How Music Has Changed

Music of the 60's and Music of the Now


In the sixties, popular music included different forms of rock and pop, blues, soul, funk and disco. Now popular music includes, different types of rock, soul and pop, along with country. Disco is a lot less popular now, but other than that, not as many changes in music have happened since the sixties as you might think.

Music of the 60's

Popular bands in the sixties included,

The Beatles, (rock and pop)

The Rolling Stones, (different kinds of rock and blues)

Pink Floyd, (rock blues, rock, and art rock)

The Temptations, (rhythm and blues, soul, funk, doo-wop, and rock and roll)

13th Floor Elevators, (different kinds of rock)

The Jackson Five, (rock and roll, rhythm and blues, soul, disco, funk, bubblegum pop, pop rock, and new jack swing) and

The Bee Gees (many different types of rock, synth pop, soul, and disco).

Music of the Now

Currently popular bands are,

One Direction, (pop)

Maroon 5, (pop rock, pop, funk rock, blue-eyed soul, alternative rock, and electropop)

Florida Georgia Line, (country) and

Coldplay (alternative rock and post-Britpop).

The Bee Gees

The Bee Gees were a rock and roll group, along with disco in the sixties and early seventies. Some of their more popular songs in this time were, The Walls Fell Down, Love You, Little Boy, and Saved by the Bell. The Bee Gees performed different types of rock, synth pop, soul and disco. It's not that different from what current bands perform, except disco is a lot less popular nowadays.
Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive (1977)
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Current Music and Music of the 60's

This is a picture of Sam Smith's album, In the Lonely Hour. It is an example of modern popular music. The album contains pop, R&B and soul music. This is as popular as it was in the sixties. Not the album, but the type of music. Pop and soul music are popular, just as they were in the sixties. Currently modern music consists of more country than before and a lot less disco, however.