Everyone has favorite type of music but for many people it isn’t necessarily a genre of music but rather from a period of time.  Each decade, roughly a span of 10 years, has its own identity and most people either love or hate music from each decade. 

70’s musicis well known for and associated with disco music.  This period is well remembered for John Travolta and the movie Saturday Night Fever.  The Bee Gees’ soundtrack to that famous movie set the record for best selling album until it was broken less than a decade later.  The Hustle by Van McCoy was an extremely popular song during this time.

The next decade of music, 80’s music, is best classified as the decade of Michael Jackson and Madonna.  These two premier artists helped to replace disco music with dance and pop music.  Some other popular artists of this time were New Kids on the Block R.E.M. the Violent Femmes and Cyndi Lauper.

90’s music can best be classified as the emergence of grunge, alternative rock and pop rock.  While pop music continued to be popular, bands such as Nirvana, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Green Day came into prominence.  Nirvana’s album Nevermind and their tremendous hit Smells Like Teen Spirit best describes the 90’s.  This musical group created such an impact on the music scene that even today musical acts are still influenced by them.  The death of the lead singer for Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, did however symbolically end the growth of the grunge rock genre.

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