Survey Research Naming Most Popular Artist / Bands by Decade
Mentioned On "Looney's Tunes" Show December 29, 2019
Rank 1950"s 1960's 1970's 1980's
1 Elvis Presley Beatles Led Zepplin Michael Jackson
2 Little Richard Rolling Stones Eagles Prince
3 Chuck Berry Bob Dylan Fleetwood Mac U2
4 Buddy Holly Beach Boys Elton John Madonna
5 Ray Charles Jimi Hendricks Pink Floyd Bruce Springsteen
Rank 1990's 2000's
1 Garth Brooks Nickleback
2 Mariah Carey Eminem
3 Nirvana Usher
4 Celine Dion Coldplay
5 Whitney Houston Britney Spears
What does that mean? In short it is expanded genres, more familiarity, less obscurity but still with some hidden gems.
A lot of people remember where they were when “X” happened. This represents a shared experience among several people. From a music perspective however songs can evoke a more visceral personal response. Music can be associated with our own life events – a single day to a longer time frame i.e. College Days.
Boomers are retiring at the rate of 10,000 per day. Some of the additional time this affords is often spent contemplating the times of our lives. Music can trigger memories of good times or bad, past relationships and choices made. This phenomena is relevant not only to Big Canoe but to a much larger audience.
While we can’t program for each listener, we can create a playlist with a timeline that contains a wide swath of listeners together with a range of music to jog your memory.
1.It became common practice for companies to use rock music in advertising campaigns and this was one of the leading songs to hold such a distinction. Microsoft paid $10 Million for the use of this one..
2.Father Edward Flanagan founded Boys Town in Omaha, NE in 1917. The motto of Boys Town became a title for a song that was originally offered (and turned down) by Joe Cocker. Another group made it one of their biggest hits ever..
3.This artist was bemoaning how difficult his life was while getting treatment for drug addiction and bulimia in 1990. To get out of his bubble, he started doing things by himself...making his own phone calls, booking his own hotel rooms and got a dog to take care of...He wrote a song about it. Who was the artist and song?
4.This artist got the inspiration for a new album a few days after the 9/11 attacks, when a stranger in a car stopped next to him, rolled down his window and said, "We need you now!" Who was the artist and album?
Battle Of The Bands! Fooling Yourself by Styx vs Delta Lady by Joe Cocker
1.Start Me Up Rolling Stones 2.He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother Hollies
3.Simple Life Elton John 4.The Rising Bruce Springsteen
Listeners picked Joe Cocker by 1 vote in the Battle of the Bands