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Subject: Was 2005-2007 era music aimed at late 80s-borns?

Written By: christopher on 12/09/17 at 7:16 pm

I don't really care who music masterminds target to be honest as I like what I like. Usually guitar music, but also mindless and happy r'n'b and EDM/pop with some rap here and there. I was born in 1988 and I liked 90's, early 00s and early 2010s music. I also like 80s music and even some 70s but here I would like to focus on eras I've experienced. Looking back some songs from the early 2000s seem to not hold the test of time as well as those from the 90's. However I hated and still do the 2005-2007 era musically, yet it's supposed to be my core era, no? I was 16-18, which I think is the usual demo of TOP40? I had my prom in spring 2007 and I still can hear that dreaded Lucky You song. Thankfully I don't remember much else except Rihanna's equally hated by me Umbrella. Poker Face and what followed was a salvation, but I mostly loved the 2011-2013 era. I seriously think that even the cheesiest songs from the early 2010s were better than most of the stuff from the mid 00s, yep I'd rather listen to Gangnam Star and Call Me Maybe to Lucky You. And Rihanna's 2010s offerings were much better. Maybe Stickwitu is the only pop song I like from 2005.

Subject: Re: Was 2005-2007 era music aimed at late 80s-borns?

Written By: Zelek3 on 12/09/17 at 7:24 pm

The novelty stuff like Laffy Taffy and Crank Dat Soulja Boy seemed to be aimed at early-mid 90s borns.

Subject: Re: Was 2005-2007 era music aimed at late 80s-borns?

Written By: 2001 on 12/10/17 at 12:27 am

I think the ringtone rap and really trashy pop like Gwen Stefani was for early '90s/mid-'90s tweens. The emo rock was for late '80s and early '90s teens. The club dance music like Sean Paul, Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, etc. was for club going late 1970s and 1980s babies.

Anyway, just because it's targeted at you doesn't mean you have to like it! I was 12-14 then and music is heavily geared towards preteens, but I hated the vast majority of it, even though my peers couldn't stop blasting it from their phones. My ringtone was Akon's Mr Lonely, though, so I'm not completely innocent.  ;D

Subject: Re: Was 2005-2007 era music aimed at late 80s-borns?

Written By: Zelek3 on 12/10/17 at 12:50 am


Anyway, just because it's targeted at you doesn't mean you have to like it! I was 12-14 then and music is heavily geared towards preteens, but I hated the vast majority of it, even though my peers couldn't stop blasting it from their phones. My ringtone was Akon's Mr Lonely, though, so I'm not completely innocent.  ;D

Yeah. I'm sorry if this seems like blasphemy to you, but I was 13-16 during the whole electropop era of Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Owl City, Bieber, Kesha, etc. and I honestly hated it with a passion and it makes me wince that current 15 year olds consider those songs "old school nostalgia" now. I spent most of the late 2000s/early 2010s listening to my dad's classic rock music.

Subject: Re: Was 2005-2007 era music aimed at late 80s-borns?

Written By: 2001 on 12/10/17 at 12:58 am


Yeah. I'm sorry if this seems like blasphemy to you, but I was 13-16 during the whole electropop era of Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Owl City, Bieber, Kesha, etc. and I honestly hated it with a passion and it makes me wince that current 15 year olds consider those songs "old school nostalgia" now. I spent most of the late 2000s/early 2010s listening to my dad's classic rock music.


:o :o :o

You philistine. How can you dislike Justin Bieber's phenomenal 2010 début? :o

Just kidding. I don't think the early '10s were exceptionally creative, I probably only like it because I got to dance to it at prom and university parties. Also, it's definitely way too early to be nostalgic for that. But how you feel about people getting nostalgic for Last Friday Night is how I feel when i see people here call Hollaback Girl or Crank Dat a good song. ;D

Subject: Re: Was 2005-2007 era music aimed at late 80s-borns?

Written By: christopher on 12/10/17 at 8:55 am


Yeah. I'm sorry if this seems like blasphemy to you, but I was 13-16 during the whole electropop era of Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Owl City, Bieber, Kesha, etc. and I honestly hated it with a passion and it makes me wince that current 15 year olds consider those songs "old school nostalgia" now.

