Definitely a psychedelic era and a good way to start off our list. It was a big decade and was a pinnacle of music history. Get ready to hop on the nostalgia train.
Now this was a tough category to narrow down. Personally, this is my favorite genre out of all of them. I will try to be as concise as possible, but really the whole decade should win a gold medal.
This is the era that I grew up in. It was filled with boy bands, awesome cartoons, and terrible clothing, but there are some gems scattered around if you dig deep enough.
Hip hop was a direct result of overflowing creativity, suppressed energy, and a lack of available outlets for release and expression of local area teens and young adults in an impoverished area. Definitely one of the most difinitive genres, hip hop has molded to its times to create an everlasting mark in the music world.
A band that gets their own mention. With a career spanning across multiple decades and dozens of hits music wouldn’t be what it is today had they not gotten together.
Fast forward about 20 years and after you recover from the whiplash, check out these modern hits.
Have you heard of these bands? Probably not. At least not before they made it big.
Pop is the sign of the times. These artists are dominating at the moment, so they made it onto the list.
A little of something old and a little something new. Rock music has been around since music was invented. Cavemen totally rocked out when they came up with the wheel and Mozart wrote his fair share of rock operas (Don Giovanni, anyone?). While the bands may change, the style and soul stays the same.
Admittedly, I don’t know much about country and it does shame me as a Texan. However, I know who the greats were and what’s popular now...sort of. This took some outside info gathering.
One of my favorite genres. I love music I can just sit back and relax to.
A broad genre that has definitely come out of the woodwork to become incredibly popular. Electronic music was once a thing only played in clubs, but now there are a hundred different brands of dance music. I’m going to try and narrow it down to three. While Skrillex is arguably the most successful, we wanted to focus on a few other groups who make electronic music easier to listen to than a machine shop.
This is by no means an all encompassing list- there are way too many awesome jams for that! A lot of these songs hold quite a bit of nostalgia, others are best sung in the car, and some are just too much fun. Hope you enjoyed reading and listening to some tunes. Thankfully we only have to hammer out this list once per year!