Top 10 Reasons Why Pop Music Is Awful

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21Idiots like it

That's a fact. Did you ever meet an idiot how doesn't listen to stupid rap or pop music? No? Doesn't suprise me anymore...
Doesn't mean that everyone who likes it is a idiot. Often smart people who don't listen to much music like pop music. But they do so just because they don't know better... at least that's what I hope

Intelligent people prefer classical most of the time, a word that has been forgotten for generations since today. - IAmNotARobot

Don't call people who listen to pop idiots. It just makes you seem ignorant and desperate for reasons. Don't slander pop fans just to make rock and metal look better. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

You people are missing the point. They're not saying everyone who likes it is an idiot, they're saying that there are more idiots who listen to pop music than any other genre.

Not everyone is an idiot me and my friends listen to pop and we are top in our classes

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22Music videos are vulgar

It is the only reason why any man watches a video of a pop song isn't it? I like boobs and asses, sure I do. That doesn't mean I need it to be the main focus of a MUSIC video.

Like Miley Cyrus's Wrecking Ball video.

Like Taylor Swift's Safe and Sound? Or Avril Lavigne's Nobody's Home? So vulgar. Totally believe you. - AnonymousChick

Not every guy is like that.

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23Several pop stars treat fans like trash

That's why it says SEVERAL. Can you read? - ARandomPerson

That is NOT TRUE. Selena gomez for example is VERY nice to her fans, and Ariana Grande is slowly getting nicer

I have to disagree with that, there are plenty of singers who treat their fans good, so stop making up rumors!

Like when Justin Bieber spat at his fans.

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24Modern Pop gives Michael Jackson a bad name

Lol. That is true though! He was even in an interview around 08 talking about how kids like it, but it changed a lot, and how Ne-Yo was probably the only person he was proud of. They really did shame him.

Pop makes jackson get ashamed of his kingdom, he would probably die again if he hear what pop music has now become R.I.P mj

The only thing giving Michael Jackson a bad name is that song with Sean Kingston, Chris Brown, and Wiz Khalifa called Beat It. MJ's probably rolling in his grave thanks to that song. - WonkeyDude98

He was a legend.

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25Lack of Creativity

Just look back at music in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Each musician had their own style and each song was different. The melodies, the harmonies, and the layers of instruments and vocals all fit together like a giant puzzle and created something extraordinary and unique. Now in pop music, there is no more creativity. Every song feels the same with barely anything changing. It's truly sad.

Bobby Womack once said: "In my day, everybody wanted to sound different, individual. Nowadays, seems like everybody wants to sound like everybody else." Creativity uses influences, but is more than just copying what you admire.

Anyone in 21st century can "sing" and use auto tune, back when music was good they had a very specific style, now it looks and sounds the same

Pop songs sounds the same! - InfernoTopTenners

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26Most pop stars are fake

Fake boobs, fake butt, fake nose, fake everything...

Marianas Trench, Prince, Michael Jackson, Sam Smith, Adele? - WonkeyDude98

Hatsune Miku isn't even real, but Crypton made her voice amazing.

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27No variety whatsoever

Dig a bit into the independent music scene. The artists listed on my "homepage" button on my profile are a good starting point. - PetSounds

Definitely agree with PetSounds. There are lots of great indie pop artists.

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28Least Good Singers

Have you seen one of those unedited dubs they played at a concert for Beyonce? Whether you like it or not they are hilarious.

I'm pretty sure death metal and post-grunge have less good singers. - WonkeyDude98

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29Male popstars are weak

Honestly this is a really bad argument, even though I dislike pop.

Ya... Not only can they barely lift a weight but also they can barely read a little kids book

Yet again not all are weak. What about john legend?

No. Owl City and Nick Jonas are good

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30Ruins the career of some bands

For example 30 seconds to mars, paramore, fall out boy and the perfect example of the decadency by the pop, Linkin Park

If those "bands" were so good, then they wouldn't be supressed by the popularity of pop music. I'm speaking the truth, hating will only prove my point, but do it if you want. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

But you don't realize that what keeps rock bands from being popular is the promotion of the biased music industry and the social stigma or rock bands.

I listen to Linkin Park and in my opinion, they are really good, they're even bettet than 1D.

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31They are popular because of their looks, not talentV3 Comments
32Most modern pop artists are immature

Buddy, If I'd known you earlier, I'm certain we would've been best friends. Every single damn point of yours matches my reasons for hating Pop. You're so right.

This is so true! Let's all take a moment to thing about pop singers. We've got Taylor Swift... Check. Justin Beiber... I think I should stop.

If you don't agree with this, watch either of Taylor Swift's appearances on New Year's Rocking Eve. You can't deny she's immature.

Why does everyone got against Justin Bieber here, it's not he did anything to you.

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33Hard Sexual Themes

Not always. Listen to Ed Sheeran or Adele or Sam Smith or Marianas Trench or Michael Jackson. That's off the top of my head. - WonkeyDude98

Melanie,Alessia,Ed Sheeran,Adele,Late Elvis, Michael Jackson, Some of Madonna's work (Ghosttown, Frozen, Ray of Light is the ones) and Late Lady Gaga. It's that vulgar? - ArigatoKawaii

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34It's Repetitive

To be honest I don't know if this is a fair reason... I mean early Beatles stuff (I Want to Hold Your Hand, She Loves You, etc.) are quite repetitive, and yet it's considered classic. I do dislike modern pop (with some exceptions), but I don't think repetition is really the problem.

Baby by Justin Bieber. Enough said - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

Yes! The music is the most annoying music ever! They really Shame the legendary artists like MJ, Janet, Whitney and even people of other genres like The Beatles, Elvis, and many more.

"Number 9 number 9 number 9 number 9 number 9 number 9"

I think I should stop now. - WonkeyDude98

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35Their lyrics feel rushed

For me I think the lyrics in pop music feel a little to rushed

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36Stupid songs about relationshipsV1 Comment
37No sustainability over time
38The Background

The background does all the singing, while the vocals are less heard and are very useless. We want to hear more vocals!

It's called production. And it really depends, like in any genre, some songs are well produced, and some aren't.

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39It's CorporateV1 Comment
40Songs are overplayed

Just because it overplayed, doesn't mean pop music is awful. If 1960 until 1980 rock music ia overplayed in radio, why you must become hater when pop music is overplayed in 2000 until now. - BeaM456

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