Sunday, November 13, 2005

80's music

Why is it that even though we're more than half way through the 00's no one talks about 90's music the way 80's music still has a hold on people? What is it about the 80's musically that the 90's didn't have? I don't think I ever heard anyone use the term "90's music" at all.

19 comments:

A. Woman in black said...

Hey there...hope everything is going well with you all....

Anyways, In my opinion it might be that there was more of a difference between styles in popular music between say the 70's and 80's and between the 80's and the 90's than there was between the 90's and the present decade??

Talking about pop music
70's had more of a rock vibe while the 80's had the synthisized bubble gum feel (including the hair bands)...the 90's started off with the grunge thing but then what differintiated it from what we hear now ?

Maybe im wrong but its just a thought.???

Blue Chi said...

Yeah, that's weird, my favourite music period was the 90s, but is still not commonly used as a term, I do know a song called "Turn it up" by Brandy where she says "Give me some 90s music".

I think that people are way too excited about the new millenium they did give the 90s enough credit.

Blue Chi said...

*they did NOT give the 90s enough credit.

illogicist said...

In my opinion music is the 90s is waay better than anything in the 70s and 80s, and indeed the 00s...especially the early-mid 90s, pre hip hop, the whole grunge/hardrock/whatever era. LOTS of good creative original stuff out then.

OceanDream said...

Well I'm definately a '80s' music kinda gal. It was, still is, my favorite musical era. I was living in the States during that period, I was a teenager, so I guess thats how my taste was influenced.

Yeps, I remember going out shopping looking for rara skirts(I think thats what they were called) and leggings :) Then it was jeans and suspenders ( like George Michael in Monkey).

Bon Jovi, George Michael, INXS, New Kids on the Block (I know!), Debbie Gibson, Richard Marx, Madonna, A-ha, Duran Duran, etc etc.

Wow, my mind is wandering.. Now I'm thinking of all those 80s films that I loved.....

Kazablanka said...

When did the song: "I saw the sign" come out?

80's or 90's?

Kazablanka said...

Sorry.. but I'm like the stupidest person when it comes to music. I dont know who is who and i dont know who sings what.. and i dont even know when songs come out!!!

OceanDream, hi back :).. thanks for finally commenting on my blog. I thought you and Mux like were boycotting my blog or something..

Sleepless In Muscat said...

i have to say that the best musical era to me was most definitely the 80's ..there were all these nice loveable songs that came out and they feel special to me because most of them remind of the time when i used to be in the UK ..

it was great..

i plan to go to Glasgow maybe next year and see how much has changed in 14 years..

lol - yes, i know - overly overdue..

;o)

what can i say?

Balqis said...

I wanted to marry Simon Le Bon but that Yasmine Parvaneh came before me !

Kay said...

Kaza - thats Ace of Base song came out in the mid 90's, exactly around 94 i think...

Winger said...

I am a huge, huge fan of 80s music. Its pretty much all I listen and I reckon over 80% of the songs on my ipod are 80s. I must have pretty much every UK top 5 single of the 80s.

But I remember for a number of years and well into the 90s there was no 80s 'product' widely played - there was a period where it was difficult to get 80s stuff.

All that changed from about 1995/96 onward. You started getting 80s music stations, VH1 started its 'sounds like the 80s' etc (and they do have a show called 'smells like the 90s).

I think its a marketing thing. The people who would have enjoyed 80s music are now in their 30s or early 40s. This is a key segment - people who are well settled into their careers but are nostalgic for their youth. The nineties equivalent are mostly in their 20s, starting their careers or finishing up their education - a less lucrative market.

I think you will see an explosion of 90s music in the next few years. It does take 5 or 6 years after the end of a decade for that decade's music to become popular with a particular crowd again. I distinctly remember getting annoyed at the increasing prevalence of 70s music in the mid 80s, which I hadn't heard of!

Balqis said...

Wingy, do you have iTrip?!

OceanDream said...

Balqis: I wanted to marry George Michael but he likes men, so thats that!

Kaza: We'd never do that!!! I've just been lazy. Faisool is a handful! I have to constantly think of ways to entertain him. He gets bored so easily!

Balqis said...

Hmmm but his gayness story came later.
I liked Steve Norman from Spandau also.
If mom didn't throw them yet, i have all those intellectual records.
I remember i wasted half a day in lndn once for a picture disc of Madge.
OD how is your iPod ?!

OceanDream said...

I know the gayness came later but I was too young to mary him bakc then. When I reached my prime he was out in the open :) By then I had moved on and fallen for Muscati, who doesn't sing, but, that was a sacrifice I live with ;)

My iPod is fine, so is my iTrip. Unlike Mux's itrip which is a bit kookoo now.

Winger said...

Balqis - yes, I'm i-tripping all the time!

Balqis said...

Is a kookoo gang of people in this blog.
Am planning me2 to get iPod and iTrip, only i have to understand what they are.

NaBHaN said...

I love 80's music cause its music I grew up listening to..and so it will always have a soft spot in my heart... besides.. songs back then seemed to have alot more heart and emotion put into them for some reason.

beach mom said...

the 80's music scene has been alive and well and gaining in numbers here in tampa bay...i spin 80's [sorry no top 40!] at the BANK nightclub in st.petersburg,[and for almost 8 years at the masquerade in atlanta] if any of you are ever in the area stop in and request your fav song!!!


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