If you ask someone about ‘80s music, they don’t always have pleasant memories. The general sentiment is that the ‘60s was the development of rock music, while the ‘70s was the ‘disco’ music decade and the ‘80s sucked.
The ‘60s belongs to bands such as the Rolling Stones, the Beatles and the Who along with many other classic groups who influenced the development of modern rock as we know it now.
However, ‘80s music is given less significance by the masses, but the experts think it doesn’t warrant such unfair treatment.
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The term ‘oldies’ can be used for the mainstream music of the 1950s-‘70s, as well as for those radio programs that focus exclusively on this particular era of music. All of the oldies music that was made during the 1950s till the early 1960s is also termed as the ‘golden oldies.’
The basic genres covered by oldies music are rock, R&B and pop, but some hints of other styles such as novelty, country music and original soundtracks are also included in it.
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