The other day I came across a documentary series that has been running on the National Geographic Channel called “The 90’s The last Great Decade”. I have seen them tackle the 80’s as well, not sure if they have gone back to further decades, I haven’t seen. They cover the decade from movies, music, pop culture, top news stories and politics of the day.
But it also made me think, the title used “The last great decade” to me really hit home when they were covering the music of the 90’s. To me, I do feel this being true when it comes to music. In the 20th century the decades had a separate feeling to them when it came to music, when you say to someone hey “put on some 50’s, 60’s, 70 or 80’s music you pretty much know what to expect, and could identify the song to the decade pretty easily.
I don’t know what it is, but I don’t get that same feeling from the past decade or our current, so far. That decade identity in music for me seem to end with the 90’s, not sure if others feel the same way. I would love to hear if others feel the same way, and if so, what happened?