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1991 was the best year for music






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We all have a favourite year for music. For some, it is 1824. That's when Beethoven finished his Symphony No. 9. Others say it is 1969 because of The Beatles. A UK radio station found 1991 was the best year. This is because of bands like R.E.M. and Nirvana. That year could be the best because many listeners were teenagers in 1991.

A scientist thinks we still love songs we heard when we were teenagers. In our teenage years, we make many big life-changing decisions and start long-term relationships. Music controls our emotions, so songs we hear in our teens stick with us. Old people have a better memory for things they experienced in their teens.

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