Top Ten Reasons Why Pop Music is GreatI know this is my third list in four trying to defend pop music, and I've made five detailed posts about it, but I'm sick of the elitism and given recent lists, it doesn't look like it's gonna stop.
I like pop. It's an unpopular opinion. But I like it. Metalheads and Rockheads may say "It's autotune! The singers are mean! " But, most of the time, autotune is used as an art, like giving it special effects ( robotic voice etc.) and are played only a few times. And most pop artists are pretty kind, not like Mother Teresa kind or anything, but average. And even if they were 'mean' music is like food. What you like in taste is all up to you. It doesn't matter if who made that food abandoned his child or anything. It just matters of the taste for you to really like it. Even if the food was made by a machine, it'll still taste good to you. And the fanbase is easier. The rock/metal fanbase is annoying and will attack you for just listening to pop. Heck, you could still like rock AND pop, but they shall still hate you. Rock/metal fanbase is made to hate other genres of music, and will force you to like what they like. Pop fanbase doesn't care. They don't spread hate nor do they care about ...more
Pop is about pleasure and entertainment. This is best when there is:
1. A memorable melody. Something that gets stuck in your ear without sounding too penetrant.
2. Good production - there needn't be "real" instruments as long as it fits the mood.
3. Something distinctive in the singer's attitude and/or voice. They don't need to be exceptionally great singers as long as it perfectly blends into the music.
4. Variety and light influences of other genres and cultures (e.g. oriental instruments)
5. Emotion. This can also be humor or simply joy.
But most important is that the overall package is appealing. I know many have problems with sexual lyrics, but actually I don't see the problem with most of those, if they don't come across as awkward.
I actually like the production on many pop albums. Troye Sivan's Blue Neighbourhood features some great, intricate production (like that drop on Youth), as well as Ariana Grande's Dangerous Woman. It's becoming increasingly important to have good production in the pop genre.
Yes this is very true. It is easy on the brain, but I personally don't like any of it.
Adele, Lady Gaga, Zayn, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Little Mix have excellent voices. And this isn't even a quarter of all of the singers.
Yeah, Justin Bieber Rules! Sarcasm, Queen is the best. Pop artists that actually have good voices are Prince and Michael Jackson.
The girls of Fifth Harmony, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez all have great voices
Because their voices is better than me
EXACTLY. I'm not sure if Fifth Harmony's Work From Home is exactly harmful. Sure there's the whole meaning of "get boyfriend fired to have sex," but the girls even said that it's not too in-your-face. And what makes you beautiful by One Direction is not harmful, it's EMPOWERING which is the exact opposite of harmful.
Even though I don't like pop so much (I prefer rock), I have to agree with this. Pop songs have lyrics that are harmless, and sometimes meaningful (I'm talking about your songs, Michael Jackson).
Exactly. People hate it when they sing about 53X and partying, but they'll STILL hate it if it's a song about an innocent schoolyard crush. There's just no pleasing these people.
Look at Baby by Justin Bieber. It isn't harming anyone and it's terrible. Nearly all of them are harmless.
All pop music that is popular seems to be about either sex, drugs or money. On the other hand, lesser known bands sometimes have lyrics that are really meaningful. Those are the ones that should be supported more. Then pop music wouldn't suck.
I used to only like popular music. Now I like singers such as Melanie Martinez, Brittany Spears and Halsey. They're not as well known but they're great singers.
This is the only part of this list I agree with.
One Republic is the only pop band that satisfies me.
Ever heard of Shawn Mendes? HE WROTE BASICALLY EVERY SONG. Except TWO. And Camila Cabello writes her own songs (I'm talking about her SOLO songs not Fifth Harmony songs). And Selena Gomez has been writing her own songs.
Some pop artists DO NOT USE AUTOTUNE. Example: Shawn Mendes. If you have watched him live, it sounds EXACTLY LIKE the recorded version. And you can tell he's not lipsyncing, because if he was lipsyncing, there would be distant audio playing in the background. We're very good at telling these things.
NOT A STITCH of autotune is used in his songs.
Camila Cabello is another example of anti-autotune
Am I the only one who doesn't find anything wrong with autotune? I literally don't care if it has autotune or not as long as it's a good song.
If autotune didn't exist, Kanye West would seem less emotional and Fetty Wap would be boring. Autotune depends on the artist.
Contrary to what many people think, Autotune and vocoders can be used artistically too.
Even if instruments aren't used, it doesn't make a song horrible. It takes years to train an ear for EQ and compression when producing as well.
The only point on this list that I can slightly agree with. However, it's still bad. Every genre has its equivalent of a metalhead elitist. Ever heard of Cardi B fans?
True. While Beliebers and Barbz are extremely annnoying, they are NOWHERE NEAR as bad as metalhead elitists.
Well, any kind of music can be pop if it's a top single in the radio
Don't forget dream pop, indie pop, and more!
ELECTROPOP! MELANIE MARTINEZ!
I wrote that. pretty much nearly every pip song is fun and catchy.
They have a catchy rhythm
Look what you made me do on the other hand?
Like Scars to Your Beautiful is about trying to defy the unrealistic standards of beauty, and that's very important, considering how unfortunately society still holds unrealistic expectations. Besides, they're ALLOWED to sing about sex, what's so bad about sex? They can embrace it if they want. Who are you to judge? NO ONE! Let them be provocative if they feel like it.
People always say pop is all about sex, drugs, or partying.
How about rock fans that supported sex and drugs and rock and roll, you are big controdictors.
Ariana Grande is VERY polite to her fans. Her saying she wanted her fans to die was just a rumor. She helped pay for their funeral. I can tell u she loves her fans. She didn't want them to die
Fifth Harmony are VERY kind to their fans. They literally even retweet them.
With the exception of... YOU know who is.
Especially Taylor Swift
Have you seen the girls of Fifth Harmony without makeup? They're BEAUTIFUL
Camila Cabello for example. She quit Fifth Harmony, the group that made her famous and earned her money, so that she could EXPRESS HERSELF. Her upcoming solo album, "The Hurting, The Healing, The Loving," is about her journey from darkness to light. She is writing and cowriting almost EVERY SONG there. The 2 singles from it that she's released "Crying In The Club" and "I Have Questions" all have a story behind them. CITC is the healing, and IHQ is about the hurting. You can hear the emotion and passion in her voice when she sings it. If she didn't have passion, she would have stayed in 5H, if she only cared about the $$$$. But she wants to make MUSIC, not $$$$. So don't you DARE say that pop has no passion.
Fifth Harmony are good examples of empowering
Going back to Spice Girls times.
Calm, emotional - 2 become 1.
Loud, intense - Spice Up Your Life.
I like some indie and pop-rock, usually the instrumentals
Lorde is great. Alessia Cara is great. Sia is great. Katy Perry is great. The Vamps are OK. Adele is great. Ed Sheeran is great.
I don't really like pop but the pre-choruses often get me.