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1990s the most popular decade for music

Yahoo Finance Live anchors discuss Luminate data that suggests 1990s music was the most popular decade for music in the U.S.

Video Transcript

BRIAN CHEUNG: Well, now, time for a quick detour. And we're going to take you back to the era of music that was all that and a bag of chips. That is, of course, the 1990s.

I want to show you this data from Luminate. They're a music industry analyst. And you can see that 1990s music, in the red bars, very popular among millennials and Gen X. Gen Z's still kind of, you know, hanging with what's current. But in the total US, it's actually tied for current music. So we thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite 1990s musicians.

AKIKO FUJITA: Yeah.

BRIAN CHEUNG: So, Akiko--

AKIKO FUJITA: [LAUGHS] There's our image again.

BRIAN CHEUNG: I think your favorite musician's on the right side, right?

AKIKO FUJITA: Yes. Snoop Dogg. I mean--

BRIAN CHEUNG: Tupac, West Coast.

AKIKO FUJITA: Tupac. I wish we could add one more, Dre. Because he's behind all of those songs.

BRIAN CHEUNG: Then you got Radiohead.

AKIKO FUJITA: And then Radiohead.

BRIAN CHEUNG: Yeah, we respect that.

AKIKO FUJITA: Classic, '90s classic.

BRIAN CHEUNG: On my side, I've got Lauryn Hill. You know, a little bit of New Jersey shout-out there. Aaliyah. You know, you miss the L-I-Y-A-H. And then, of course, I've got Third Eye Blind. Third Eye Blind, people forget the bangers that they have, you know?

AKIKO FUJITA: How many albums did they actually--

BRIAN CHEUNG: "Jumper."

AKIKO FUJITA: --release? "Jumper."

BRIAN CHEUNG: Well, it wasn't-- it wasn't many.

AKIKO FUJITA: [INAUDIBLE]

BRIAN CHEUNG: But that one album, you know, was--

AKIKO FUJITA: Yes, it was. It was. It's very--

BRIAN CHEUNG: Big karaoke [INAUDIBLE].

AKIKO FUJITA: --'90s-- very '90s sound, right?

BRIAN CHEUNG: You know, I wonder if it's just-- I mean, I feel like people have '90s nostalgia. Like, do you ever walk into an Urban Outfitters?

AKIKO FUJITA: Yes.

BRIAN CHEUNG: It feel-- like just a lot of 1990--

AKIKO FUJITA: What is it?

BRIAN CHEUNG: --you know, the small shades.

AKIKO FUJITA: Yeah, it's like a, what, 20-year, 30-year cycle?

BRIAN CHEUNG: Something like that. You ever have light wash jeans?

AKIKO FUJITA: You see that with fashion.

BRIAN CHEUNG: Light wash jeans are back.

AKIKO FUJITA: Yeah.

BRIAN CHEUNG: And the band T-shirts, it's very--

AKIKO FUJITA: Crop tops?

BRIAN CHEUNG: Was that-- that was a '90s thing?

AKIKO FUJITA: Yeah, that was a '90s thing.

BRIAN CHEUNG: Yeah. Well, we love those vibes.

AKIKO FUJITA: There's a lot of people that aren't enjoying the crop top revival right now.

BRIAN CHEUNG: If we could play-- if we could play the music, we would play some right now.

AKIKO FUJITA: I know. I know.

BRIAN CHEUNG: Yeah.

AKIKO FUJITA: Snoop Dogg has lasted.

BRIAN CHEUNG: Which Tupac song, though?

AKIKO FUJITA: Ooh. I'm going to think about it during the break.

BRIAN CHEUNG: "Dear Mama" is a good one.

AKIKO FUJITA: "Dear Mama" is good.

BRIAN CHEUNG: Yeah.

AKIKO FUJITA: Yeah.

BRIAN CHEUNG: Yeah.

AKIKO FUJITA: There's a lot of good ones.

BRIAN CHEUNG: You a "Hit 'Em Up" fan? That one's a little aggressive.

AKIKO FUJITA: I feel like anybody who grew up in southern California, Tupac has got to be at the top of the list.

BRIAN CHEUNG: There we go. Respect, respect. Even I think so, too, even though I'm an East Coaster.