Twigglet wrote:Or course selling more is important to defining a decade. It's one of the key factors to consider.
And yes I do have actual numbers to back up my claims, that's better than a number of American posters.
And yes, you say they DIDN'T DEFINE AMERICA, but they certainly were one of the biggest artists of the 90's over there, but since they defined the UK, most of Europe and can easily be in with a shout to have said to have define a decade in teh US, they're definitely up there.
Internet shorted out for a bit there.
Do you realize how silly it is to claim that numbers mean more than actually being brought up here? Don't you think that if a number of people living in America claim that Spice Girls weren't definitive here, people that were raised in a number of backgrounds, that maybe you're merely looking at this as a numbers game over viewing the sociological perspective.
I'll ask you two things to end this post: 1. tell me, with your minds eye, how you view a 90's American teenager? which goes to point 2:
Quit choosing what you're going to answer to. I asked you to view this from a sociological perspective and you've ignored that. I asked you what you understand from the American mindset of the 90's and you ignored that. I asked you why you think that ONE band has to define the 90's; why ONE band has to define the 190+ countries out there. Outside of the numbers how does Spice Girls end up being our band? Do you KNOW how huge Garth Brooks was during the 90's? I mean for goodness sake man, if you WANT to make this about numbers, you can claim the backstreet boys (number 42 on the ALL TIME US bestselling artist list) defined us more than them.
And addressing the end of your post where you take into account most of Europe. Congrats, most of Europe thinks the Spice Girls define the 90's, amazingly enough we have another perspective. Which is why you need to stop considering that everyone's musical decade was the same and understand that different bands have VERY different impacts in the countries they appear.
edit: THIS POST IS TOOOOOO LONG. NEVER AGAIN!