Music Tastes in Generations

Music Tastes in Generations

As everyone knows, music tastes have evolved throughout generations. This can be attributed to the different ways each generation was raised and what was popular in their time. However, who has made impactful strides on the music industry are less subjective. To find out more about the differences of opinions in the school, I asked a variety of students and teachers to answer three questions: who is your favorite musician, what is your favorite song, and who do believe has made an impact on the music industry. 


Question Teacher Response Student Response
Favorite Musician AC/DC

Bruce Springsteen (x 2)

Chris Stapleton


Def Leppard

Frank Sinatra

Goo Goo Dolls

Lady Antebellum

Maroon 5

Norah Jones

The Smashing Pumpkins

Tame Impala


ZZ Top

Ariana Grande

The Beatles

Billie Joe Armstrong

Cat Stevens

Conan Gray

Darius Rucker

Doja Cat

Harry Styles

Jason Derulo

John Mayer

Kendrick Lamar

Luke Combs

Morgan Wallen


Zac Brown Band

Favorite Song “Bois Lie” – Avril Lavigne 

“Born in the U.S.A.” – Bruce Springsteen

“Doin’ this” – Luke Combs

“Hear You Me” – Jimmy Eat World

“Iris” – Goo Goo Dolls

“If I Fall” – The Story So Far

“If You Could Read My Mind” – Gordon Lightfoot

“One Step Up” – Bruce Springsteen

“Real” – Kendrick Lamar

“Someday” – Rob Thomas

“Sparks” – Coldplay

“When the War is Over” – Cold Chisel

“With or Without You” – U2

“Yes I’m Changing” – Tame Impala

“1979” – The Smashing Pumpkins

“Bang!” – AJR

“Beers And Sunshine” – Darius Rucker

“Castaway” – Brett Elderedge

“ELEMENT.” – Kendrick Lamar

“Golden” – Harry Styles

“Holiday” – Green Day

“In Bloom” – The Good Husbands

“Kilby Girl” – Backseat Lovers

“Lifestyle” – Jason Derulo

“Paradise” – Bazzi

“Telepath” – Conan Gray

“This” – Darius Rucker

“Wild World” – Cat Stevens

“Woman” – Doja Cat

“Yellow Submarine” – The Beatles

Most impactful music artists The Beatles (x 3)


Black Sabbath

Elvis Presley (x 3)

John Legend


Michael Jackson (x 3)


Whitney Houston

Alicia Keys

The Beatles (x 2)

Elvis Presley

George Strait

Green Day

Kane Brown

Lil Nas X 

Michael Jackson (x 2)




Stephen Sondheim