The 1980s has been voted the best decade for music – but which era do you really belong in, based on your personal preferences? Take this quiz to find out.
It's a common phrase to hear Brits say they grew up in the wrong decade – whether they'd rather be listening to music from 30 or 40 years ago, or watching classic black and white films over today's blockbusters.
But this new pop culture quiz will determine once and for all whether you really are out of time – and which era you would have been best placed in.
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 other top 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.”
The study also found that two-thirds (67%) believe music peaked during a certain era – with 18% saying this was after the 80s.
But it seems the 80s wasn’t just great for its music – it also scored the highest in other categories too, including film (13%) and TV (14%).
When quizzed on the importance of entertainment when on holiday, 55% said it was a must – with live entertainment (39%), comedy nights (31%), and musicals or theatre shows (31%) most preferred.
More than half (53%) of those polled claim it is nostalgia which drives a lot of what they consider to be the best decade for entertainment.
And 55% 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 more than half (52%) think we are spoiled for choice with the sheer amount of amazing entertainment available to experience now.
And almost a third (30%) 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.”
TOP FIVE BANDS/ARTISTS OF THE 1950s:
- Elvis Presley (1950s output)
- Buddy Holly
- The Everly Brothers
- The Drifters
- Fats Domino
TOP FIVE BANDS/ARTISTS OF THE 1960s:
- The Beatles
- The Beach Boys
- Elvis Presley (1960s output)
- The Rolling Stones (1960s output)
- The Kinks (1960s output)
TOP FIVE BANDS/ARTISTS OF THE 1970s:
- Queen (1970s output)
- Fleetwood Mac (1970s output)
- The Bee Gees
- David Bowie (1970s output)
TOP FIVE BANDS/ARTISTS OF THE 1980s:
- Queen (1980s output)
- George Michael/WHAM!
- Bon Jovi (1980s output)
- Madonna (1980s output)
- Michael Jackson (1980s output)
TOP FIVE BANDS/ARTISTS OF THE 1990s:
- Oasis (1990s output)
- Michael Jackson (1990s output)
- Spice Girls
- Red Hot Chili Peppers (1990s output)
TOP FIVE BANDS/ARTISTS OF THE 2000s:
- Beyoncé (2000s output)
- Red Hot Chili Peppers
- Alicia Keys
TOP FIVE BANDS/ARTISTS OF THE 2010s:
- One Direction
- Ed Sheeran
- Nicki Minaj
- Lil Wayne
TOP FIVE BANDS/ARTISTS OF THE 2020s:
- Ed Sheeran
- Justin Bieber
- Billie Eilish
- Doja Cat