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Bad music at top of charts

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posted on May, 3 2006 @ 07:34 AM
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Hi,

To illustrate the point that _popular_ is not the same as _good_, I wonder if members of this group have favourite chart-topping examples of really bad music.

I'd prefer to give an example or two which would be recognized internationally, so I'm not sure if this rules out examples such as the Birdy Song or the recent Crazy Frog music (both of which are well known in Britain, but I don't know if Americans have heard of them).

All the best,

Isaac Koi




posted on May, 3 2006 @ 07:46 AM
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Mr Blobby had a really bad no1 song once. :shk::bnghd:



posted on May, 3 2006 @ 08:22 AM
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How about the Pussycat Dolls? The Black Eyed Peas? Every 80's retro band?



posted on May, 3 2006 @ 08:37 AM
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98% of the music out today is throw away junk.
The top 20 of the billboard charts are mostly country and squeezed in are compliations of crap (now that's what I call crap vol 20056), a soundtrack to a disney channel movie (crappier than crap) and some gems from such musical geniuses as Kelly Clarkson, Shakira and some other "artists" who should be honored for their contribution to our rapidly dying culture.


If we could do one thing to stop this trend it would be to convince the mindless masses to stop voting on american idol. the idea that a bunch of screaming tweeners can award a recording contract to a no talent nobody is frightening.


With regards to the many country recording artists that populate the charts, well, I have no answer to that. It is a perplexing issue that needs to be addressed. Who built the pyramids, who killed kennedy, what really happened at Roswell, why is country popular.



posted on May, 3 2006 @ 08:42 AM
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I'm coming to terms with the fact that I'm getting older. I am starting to understand why my parents hated the music I listen too. It seems that as we get older so do our ears... I just wish that good music was becuase of content not cleavage( a lot easier on the eye's though).



posted on May, 3 2006 @ 09:09 AM
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it has nothing to do with our getting older. remember when you would put on the radio in the car and your mom or dad would turn it off an go into a lecture on music today vs. their youth? the music we listened to was louder, faster, harder (for the most part). I listened to classic rock, punk, post-punk/new wave when I was a kid. my parents liked some of the music and some they could do without. Today's music lacks originality and content. it is nothing more than fluff. Fortunately, my daughter (3 years old) likes my music and is not getting exposed to the american idol music that makes my ears bleed.



posted on May, 3 2006 @ 01:18 PM
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Originally posted by Crakeur
and some gems from such musical geniuses as Kelly Clarkson


If we could do one thing to stop this trend it would be to convince the mindless masses to stop voting on american idol.



I had to laugh since Kelly Clarkson is a product of American Idol.

But I understand, she is the one decent thing that come out of that show. As far as pop music goes, she isn't half bad. It is really sad that we have resorted to picking our musicians from a game show.

However this is all subjective. What one person considers bad another will consider good and vice versa.



posted on May, 3 2006 @ 02:30 PM
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um, I was kidding about Kelly Clarkson being a musical genius.


where's the sarcasm font on this thing?



posted on May, 3 2006 @ 02:36 PM
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Crakeur don't try and backpedal now........we all read it.
You know you can't get enough Kelly Clarkson.

I tell you who I'm freakin' tired of is that Maroon 5. Uuuugh.......can somebody put me out of my misery.

Peace



posted on May, 3 2006 @ 02:52 PM
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Originally posted by Dr Love
Crakeur don't try and backpedal now........we all read it.
You know you can't get enough Kelly Clarkson.

I tell you who I'm freakin' tired of is that Maroon 5. Uuuugh.......can somebody put me out of my misery.

Peace


I can't stand Maroon 5. Music for wimpy people.



posted on May, 3 2006 @ 03:56 PM
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found me out. closet kelly clarkson fan.

I have found that you can listen to just about any of the american idol players and if you close your eyes, they are all the same.


I was at central park two summers ago, sitting out there with my wife, daughter and another couple. The summer stage was in full bloom and there was some decent pre-concert music blasting. we were having a great time. then kelly clarkson took the stage. I am not kidding when I say that more than 75% of the families spending the warm sunny day in the park got up and left.

the music was that bad.



posted on May, 3 2006 @ 04:34 PM
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I would much rather listen to Kelly Clarkson than Britney Spears or Ashlee Simpson.

[edit on 3-5-2006 by snowflake_obsidian]



posted on May, 3 2006 @ 04:35 PM
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Originally posted by snowflake_obsidian
I would much rather listen to Kelly Clarkson than Britney Spears or Ashlee Simpson.

[edit on 3-5-2006 by snowflake_obsidian]



there's a difference?



posted on May, 3 2006 @ 07:09 PM
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Originally posted by Crakeur

Originally posted by snowflake_obsidian
I would much rather listen to Kelly Clarkson than Britney Spears or Ashlee Simpson.

[edit on 3-5-2006 by snowflake_obsidian]



there's a difference?




There is to me. Kelly Clarkson has a couple songs with a decent message, not just the kind of "Oops I did it again" and "L.O.V.E" type of bull.

Like I said, it's all subjective.



posted on May, 4 2006 @ 07:02 AM
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It's true that music is all subjective. That what you like isn't necessarly what everyone else likes. But why oh why do many folk like Coldplay? Why do folk like Radiohead, despite no-one actually realising that it's just some wee geeky gnome singing about how hurt and inadequate he is?
Do we really need to pay to listen to folk whine? Of course not!
The problem is choice!



posted on May, 4 2006 @ 12:28 PM
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I can't stand Coldplay!

I don't mind some whiny music. As long as they keep it to maybe one or two songs on an album and not have the whole album be one big whine fest.

Then there is Emo, a whole music genre dedicated to whining. :shk:



posted on May, 4 2006 @ 12:37 PM
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Ah yes...Emo. The ultimate sellout genre. What a pointless stupid genre. Talking about how a girl broke your heart is okay, but to constantly spread it over for a couple of albums is extracting the urine. :bnghd:



posted on May, 4 2006 @ 02:22 PM
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What I find depressing is the amount of blatant retread stuff around. The Scissor Sisters, for example: take one part David Bowie, pinch of Mott the Hoople, remix by Giorgio Moroder... and there you have it.

And a little while ago, Lynryd Skynryd's Saturday Night Special was being played on UK Radio 1 and the DJs were talking about how contemporary it sounded. I'm all for classic rock... but I'd like new stuff to actually be new rather than sounding (as instanced above) like a bunch of old stuff thrown into a blender.

My vote for Best New Band is the Arctic Monkeys. Catch them now before they get eaten up and spat out by the hit machine. They're really raw, original, they've got that "young kids making music run on rocket-fuel hormones" sound, intelligent lyrics, and they can actually play just enough to make the whole thing work. It's the first rock CD I've bought in years, and it's funny, it's the first 'event' release I've noticed in ages. I see all sorts of people who like it... playing it in their cars, whatever.

And we've just had Gnarls Barkley top the charts here in the UK. That's a cool record with a great vocal performance. Yes, there's all sorts of processed and manufactured stuff... but you could look at Gorillaz as being 'manufactured' although I think it's a bit artier than that.



posted on May, 4 2006 @ 02:37 PM
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I like arctic monkeys but every single song sounds exactly the same.


check out band of horses for a little alt country feel.

like a cross between wilco and jaywaks (before wilco went all experimental)



posted on May, 6 2006 @ 03:10 PM
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Originally posted by Xeros
Mr Blobby had a really bad no1 song once. :shk::bnghd:


But I assume that Mr Blobby's success was limited to the UK, rather than international??

How many really bad singles are international hits? Were Americans dancing along to the Birdy Song, or downloading the Crazy Frog music?



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