London (ANI): Thanks to events such as Live Aid and the recent resurgence of bands like Spandau Ballet and Duran Duran, the 1980s was the best musical decade of the last 50 years, according to 11,000 music fans across Europe. Singing footballers Glenn Hoddle, now 52, and Chris Waddle, 49, had hits in the 80s, reports The Daily Star.
Second place went to the 90s with 25 percent of the vote, then the 70s with 23 percent, the poll said. Only 19 percent chose the Beatles-led 60s as their favourite decade and a mere 2 percent said it was the 2000s. Digital channel Music Choice carried out the poll. Music Choice"s head of music Kevin Spector said: “The fact the 80s has proven so influential to so many people is certainly an indication of how much we value the heritage of that music."
“In comparison to 30 years ago – when the only access people had to music was via cassette tapes, records, radio or television – we can now find our favourite golden tracks any time, at the touch of a button."