With the exception of the teen idols, girl groups were the only genuinely distinctive genre to peak in the early s. The genre owed its success largely to the payola investigations, combined with increased attacks on rock 'n' roll's alleged bad influence on teenagers. These factors stimulated a change in image and musical focus among record companies and radio disc jockeys.
As long as there have been teensthere have been teen idols, though the term really started gaining traction in the '50s with stars like Elvis. And since then, it seems like teenagers anoint different idols almost every year. Frank Sinatra was arguably the first big teen idol back in the '40s, but the craze really kicked off in the '50s due to the sheer power of the teen magazine industrythe increased presence of TV in people's daily lives, and teenagers realizing they had the time and money to dedicate themselves to supporting their favorite pop culture icons.
Miley Cyrus, the Jackson Five and Frank Sinatra were all breakout teen idols during their respective decades. Teen idols are a special kind of rock star — their popularity may fall as fast as it rises, but it tends to rise higher and inspire more ecstatic adoration than any other kind of artist. Here are the top 25 teen idol breakout moments of the rock era.
Glory loves sharing her memories about 70s TV and no visit to this decade would be complete without a partial list of female teen idols! We watched their shows faithfully, read all about them in the gossip and teen magazines, plastered their pin-up photos all over our bedroom walls and school lockers! Who am I talking about?
A teen idol is a celebrity with a large teenage fan-base. Teen idols are generally young but not always necessarily teenaged. Some teen idols began their careers as child actorslike Lindsay Lohan.
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As long as there are teenagers, there will be teen idols. From the vintage "Frankie" Sinatra to Elvis Presleyfrom the Beatles to David Cassidy, from the New Kids on the Block to 'N Sync, the names and faces may change with the decades, but the emotions that drive the phenomenon do not. Teen idols are a rite of passage for pre-teens and early teens.
Unlike the rest of the girls my age, though, I preferred to look back to the classic teen idols of the s and s rather than more modern options. Before becoming the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis actually failed his high school music class! Considered a quiet outsider in his youth, he was still able to become the first person in his immediate family to earn a high school diploma.
Who doesn't love a teen idol? After all, they're so young! And as we age and slowly become decrepit, we look back at our youth and wonder at the innocence of it all.
Teen idols have been dazzling the masses since the beginning of the rock and roll era and perhaps even before then. We have gone through the national singles charts for Canada since to come up with a list of all number one hits by teenagers aged If the song hit number one on the Canadian charts when the artist was still a teenager, it made the list.