Top 10 Reasons Why People Buy Terrible Pop/Rap Music

Here are the reasons why most people (not ALL people) buy the horrible, soulless, tasteless Pop and Rap music you hear all over the radio today.

The Top Ten

1 People like the artist's good looks. Not the artist's talent

Good point because I mean why would someone buy an album to LISTEN to it? That sounds ludicrous. They obviously buy it to stare at the cover. Because why would they like their VOICE. Insane. No, but seriously that's an outrageous statement and you are literally implying that while listening to music pop fans just pay attention to the person not the voice. Which is a pretty simple-minded thing to say. - RandomWeirdo

A bunch of crappy singers got famous for having a big butt.

Not really, I was happening to Beyonce but hell, Lemonade was a flop. - ArigatoKawaii

Or they could possibly like the genre? - PeachyBlast

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2 According to them, "popular" means "good"

I agree with this, it also means that they don't even consider listening to other genres that might actually be very good but because not a lot of people listen to them it means that they think it's not good. - DJSchollen

Honestly I love metal, well more power metal but still. I just hate pop/rap with a burning passion! Also the people that listen to that are complete empty headed morons that can't think for themselves and have the most awful taste in music EVER!

This is a very common misconception - popular doesn't mean good. Popular means music that the majority of people can understand and for that reason it is simple and easy listening. - Metal_Treasure

So according to you popular is bad? - RandomWeirdo

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3 People will listen to whatever you give them just for the heck of it

British critic Mark Kermode wrote in his book that the problem with film is that of diminished expectations in that the bar for quality has been set so low that anything half-decent is tolerable. That can also be applied to music to. People will not actively seek out good music, and will just consume whatever crap pop music can be shoved out. - Mrveteran

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4 Most people listen to songs just for the decent beat while the singer is terrible
5 Most people think rock and metal are both satanic

I swear this whole rumor of Rock and Metal being the devil's music needs to die. I hope it does. I'm surprised that it's still going on.

Regardless if both metal and rock are satanic (which they aren't) that would still give them some kind of edge. This image is used to turn people away from certain genres, as they don't want to admit to liking something the masses turn their noses up at. As such they accept what's popular and don't bother seeking out new horizons, which is a damn shame. - Mrveteran

Yeah! Its not fair! Rock and Metal are good! They are NOT satanic! - Stoplookingatmyname

That just being ignorant. I listen to it all the time and is not.

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6 Most people don't know what's best for them. And by continually giving them the same stuff, they'll never know what's different so they'll just keep asking for the same stuff

The ironic part about this is that I hated all modern pop music for a long time. Listening only to rock and alternative. Then one day I was on YouTube listening to the most emotionally deep and vocally impressive performances ever. I enjoyed it more than most of the music I was currently listening to. So by now you have probably figured out I was listening to a Katy Perry performance. No? You thought it was Adele or Christina Aguleira (Pardon my spelling). So I had left my sheltered rock music haven and entered the world of pop. So I really did the opposite of what you are suggesting. - RandomWeirdo

7 Most people will listen to songs about partying, sex, and drugs because they want to do the exact same thing

The music industry has sunk this low to the point where it's just a terrible place to work at. Nobody should make stuff that encourages bad behavior in people. I don't know about you but that's just screwed up.

As much as I love pop music, too many pop songs are inappropriate, tell me one pop song that doesn't talk about partying or sex. A lot of people may hate country, but it has many great morals. You know, "Concrete Angel" by Martina McBride and "You're Gonna Miss This." By Darius Rucker, those are songs that should be sung by children. Not songs like "Anaconda" and "We Can't Stop"!

I don't want to do this at all, that's why my favourite songs are either about space or fantasy. - DJSchollen

Ever heard of "sex, drugs, and rock & roll"? that's what rock and roll is all about, plus rocking out - RecklessGreed

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8 They're simple-minded

They are the reason why we are getting dumber and our kids look like something old people would've get beaten for when they were little - SirSkeletorThe3rd

You mean the outfits that show off more skin? So you would rather censor out a human body, which we all have than have kids feel that their bodies are beautiful? Because that's what your statement is implying. - RandomWeirdo

9 They think it's the only good music out there.

So Rock and metal is bad? How about If you tell me how Is Justin Bieber, One Direction, Nicki Minaj and other pop singers are exactly good - MLPFan

10 The media tells them that artists like Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj are the most appropriate artists for kids

Then explain "Stupid Hoe" and "Anaconda".

Hahaaa! This is the most inappropriate thing the media told EVER! - Stoplookingatmyname

And they tell the opposite for Melanie Martinez,Alessia Cara, Janelle Monae (even though she did Yoga). - ArigatoKawaii

Justin Bieber actually has a song called "Stupid Hoe"?

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The Contenders

11 People want to be thought of as "cool"

If you want cool be punk its not that hard

12 Most people don't care for other music genres
13 They like it. V 1 Comment
14 They have no taste

No, they have a different taste. I like modern music, and can't stand what you pop haters listen to. But I do not criticise you, or say YOU have no taste in music. Then you call the people who like modern music "Idiots" just because of their taste in music. I shall have to report this to Admin. - Kaboom

That's rude, I would go on, but I've made one rant all about this on why pop music sucks. (And yes I did forget to log in) - RandomWeirdo

I read your profile, and, according to your own profile, YOU LIKE POP MUSIC YOU LIAR! - Kaboom

15 They want something to dance to
16 The songs relate to them
17 They want to chill out and listen to something fun and simple
18 It appeals to them
19 They don't discriminate against genres solely because of stigmas and stereotypes

That's a good thing if you don't discriminate races because all races should be treated nicely - AlphaQ

20 They don't care about what others think of their music
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1. Most people think rock and metal are both satanic
2. People like the artist's good looks. Not the artist's talent
3. According to them, "popular" means "good"
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1. They're simple-minded
2. Most people don't know what's best for them. And by continually giving them the same stuff, they'll never know what's different so they'll just keep asking for the same stuff
3. Most people listen to songs just for the decent beat while the singer is terrible
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1. According to them, "popular" means "good"
2. People like the artist's good looks. Not the artist's talent
3. The media tells them that artists like Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj are the most appropriate artists for kids
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