Music Through The Decades

In the last 100 years music has changed a lot. Musicians have been given the unique ability to completely change a culture and leave their mark on history. Influencers like Elvis, Madonna, The Beatles, and Jimi Hendrix are just a few of the names that come to mind when considering who led the transitions from one genre to the next. Here are the top songs and genres from each decade over the last 100 years.

1910’s

Top Song: Alexander’s Ragtime Band – Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan

Known For: Blues, Jazz

1920’s

Top Song: My Blue Heaven – Gene Austin

Known For: Jazz

1930’s

Top Song: Over the Rainbow – Judy Garland

Known For: Pop

1940’s

Top Song: White Christmas – Bing Crosby with the Ken Darby Singers

Known For: Jazz

1950’s

Top Song: We’re Gonna Rock Around The Clock – Bill Haley & His Comets

Known For: Rock & Roll

1960’s

Top Song: Hey Jude – The Beatles

Known For: Hard Rock

1970’s

Top Song: Imagine – John Lennon

Known For: Disco

1980’s

Top Song: Every Breath You Take – The Police

Known For: Rock

1990’s

Top Song: I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston

Known For: Rap, R&B

2000’s

Top Song: Hey Ya! – OutKast

Known For: Hip Hop, Alternative Rock

2010’s

Top Song: Rolling In The Deep – Adele

Known For: Alternative Rock, Pop

Music has given musicians the ability to influence fashion, politics, and culture worldwide and has become a multi-billion dollar industry. With all the opportunity music has to offer we are left to wonder, who will step up to the mic and be the next major influencer?

To see more songs that made the top 10 list of their decade click here!

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