Top 10 Worst Things About Pop Music

Pop used to be great back then, back when true pop artists like The Beatles, Michael Jackson, and The Monkees were making music of their own that had actual meaning to it.

Nowadays, all you hear from most pop songs on the radio is sex, partying, drug use, butts, getting drunk, getting high on weed, and just the dumbest stuff in the world. Most artists get famous because of their looks, not because of their talent.

What happened to being real? What happened to having morals and values?

This is the list you've all been waiting for. Here are the top 10 worst things about pop music, mostly focused on modern pop music.
The Top Ten
1 Constant talk about partying, sex, drug use, and alcohol

This perfectly describes most songs in 2017 that you hear on the radio, such as I'm the One, Strip That Down, Anaconda, etc.

I feel like there are, like, 10 artists who don't use partying, sex, drugs, "asses," and alcohol in their songs.

I love pop music, but this reason is the only thing I agree with!

2 Auto-tune

Actually, for 99% of the music industry, auto-tune is used to cut studio time in half. Not because the singer can't sing, but just to shorten time.

I like it if it's used in an interesting way. If you consistently sing just a half step off key, it makes you sound like a glitchy robot. Which is useful if you're Daft Punk or something.

Scream singing takes practice. Auto-tune doesn't.

3 Artists becoming popular based on image, not talent

I love 1D, but without the looks, they would not be as famous as they are now.

4 Is played everywhere

There is no chance of preventing it from reaching your eardrums. On the radio, at a football match, at McDonald's - this stuff is played everywhere.

5 Can influence bad behavior
6 Boring

2018 music is basically the same mumble rap beat or K-Pop lyrics put on an infinite loop. Boring.

You just hear the words over and over again. Simple beat.

7 Too simple

Most pop songs today have chord progressions that sound like they've been done millions of times before, as well as themes that are very generic (usually about love and romance).

8 Sexual songs to boost sales for terrible artists

The audience for these albums is usually perverts.

9 Fangirls

There's fangirls everywhere. Deal with it.

10 Horrible beats

I want epic drops but no, it's either no drop and stupid repetitive beat or a mediocre and predictable drop!

Just simple. No bass drops or anything.

The Contenders
11 Overrated
12 Use of profanity

There are plenty of metal songs that have cussing too.

13 Most artists use ghostwriters

They don't give songwriters enough credit!

14 Use of stuttering and repetitive phrases in basic choruses
15 Uncreative

They all use the same chord progressions and beats. The lyrics are just one word over and over again, or something boring. They usually use the same four instruments, none of which are good. The singer doesn't even write the music because they are uncreative.

16 Majority of songs are about love

This should be first. Every pop singer of today is whining about love in almost every song of theirs. Love this, love that. Why can't they write about something else?

What bothers pop singers so much about love?

17 Terrible lyrics

Listen to mainstream pop. Literally, every song they write today is about love. Is the whole mainstream pop scene meant to be for love?

Not Halsey's songs though, which is part of why I like her.

18 Lacks meaningful content

The lyrical content among pop songs almost unanimously consists of stupid and meaningless problems. I remember a time when songs were written about really crucial and real issues. Ninety-nine percent of pop music revolves around a rudimentary, high school agenda, almost always about puppy love and childish relationships.

Yeah, like love is so important.

19 Negative talk about the genre
20 More popular than other genres

If people want to make this crap, then I don't care. But when people choose to listen to unoriginal pop by bands who've never written a song and have the arrogance to judge your music taste? That's what I can't stand.

21 Focuses on boys and girls
22 Primarily appeals to girls

It does make a little sense that this was marketed to girls, but there are some boys that like it too. And I'm a girl, but I hate pop music.

23 Artists don't play instruments

The laptop/PC/Mac has been a blessing and a curse to the music industry. The blessing is that it allows an artist with real talent and musicianship to work faster. The curse is that it has allowed artists with virtually no talent to program music via software. And now all the new pop music sounds the same. Especially rap/hip-hop, which was better when producers used samples.

True, but Katy Perry can actually (or at least, could actually) play the acoustic guitar. Look up Kate Hudson!

They do sometimes, though, and it isn't always bad.

24 Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada and is Christian. He is the son of author Pattie Mallette... read more

He isn't even the worst pop artist.

I saw that coming, to be honest. Also, he's not even the worst. It's just children who think hating on him is cool.

25 Repetitive lyrics
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