We have discovered that the kids enjoy the same music Jamie and I do regardless of if it is “new” (as in recent) or “old” (as in from the 80s and 90s) music. Some of the recent songs we’ve downloaded from iTunes include ones by the Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato, C+C Music Factory, Billy Joel, and Genesis.
So I started pondering why all of us enjoy the sound of both the “old” and the “new.” After all, aren’t kids and parents supposed to disagree on music choices?
And then it hit me. The difference between music in the 20s and 30s and 40s was huge compared to the 50s and 60s and then there was a big difference between that and the 70s music.
The 80s is identifiable because of the synthesizer that always seemed to be used, but the difference between the 80s, 90s, and 00s, is not great. Of course there are specific genres from those decades that vary (angry chick music, grunge, etc.), but in general the music hasn’t changed much. I suppose that’s why radio stations playing songs from “the 80s, 90s, and today” are so prevalent and don’t have a strange mix of music at all.