Originally Posted by Anon La Ply
Yep. The suits have increased their stranglehold on the scene. What we are hearing is the sound of cash registers. That's quality control ... so the stinkers are not quite as stinky as in the old days but they never reach the heights either ... Macarthur Park, Classical Gas, Bohemian Rhapsody, Time is Tight, Sasha, I Just Don't Know What to do with Myself, Bridge Over Troubled Water ... all tops hits.
Now it's all shake your booty assy baby (add melisma and autotune "character") boom boom boom boom. Yeah, Pig, let's paaarty! Not music I'd ever seek out.
Complete and utter words of wisdom in the truest sense....
Itís all "junk food". Maybe Iíve been at the age of the typical generational gap, I donít know but the Pop music within the last many years to me has been nothing but the equivalent of ďjunk foodĒ Ė pure industrial strength garbage. The crap Iíve heard (which is not much) sounds like it has no band Ė just a vocalist who attempts to sing to some sort of backing tracks not played by a group of humans. It seems though in order to qualify, the vocalist(s) must have the ďlookĒ to sell magazines and videos. All image and no substance.
Originally Posted by caddywumpus
...but yet, a simple, terrible song like "Call Me Maybe" will get lodged in your brain quicker than anything, and stick around for hours, despite all attempts to replace it with another, less obnoxious, catchy tune. THAT'S what sells, evidently...
I never heard this song until a few weeks ago when we had our daughter out at an amusement park. All the kids starting around 8 years old knew all the words and were dancing in their seats to this nonsense.
You know what Pop music I personally find somewhat musical? Some Top 40 Country. It seems as if someone is actually still trying to make music that can sell with some form of melody and decent musicianship. Though rare, I hear it on occasion while spinning through the dial and end up stopping there to listen. I donít know if itís all like that but Iíll take it over the pure sewage the other pop stations are playing.
If I were forced to play Top 40 music today, I'd only play Country to do it.