When asked the question of what kind of music I prefer, I normally say I like a variety. I listen to anyone from Fleetwood Mac, to Jay Z and Kanye West, going back to Katy Perry and Skrillex. But…given the choice I’d probably say that out of them all my ‘go to’ songs have to be those of the 80’s.
I’m not entirely sure what my reason is for it…It could be because that’s the music I’ve grown up to. Whenever we’d go anywhere in the car or have any music playing in the house it would be 80’s music. Whether it was Madonna, ELO, Def Leppard, or Queen…it was on, playing wherever we were and whatever time it was.
When I think about the difference in music then and music now, the main distinction for me is the passion. I don’t know why but people back in the 80’s just seemed to have so much more passion. In one way it’s as if they used music to escape all of the problems of the world. Don’t get me wrong I love the fact that there is so much emotion and truth in some of today’s music but…it was nice having that escape, and positivity. I mean when you listen to ‘Wham – Wake me up before you go go’, it doesn’t exactly make you think about all the drama and sadness in the world.
Saying that though I’m not just talking about the upbeat passion of the 80’s. After all there were many great artists like Whitney Houston, Meatloaf, Bon Jovi and Bonnie Tyler who clearly expressed the troubles they were having in life (mainly problems with love). But nevertheless they all still seemed to hold a passion, that I think a lot of the artists now lack.
Anyway for me 80’s music will always be close to my heart. What’s your favourite type of music?