I am 29 and I consider them old school nostalgia too. 2013 feels like ages ago, the whole world seemed so different back then.
I will never be nostalgic for 2006-2008, so the music from back then is banned from my ears.  ;)

Subject: Re: Was 2005-2007 era music aimed at late 80s-borns?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 12/10/17 at 11:01 am

No, I don't think so. I say it was for evevryone. Keep in mind that Snap-rap/ringtone rap and Emo Rock weren't the only genres on the radio during that time. What about dance music, R&B, non-emo rock, non-ringtone hip-hop, etc.? Those types seem to be left out for some reason when there duscssuions about that era.


I think the ringtone rap and trashy pop like Gwen Stefani were for early '90s/mid-'90s tweens. The emo rock was for the late '80s and early '90s teens. The club dance music like Sean Paul, Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, etc. was for club-going late 1970s and 1980s babies.
Really? I thought everyone listened to all those artists regardless of age. I didn't think there was a certain target age for each popular genre during that time.

Subject: Re: Was 2005-2007 era music aimed at late 80s-borns?

Written By: Shemp97 on 12/10/17 at 4:15 pm

I always thought alot of Gwen Stefani and Lady Gaga's music sounded 80s. Madonna was big again around that time too.

Definitely my favourite time for music when Timberland beatd, Stefani, Gaga, Kanye West and Akon dominated the mainstream charts while, 50 Cent, Lupe Fiasco, TI Ludacris and The Game were big on the HipHop charts. Nothing beats the 00's for music except maybe the pre-late 80s era.

Subject: Re: Was 2005-2007 era music aimed at late 80s-borns?

Written By: pink.panda_v3 on 12/10/17 at 6:06 pm

Nope, it is aimed at everyone who enjoys music. I started immersing myself in the pop culture when I was only 6 but even then I enjoyed music from beforehand.

Subject: Re: Was 2005-2007 era music aimed at late 80s-borns?

Written By: 2001 on 12/10/17 at 6:50 pm


Really? I thought everyone listened to all those artists regardless of age. I didn't think there was a certain target age for each popular genre during that time.


I mean, who would argue that emo rock wasn't targeted at teenagers? Being targeted towards != appealing to. Anyone can listen to anything they want, but the target age of certain kinds of music is often apparent.

Subject: Re: Was 2005-2007 era music aimed at late 80s-borns?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 12/10/17 at 8:49 pm


I mean, who would argue that emo rock did not target teenagers? Being targeted towards != appealing at them. Anyone can listen to anything they want, but the target age of certain kinds of music is often apparent.
Oh I was asking because I remember everyone listening to all types of music whether it was Emo rock, club/snap/ringtone rap, R&B, etc. regardless of age. Maybe you're talking about the content hidden in the music. Is that correct?

Subject: Re: Was 2005-2007 era music aimed at late 80s-borns?

Written By: christopher on 12/11/17 at 11:27 am

So am I the only one that finds it hard to listen to music from 2005-2007 before Lady Gaga came and saved my ears by unleashing a new musical bandwagon that would prevail in my most recent favorite music era, the early 2010s? I really like very few songs from back then, maybe only Stickwithu as it had a timeless sound, I like the melody. 2000-2004 had better music imo, far more creative. I'd rather listen to Complicated, Intuition, Bring Me To Life and even I Begin to Wonder, Slow and Chocolate than what they came up with in the mid 00s. Only the looks of the cars improved in the 00s IMO. Many late 90's/early 2000's car designs didn't age well compared to cars before or after.

Subject: Re: Was 2005-2007 era music aimed at late 80s-borns?

Written By: Longaotian00 on 12/11/17 at 2:55 pm


So am I the only one that finds it hard to listen to music from 2005-2007 before Lady Gaga came and saved my ears by unleashing a new musical bandwagon that would prevail in my most recent favorite music era, the early 2010s? I really like very few songs from back then, maybe only Stickwithu as it had a timeless sound, I like the melody. 2000-2004 had better music imo, far more creative. I'd rather listen to Complicated, Intuition, Bring Me To Life and even I Begin to Wonder, Slow and Chocolate than what they came up with in the mid 00s. Only the looks of the cars improved in the 00s IMO. Many late 90's/early 2000's car designs didn't age well compared to cars before or after.


