Year 2

How has popular music changed over the last 60 years? (Part 2)

In this lesson, we will continue to learn about some of the ways in which popular music has changed over the last 60 years. We will learn how the ways in which people listen to music have changed over time and will look more closely at MP3 players and smartphones. We will then listen to some songs from singers and groups from the 1990s to 2020s.

Year 2

How has popular music changed over the last 60 years? (Part 2)

In this lesson, we will continue to learn about some of the ways in which popular music has changed over the last 60 years. We will learn how the ways in which people listen to music have changed over time and will look more closely at MP3 players and smartphones. We will then listen to some songs from singers and groups from the 1990s to 2020s.

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Key learning points

  1. 1990s Teen Pop: The Spice Girls, Take That, Destiny's Child Boyzone
  2. 2000s: Alternative Rock: Coldplay
  3. 2010s: Alternative Rock: Mumford and Sons

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3 Questions

Q1.
Which was invented first?
Correct answer: Cassettes.
CDs.
Q2.
When were CDs invented?
In the early 1960s.
Correct answer: In the early 1980s.
Q3.
Which of the following singers or groups was very famous in the 1960s?
Correct answer: Shirley Bassey.
Wham!

3 Questions

Q1.
Which were invented first?
Correct answer: MP3 players.
Smartphones which play music.
Q2.
When were MP3 players invented?
In the late 1980s.
Correct answer: In the late 1990s.
Q3.
When were smartphones that can play music invented?
In the early 1990s.
Correct answer: In the early 2000s.