It is always fun to take that nostalgic trip down memory lane. Music in the 1940s was mainly built around the jazz and big band styles. The 50s went from war time blues and ballads to pop and rock n' roll. Hillbilly music became known as country and western.
The 1960’s presented social and political changes that had never been seen before. 60s music changed the direction of popular music. 70s created a musical bridge from the rebelliousness of the 60s and the happy songs that are characteristic of the 80s. Pop music of any decade leaves a lasting impression on generations to come. It helps define the tone and feeling of a decade.