Imo 2000-2003 was good, 2004-2008 was 8-P and 2009+ was an improvement in terms of music

Subject: Re: Was 2005-2007 era music aimed at late 80s-borns?

Written By: 80sfan on 12/12/17 at 3:14 pm

Yes, because I was in my mid to late teens, like Junior and Senior year of high school during that time. And that music
was definitely partly targeted towards us.

Subject: Re: Was 2005-2007 era music aimed at late 80s-borns?

Written By: 2001 on 12/12/17 at 4:05 pm


So am I the only one that finds it hard to listen to music from 2005-2007 before Lady Gaga came and saved my ears by unleashing a new musical bandwagon that would prevail in my most recent favorite music era, the early 2010s? I really like very few songs from back then, maybe only Stickwithu as it had a timeless sound, I like the melody. 2000-2004 had better music imo, far more creative. I'd rather listen to Complicated, Intuition, Bring Me To Life and even I Begin to Wonder, Slow and Chocolate than what they came up with in the mid 00s. Only the looks of the cars improved in the 00s IMO. Many late 90's/early 2000's car designs didn't age well compared to cars before or after.


Nope! I was 12 to 14 back then and though a lot of the music was targeted towards people my age, I hated it. I thought music got better around the summer of 2008. That's when I heard I Kissed A Girl, Just Dance, All The Single Ladies, So What?, Low, Gives You Hell and a few other goodies.

Subject: Re: Was 2005-2007 era music aimed at late 80s-borns?

Written By: Longaotian00 on 12/12/17 at 11:20 pm

Considering that late 80s borns were aged 16-20 during those years, then yes. ;D

Subject: Re: Was 2005-2007 era music aimed at late 80s-borns?

Written By: Shemp97 on 12/15/17 at 11:29 pm


So am I the only one that finds it hard to listen to music from 2005-2007 before Lady Gaga came and saved my ears by unleashing a new musical bandwagon that would prevail in my most recent favorite music era, the early 2010s? I really like very few songs from back then, maybe only Stickwithu as it had a timeless sound, I like the melody. 2000-2004 had better music imo, far more creative. I'd rather listen to Complicated, Intuition, Bring Me To Life and even I Begin to Wonder, Slow and Chocolate than what they came up with in the mid 00s. Only the looks of the cars improved in the 00s IMO. Many late 90's/early 2000's car designs didn't age well compared to cars before or after.

Yes, you are. Artists like Avril Lavigne, BEPs, Rihanna, Beyoncé, Kanye West, 50 Cent, Eminem, The Game, Lupe Fiasco, Gnarls Barkley, Jadakiss, Ti, Justin Timberlake, Gwen Stefani, MIA, Green Day and Cold Play all helped make mainstream radio listenable. Now that they're a thing of the past and a new crop of ne'er-do-wells has replaced them. My radio has gone out with my TV. We are in the dark age of entertainment.

Subject: Re: Was 2005-2007 era music aimed at late 80s-borns?

Written By: christopher on 12/19/17 at 6:35 am

Rihanna is still here. In fact her post-2010 stuff is much better than any of the crap she released back in 2005-2009. Only Avril has declined but she's more of an early/mid 2000s era rather than mid one (she was big in 2002-2004). Justin Timberlake also had better hits in 2002-2004 than in 2005-2009. In the 2010s hist hits are far better like Mirrors and Suit and Tie. I love 'em. In fact I often wish I was a teen in the 2010s rather than a 20-something as I loved the music from the early 2010s far more than music from the 2000's.

Subject: Re: Was 2005-2007 era music aimed at late 80s-borns?

Written By: HeyJealousy on 12/20/17 at 10:33 pm

When I think of the mid-2000s, I think of that Numa Numa song. "Dragostea Din Tei".

Subject: Re: Was 2005-2007 era music aimed at late 80s-borns?

