Top 10 Reasons Why Pop Music Is Awful

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41 The 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.

I mostly agreed with this, I'm just about to become a teenager, but that doesn't mean that I want to like these newer pop songs just because of my generation, there are some songs that I liked such as any Clean Bandit song, why? Because the instrumentals aren't covering the emotion and meaning brought to you by the lyrics, and the Instrumentals follow the type of meaning it's trying to give, songs such as Don't Let me down by The Chainsmokers are the ones I disliked, the instrumentals and vocals were good, if they were on their own.
But the song can't really make you focus on the lyrics, but only think about individual words rather than a whole sentence. - iHYPERATE

:( Not true, Hear Beyonce for example. - ArigatoKawaii

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42 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.

Lady Gaga's songs are poetry. Disagree with this. - DCfnaf

You are so wrong!


43 No sustainability over time

Adele and Michael Jackson will stand the test of time, believe me. - DCfnaf

44 One-word song titles

Nothing wrong with that. - Elina

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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