Top 10 Reasons Why Pop Music Is Awful

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21 Say one thing and people will try to convert you

If you say one thing about it to friends/family/people who like pop, they will start trying to get you to start listening to it, I always listen to a Pop Song and I think 'meh that was ok' but then I get sick of hearing, my friend came over when that horrid song Uptown Funk reached popularity and he started blaring it out of his phone, a few days later I started getting sick of hearing the song, my parents actually started blaring the stuff when they found out I hated Pop, so I was constantly having to block my ears but the worst Pop singer of all is: Taylor Swift, it all started when Shake It Off started coming on, if this is the so called 'best' the music industry can give us now, I shudder to find out what the future holds

Then again, there is good and bad pop artists. More people here are trying to convert people who like pop artists here than the other way around.

I will definitely punch those people in the face. - Metalthomas

Aren't you all trying to convert people from hating on pop to worshipping metal? - DCfnaf

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22 It's too simple

The main reason why I prefer Rock over Pop when it comes to mainstream music.
I like Rock, Classical Music, Folk, and probably everything except Hip Hop and Pop. - Kiteretsunu

I prefer dubstep over pop because my favorite artist is Panda Eyes and Mafia Pineapple! They took a lot of time to make an awesome song better than skrillex ones! - InfernoTopTenners

Never thought I'd be defending pop, but most classic rock is every bit as simple. So is punk. - PetSounds

What about Prog Rock? Apart from Classical, Jazz and Metal it's the most technical music genre and it is a part of Classic Rock. Also, Punk might be simple but Punk musicians do play their instruments, they write their own songs and they have an incredible amount of passion, things that Pop "artists" lack. - OC96

That is why I listen to hip-hop/rap, R&B, trap EDM, and all types electronic soul music. They are way better than most modern pop. - waraypiso

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23 Modern popstars don't write any of their songs or play any instruments.

There's like 6 people writing an unoriginal, overplayed song, And then there's a legend like Freddie Mercury who writes one of the most emotional, mysterious, and legendary songs ever written.

What I don't understand is why people hate artists who do not write their own songs. What if they can sing, but just not have the creative ability to write their own songs? That's like hating someone because they can bake really well but can't frost a cake good. (I know that a crappy example, but do you get me? ) Why should the artist be forced to waste their good voice on a terrible song they wrote themselves? - BlueTopazIceVanilla

And thanks to auto tune they basically don't even sing is like all the music industry cares about is how they look

Taylor Swift, one of the most despised pop artists, writes her own songs. - DCfnaf

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24 Idiots 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.

There's an entry accusing pop fans of judging people who like other genres...and here you are, judging people who like other genres...with much more aggression. - DCfnaf

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25 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.

Adele does not use it, Rihanna doesn't use it much, Justin Bieber doesn't use it much, Taylor doesn't use it much, 1D doesn't use it much... - DCfnaf

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26 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.

Please, she's made videos way worse, and at least the song is good - DCfnaf

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

And that why the MUSIC sucks? So your logic is that "Wrecking Ball" is an awful song because Miley was naked in the video? So your logic is that "Stay" is an awful song because Rihanna is naked in a bathtub? Jeez, get a damn life. - DCfnaf

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27 Several pop stars treat fans like trash

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

SEVERAL. Not ALL. Thank god. I was gonna say "Not Tori Kelly or Meghan Trainor" - DCfnaf

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

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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28 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

I find it funny that people hate on Justin Bieber for being mean to his fans but Michael Jackson was accused of pedophilia. Also, Adele, Rihanna, and Ed Sheeran are modern pop. - DCfnaf

I'm thinking of anothe song. "You give love a bad name! " - Metalhead1997

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29 Most pop stars are fake

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

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

Tell me. What's a fake singer? Anyone can sing. It just doesn't have to be talented and you'd have to get hate. - Ultron123

@Metalhead1997
The guy that commented, sure Selena Gomez may not be the BEST, but shes improved singing wise. I watched her Revival concert, and she SLAYED.
But I still like her songs and at least she sounds good with autotune (because some people like jacob sartorius and bieber use autotune and even THEN they sound bad)

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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

Michael Jackson is a male you silly children. Bruno Mars and The Weeknd are too. - DCfnaf

How is this even an argument? - Ultron123

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31 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.

Pffft. It takes talent to sing in a metal band.

