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There was more to Generation X Than Grunge and Alternative Rock...

During the mid to late 80s, young radio listeners at the time started to prefer rhythmic music over other styles. In response, forward-thinking Top 40 stations in major markets around the country (Chicago, San Francisco, Washington D.C., New York and Los Angeles in particular), introduced more rhythmic-leaning songs (such as dance, freestyle, R&B and hip-hop) into their playlists.

This shift in musical style preference was a natural reflection of the increasingly multicultural make-up of young American audiences.

At right, young America's increasingly multicultural composition is reflected by NBC's late 80s/early 90's morning sitcom, Saved By The Bell.

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