The best decade for pop music has been revealed – according to science

  
Via:  john-russell  •  2 months ago  •  49 comments

The best decade for pop music has been revealed – according to science

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A new study from a team at New York University saw 643 subjects aged between 18 and 25 being quizzed on their pop song knowledge throughout the last 50 years.

And, in a major victory for fans of the 1960s, it seems that chart toppers from that decade proved to be a whole lot more memorable than the songs from the years 2000 to 2015.

https://www.nme.com/news/music/this-is-the-best-decade-for-pop-music-according-to-science-2467655

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scientific gobbledygook

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0210066

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a few great pop songs from the 60's

TELL HER NO - The Zombies

TIME IS ON MY SIDE - The Rolling Stones

APPLE PEACHES PUMPKIN PIE - Jay And The Techniques

KICKS - Paul Revere And The Raiders

I FOUGHT THE LAW - Bobby Fuller Four

ALL MY LOVING - The Beatles

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JohnRussell
1  seeder  JohnRussell    2 months ago

WOULDN'T IT BE NICE - The Beach Boys

 
 
 
cjcold
1.1  cjcold  replied to  JohnRussell @1    2 months ago

Was always worried about those guys. Friends of Charlie Manson were scary.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2  seeder  JohnRussell    2 months ago

If I understood the articles correctly , a group of 600 and some millennials recognized pop music from the sixties more readily pop songs from their own generation. 

Make of it what you will. 

Interestingly, these young people had a hard time identifying music from before 1960. 

 
 
 
cjcold
2.1  cjcold  replied to  JohnRussell @2    2 months ago

GLORIA!

 
 
 
r.t..b...
2.2  r.t..b...  replied to  JohnRussell @2    2 months ago
a group of 600 and some millennials recognized pop music from the sixties more readily pop songs from their own generation.

The most gratifying gift to my sons...the one thing that crosses the generational abyss is our shared appreciation of some truly great music. Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, et.al.  When they stumble upon a great song from that era without any prompting from their old man...it is truly special.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2.2.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  r.t..b... @2.2    2 months ago

HAVIN' A PARTY - Sam Cooke

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
2.2.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  r.t..b... @2.2    2 months ago

My daughter is crazy about Ray Charles. She's 26

 
 
 
r.t..b...
2.2.3  r.t..b...  replied to  JohnRussell @2.2.1    2 months ago

Thanks for the link. Underrated. Got any Nina Simone? 

 
 
 
r.t..b...
2.2.4  r.t..b...  replied to  Trout Giggles @2.2.2    2 months ago

Funny, listening to him as I type (hit the road jack)...brilliant he is. Good on her. My young paduwans are 29 and 27 and they make me proud everyday with the links they send my way.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2.2.5  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Trout Giggles @2.2.2    2 months ago

BORN TO LOSE - Ray Charles (1962)

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
2.2.6  Trout Giggles  replied to  r.t..b... @2.2.4    2 months ago

She's always had good taste in music. Another one of her favorites is Jim Croce, just like me

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2.2.7  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  JohnRussell @2.2.5    2 months ago

In 1962 Ray Charles released an album "Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music". It became a number one album on Billboard and is considered one of the best albums of all time by many critics. 

Born To Lose was the first single released from that album.

 
 
 
r.t..b...
2.2.8  r.t..b...  replied to  JohnRussell @2.2.7    2 months ago

His rendition of 'America the Beautiful' could be our national anthem. Goosebumps every time

 
 
 
cjcold
2.2.9  cjcold  replied to  r.t..b... @2.2    2 months ago

Bought a copy of the "Commitments" back in the day. One fantastic soul music movie.

 
 
 
cjcold
2.2.10  cjcold  replied to  cjcold @2.2.9    2 months ago

Played a few of those tunes back in the day, but not nearly so well.

 
 
 
cjcold
2.2.11  cjcold  replied to  cjcold @2.2.10    2 months ago

Always "dragged" a tad on Mustang Sally.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2.3  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  JohnRussell @2    2 months ago
If I understood the articles correctly , a group of 600 and some millennials recognized pop music from the sixties more readily pop songs from their own generation. 

If I understood the articles correctly , a group of 600 and some millennials recognized pop music from the sixties more readily THAN pop songs from their own generation. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3  seeder  JohnRussell    2 months ago

BUILD ME UP BUTTERCUP - The Foundations

 
 
 
cjcold
3.1  cjcold  replied to  JohnRussell @3    2 months ago

I still have that suit.

 
 
 
cjcold
3.1.1  cjcold  replied to  cjcold @3.1    2 months ago

It is white and I bought it in the 60s. Even tried to dance like Travolta.

 
 
 
Sparty On
5  Sparty On    2 months ago

Yep!   The sixties had Rock and Soul.   Some of my favorite music of that time was Motown.

And Aretha even though she wasn't Motown ..... she had the sound

What a great decade of music.  

Those of us who grew up in that decade were lucky!