Written By: Setemstraight on 12/21/17 at 8:18 pm


I don't really care who music masterminds target to be honest as I like what I like. Usually guitar music, but also mindless and happy r'n'b and EDM/pop with some rap here and there. I was born in 1988 and I liked 90's, early 00s and early 2010s music. I also like 80s music and even some 70s but here I would like to focus on eras I've experienced. Looking back some songs from the early 2000s seem to not hold the test of time as well as those from the 90's. However I hated and still do the 2005-2007 era musically, yet it's supposed to be my core era, no? I was 16-18, which I think is the usual demo of TOP40? I had my prom in spring 2007 and I still can hear that dreaded Lucky You song. Thankfully I don't remember much else except Rihanna's equally hated by me Umbrella. Poker Face and what followed was a salvation, but I mostly loved the 2011-2013 era. I seriously think that even the cheesiest songs from the early 2010s were better than most of the stuff from the mid 00s, yep I'd rather listen to Gangnam Star and Call Me Maybe to Lucky You. And Rihanna's 2010s offerings were much better. Maybe Stickwitu is the only pop song I like from 2005.

The top 40 tends to cater to a broader range like 14 to 24. People like to cookie cut things like this but the undisputed fact is is that from middle school to college tends to be what record companies tend to go for. Within that group, however, the are sub demos.

Subject: Re: Was 2005-2007 era music aimed at late 80s-borns?

Written By: Shemp97 on 12/24/17 at 7:59 pm


Rihanna is still here. In fact her post-2010 stuff is much better than any of the crap she released back in 2005-2009. Only Avril has declined but she's more of an early/mid 2000s era rather than mid one (she was big in 2002-2004). Justin Timberlake also had better hits in 2002-2004 than in 2005-2009. In the 2010s hist hits are far better like Mirrors and Suit and Tie. I love 'em. In fact I often wish I was a teen in the 2010s rather than a 20-something as I loved the music from the early 2010s far more than music from the 2000's.

Her post-2010 stuff makes me wanna pen my ear drums out. They're gonna age as well as those  over-dramatic 80s songs.

Subject: Re: Was 2005-2007 era music aimed at late 80s-borns?

Written By: Zelek3 on 12/29/17 at 11:25 am

Not according to Buzzfeed. You had to be 20-28 when Hollaback Girl came out to remember it apparently! I guess hearing it in elementary school wasn't old enough to appreciate its complex nuances.

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Subject: Re: Was 2005-2007 era music aimed at late 80s-borns?

Written By: Setemstraight on 12/29/17 at 10:58 pm


Not according to Buzzfeed. You had to be 20-28 when Hollaback Girl came out to remember it apparently! I guess hearing it in elementary school wasn't old enough to appreciate its complex nuances.

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I see another idiot who doesn't know that 1985 is millennial  if not the start. "Xinnennial" is from like 77 to 82.

Subject: Re: Was 2005-2007 era music aimed at late 80s-borns?

Written By: Todd Pettingzoo on 12/30/17 at 11:05 am

Up until very recently, I was thinking 2004-2007 was the nadir of mainstream music.

Subject: Re: Was 2005-2007 era music aimed at late 80s-borns?

Written By: Shemp97 on 12/31/17 at 6:44 pm


Up until very recently, I think 2004-2007 was the nadir of mainstream music.

What made you come to your senses?

Subject: Re: Was 2005-2007 era music aimed at late 80s-borns?

Written By: Zelek3 on 01/01/18 at 11:28 am


Up until very recently, I think 2004-2007 was the nadir of mainstream music.

I prefer that to 2008-2012. I honestly hate Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Kesha, etc. and all those artists you guys like.

Subject: Re: Was 2005-2007 era music aimed at late 80s-borns?

Written By: Dundee on 02/21/18 at 3:51 am

I definitely prefer mid-2000s to late-2000s music by a looooooooooooooong shot. Mid-2000s was dominated by the so-called "Timbaland sound" and he produced some fantastic beats for Timberlake, Furtado, Rihanna and Ne-Yo.
It was also the era where Hip Hop started to see lots of shifts and innovations by the like of mostly Kanye West and some underground acts like MF Doom whose ideas later became mainstream, despite the infamous Ringtone era of the time.

The late-2000s was the era of the "Will.i.am sound" instead, and boy was that not good at all.

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