Top 10 Reasons Why Pop Music Is Awful

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21 Auto-tune

There is nothing wrong with autotune - when used in moderation as mean to add an specific atmosphere to a song. In pop, however, autotune is just used as a way to make mediocre singers sound acceptable. It's a waste of a potential tool...

Proves that pop singers can't sing for #$@!.

How it is used mostly its just a cancer.

Is T-Pain the only person who uses autotune properly?

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22 Music 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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23 Modern 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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24 Most 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.

Come on not every pop star is fake. seriously you are talking about ALL pop stars

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25 Lack 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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26 Several pop stars treat fans like trash

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

I mean, there are disrespectful people in any genre, so...

Like when Justin Bieber spat at his fans.

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

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27 Least 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.

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28 No 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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29 It's Corporate

It's made to sell, not to express any feelings

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30 Male 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

No. Owl City and Nick Jonas are good

John legend is a prodigy ya know

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31 They are popular because of their looks, not talent V 3 Comments
32 Ruins 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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33 It'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.

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

Baby now we've got bad blood... yeah shut the hell up Taylor at least you have blood

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34 Most 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.

Lorde and Alessia Cara is best pop artist because they make music that challenge mainstream pop today. - BeaM456

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35 Hard 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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36 Their lyrics feel rushed

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

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37 Stupid songs about relationships V 1 Comment
38 Most modern Pop songs have horrible melodies

Disagree with this point. It's not that pop songs have horrible melodies, it's that they don't have melodies at all. Try playing today's most popular pop song on a piano or something. Notice anything? You're literally just pressing one key over and over again! Bland, boring, unoriginal, just pointless. Is it really that hard for someone to come up with an actual melody? Just look at India, Europe, really just any country other than Canada and the U.S. Full on, interesting, unpredictable sets of notes. Using the term "real music" is cliche here, but that's really what it pop music isn't, undeniably.

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39 No sustainability over time
40 One-word song titles

So what? There are also good songs such as Lazarus by David Bowie, Blackstar also by David Bowie and Hurt by Christina Aguilera but also there is some good songs with multiple words such as Purple Rain by Prince, We Are The Champions by Queen, Ray of Light by Madonna, Billie Jean by Mcihael Jackson, etc. Methink song titles should be treated equally except bad ones methink. - ArigatoKawaii

Ok, so that horrid song called "what makes you beautiful" is really good? And "Starman" by David Bowie is rubbish? Seems a bit backwards to me.
(PS: I didn't spell the first song with capital letters because it doesn't deserve them.)

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