 
 
 
It Is ME
5.1  It Is ME  replied to  Sparty On @5    2 months ago

The "Motown Era" was GREAT !

 
 
 
r.t..b...
6  r.t..b...    2 months ago

 I Heard It Through The Grapevine

CCR did a great rendition, but this is one for ages. Good call.

 
 
 
Sparty On
6.1  Sparty On  replied to  r.t..b... @6    2 months ago

Yeah, CCR's cover was great as well.   Many younger folks think they wrote it.

That said, CCR ..... another great 60's band, with a lot of great music!

 
 
 
r.t..b...
6.1.1  r.t..b...  replied to  Sparty On @6.1    2 months ago
with a lot of great music!

Suzie Q

 
 
 
Sparty On
6.1.2  Sparty On  replied to  r.t..b... @6.1.1    2 months ago

Magic Carpet ride ..... and it goes on and on with them .... might be my fav greatest hits album right next next to the first Eagles greatest hits album ..... and i do mean albums .... jrSmiley_9_smiley_image.gif

Edit: Oops ... thats Steppenwolf .... i always get those two mixed up .... another great 60's band!

 
 
 
r.t..b...
6.1.3  r.t..b...  replied to  Sparty On @6.1.2    2 months ago
and i do mean albums

ah vinyl...cleaning the grooves, replacing cartridges, turning it up to eleven, cover art...good times

Steppenwolf...Don't Step on the Grass, Sam   (a dormroom anthem every Friday @ 3:00)

 
 
 
cjcold
7  cjcold    2 months ago

Just a little bit.

 
 
 
Kavika
9  Kavika     2 months ago

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
10  Perrie Halpern R.A.    2 months ago

 
 
 
Kavika
11  Kavika     2 months ago

 
 
 
CB
12  CB     2 months ago

Thank you for let me be myself - by Sly and the Family Stone. 1969.

 
 
 
r.t..b...
12.1  r.t..b...  replied to  CB @12    2 months ago

Best song title ever...Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again)  [channeling ignorantzrulz...with awl do re speckt]

 
 
 
Sparty On
13  Sparty On    2 months ago

One of my favorite songs to make an ass out of myself on the dance floor at weddings

 
 
 
cjcold
14  cjcold    2 months ago

Used to sell pot to unnamed folk at an unnamed ranch in Colorado. I hear Joe is still playing.

 
 
 
Sparty On
14.1  Sparty On  replied to  cjcold @14    2 months ago

Was he still going down to kill his old lady with a gun in his hand?

 
 
 
CB
15  CB     2 months ago
 
 
 
WallyW
15.1  WallyW  replied to  CB @15    2 months ago

Marilyn McCoo!!!

One of the best...and one of hottest!

 
 
 
Tacos!
16  Tacos!    2 months ago

I think you'd do better if you redefined the decade as 1965-1975. I think there's more to recommend the early 70s than the early 60s. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
16.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Tacos! @16    2 months ago

Depends om what you are looking for. If you leave out 1960-64, you leave out the girl groups for the most past, you leave out Dion, you leave out the Everly Bros. And you leave out virtually all of Roy Orbison's biggest hits. And the first year of the Beatles.

Here are  songs that are classic 1960's pop hits from before 1965.

Heatwave, Be My Baby and Runaround Sue are all on Rolling Stones list of the greatest songs of "all time" . I'm not sure about In Dreams

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
17  Buzz of the Orient    2 months ago

Almost useless article for me. It's no use for me to scroll through a whole bunch of totally blank comments under the posters' avatars in most cases.  Sometimes members actually take the trouble to post titles and artists.

As for me, the pop music of the 50s for romancing, and the 60s for the most memorable of all.

 
 
 
Sparty On
17.1  Sparty On  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @17    2 months ago

Oh simmer down grumpy and enjoy the music..... 😬

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
17.1.1  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Sparty On @17.1    2 months ago
Oh simmer down grumpy and enjoy the music.....

He can't see what people have posted because of where he lives.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
17.1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @17.1.1    2 months ago

Thank you sister.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
17.1.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @17.1.1    2 months ago

I think he would be able to see them if they were posted as jpg's. 

 
 
 
Sparty On
17.1.4  Sparty On  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @17.1.1    2 months ago

Ah thank you, forgot how repressive China was.

Sorry Buzz .....

 
 
 
CB
17.2  CB   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @17    2 months ago

@12 Thank you / Sly & the Family Stone LIVE ! on soul train     Youtube.

@15 Fifth Dimensions One Less Bell To Answer.      Youtube.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
17.2.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  CB @17.2    2 months ago

I can still remember watching Sly and the Family Stone in an outdoor live concert in Toronto about half a century ago - Everyday People still runs through my head.

 
 
 
CB
17.2.2  CB   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @17.2.1    2 months ago

Lots of good music that group! I listened to the music, but I could not travel yet (in school). I never understood fully his troubles with the law and didn't follow up. Just have felt all my life that Sly's music was prematurely ended!

I really loved the Fifth Dimension song, too! I listened to it on a transistor radio!

 
 
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