During the decade of the 1930s “swing” music became popular. Benny Goodman and his orchestra were known as the “King of the swing”
During the decade of the 1940s as the war was happening fast and frantic dance music like boogie- woogie or jitter-bug was listened too.
During the decade of the 1950s rock and roll was popular.
During the time period of the 1960s the Beatles shot to fame with Please,Please me, later on they moved through the 1960s as favorites of the “Flower Power”.
In the 1970s “glam rock” was the new big sound in the decade, Gary Glitter, David Bowie and Elton John were popular singers. Punk Rock was also popular.
The 80s saw the rise of hip-hop and rap music. Bands such as Run DMC and the Furious Five were influenced by Americans.
Britpop was a style of music in the 90s as it influenced the USA and Europe. The most successful bands are: Radio-Head, Blur, Spice-Girls, Oasis, Pulp and Massive Attack.
Most youths now listen to all of these such as McFly, Celine Dion, Olly Murs, Flo Rida, Cold play, Snow Patrol, Tinie Tempah, Jessie J, Adele, David Geutta, Nicki Manaj, Taio Cruz, The Script, DEADMAU5 and a few more to name. R&B (Rhythm and Blues) Is the most popular.
In the 60’s People would listen to music through a juke box or an LP. The only way music was portable was in an LP. You could carry these to a friends house and listen to them there. Since the 30’s fashion in music has changed from punk style to normal style everyday clothing. In the 1900’s radios weren’t around so you could not listen to music in the car if you had one.