Top 10 Reasons Why Pop Music Is Awful

The Contenders: Page 3

41 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

V 2 Comments
42 No poetry. Just no end to the yammering, wandering talk.

"No end to the yammering"

So, literally any non-instrumental ever. - WonkeyDude98

You call Nickelback and Skrillex "poetry" then? - DCfnaf

yep!

43 The Background

The background does all the singing, while the vocals are less heard and are very useless. We want to hear more vocals!

The production of "Hello" by Adele allows you to focus on her voice instead of the background. Do I need to name several other examples? - DCfnaf

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

Agree! - waraypiso

V 2 Comments
44 No sustainability over time

Michael Jackson is still standing the test of time. Adele will also stand the test of time, believe me. - DCfnaf

PSearch List
71239

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Top Ten Reasons Why Rock Music Is Better Than Pop Top 10 Reasons Why People Buy Terrible Pop/Rap Music Top Ten Reasons Why Pop Music is Great Top Ten Reasons Why Girls Like Pop Music Top Ten Reasons Why Rock Music Is Better Than K-pop

List Stats

1,000 votes
44 listings
2 years, 362 days old

Top Remixes (5)

1. "Singers" need AutoTune
2. It's Corporate
3. Lack of Creativity
christangrant
1. Almost always about love
2. It's more famous
3. You hear it everywhere you go
Du
1. "Singers" need AutoTune
2. No Instruments Are Played
3. No talent
McKing1003

WRemix
View All 5

Posts

WonkeyDude98 Intervention: Defending Pop Music Part 1 of 2 - The Top Ten
WonkeyDude98
Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.
P