Music 's Music On Pop Music

1637 Words Sep 30th, 2015 7 Pages
Most of the music on the radio today sounds very similar, and even those that sound a bit different still have the same subject matter. It seems that the lyrics to songs don’t matter much in pop culture, judging by the songs played on pop radio that involve sex, drugs, and partying. Those like me who truly have passion for music realize that lyrics are, in fact, important, if not the most important part of a song. Those that are as passionate about music as I am tend to appreciate a song more if its melody is nice and its lyrics are meaningful, rather than one or the other. Most of the overplayed music on pop radio has lyrics that take less deep thinking than adding two plus two. On the other hand, less-popular genres of music, including indie and alternative, two genres much less likely to be found on pop radio, incorporate some of these same themes -- drugs, sex, and partying are still referenced in genres other than pop, and I refuse to lie and tell you all indie and alternative music is completely innocent and wholesome -- it definitely isn’t. But the themes that occur constantly in pop music are translated into these genres in a way that means something far more in-depth. For example, where a song like “We Can’t Stop” by Miley Cyrus blatantly states the lyric “dancing with Molly” and talks about how she and her friends can do whatever they want because they’re high at a party, a song like “The A Team” by Ed Sheeran -- yes, this song does play on the radio, and yes, I do…
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