Saturday, 17 May 2014

Why Pick A Favourite Decade?

Hi everyone! You'll be glad to know that I've completely my uni work and I have no more deadlines (for the next week, anyways) and that's basically why I dropped off of the face of the earth this week. I'm bending the rules a bit, and as I really wanted to take part in the photo-a-day prompt, I'm doing that tomorrow instead! So crazy! Today's topic was 'favourite decade' and I'm here to say that I ruddy well won't pick a favourite!

Why not? I hear you cry. As a big fan of music, I couldn't possibly pick a favourite decade - I still haven't picked a favourite song or genre, so I don't see why I'd narrow my music down to just ten years! The swinging sixties gave me a love for The Kinks. Even now, when I think about sixties music I instantly think of Sunday Afternoon before I think of The Beatles (I'm an average fan, at best) or the Rolling Stones (not really a fan at all, sorry guys.)

The seventies brought me ABBA, Tina Charles and Donna Summer. As a young'un, I would listen to my ABBA Gold tape and dance around my room wishing I was 'the blonde one'. Then, when my dad bought a boom box cd player, I listened to this Hits of the Seventies cd on repeat. I loved Tina Charles and Donna Summer the most, although I really liked Mungo Jerry as well. This is while I was eight or something. Such an odd child. 

So, so swoony. 
I don't even know where to start with the eighties. Of course, my love of The Smiths and Morrissey all stem from this decade, but so does my (somewhat smaller) love for Duran Duran, Wham!, Prince, Madonna and all those other eighties cheesy pop stars. I think the eighties definitely highlights my eclectic taste of music. Of course, other mentions here have to go to The Cure, Joy Division, New Order, Kate Bush and the Pixies. 

Being born in the nineties, I've got a lot of love for the music from this decade too. For ease, I'm going to join the nineties with the new millennium, as it was all pretty much pop for me. Britney, A1, Steps, Destiny's Child, Backstreet Boys, Jennifer Lopez, Spice Girls, Savage Garden, Girls Aloud, Daniel Beddingfield, N Sync, Lady Gaga, Robyn, Miley Cyrus and Shakira. Of course, special mentions have to go to Busted and McFly. I was pretty much obsessed with them, so much so that me and my bestie decided we would move to London at 16 and woo them. Yep. It gets worse than that, obviously, but I'm not putting that on the internet, haha! 

Essentially, all of these bands and singers are people I would still listen to today. From this decade, I have to say Hot Chip, Jon Hopkins, Baths, East India Youth, The Tallest Man on Earth, Wild Beasts and London Grammar are probably my biggest music choices. I think you definitely see how my taste in music has formed over the decades, and I like that. I don't want to pick favourites *cough* except Moz *cough* here, so you can't make me! 

Do you have a mixed taste in music? Or are my choices batshit crazy?

Chelsea xo


  1. My music taste is so messed up, I go from Slipknot to Eminem to the Smiths to Chase and Status. I mainly love rock but the 80s oh my I have a massive love for the 80s! A Flock of Seagulls yes? (if you say no I might cry, I listened to them constantly when I was 15!)
    Also I'm pleased you're the same as me about the Beatles, never really cared for them! Haha.
    Kloe xx

  2. I RAN SO FAR AWAYYYYYYY! Haha, I think watching my brother play on Vice City helped secure my love for eighties music! :) xx

  3. Too right for not having a favorite decade when it comes to music - seriously our vinyl collection covers everything from the early 1950's to present day - although certainly listen to much more older music that modern stuff I will be honest. I grew up thinking and I guess the kids around me, you feel you can only like one type of music, but now i'm all over the place - metal, jazz, blues, motown, rock, but when you actually read about how genres of music came about you start to realise how closely related and how they grew out of each other.

  4. I know exactly what you mean. However, if I say I'm an r'n'b fan, I definitely mean the older stuff than that rubbish in the charts these days!


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