What music does your parents listen to?

Philippines
January 20, 2008 11:20am CST
Do you recall seeing your mom or dad listening to a music? Since there is a generation gap, I do not think we listen to the same singers. My dad listens to Tom Jones and artists in the same genre, while my mom listens to Abba and other old songs.
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@CatAnna (98)
• United States
21 Jan 08
I'm probably of the same generation as most of YOUR parents :-) I think most people like listening to the music of their youth, even if they also embrace some newer artists as they get older. My Dad loves swing music of the 30s and 40s. My Mom has always loved classical music, especially Chopin and Strauss.
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• United States
21 Jan 08
well my mom listens to stuff like tom petty, country, Queen, Karen Carpenter, and stuff like that which I also listen to some of the stuff like Queen. My dad on the other hand I have no idea what he use to listen to when he was younger now that hes a christian he only allows christian music but i know htat he was oh so inocent b4 so i have no idea what he use to listen too maybe i should ask my mom what they listened to when they were married. humm it really makes me wonder how my dad use to be b4 he turned into a bible thumper.
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@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
21 Jan 08
At least you're young enough that your parents actually like popular music from the last 30 years or so. I'm in my forties and my parents are in their eighties; when I was growing up they really disliked rock and pop music. They listened to classical, jazz, or easy listening.
@ycanteye (769)
• United States
21 Jan 08
I think I'm probably older than most, or all of you, who have responded so far. My mom and dad listened to 20's through 50's music of all kinds. I have always liked music but didn't really start enjoying it until the 60's so therefor my kids and were listening to the same music and the generation gap didn't come into play with us. The generation gap has began to show up some with my grand kids though.
• United States
20 Jan 08
My mother likes music like U2. She is absolutely OBSESSED with Bono, and don't even mention Bruce Springsteen around her because she'll start singing and talking about him for HOURS. My father, literally likes anything and everything. He used to make these mix CD's, just throwing all the songs he liked on them. We used to laugh so hard in the car listening to them, because they would jump from the Beatles, to NSYNC, to Bon Jovi, to Daft Punk, to oldies. It was ridiculously funny.
• Philippines
1 Feb 08
Thanks for the reply. Best response goes to you. Cheers!
@megumiart (3782)
• United States
26 Jan 08
My mom listens to music A LOT. She loves 80's, 90's, and recent indie/rock type stuff, like Elvis Costello and Maroon 5.
@MGjhaud (20810)
• Philippines
26 Jan 08
My father listen to Tom Jones too and some other artist on the same generation. My mother sometimes listens to a few new songs on the radio but she loves mellow stuff. When I visit them I always play new-generation songs from alternative to R&B songs and they just let me. Sometimes my father joke and dance with it. Sometimes too he would asked, “What kind of song is that?” hehehe..
@anniepa (26629)
• United States
26 Jan 08
Tom Jones and Abba? Your dad must be close to my age and your mom perhaps a bit younger. My mom and dad both loved the music of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin and other artists like them and they also loved the Big Bands. My mom now loves all kinds of music, even some of the newer stuff; when I say “newer” I mean probably up to some of the songs of the nineties but no too much of what’s popular right now such as rap and hip-hop. The truth is, as I wrote in a discussion I started a few months ago about the musical “generation gap” my parents actually came to like some of the music I listened to as a young child and teenager, artists like the Beatles and the Eagles. You mentioned Tom Jones and although he became popular when I was nearing my teens and remained very big for quite a few years after that my mom and dad both like his music and his TV show a lot. And while I used to make fun of the songs they liked when I was a kid I grew to appreciate it as I got older. I was raised in a very musical family with a brother that played several instruments and I also took piano lessons and played the clarinet in the band in junior high (today’s middle school) so I came to, as I said, appreciate all different genres of music from many different eras. I had no problems with the music my daughter listened to growing up, in fact we like most of the same songs and artists and still do. I didn’t experience a true generation gap until recently as my grandchildren take control of the radio. I have my favorites and I’ve always like some types of music more than others but I’m afraid I’ve yet to come to appreciate rap. Annie
@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
23 Jan 08
My dad never listens to music, probably because he watches television for about 15 hours a day, so he watches mostly sport and quiz shows and agony programmes! My mum loves her music, she loves musicals and songs from operas, she also likes 80s music and occasion pop and likes the music I like too!
@arkaf61 (10891)
• Canada
22 Jan 08
Well I guess it depends. My mom was more conservative, she liked jazz and classical music more - which thankfully I learned to appreciate because of her, but didn't enjoy much at that time :) - As for my dad well.... my first concert was the Genesis and my dad was the one who took me to see them. No need to add that he liked them too :) IN general there was some music that we shared and enjoyed together and then some that we didn't. Transferring my thoughs about this subject to the present I find that the same thing happens with us and our kids. They enjoy some of our music, we enjoy some of theirs, and then theres the rest LOL
@zystar (3)
• China
22 Jan 08
My parents don't like to listen music...they have no time,they all very busy..
• Australia
21 Jan 08
I remember my parents listening to the likes of Connie Francis,Elvis and Tom T Hall.Dad didn't mind the Eagles either.Mum has become a little more modern now but her all time faves are The Delltones.
@Laurla98 (786)
• United States
21 Jan 08
My mom was a HUGE Beatles and Elvis fan. My Dad was more into Chicago. I do listen to Chicago and like the group. But I never did like Elvis.
• United States
20 Jan 08
My parents are cool to what music I listen to - so no boundaries - I keep it with common sense because for one it wouldn't be convenient if I'm playing music that says the F word or the B word a hundred times in a song - for me that is ridiculous and I tend to play the music that doesn't have so much bad words - I love hip hop/r&b songs that are made for the dance clubs or even good for exercising or listening to them while I'm driving.
• Philippines
20 Jan 08
My parents listen to Julio Iglesias, Elton John, Frank Sinatra, Air Supply, Elvis Presley, Bee Gees, The Beatles and many others from the 70's and 90's. But honestly, I love some of those songs. It's good for the ears.
• United States
20 Jan 08
My dad likes to listen to music from the 70's, while my enjoys modern soft rock.
@luvstochat (6916)
• United States
20 Jan 08
My mom does not listen to music she has never cared much for it. My dad always listed to the old country singers like Patsy Cline, and George Jones. They were not into music that much though and didn't listen to it that often.
• Pakistan
20 Jan 08
old pakistani and indian songs are liked by my mom. she use to of these type of songs