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Which music from the past 60 years do you think people will still be listening to 100 years from now?

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AKB 48

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It's an interesting question. I think it will be music that influenced the times, so I would say the Beatles, and possibly Elvis. Christmas carols will probably be still with us.

I've always wondered why classical music has been passed on down, but no other music from centuries ago. I suppose orchestras kept classical music alive, whereas other singers had no means of recording or handing their song styles onto the next generation.

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Other music has been passed down. Celtic music is still commonly heard, and forms much of the backbone of country music and rock as well. The difference is that classical music is meant to be played pretty much as written, while folk/popular music changes with the times.

None of it has disappeared. So I expect it will all still be around 100 years from now (assuming we are).

If it's particular bands, who knows? I hope some greats that have been ignored will be rediscovered (ala Robert Johnson and Nick Drake). People will always be rediscovering the good stuff.

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I'll go with Brainiac on the Beatles, but as for the Elvis thing, it's primarily a Japanese fetish, as well as an American obsession. Christmas carols, definitely. But I'd go a bit further and say Mozart, Chopin, and Bach will still be a mainstay among lovers of full-bodied music. But I'm just a musician, so what do I know?

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Probably just classical. 60-year-old music will be 160 years old 100 years from now. More-recent stuff not very timeless.

What music do people still listen to that's 160 years old now?

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It could depend in part on changing social trends. A taste for classical music has long been associated with highbrow culture and that has contributed to its enduring popularity ( I'm not saying all people who say they like classical music do so for purely snobbish reasons or classical music doesn't have merits ) and there is no guarantee it will keep its punching power in the status wars. Maybe an upwardly mobile upstart genre could relegate it. I hope all genres stick around - the plebby and the snobby. Variety is a nice thing.

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Like other Disney music will probably be hearing "Let it Go" 100 years from now. LoL

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I'm going to go with ACDC because there's always another economic crisis waiting to happen.

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@PeaceWarrior

Don't get it. What's the connexion?

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@lucabrasi

ACDC tends to be most popular during recessions. You'll sometimes see in the news titles like: "Things really must be bad - AC/DC are No 1 again".

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@PeaceWarrior

Thanks : ). Never heard that before.

I suppose it's an Australian thing.

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@Peacewarrior Interesting. 'Highway to Hell' has a new meaning for me.

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Pretty much anything pre-1995. :p

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AKB 48. ABBA. Led Zep. Beatles. Pink Floyd. Bob Marley. hopefully none of the hip hop crew......

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Country and Western. It's timeless.

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Country and Western. It's timeless.

Please, please, for the love of god (and I say that as an atheist), no. I'd rather AKB48 be remembered over C&W.

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Jazz, Rock&Roll ( the classic stuff). Andrew Lloyd Webber.

@ PeaceWarrior. This year Jack Black took a Grammy for his cover of AC/DC in Heavy Metal category.

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Classical. Jazz. Beatles. Folk. Movie scores, oddly enough, providing people are Into old movies 100 years from now.

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Karen Carpenter

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I just phoned Keith. Mr. Richards confirms the band would be up for the challenge - being that after an initial 50~ years, he remains only a quarter ways through his catalogue of 'all-possible- ways the I-IV-V-progression can be recycled.

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Hey man don't dis the Stones, they along with Jimi Hendrix, & a bunch of others from the 60-70's will still be in rotation on whatever music is heard on then LOL!!! I hope the old blues guys & gals form the 50s onwards are there as well!!!

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The most scary thing is the possibility of Hatsune Miku still active 100 years from now.

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I'm sure they'll still be listening to the Carpenters in Japan.

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I just phoned Keith. Mr. Richards confirms the band would be up for the challenge - being that after an initial 50~ years, he remains only a quarter ways through his catalogue of 'all-possible- ways the I-IV-V-progression can be recycled.

His position in music history, along with the rest of the band, is secure. A century or two won't change that. They were there at the beginning (of a whole bunch of things), and they changed the face of music. What the Stones do - what makes them great - has been picked over in sufficient detail by writers at the time, and in the decades since. 100 years down the road, people won't be quibbling about lack of instrumental virtuosity. It really isn't that important.

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Early Bob Dylan, the Velvets, Townes Van Zandt, Joni Mitchell, of course Hendrix. Sadly the Beatles will still be around.

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Queen.

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Music is an Endangered Species. Funk

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anything we are listening today that is over 50 years old has a good chance. Most music that requires electricity (aka digital) will not make it beyond a few decades. The problem is that recorded music doesn't last while written music that anybody who plays an instrument can reproduce it anywhere does. That doesn't mean that a tune will not last 100 years (if you can whistle it and it's catchy it will survive), but the original recording rarely would stay mainstream. Sure there will be always be a few people who listen to stuff that is extinct, but music companies need to continue producing new music (even if it is a cover) to stay in the business and make money. The question we should be asking is do we want to be listening to music produced in the last 60 years 100 years from now. My hope is music continues to evolve and is fitting for whatever period in history it is.

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