If you could only listen to music from one decade for the rest of your life whic

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  1. ChristinS profile image39
    ChristinSposted 8 years ago

    If you could only listen to music from one decade for the rest of your life which would you choose?

    Yes, several decades of course had great music, but if you could only listen to the music from ONE decade, for the rest of your life and nothing else, what decade would you choose? 

    I think I'd have to pick the 1960's even though it's a bit before my time - so much great music back then and a lot of diversity.

  2. chef-de-jour profile image96
    chef-de-jourposted 8 years ago

    OK, if you restrict me to one I'd say the 70s, that way I'm covered - Led Zeppelin were arguably at their peak, likewise Queen and Mr Dylan, plus punk came along - so very exciting - and if all else fails I've still got GLAMROCK and John Travolta to fall back on!
    The sad thing is, I was there, in the flesh!! Now I feel like a dinosaur.

  3. janshares profile image94
    jansharesposted 8 years ago

    It would have to be the 70s for me, ChristinS, because you get the best of everything Pop, Funk, and Disco. As long as it was made in the 70s, right? I'd listen to all of these: the best in Pop for lyrics and melodies, the best in funky urban beats to jam to, and the best in Disco for dance music.

  4. fpherj48 profile image60
    fpherj48posted 8 years ago

    For the rest of my life, I could never tire of the music from 1958 to '68.   I would have said just the '60's, but I had an older sister and we listened to a lot of music together.  I really liked some of the '50's music also, although a pre-teen.
    I am, without a doubt, a die-hard boomer.  I feel it was the greatest of eras and just so memorable.  I miss everything about it.  The music, the TV programs, the styles, family life....the innocence.   
    Obviously it's still a popular era, not only with boomers, but people much younger.
    Good question, Christin

  5. FatFreddysCat profile image93
    FatFreddysCatposted 8 years ago

    I grew up in the 80s and the majority of my listening choices still come from that era so I'd be fine  if I were stuck there permanently...

  6. William F. Torpey profile image73
    William F. Torpeyposted 8 years ago

    The decade of the 1940s (but the '30s come very, very close.)

  7. connorj profile image70
    connorjposted 8 years ago


    I think I would focus on the next decade's hits and not-so hits. I have faith that music will be better than ever during the next dec. even significantly better than the NASDAQ.

    1. speer138 profile image62
      speer138posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      based on what do you have faith in that? because its been so terrible it cant get worse?

    2. connorj profile image70
      connorjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      No as I get older my hearing is going so it sounds better...

    3. speer138 profile image62
      speer138posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Lol. That's awesome

    4. connorj profile image70
      connorjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm just kidding; my hearing is fine...

  8. speer138 profile image62
    speer138posted 8 years ago

    i would have to go with 50's. all the music was great and catchy. most of the artists such as elvis and chuck berry had such a huge influence that carried over even til today.

  9. profile image0
    Rayne123posted 8 years ago

    Its funny I am coming across music questions of history. I just wrote hubs on those.

    If I had to choose, it sure would not be today's music. There will never be talent like the 50's - 70's again.

    I would have to say good ole music, the time of James Brown, Whitney, Etta James, and the list goes on. If I had to choose one decade it probably would be the 60's.
    Great question
    Have a great day

  10. Zelkiiro profile image89
    Zelkiiroposted 8 years ago

    Dammit, no! No no no! I can't answer this! I can't!

    I need the 1970s for my laid-back, doomy early metal!

    I need the 1980s for my testosterone-fueled twin-guitar-melody-driven heavy metal!

    I need the 1990s for the early incarnations of folk, Euro-power, and symphonic metal!

    I need the 2000s for even more Euro-power metal and all the death/doom metal bands that began to flourish!

    I need the 2010s for the new stuff that I love so very, very much!


  11. Electro-Denizen profile image82
    Electro-Denizenposted 8 years ago

    1970's.... 1970's... 1970's....

    then some more



  12. MHiggins profile image76
    MHigginsposted 8 years ago

    I would have to say 70's music.  Music seems to "transport" me to a time and place when I listen or play it.  70"s music would keep me young!  My children also listen to it and they came along after the 70's so it can't be that bad.  But...... the rest of my life??  Ugh!

  13. profile image0
    Sri Tposted 8 years ago

    I would go with Smooth Jazz 90's on into about 2010. I'll take the extra 10 years.

  14. sg1268 profile image81
    sg1268posted 8 years ago

    I would definitely pick the 80s. New Wave and Punk were some of the greatest genres ever formed that helped shape my life long love of music. If I could, I would listen to P.I.L, Depeche Mode and The Cure on repeat everyday.

  15. chefmancave profile image75
    chefmancaveposted 8 years ago

    I actually have posed this question another way...  "If you had to choose ONE song, what would it be?" - My answer has been and still is Low Sparks from High Heeled Boys by Traffic.

    1. fpherj48 profile image60
      fpherj48posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Robert~Had to google this out of curiosity. Not really my taste, but reading about WHO & What the group Traffic was?  VERY interesting!!  Winwood??  I'd have never known this.  Thank you!

  16. Prayerhub profile image59
    Prayerhubposted 8 years ago

    I will folow this decade we live in, because  it is  more Godly. Christ has become more real to this decade than other decades.

  17. profile image48
    Teiko Masayoshiposted 8 years ago

    90's, no question. While there are still classic rock albums coming like Queen and REM, there's also Grunge like Nirvana and the early hip hop like Cypress Hill and 2 albums of Eminem. You have a big offer of Metal. Alternative and Pop are as big as ever. And if there's one way to get me it's by lining up Queen, Nirvana and Eminem.


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