The thing that inspired this thread for me was thinking about how much I like certain modern pop music. However, the 2010s only ended up being ranked
fifth out of seven spots on my list, not too great.
Just today it struck me how great I think the song "Style" by Taylor Swift is. I find it to be kind of a beautiful synthesis of the sounds of the
1970s, 1980s, and 1990s while still sounding totally modern. I don't think Swift wrote the song and that doesn't mean a thing to me. Life's too short
to be concerned about things like that IMHO. I just want music that will lift my spirits and inspire me.
so i guess we are talking personal preference?
well i was born in the 80's so i guess that will be my starting point:
1980: it's really the only song i have some kind of memory of since i was so young
1990: it's an absolute favourite, the lead singer still releases stuff and it's even better, but this is still a classic
2000s: i can't think of anything that stood out for me, that was the time of the bands that were built by studio execs and market research people,
created for mass appeal. But you can maybe blame the 1990s and the spice girls for that trend. but if i must:
2010s...i had to look up "2010s famous pop songs" annd...frankly the "purity" was mostly lost, seems 2010 is the start of more aggressive, provocative
for the sake of being provocative music, with sexual undertones that often do nothing for the song.
i guess i understand why you have such a positive opinion about "style". it almost sounds like it belongs to a different time, so i will go either
with that or with "call me maybe" just because it's fun.
the worst? well no youtube links for those but here goes:
1980s: can't think of anything, if it comes to mind i will update
1990s: MY HEART WILL GO ON celine dion
2000s: doesn't really matter janet jackson
2010s: baby, justin beiber- no personal hate for the guy, but it gave me headaches
First, the 90's since rock and alternative we're considered pop.
Second, the 80's, so many good ballads, great songs with bad sound selection
Third, the 70's, some of the best classic rock hits and a couple of good disco hits too
Fourth, the 2000's, the epitom of electronic music
Fifth, the 60's, the start of hard rock and an era of great composers
Sixth, the 50's, good old rock and roll
Seventh, the 2010, the good music of today has long left "pop" music
edit on 13-10-2015 by theMediator because: (no reason given)
I agree, there was some absolutely brilliant music recorded in the 60's.
But I wasn't born till '65 so I never got to feel and experience the whole 60's thing.
I lived through and experienced at first hand all the subsequent decades and that's why I feel relatively qualified to offer my personal take on
things that occurred then.
And if I was to give a truly balanced view then I could quite easily offer up any number of examples of absolutely awful music that was recorded in
every single decade mentioned in this thread.
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