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What kind of music do your parents listen to?

Asked by Vunessuh (16704points) June 6th, 2011

I was cleaning out my mother’s car and organizing her CD’s and I noticed along with her favorite country (Chesney, Reba and Strait) she now has quite a bit of Whitney and Diana Ross along with Ricky Martin and Joss Stone. She’s just recently getting into Sade as well.
My dad really likes jazz and Metallica. Quite the contrast. :)

What music do your parents enjoy and specifically, which artists/bands?

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AmWiser's avatar

My Mom has always enjoyed music, especially the blues. Now days, she mostly listen to gospel. She’s 90 years old.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

My father was a big country fan. My mother not much of anything. I like everything myself.

ucme's avatar

My mum likes The Beatles, Elvis & Roy Orbison….yep, all the oldies.
Don’t know about my dad, haven’t seen him since I was little.

Blackberry's avatar

She grew up in the NW, listening to (at least from what I observed growing up) 90s hip-hop, R&B, grunge, and alternative rock.

zenvelo's avatar

@Vunessuh Your parents sound like they are roughly contemporary to me.

My mother likes opera and classical music, with occasional tunes from musicals of the 50s and 60s. My father liked big band music, cowboy music (Marty Robbins), Irish ballads, and Scottish vocals (Harry Lauder)

muppetish's avatar

Dad: The Beatles, Wings, Led Zeppelin, Elton John.
Mom: Rock and Pop. She’s a regular K-Earth listener and loves all the new pop stars out there.

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YoBob's avatar

My mom was very eclectic in her musical tastes. I grew up listening to everything from classical to Jazz to Heavy metal and everything in between.

TexasDude's avatar

Mom listens to rap, hip hop, r & b, and dance pop. Dad listens to contemporary Christian and shitty Jack Johnson/John Mayer stuff, whatever you’d call that genre.

lookingglassx3's avatar

My mum is constantly listening to classical music. My dad adore Fleetwood Mac and other Motown artists, like George Benson. They hate eachother’s taste in music!

El_Cadejo's avatar

My dad raised me on classic rock. My mom likes pretty crappy music though with the exception of Bowie. She really isnt big into music either. I love music far far more than both my parents though.

dannyc's avatar

Ain’t no Grave by Johnny Cash. All 3 are passed on..

lonelydragon's avatar

My parents are big country fans. For some reason, they seem to prefer modern country as opposed to the older style country music of their youth. I am not much of a country fan myself, but will listen to just about anything else.

nailpolishfanatic's avatar

My mother REALLY enjoys African music, especiallt Congolese. My dad on the other hand enjoys more blues and Bowie is his favourite musician since he was a young man.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Classical,jazz and some pop.

Michael_Huntington's avatar

Dad- Dadrock, proto-metal, classical.
Mom- mainstream stuff, broadway tunes, American idol stuff.

Jude's avatar

Dad: Soul, and blues (Al Green is one of his favorites). Little Richard, Chuck Berry
Mom: Broadway, Simon and Garfunkel, Cat Stevens, Fleetwood Mac

I get my love of music from my older sibs (all in their late 40’s): they listened to: Frank Zappa, Ozzy, metal, Pink Floyd, Queen, Hendrix, The Who, Stevie Ray, Zepplin, (my one brother named our dog after Gerry Garcia), and Jeff Beck just to name a few.

Meego's avatar

My dad (RIP) while he was a truck driver used to like that twangy country back in the 70’s and 80’s to me it was torture, I did not care that so and so lost their dog, had a truck, lost their wife and cried the blues lord help me. Then he started liking Luciano Pavarotti O sole mio more torture. Then he liked this lady called Rita McNeil the torture kept going. In the 90’s he changed his tune to start liking Celine Dion and The Rankin Family.

My mom was a different story, she liked KISS, REO speedwagon, Elvis, Roy Orbison, Rod Stewart, Phil Collins, Bob Seiger.
I heard everything in my house my brother is into heavy metal he has over 4000 CDs if you asked him about any group from the late 60’s and on he could tell you who was, is or isn’t in that band. Every once in awhile he will surprise you and say “hey what do you think of this?” then you hear the sounds of JLo or Tom Jones LOL

Vunessuh's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard‘s dad likes Jack Johnson and @Meego‘s dad enjoys Celine Dion. You are brave souls to admit this. lawl XD

And thanks everyone for your answers!

aprilsimnel's avatar

The one I grew up with listened to 60s/70s R&B and 70s/80s gospel, the last I knew, and some Beatles. She was a Ringo fan as a teenager.

The parents of my family of choice were exclusively gospel (30s-90s) listeners from the time I met them until they died. I heard some seriously old, down-home stuff when I lived with them.

Berserker's avatar

Your dad kinda sounds like mine. He listened to everything. From Enya to Cradle of Filth. I discovered a lot of music through my dad, such as Headless Chickens and Ministry.
But his total favourites were all the big names from the sixties and seventies. The Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Rolling stones, and his ultimate favourite, Jimi Hendrix.

He loved music and always had some playing, as I say, a lot of variety, but those 60’s/70’s ones were the ones to play the most often.

My mom also loves Pink Floyd, but he favourite genre is country. I can’t name any examples because I don’t remember any of them.

Bellatrix's avatar

My dad loved The Inkspots, Dusty Springfield, Franky Lane (think that was the name), Jim Reeves, Nat King Cole. He didn’t like Frank Sinatra.

Don’t know about my mum.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Mom seemed to stop appreciating new music after the 40’s, although she liked Billy Joel’s Only the Good Die Young. Daddy was able to move forward a bit in time. He loved Dixieland Jazz. One of his favorite performers was Pete Fountain. He also had what could be referred to as an open crush on Linda Ronstadt.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

Classic Rock, the kind from the late 60’s and early 70’s. The modern stuff mom likes is folksy rock stuff.

markylit's avatar

Country and Classic rock!

OpryLeigh's avatar

My dad mostly listens to hair/dad rock like Styx and Genesis and whatever genre Pink Floyd come under. He also introduced me to a lot of my favourite music (Barbra Streisand, Dusty Springfield, Barry Manilow stop laughing! etc). Going on a long car journey with my dad is awesome!

My mum is very fickle with her music tastes. She tends to like whatever is in the charts but discards it for the next newest thing when it isn’t popular anymore. I think the only singer she has liked for years (for at least as long as I’ve been alive) is Madonna.

ddude1116's avatar

My mom listens to basically whatever I play, which happens to be what she would listen to, like The Moody Blues, The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel. My dad prefers silence, except when classical music is playing or more of the subdued rock from the late sixties.

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