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24th Oct 2022

Were you born in the wrong decade? Take this quiz to find out

Jack Peat

Are you out of time – or in the right place? 

Ever feel like you were born in the wrong decade when it comes to your likes and dislikes? This quiz will tell you exactly what era you should have grown up in…

Do you ever find yourself sitting with friends listening to the latest tunes, when really all you want to do is turn on a bit of Barry White or Rod Stewart?

Or perhaps you’re the only one enjoying black and white classics on the big screen while everyone else loves a special effects extravaganza.

Whatever your preference, take it now to find out which era you enjoy the most and whether you really are out of time – or in the right place.

It comes after research named the 80s as the best decade for music – with Queen, George Michael and Madonna still topping the charts for Brits of all ages.

A poll of 2,000 adults found when it comes to this era, it wins hands down for the most memorable songs of all time, including those by rock band Bon Jovi.

Breakthrough artists, the personal memories and ‘simply the music’ were the reasons why this decade stood out the most.

Simon Thompson from Warner Hotels, which commissioned the survey, said: “It’s no surprise the 80s has been voted the best decade for music – this was a time when entertainment was at its peak and it was a great time to be young.

“Dancing to the sounds of previous decades can, not only bring back amazing memories, but is a great way to relax and unwind.”

But it was the current decade which was voted the worst, despite the likes of Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber topping the list of favourite musicians.

The study also found 67 per cent believe music peaked during a certain era with 18 per cent saying this was after the 80s.

It seems the 80s wasn’t just great for its music – it also scored the highest in other categories too, including film (13 per cent) and TV (14 per cent).

When quizzed on the importance of entertainment when on holiday, 55 per cent said it was a must – with live entertainment (39 per cent), comedy nights (31 per cent) and musicals or theatre shows (31 per cent) most preferred.

More than half (53 per cent) of those polled claim it is nostalgia which drives a lot of what they consider to be the best decade for entertainment.

And 55 per cent think most people base their best decade on the one they were young in.

When looking at other musical eras, Elvis Presley was voted the favourite for the 50s while The Beatles stole the top spot for the 1960s.

Queen were crowned winners of the 70s and Oasis took first place for the 1990s.

Moving into more modern times, ‘queen bee’ Beyoncé got the majority of the vote for the noughties, with Eminem following closely behind.

Heartthrobs, One Direction, were the favourites for the 2010s while Ed Sheeran has taken top spot for the current decade.

The research also found 52 per cent think we are spoiled for choice with the sheer amount of amazing entertainment available to experience now.

And almost a third (30 per cent) of those polled via OnePoll said a holiday is not a holiday unless you dance the night away.

Simon Thompson for Warner Hotels added: “It was also no surprise to see that more than half of Brits said quality entertainment is very important to them on a holiday.

“Live music and stunning shows are integral to our breaks and, for many of our guests there’s nothing better than dancing the night away to the sounds of Madonna and Queen.”

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