The Instigator
run-ons_maker
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The Contender
Danielle
Con (against)
Winning
82 Points

the 1980's pop music is best!!! 2

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/22/2008 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 3,851 times Debate No: 3335
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run-ons_maker

Pro

(read the 1st comment in the first one and you will know why i make this debates) because i like it and it does not have too much bad word like holy s*** but now a whole song have and modern pop music can make people lasy too because you can sing crappy sound and let the computer do the rest right? think about it!
Danielle

Con

Technically pop music was supposed to have originated in the 1890s; however, for the purpose of this debate I will accept the common notion that, "The origins of pop music can be traced to post-Second World War in the United States, where a succession of events made commercial sound recordings accessible to the population at large for the first time" (Wikipedia: Pop Music). Thus famous pop musicians and groups include Elvis Presley, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Madonna and Michael Jackson, whom are affectionately referred to as the "King and Queen" of Pop. Although these two artists in particular had reached the peak of their music careers in the 1980s, I argue that the trimpuhs made by these two individuals do not and can not undermine the effect that pop music and other pop artists have made on the world in decades prior.

Elvis is called the "King of Rock-N-Roll" yet he is also considered a part of the pop music genre (countless sites support this notion; I will provide citation if necessary). His impact on the music industry is undeniable. His style, song-writing and performance style has been imitated and inspirational for artists of every genre years after his success and death.

Similarly, The Beatles have impacted music in a big way, intoducing the world to a lot of "firsts" such as being the first band ever to have all positions in the top ten be filled with their songs at one time, the first band to have over 50,000 fans attend a concert, the first band to create music videos (called "promotional films")... I could go on and on and on. The contributions to the industry and other aspects of pop culture in general (fashion trends, hair styles, new recording methods, new genre - see: acid rock, etc etc etc) are insurmountable attributes given to us by The Beatles. Because of this group and other pop artists, such as Bob Dylan and the Beach Boys to name a few, I would consider the 1960s to be the decade with the "best" pop music. The Beach Boys were the typical All-American guy group that won the hearts of adoring female fans with catchy tunes, and "Dylan's early lyrics incorporated politics, social commentary, philosophy and literary influences, defying existing pop music conventions and appealing widely to the counterculture" (Wikipedia: Bob Dylan).

However I will not negate the impact of artists from different decades; in truth I am simply selecting the 1960s as the decade with the "best" pop music because in a previous debate it was advised I select a basis for comparison when it comes to this type of debate with said topic. In that case, I would like to state that the 1960s surpasses the 1980s as the decade with the "best" pop music for a few reasons: the impact of the artists, the popularity of the music, the influence these musicians have had on society and future music, the catchy melodies and beats, etc. My opponent has noted that he feels the pop music of the 1980s was the best because there are less profanities. I would like to point out that there were little to no profanities in pop music prior to the 1970s at best. There were some profanities in 1980s pop music as well. Additionally, Pro has suggested that pop music today consists of strictly computer beats with little input from musicians. I would like to remind him that the 1980s was the decade of synthesizers; although artists have used them before the 80s, they became extremely popular and were the backbone of a majority of the pop music acts during that decade.
Debate Round No. 1
run-ons_maker

Pro

no argument! please don't make it long i'm lazy
however i have a point's!
it's best because it's meaning is not just to make music sounds good but it meaning is really have a meaning no more point vote for con!!!!!!(-_-")
Danielle

Con

Ok, I still argue that pop music from the 1960s has more meaning than pop music from the 1980s. Let's just get this over with...
Debate Round No. 2
run-ons_maker

Pro

sorry for the meaning points. your debates is very long i didn't read those part.
any way the debates about this actually ididn't agree too but i do it for fun so i didn't know much about the 80's music any way in the 80's the heavy metal song are so crasy i like it this is my last points
Danielle

Con

Subjective debates are tricky. However this debate... not so much. My opponent's pretty clueless (sorry) - vote Con :)
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Vi_Veri 8 years ago
Vi_Veri
How the hell is she losing this debate? WTF?
Posted by bacon 9 years ago
bacon
ALL I GOTTA SAY IN FAVOR OF PRO IS MICHAEL JACKSON MADONNA AND PRINCE ALL IN THE SAME DECADE SORRY THIS WAS THE AGE FOR POP
Posted by SweetBags 9 years ago
SweetBags
wow, i dont see how con is loseing 13-10. just more evidence that RFDs should be required.
i voted CON because pro never made any intelligent points or attempted to rebut con's.
Posted by sippinsizzurp 9 years ago
sippinsizzurp
Numa, I will cockslap you. That is all.
Posted by numa 9 years ago
numa
people like sippinsizzurp disgust me on this site. this is why the score is now tied 5-5, even though all of pro's points were completely meaningless and practically illegible. con whooped his @$$ (see round 1) plus made him look flat out unprepared and franky quite stupid in every other round. yet people just automatically agree with one's position on the topic and vote...... it's sick, unfortunate, and i hope people do the same to you, sippinsizzurp (not that you debate anything of substance according to your profile..... just that you want your sister to buy you a car...) anyway it just makes me angry!
Posted by sippinsizzurp 9 years ago
sippinsizzurp
Did not read debate, voted for pro
Posted by run-ons_maker 9 years ago
run-ons_maker
thelwerd i know you are here think fast post the argument quickly!!!
Posted by run-ons_maker 9 years ago
run-ons_maker
here L i done this because you want
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