How often do you listen to classic rock from your teen years?

United States
September 6, 2007 4:38am CST
Do you ever listen to the music that you listened to as a teen? Do you find that the music is just as enjoyable now as it was then? Earlier this morning I was trying to get some posting done on My Lot and turned on my Internet radio player for company, since noone else is up in the house. It's kind of lonely, just me and the cats. They don't seem to notice, but I do. And, after I'd exhausted my current music play list and didn't find anything more interesting, I switched to classic rock from the 1980's, stuff that I used to listen to as a teen. Mostly, I was into rock like Cinderella, Scorpions, Def Leppard, etc. Some of these bands aren't still around, but their music lasts forever. Funny thing, some of the music didn't sound as good as I remembered it. But, some of it was more relevant than ever. I guess everyone goes through stages where certain music means more to them than at other times of their lives.
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@carlaabt (3505)
• United States
6 Sep 07
I didn't really listen to mainstream rock much as a teenager. I usually listened to Christian music or country sometimes. There were a few pop bands I listened to as a teen, like Nsync, 98 Degrees, and Backstreet Boys when I was 13 or 14 maybe. But that's about it for mainstream, until I was out of high school. Then I started listening to some other stuff, just because I had to at work and I got used to it. Then it was people like Avril Lavigne, John Mayer, Three Doors Down, etc. I do still listen to a lot of the same music that I listened to as a teen, though. I still have all my old CD's, and listen to them every once a while. I just don't listen to music at all much anymore (unless you count The Doodlebops or the Wiggles! lol) I went through a phase when I listened to pretty much nothing but 80's music a few years ago. I was too little to listen to most if it when it was new (I was born in '82), but some of it is really good.
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• United States
6 Sep 07
Me and you are definitely from different generations. I was born in the early '70's, so I hit my teens in the mid 80's. I didn't have any of the cool pop music to listen to when I was a teen, just Debbie Gibson (Yuck!) and a few others. So, options were limited. But, I did love INXS and some of the stuff they did during the 80's; Fine Young Cannibals; REM; and a few others. I listened to Nsync/Backstreet Boys and those boy bands when I was in my mid-twenties and felt like such a revolutionary cause I was straying away from my rock past. Guess it was my attempt to be more mainstream. I am definitely going to add those guys to my favorites play list. I'm lucky that my baby girl doesn't make me listen to the Wiggles. I tried to get her into Barney once and she hated it. Not sure why. She likes the Grinch that stole Christmas. The child is progressive, that's for sure. She's way ahead of anything I was doing at her age. I'm lucky though. Doctors said she'd have severe learning difficulties. They were wrong! She's smarter than me sometimes and that's saying a lot, cause I'm not a big dummy. Thanks for dropping by and talking about your fave music with me in this early AM. Chat soon.
@KrisNY (7592)
• United States
4 Oct 07
I listen to all kinds of music- I love Def Leppard and Bon Jovi- Plus Skynard, AC/DC, and Ozzy--- but I have to be in the mood to listen to the older stuff- We have 2 great radio stations that play it here. I also listen to new music and country a lot. Just depends on the mood and what song is on the radio.
• United States
7 Sep 07
I listen to music from my teen years almost all the time because I was only a teen four years ago. The group Evanscence came around when I was in high school. I listen to music that is much older than that as well. I listen to just about everything as long as it is not offensive or as long as it does not degrade anyone (no music with the "N" word in it).
@MisterPlus (1917)
• Philippines
7 Sep 07
When I was young i used to listen to slow classical rock music. Those were the days when life wasn't that easy. Listening to music is the thing I mostly enjoy that time. I like the music of Queen and I miss their music now. They're music is still in my mind and I know some of their songs and I could still sing it in karaokes.
• United States
7 Sep 07
Now, I listen to mostly country music, but occasionally there is an oldies station that plays songs that were popular when I was in high school. I do enjoy tuning in once in a while and kind of going back to my past. My son thinks I am crazy when I dance along with the songs the way we did when I was in high school. It is not considered cool dancing techniques no, or so my son tells me!
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
7 Sep 07
I still listen to 80s especially since 90s and today's music is basically one giant garbage farm. Seriously some of these so called musicians need a reality check and others should be put on a garbage barge on course to nowhere. Usually I have 80s in my mega playlist among other genres.
• United States
7 Sep 07
I listen to a little of it too.Maybe it's because of getting older but I don't get as excited over it like I used to.
@cynddvs (2950)
• United States
7 Sep 07
I still listen to a lot of the bands I listened to as a teenager. I still find it enjoyable and some of it brings back some good and funny memories. There are certain songs that have a different meaning to me now that I am older and have a family.
• Canada
7 Sep 07
Considering how I am a teen, I do listen to a variety of music (including rock). But I think I know what you mean by classic rock. I do listen to some older music, like stuff by Bon Jovi and Aerosmith. Alas, correct me if I'm wrong, but I will not consider that type of music classic rock (well some Aerosmith could be). If you're looking for AC/DC, I'm surely the wrong guy to ask. But I know a lot of friends and teachers who still listen to AC/DC and consider Bon Jovi a joke. I listen to the Eagles and got their greatest hits collection quite recently. It's actually pretty decent.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
6 Sep 07
I still like going and listening to 80's music myself. Scorpions,Def Leppard and Cinderalla all all three great bands. I remember all three of these when I was going from being a teenager to a adult.The 80's was and still is the best music to me.
• United States
6 Sep 07
If I want to listen to music from my teen years, I'd have to turn to the oldies station! LOL. I do listen to a lot of 70's and 80's music. Sometimes when we're out on a long drive we'll turn it to the oldies station and listen to that for awhile. It's weird how I hear songs on that station that I haven't heard in 40 yrs and still remember all the words!
• United States
6 Sep 07
of course i still listen to the 80's and 70's that stuff is awesome.. some of the most heartfelt music is from that time.. alot of the music of today is just noise..:(
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
6 Sep 07
I love to listen to rock music very much. I just love the rhythm very much. It makes me feel so good. Also I love to listen to pop music, which is so easy to follow.
@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
6 Sep 07
wow the 80's music,i have a whole library on my computer full of all different music,i have 5,000 songs,and alot of them are 80's music like def-leppard,scorpions,poison,skid row,whitelion,etc.i still listen to them every once in awhilw what great bands they were and great music it was,thanks for mentioning those great bands.i also listen to like nickelback,3 doors down,pussycat dolls,etc.i just love to listen to music even the oldies were great too,its good to have a variety to listen to,but the 80's did rock.but now i dont get to listen to much now besides the wiggles,sesame street,and barney because of my babies.