Music in the 1980's

1137 WordsMay 3, 20125 Pages
Music In the 1980’s The 1980s was a decade of revolutionary changes on the music scene. The two major developments were the advent of MTV and the compact disc. Music became more diverse, with new wave, heavy metal, rap, techno pop, alternative rock and the "new" country sounds. And music became a huge marketing tool as filmmakers, TV producers and manufacturers of everything from sneakers to soft drinks used hit songs and hot performers to sell their products. Search: how pop culture affects teens / how does 1980’s affect. In the 1980’s, the popularity of pop music skyrocketed. With the help of newly developed compact discs and the rise of the popular music channel MTV, pop stars such as Michael Jackson rose to fame in the quickly…show more content…
Even Asian groups such as H.O.T. became popular in America. As of late 2000’s, pop music started to blend in with R&B as showed in the music of Nelly Furtado, Rihanna, and Pussycat Dolls. Contemporary effects The era of 2000’s still has time for improvement and surprises. Music can go anywhere. The current music style of pop may receive damage in quality because of the current strive for image; however, music still remains important in the hearts of teenagers. According to Kathleen O'Toole's article on Standford online Report website "On average, American youth listen to music and watch music videos four to five hours a day, which is more time than they spend with their friends outside of school or watching television." Music can provide many positive and negetive effects on the teenage psyche. The effects of music include and are not limited to the altercation of study habits, introduction and development to slang, and damages eardrums. Popular music effects the moods in examples such as: fast paced techno exciting the actions of teens in parties or slowed down rock mellowing out its listeners. Common slang, when used in popular songs, slip into the vocabulary of teenagers. Popular phrases such as "Yay-yeah" and "Crunk" are now used by teenagers in everyday conversations. "Even some social groups are identified primarily by their choice of music"
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