These days, people still love pop music as much as they did when I was younger, yet I do not share their enthusiasm. The main problem I have is the fact that people are trying way too hard to look different and their musical ability is not the focal point.
In case you have no idea what they mean, look at Madonna and Michael Jackson. They were some of the hottest things happening at the time and they actually had skills. If you deleted his leather jackets and her corsets, you will still have music that everyone would have loved. Their talent was the foundation of their careers and the clothing just added a little something extra.
When I hear a lot of the pop music these days, I have trouble trying to determine what it is that makes it so appealing. While there are a few songs I like, most of them are forgettable. This is sad considering the fact that music is supposed to have such a huge impact on lives. Now it is all about who has on the tightest outfit, who is the wildest out there and who is able to sing the same repetitive line for a few minutes while managing to appeal to others.
When I was young, pop stars often created songs that brought awareness to social issues. Examples of this kind of soong include, “Heal the World,” “Man in the Mirror.” and “We Are the World.” I have not come across a song like that in quite some time. Everything is all about having fun now, like all of the serios issues have been swept underneath the rug.
I understand that pop singers have to do what they can to appeal to the masses, but that is ridiculous. With all that is going on in the world, they can use their fame to make a difference. I guess money is more important than sending a useful message. It is not like they will make a huge dent in their millions if they actually wrote songs that had a serious impact on others.
While I am not about to toss out all my pop albums and only listen to other genres, my love for the music is not what it used to be. I wish that today’s artists did a little work and tried to be as awesome as the singers of yesteryear.