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire, The Band, Tommy, Trout Mask Replica, MANY MANY more great albums. - SammySpore

There was a small concert held in mid-summer of that year you may have heard of, called WOODSTOCK.

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2 1991

Green Day's first full album, Red Hot Chili Peppers had Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Nirvana had Nevermind, and Metallica had the Black Album.

I love all the music that came out this year my favourite is Michael Jackson's dangerous album but that doesn't mean I don't like everyone else one of the best years for music

No, in all honesty, 1991 really wasn't that good. Not bad but really not good.

There are so many reasons why this is the best year and why it deserves to be in the top TEN (Pearl Jam). Blood Sugar Sex Magik (Red Hot Chili Peppers) catapulted their popularity, and it even came out on the same day as: NEVERMIND (Nirvana) all other years, this is the best. The fact that this isn't number ONE (U2) is driving me to a point where I am LOSING MY RELIGION (R.E. M). Not to mention the queen, Michael jackson, and "(Everything I do) I do it all for you". Truly the best year ever and the grammys chose a horrible song to win record of the year when you look at these songs. - Songsta41

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3 1967

Great year, it has: The Doors, The Velvet Underground & Nico, Are You Experienced, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band.

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4 1966

Pet Sounds. Revolver. Enough said. - PetSounds

5 2013

Why does the majority of the music from the 2010s suck?

Well, the fact that you dislike it is why. There really isn't any other explanation, lol. - TheEvilNuggetCookie

This Year Was Horrible (For The Exception Of Some.) - FettiMC

Is this year being on the list a joke? Because if it is then it's not funny.

Everyone's just hating because it's not from the 1900s. This was the last year pop music was good. favorite = Counting Stars.

6 1994

Very much cult black metal albums came out then

This year sucks. You wanna know why? Because Justin Bieber was born that year.

Gin & Juice And This is how we do it Also Juicy AND BIG POPPA! AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST MY FAVORITE BLACK HOLE SUN :-)

Definitely Maybe, The Downward Spiral, Dookie, Vitology, Nirvana MTV Unplugged, Live Though This, Superunknown, Weezer, Mellow Gold, Ready to Die, American Recordings, Smash, Parklife, Roman Candle, Blade Runner Soundtrack, Korn, Sleeps With Angels, Pulp Fiction Sountrack, One Foot in the Grave, Cross Road, II(two), No Quarter, and best of all Grace by Jeff Buckley. - PewPewAssassin

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7 1984

I don't know why the '80s are so low on this list, especially compared to the garbage of 1999+ music (ever since Napster, its never been the same! ) In addition to Purple Rain (and other Prince protege artists like Sheila E's Glamorous Life), you also had Born in the USA, Twisted Sister's, Madonna's Like A Virgin, Footloose, Ghostbusters, Wham! 's Make It Big, Hall & Oates' Big Bam Boom, Duran Duran's Reflex and Wild Boys, Tina Turner's huge comeback, U2's Pride (In The Name of Love), Huey Lewis Sports (released in '83 but the hits were mostly in '84), MTV in its prime, and much more! It seems like this list is bias towards just albums, but remember that singles also count, and if you listen to Top 40 countdowns from this year (and 1983 and 1985), it was a time where it was easy to find a variety of fun songs to "sing along" to, which is what music should be about. Appreciate the one-and two-hit wonders and artists who don't get more appreciation, such as Shannon with her ...more

Some critics and experts claim that this is the best year for public music. It's hard to disagree with them. This is the golden year of the golden decade, the cream of the cream. Just look at the charts. - TangyTiger

Ride the Lightning. Enough said. - Songsta41

This wasn't just the best year for music. It was the best year for entertainment. - Tangy Tiger

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8 1999

This is the year that supernatural released by santana and ranked number one for long weeks on the chards and they won 8 grammy awards in 2000 and bruce dickinson returns back in the band what great comeback

HOW IS THIS SO LOW? It may not have been a great year for music (with the exception of Californication by RHCP), but multiple fantastic bands and singers released their first public albums and EPs that year, letting it be known that they would be to force to be reckoned with. 1999 gave birth to them. - Songsta41

9 2012

Unpopular opinion, but 2012 was the best year in pop music. It was before pop (at the least the bad pop) lost meaning in their lyrics and creativity.

Should be number 1. Coldplay's Paradise is my favorite from this year.

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10 1975

Kansas released two of their best albums that year, Song For America and Masque. Jethro Tull also had Minstrel in the Gallery and Iron Maiden was formed this year. - DarkenedBrutality (Obviously since no other user would likely mention Kansas)

Physical Graffiti, Wish You Were Here, and A Night at the Opera. - SammySpore

The Newcomers

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The Contenders

11 1973

The greatest year for not only Prog, but Music in General! The Dark Side Of The Moon, Brain Salad Surgery, Tubular Bells, Selling England By The Pound. Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Quadrophenia, Tales From Topographic Oceans, and Over-Nite Sensation. - Beatlesboy9

Awesome year for music! The Dark Side of the Moon, Selling England by the Pound, and Larks' Tongues in Aspic were released this year. - SammySpore

Not to Mention Tales from Topographic Oceans, Tubular Bells, Quadrophenia, Brain Salad Surgery and A Passion Play and Space Ritual. By far, the greatest year of progressive rock. - patrickfloyd

Dark Side of the Moon, Band on the Run, Houses of the Holy. Need I say more. (Also Queen came into existence)

The year of Dark Side Of The Moon, and Aladdin Sane.

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12 1983

First pantera album metal magic, shout out the devil by motley crue which was a commercial success and first thrash metal album become available in stores show no mercy by slayer this was one the heaviest years in music history

Also pyromania released by def leppard which was a very commercial success and kill'em all by metallica the first ultimate thrash metal album but they did the first tour in chicago and thriller ranked number one by michael jackson and became the best selling album of all time

Screaming In The Night - incredible song.

come on Feel The Noize / There's Something Going On / Beat It / Poison Arrow & The Look Of Love / Separate Ways / Twilight Zone / Maniac / Down Under & It's A Mistake

I can't think of any more - but there are plenty

Metallica's debut album Kill Em' All

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13 2007

As probably the only person who liked this year, in just the top 40 there were a TON of great songs. From Linkin Park, Timbaland, Nelly Furtado, Fergie, Justin Timberlake, Fall Out Boy, and Rihanna, to name a few. - WonkeyDude98

Three legendary classic rock bands reunited for at least one show this year. The bands are namely: Led Zeppelin, Genesis, and The Police. - Oneside

While it was pretty 'eh' for rap, this was a great year for rock. Strawberry Jam, Person Pitch, Neon Bible, Mirrored, In Rainbows and Boxer were all released this year. Not to mention other albums like Glyphic, Copia, Hissing Fauna, And Their Refinement Of The Decline, People Who Can Eat People, Boy Is Fiction and Untrue as well. - ArchAces

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17 1976

AC/DC sold new album high voltage in international release worldwide and dirty deeds done dirt cheep album. Also led zeppelin album pressence which is the sixth number one album with pure sales and a day at the races by queen and deep purple disbanded because dave coverdale left the band to joying whitesnake and talkbox invented by peter frampton

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19 1968
20 1978
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