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In the popular music world, have lyrics become less and less relevant?

Asked by: msgreenberry
  • They Have No Meanings

    Lyrics in modern day songs have no clear and moral meaning(s) at all. For example, Gagnam Style talks about a middle class man, trying to attract women with erotic actions and dancing. Rappers will just slam everything in their minds into one rap, and it can barely be followed. Aware that most modern day musicians care more about money and fame than making music, many have put no true feeling into the song. The old days, where singers, like Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr., would put everything into a song, and would put everything into an album, are gone.

  • sadly this is probably the case

    I think that if one looks at contemporary music nowadays,its the beat,rhythm and instrument choice and intensity that plays more of a factor in the commercial success of a record. Just look at the lyric quality of the commercially popular songs of the day without naming names and giving personal opinions,I think that one just needs to listen to the trend in music from the 1950s through today,for example. I think you'll notice a shift in importance from the lyrics to the music. It should be 50/50,but its not. The music has taken over. ANd the lyric quality has been compromised.

  • yes yes yes

    With some of the artists now the songs don't even make any sense. Some of the lyrics are so irrelevant and they talk about the same things over and over again. Some of the lyrics are hard to even connect too but on the other hand there are still artists who put real life music out there that u cant relate too its just some artist don't make good lyrics for their music.

  • Yes it is mostly irrelevant.

    In the popular music world people often chooses to listen to songs based on who sang it. This does not mean that they necessarily like the song. So, what's the point of listening to a song if they don't like it? Other people only listens to the beat of the song and chooses to listen. Not many people care what the lyrics are and most don't even bother to check them. Lyrics have become irrelevant now.

  • Yes, lyrics have become less relevant.

    People in today's time don't really listen to the words in a song. The lyrics have no meaning, no thought. Even if people did listen, much of the meaning is completely lost. Rappers and country singers are still trying to sell a message, but we just like the beat. Not many understand and blare out the tunes.

  • Yes, lyrics have become less relevant.

    People in today's time don't really listen to the words in a song. The lyrics have no meaning, no thought. Even if people did listen, much of the meaning is completely lost. Rappers and country singers are still trying to sell a message, but we just like the beat. Not many understand and blare out the tunes.

  • Pop Music Has Always Had Bland Lyrics

    Lyricism in pop music has never been important; listen to the pop hits of the past, and you'll hear the same themes as what you'll hear today, with the same eloquence (or lack thereof), adjusting for the parlance of young people of that time. Pop music is merely easily digestible, easily dance-able music which requires little concentration on the part of the listener, and allows for easy mass marketing; to believe that the pop hits of the past are in any way superior to today's pop hits, is to be completely ignorant of music theory, lyricism, and the music industry.


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