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A Flute, A Saxophone or A Guitar? What’s The Sexiest Instrument To Play?

By Shoshana Davis
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Ian Anderson, flutist of the band Jethro Tull (credit: MARTIN OESER/AFP/Getty Images)

Ian Anderson, flutist of the band Jethro Tull (credit: MARTIN OESER/AFP/Getty Images)

(CBS NEWS) – “Anchorman” Ron Burgundy may be on to something with his flute playing. Though the instrument doesn’t come close to the guitar or saxophone, it is on a list of the sexiest instruments, according to a new poll from “60 Minutes” and Vanity Fair.

They found that the top instrument was the guitar at 26 percent, followed closely by the saxophone at 25 percent. The remainder of the list was made of the piano (21 percent), violin (14 percent), drums (seven percent) and flute (five percent.)

The survey measures how Americans listen to music and what they like to hear. The magazine will have the complete results in its upcoming issue. Vanity Fair’s digital director Mike Hogan joined “CBS This Morning” with a preview.

The poll showed that 42 percent of Americans believe “this decade” has had the worst music in 45 years and it’s not just older Americans that feel that way. Those under 30 are also most likely to think that this decade has had the worst music since 1970.

“I really do think it takes a really long time for the music that you hear … for people to make sense of it, right? So we look back on the 70s and we’re only thinking about the great stuff. We’re not thinking about all the terrible stuff. I remember when people used to think the 70s was the worst music ever,” he said. “So, I think as time goes on, it becomes clearer, this is the great stuff. Right now people might just be like ‘All I hear (is) a lot of loud teeny-bopper music on the radio. And I don’t get it.'”

Also, 39 percent of those polled would rather take their daughters to see Taylor Swift in concert over other artists like Katy Perry (26 percent), the boy band One Direction (11 percent) or Miley Cyrus (five percent.)

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