Do you like the music? Sure that you are a member of any streaming platform, collector of albums of your favorite artists and you spend creating lists according to your mood from day to day. We all have a decade or style favorites, and we certainly have more clear yet what a year it has been the best ever, in terms of records and artists are concerned. What was the year of more success of The Beatles? What was Michael Jackson who swept through in the 80’s? Maybe the era of the boy bands of the 90’s? What is funny about this topic is that most will choose that which marked him during his teenage years, but only one year can be the Best.
A new study developed by the British Recorded Music Industry (BPI), the body dedicated to represent and defend the interests of the artists and the music companies in the Uk, has discovered what could be considered the best year in recent history to the music. To this end, they analyzed all the music that users of streaming platforms like Spotify listened to during the past year, and the results were clear; although the successes of each year are lists very much listened to (21.1 per cent), the best years are clear: 1969 and 1984.
Here Comes the Sun of The Beatles (25.3 million listeners), I want you back of the Jackson 5 (21.1 million), Sweet Carolinand, of Neil Diamond (17.8), Suspicious Minds of Elvis Presley (11.2), Gimme Shelter of the Rolling Stones (10.5) or Space Oddity of David Bowie make the end of the 60 a year especially prolific.
In the mid 80’s we have classics such as Last Christmas or Wake Me Up Before You Go-Goof Wham! (42 million views just on the first topic), Take on Me of A-Ha (25.3), Summer of’69 Bryan Adams (25.2), successes I Want to Break Free and Radio Gaga of Queen (20.9 and 20.3 million, respectively), Footloose of Kenny Loggins (18 million), Dancing in the Dark of Bruce Springsteen (14.8) or Purple Rainof Prince (13.5).
Other years that were also quite relevant, musically speaking, were 1999, to highlight the study, thanks to the emergence of the pop’mainstream’ and the genres urban as the hip-hop and R&B in the music scene. Backstreet Boys (I Want It That Way had 22.4 million listeners this year), Destiny’s Child, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dr. Dre or Em
inem more than 10 million each. Years later, for his part, coincide with the access level of general users to the world of online music and the emergence of platforms such as YouTubeso they have been excluded from the study (just as a tip, the more songs listened to, 2019, exceed all the 100 million views).
The creators of the study, however, pointed out a curiosity: none of the ‘singles’ sold in those years can be found in these lists.
According to have been confirmed by expert psychologists in the channel BBC, that we stay ‘hooked’ with a particular topic has a very simple reason: the music is able to regulate the emotionsand that song that we have as a ‘favourite’ and we can’t forget probably to be responsible for important memoriesboth positive and negative.