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A Year in Music dives into the year's biggest band albums, breakups and breakthroughs, but also the political and social relevance of the time. A Year In Music is a Music series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (20 episodes). The series first aired on July 7, 2019. It has moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.8.

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3 Seasons, 20 Episodes
July 7, 2019
Cast: Downtown Julie Brown, Matt Pinfield, Tommy Chong, Carla Marie
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A Year In Music Full Episode Guide

  • Halestorm's Lzzy Hale takes you back to the year, 2001. A new millennium breaks over the horizon as society and the music industry trades print for digital, female artists dominate the charts, and we take a special look at how music united the nation as tragedy struck on 9/11.

  • Halestorm's Lzzy Hale goes through 1998's most defining moments. Hale touches on unforgettable history when Pop music debut's "the year of the women," boy bands are the new norm, and a musical icon is knighted by the Queen of England.

  • Lzzy Hale takes you back to the year 1993. Rap and Hip Hop breaks into the scene with hot artists and even hotter album sales, country gets a kick of new energy, and a dose of "creep" from alternative gives bands their first spark of major success, all while America welcomes the Clintons into office for the first time.

  • Halestorm's Lzzy Hale takes you to the year 1989. Glam says goodbye, grunge says hello, and the "King of Pop" is crowned as we leave the 80s behind for good. Meanwhile the U.S. elects a new president and the Berlin Wall stands tall for the last time.

  • Former VH1 and MTV VJ Matt Pinfield touches on key moments throughout the year 1991. Pinfield looks into a year where music comforts the nation and a legend takes a final bow. On the cusp of the cold war, 1991 continues to unveil the transitions of powerhouse bands and new voices create music we listen to now to mourn farewells.

  • Two iHeartRadio hosts and best friends, Carla Marie and Anthony, dive into the beginning of a new decade, 1980. The Disco age is considered "dead," but a new sound of music emerges, Reggae and R&B are on the rise and Heavy Metal gets even heavier. Carla Marie and Anthony discuss the start of a new decade come ups and the come-downs of the year, 1980.

  • Sirius XM and former MTV VJ, Downtown Julie Brown takes you back to the year 1984. Throughout the episode, Brown touches on unforgettable history where the music video gets its very own celebration on television, pop royalty is crowned, and the first compact disc is manufactured in the U.S.

  • Former VH1 and MTV VJ, Matt Pinfield discusses the defining moment of the year 1971. Pinfield touches on moments where each member of The Beatles starts their solo journey as well as women hitting the stage solo, the iconic voices of Barbra Streisand, Carole King, and Janis Joplin. Along with discussing how in 1971, music was activism, and Motown takes a stand.

  • SiriusXM and former MTV VJ, Downtown Julie Brown takes you back to the year 1979. Brown explores the tipping point in Pop music and hearts are touched as Rock music hits tragedy. The new age of Disco arrives, Michael Jackson is introduced and Gloria Gaynor releases an unforgettable hit. Don't forget the new streaming technologies introduced this year in music, and that is 1979.

  • Two iHeartRadio hosts and best friends, Carla Marie and Anthony, dive into the year 1994, a year where the "King of Pop" marries the daughter of the "King of Rock and Roll," Woodstock celebrates its 25th year anniversary, and Hip-Hop opens a door in music. Historical moments are aired on live tv and radio, world elections, high-speed chases, and the death of an icon.

  • Tommy Chong examines 1968's trending new genres, iconic artists and pop culture moments that propelled musicians to stardom.

  • Former MTV VJ Downtown Julie Brown explores monumental pop culture moments and music from the 1960s.

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