Reasons Why Pop Music is Bad for Your Brain

I like the fact that you guys know Pop music is bad. But still, you're gonna need evidences. Luckily, scientists have successfully proven that Pop is bad for our BRAINS. Here are some of the evidences I've found from scientific experiments and from real life.

The Top Ten

1 It can brainwash you to like it, even if you hate it

This list is lame. There is no such thing as music with a cancer or a virus - Neonco31

Um no it can't...because if you hate it, you won't be listening to it... - Nickelstickman

But when it plays EVERYWHERE. From the radio to the corner store to a supermarket... - MChkflaguard_Yt

I'll give you this, Tommy. You made a list that's at least hilariously awful.

There's no such thing as brainwashing music. You either like it or you don't. - WonkeyDude98

2 It destroys your creativity

Really now? Is there statistics or is this just any old site?

Hm. So that's why I, despite liking pop music, have been praised my all of my core class teachers about my creativity in writing and ideas. - WonkeyDude98

3 It disrupts studying and work performance

You shouldn't be listening to music while doing work if it's that important. - WonkeyDude98

It hurts mine because, to me, it induces headaches that are far more distracting than what I am 'supposed' to be doing.

4 You can't stop listening to it. Thus, you'll forget to do things that are actually important

Can't stop listening to it? Easy. Just put down the device you're using to listen to it, and do what you need to do. - WonkeyDude98

I honestly can't remember the last time I enjoyed a Pop song. I just don't care for it anymore. - Britgirl

I can listen to music and do homework at the same time easy, so it makes no difference. - Mcgillacuddy

5 You will be interested in inappropriate things such as drugs

Because metal doesn't endorse things just as bad if not worse. - WonkeyDude98

There are songs about drugs in all genres! - BeatlesFan1964

This is one of the dumbest lists I've ever seen on this site. I've been listening to pop ever since I was little (i.e. Michael Jackson, yet he wasn't even a pop artist, he was R&B) and I think drugs are god damn disgusting, even smoking cigarettes, but I won't judge you if you do either. - Mcgillacuddy

It is a drug, it makes me physically feel like crap.
That isn't even a joke, it gives me headaches. - LargeDemon

6 Pop stars endorse terrible, unhealthy products

And metal doesn't? You know, despite the tired, stale motifs of metal that give about as much benefit to society as any pop product?

Oh yeah, and the fact that I have yet to see a metal band give charity to people who need it, what I've seen many pop artists do. - WonkeyDude98

7 You won't be able to control yourself

How? I have full authority over my own consciousness and body. What does pop music, or any music genre in general, have to do with that? - Mcgillacuddy

True. If you give me a wig of Gaga, YAS! - ArigatoKawaii

Lol. I would have nearly killed someonr in insane mode - Neonco31

Proof? - WonkeyDude98

8 It will make you act stupid

Somepeople but not me

€While the so-called 'Mozart effect', a term coined from a study that suggested listening to music could actually enhance intelligence, has been widely refuted, there are still many benefits of listening to music while studying:... Background music may improve focus on a task by providing motivation and improving mood.” - Quote from

Yeah, man gives some proof before sharing your own opinion. Beat That!

9 You never think about global issues such as equality, world peace, etc

There are tons of music artists in all genres that make music on this subject. You're literally just making stuff up. - Mcgillacuddy

Proof? I think of these things a lot. - WonkeyDude98

10 You will end up using the computer instead of real musical instruments

You CANNOT seriously compare controlling electronics to actually MAKING music by virtue of mastering INSTRUMENTS. I'm no fan of metal (or pop), but this argument about equivalency between real and fake music is tired and ridiculous.

I know a friend who actually DOES produce, and let me tell you from his experience it's decidedly more difficult to program a DAW than use actual percussion. - WonkeyDude98

This is and always will be the weakest complaint against electronic music. That's like saying I'm a hypocrite because I like cooking my popcorn in the microwave instead of going out and cooking popcorn over a campfire. - Mcgillacuddy

Jeez this sounds a lot like the digital art vs traditional art argument but with music and let me just say from my experience with those, to create good digital art, you need to put in as much effort as good traditional art. I am assuming it would be the same for music using instruments and electronic music

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The Contenders

11 You will only think about pop stars instead of people that are really important to you

So that's why I have high regards for my family, friends, and people around me. - WonkeyDude98

So you're saying if I saw a guy beating on my sister down the street I would just forget about it and listen to music? No, here's what I would do:

I would tear him a new ballsack - Mcgillacuddy

12 It's pointless
13 It's senseless
14 Always about the same thing or always autotuned.


15 Does not mean anything to people
16 It gives you suicidal tendencies
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