Results for - The Soundtrack To My Life

1,965 voters participated in this survey

I was raised with the music of the sixties and the seventies. To this day, I can still remember every word of every song on 'Tapestry' by Carole King and 'Caribou' by Elton John. I saw Led Zeppelin in concert and slow-danced to 'Stairway to Heaven' at my prom. The music of these decades defined me, as I went from a young little girl listening to The Monkees and buying their album with baby sitting money to a teenager trying to save enough money to see my favorites in concert. Now, I am aware that the music that defined the decade is very different from the most popular albums--and not everyone was defined by the music they listened too, but this is what experts (Rolling Stone, Billboard and others) felt were the defining albums--not necessarily the most popular or best sellers. This will explain why the list is heavy on rock and light on mainstream or pop.

1. Certain albums are thought to have defined the decades they were released in--so whether you were a child of the sixties or a child of the nineties, how many of these albums did you love...first off, a decade that was before my time: The Fifties. Here are the albums that experts (and not everyone will agree) defined that decade. How many do you agree with?

Miles Davis -- Kind of Blue (1959)
13%
250 votes
The Crickets -- The Chirping Crickets (1957)
8%
166 votes
Chick Berry -- After School Session (1957)
14%
277 votes
Little Richard -- Here's Little Richard (1957)
19%
376 votes
Elvis -- Elvis Presley (1956)
41%
796 votes
Frank Sinatra -- In The Wee Small Hours (1955)
24%
465 votes
None/Don't know any
43%
848 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
18 votes

2. Next, the sixties, the decade when I first discovered music, during my early teen years. How many of these albums do you agree should be on this list?

Bob Dylan -- Highway 61 Revisited (1963)
23%
460 votes
The Beatles -- Abbey Road (1969)
46%
898 votes
The Beatles -- The White Album (1968)
37%
725 votes
The Velvet Underground -- The Velvet Underground and Nico (1967)
11%
216 votes
The Beach Boys -- Pet Sounds (1966)
33%
657 votes
Johnny Cash -- Folsom Prison (1968)
35%
694 votes
The Jimi Hendrix Experience -- Are You Experienced? (1967)
30%
585 votes
None/Don't know any
29%
574 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
16 votes

3. The seventies -- and for me this was the best decade for music. How many of these albums do you think should be on the list?

Carole King -- Tapestry (1971)
25%
489 votes
Bruce Springsteen -- Born To Run (1975)
37%
722 votes
The Rolling Stones -- Exile On Main Street (1972)
30%
587 votes
Stevie Wonder -- Songs In The Key Of Life (1976)
31%
603 votes
Fleetwood Mac -- Rumours (1977)
40%
781 votes
Simon and Garfunkel -- Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
41%
806 votes
Joy Division -- Unknown Pleasures (1979)
6%
115 votes
Marvin Gaye -- What's Going On (1971)
32%
633 votes
None/Don't know any
27%
524 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
23 votes

4. The eighties -- for many this was the best decade for music . How many of these albums do you think should be on the list?

Talk Talk -- Spirit of Eden (1988)
4%
75 votes
Michael Jackson -- Thriller (1982)
51%
996 votes
AC/DC -- Back In Black (1980)
33%
651 votes
U2 -- The Joshua Tree (1987)
27%
538 votes
Talking Heads -- Remain In Light (1980)
13%
263 votes
Paul Simon -- Graceland (1986)
24%
470 votes
Public Enemy -- It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988)
10%
196 votes
Metallica - Master Of Puppets (1986)
20%
390 votes
None/Don't know any
26%
506 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
24 votes

5. And for your young ones out there who grew up listening to the music of the nineties, or for those who know the music of this decade, how many of these do you agree should be on the list?

Nirvana -- Never Mind (1991)
27%
526 votes
Dr. Dre -- The Chronic (1993)
13%
249 votes
Radiohead -- OK Computer (1997)
11%
216 votes
U2-- Achtung Baby (1993)
19%
374 votes
Lauryn Hill –- The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998)
12%
235 votes
Pearl Jam –- Ten (1991)
23%
443 votes
Outkast -– Aquemini (1998)
12%
231 votes
Beck -- Odelay (1996)
10%
197 votes
None/Don't know any
47%
915 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
19 votes

6. Lastly, the decade that some of you may be influenced by (if you're very young) and some of you may simply ignore, but the rest of you can probably remember -- the two thousand decade. How many of these deserve to be on this list?

Radiohead -- Kid A (2000)
8%
159 votes
Arcade Fire -- Funeral (2004)
6%
123 votes
Eminem -- The Marshall Mathers LP (2005)
22%
426 votes
Jay-Z -- The Blueprint (2001)
12%
228 votes
Amy Winehouse -- Back To Black (2007)
20%
393 votes
Kanye West -- The Dropout (2004)
9%
175 votes
The Strokes -- Is This It (2001)
6%
125 votes
Wilco -- Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)
3%
63 votes
Arctic Monkeys -- Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (2006)
5%
97 votes
None/Don't know any
54%
1,063 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
24 votes
02/02/2016 Music 1965 56 By: Harriet56

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