- Dec 9, 2018
- Memphis, TN
My kids (13 and 12) have music they love from every decade since the 1940s (plus some classical music), but especially for my son, the '80s is far and away his favorite. I suspect he's one of the few 12-year-olds on the planet who can opine about his love for John Mellecamp's "Crumblin' Down" or Haircut 100's "Love Plus One," and I'm always more than happy to indulge his request to fire up my 1500+ songs '80s playlist in the car.I’m with you on most of this. No one will ever convince me that the 80’s wasn’t the most diverse and creative decade in popular music history. Never before and never since has the genre covered so much ground at one time. It was a fantastic time to be surfing the airwaves and television broadcasts. No other decade even comes close.
You could turn on a pop/rock radio station for an hour and hear ten acts that sounded absolutely nothing alike. It was amazing.