Yes, screaming into a microphone at the top of your lungs requires so much talent. - DCfnaf

That's true. - waraypiso

Guess you've never heard Crunkcore bands like BOTDF and BrokenCYDE sing. - DCfnaf

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

Fall Out Boy, Imagine Dragons, and Twenty One Pilots are pop rock bands. Don't even use that argument. - DCfnaf

Except Fall Out Boy, Imagine Dragon, and 21 Pilots. - Ultron123

I LOVE FALL OUT BOY! THEY ARE AWESOME!

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33 They are popular because of their looks, not talent

Sigh, again, Adele. Michael Jackson. Sia. Tori Kelly. Kelly Clarkson. Pink. - DCfnaf

Most of them are pretty but can't sing to save their lives.

Exactly! we should focus on the music, not the people making it!

So why do we focus on if Justin Bieber made a song? Seriously, he could make a song that surpasses Imagine by John Lennon, and no one would let him win. - WonkeyDude98

Not all. but yeah mostly

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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.

And...this is why pop MUSIC is awful? Just goes to show you how little arguments Metalhead Elitists have. Adele is not immature, Pink isn't very immature (she's just honest really), Kelly Clarkson is not immature, Tyler Joseph is not immature... - DCfnaf

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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

No, not all of them are sexual. Shawn Mendes, Ed Sheeran, Alessia Cara, etc are not sexual. Besides what's wrong with being sexual? They have a right to embrace it. If they want to be provocative, LET THEM! Who are you to judge? NO ONE!

What about Michael Jackson, what about Adele, what about Taylor Swift, what about Alessia Cara, what about current Lady Gaga, what about most of Ed Sheehan? - DCfnaf

Not always. what about adele? don't JUDGE ADELE! SHE HAS A KILLER VOICE

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36 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.

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

I think I should stop now. - WonkeyDude98

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.

Rihanna has repetitive lyrics in some of her awful tracks (Birthday Cake, S&M, Work...), but she has great music that isn't repetitive (Love the Way You Lie, Disturbia, Love on the Brain), so what is the issue with this? - DCfnaf

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37 Stupid songs about relationships

I'll take songs about relationships over Cannibal Corpse's horrible and disgusting topics and Mainstream Rap's constant discussion about sex, money, and drugs. - DCfnaf

Are you metalheads serious? - Ultron123

Yes.

38 One-word song titles

OH NO! What an offense! Did you not remember that Metallica made a song called "One"? Did you not remember that The Beatles made a song called "Yesterday"? There are plenty of pop songs that have multiple words such as "Set Fire to the Rain", "Fairly Local", "Piece by Piece", and "So What". - DCfnaf

And what the wrong with that there are for song whose titles consist of one word the first song that comes to my mind is one by Metallica

Nothing wrong with that. - Elina

yeah

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39 Their lyrics feel rushed

Read the lyrics of Adele's music in "21" because they are amazing. Read the lyrics of Kelly Clarkson's "Piece by Piece". Read the lyrics of Bruno Mars' "Grenade". Not rushed. - DCfnaf

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

true true

Justine

40 Appeals to the General Audience

Ummm, why mainstream music is always compared with metal/rock? There are lots of music genres (jazz, reggae, classical, etc) Maybe people who hate mainstream music only listen to rock/metal? Why you don't compare mainstream music with jazz, reggae, classical, etc. I won't compare mainstream music with those genres either because I don't really listen to those genres, I'm just wondering if a fan of those genres also hates mainstream music or is it just rock/metal fans being mean to mainstream music?

How is this bad? I mean, it can go horribly wrong (looking at YOU, Meghan Trainor and 5 Seconds of Summer), but often, it just leads to a song being harmless and mediocre (such as Baby) rather than outright offensive. - WonkeyDude98

I do agree that when a song is overplayed, it becomes really annoying, but this is the same for every genre of music, not only pop. Pop music exists for a reason, it appeals to the mass audience and is relatable, although not to everyone. This is why it tends to be simple, but this is not always the case, there are many complex pop songs out there. People saying that metal or rock music is better, are very biased.

Metal often includes screaming and the cliché distorted guitars, quick drums/tempo, longer song duration, complex harmonics, which may be appealing to some people but to the general audience, sounds terrible and overdone, hence why I call people who state it is better, very hypocritical and biased. Rock on the other hand is very tied in with pop music, considering pop music is basically a watered down version of rock, and modern pop consisting of some electronic elements. Rock typically includes, repeated verses, hooks and the same set of instruments. Pop music tends ...more

Apparently not, since everyone hates pop music. - DCfnaf

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