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  •  Every decade has its silly pop songs (3+ / 0-)

    And, for that matter, nearly every decade has seen lots and lots of those songs top the charts while much of the era's best music is ignored by the mainstream. It's the exception rather than the rule when a truly great act goes to #1 and stays there for any length of time.

    Certaines personnes disent qu'il y a une femme à blâmer, Mais je sais que c'est ma faute sacrément.

    by RamblinDave on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 03:01:24 AM PDT

    •  I think we're in one of the great periods right... (1+ / 0-)
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      ....now.

      Adele.  Mumford & Sons.  Florence and the Machine.  The late (and gone far, far too soon) Amy Winehouse.  Pink (yes, Pink).  Coldplay.  Duffy.  The Asteroids Galaxy Tour.  Even the grown-up Justin Timberlake.

      I'll take that any day compared to the late 1990s N'Sync, 98 Degrees, and Backstreet Boys.  It was really hard to find anything good for about five years there.

      •  How we forget Starland Vocal Band.. Silliness, fun (1+ / 0-)
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        The 70s, Disco.. the early eighties.. and before.

        Silly songs

        Or older..

        Actually, one of the few things that gives me hope about America is that good or bad, Music keeps trying; maybe it fails and flops here and there, but you know what.. if just one person enjoys it in some way, then the artist succeeded.   It may not be my cup of tea, but so what.. no one was harmed.

        Gandhi's Seven Sins: Wealth without work; Pleasure without conscience; Knowledge without character; Commerce without morality; Science without humanity; Worship without sacrifice; Politics without principle

        by Chris Reeves on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 05:50:54 AM PDT

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    •  I agree completely (1+ / 0-)
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      RamblinDave

      a sample size of three songs.  The third song, although stylistically modern and obviously different in that way from previous eras, seems in general content an entirely typical ordinary pop song.

      What has changed is the economics of popular music and in a fairly drastic way.

      "To see both sides of a quarrel, is to judge without hate or alarm" - Richard Thompson

      by matching mole on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 05:58:03 AM PDT

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