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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Why does America like crappy music?

I just visited and was appalled when I saw what the top 10 songs currently are. I have taken the time to listen to at least a little of each song on this list, unfortunately most were so bad I had to skip around to get the gist of what is pathetically, considered music.

Here are the top 10 songs according to the Billboard Charts, along with a small remark from me.

  1. Rihanna feat. Jay-Z - Umbrella: This is the most popular song in the Nation, yet my ears began bleeding within the first 30 secs. I have never liked Jay-Z, so the fact his voice was hammered into my skull right at the start, may be the reason this song leaves such a bad taste in my mouth.
  2. Shop Boyz - Party Like a Rockstar: I'm not a huge fan of rap, but do not dislike the genre in general. With that said, this song should not be the second most popular song right now. It isn't the worst thing I've ever heard and was even able to listen to the entire thing, however, it was far from anything I would listen to in public. The shame would be unbearable.
  3. Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah: I actually like this song a lot and am proud to admit it currently has a nice home in my iPod. Personally, I feel this song should be number 1, not because it is that amazing, simply because it is better than anything else on this list.
  4. Fergie - Big Girls Don't Cry: Blah... "I'm not gonna miss you, like a child needs his blanket." Enough said.
  5. T-Pain Feat. Yung Joc - Buy U a Drank: The word is "drink," not drank... Their is a difference between artistic license and promoting the degradation of the English language. Oddly catching, yet still extremely horrible.
  6. Timbaland - The Way I Are: I ain't got no money neither, but dat don't give me no rite to make crappy music and use badly English. Would it really detract from your song to title it, "The Way I Am," you stupid fuck...
  7. Maroon 5- Makes Me Wonder: I've never really liked Maroon 5 and this is no different. Could they be bigger pussies? They sound like a 90's boy band in this track. On second thought, that isn't any different than anything else I have heard from them.
  8. Avril Lavigne - Girlfriend: Aside from being mildly attractive, she is utter crap. On top of the song being horrible, she continues to dress punk, yet sings Pop. Pick a fucking genre already.
  9. Justin Timberlake - Summer Love: This ex boy band member may be the worst thing to happen to music since Bob Dylan found Jesus (view his gospel songs on youtube, you will see what I mean.) Timberlake is like a white R. Kelly, minus the golden showers. This is absolutely horrible. I never thought I could hate him more than when he was a member of N'Sync, but alas, I have been proven wrong.
  10. Amy Winehouse - Rhab: Surprisingly, I have nothing bad to say about this song. I actually kind of liked it.
How are these the most popular songs? What the hell is wrong with people? I can't believe so many people have such horrible taste in music. People make me sick... Out of ten slots, only 3 songs listed are even worthy of listening to.


6000 said...

Oi! Avril! No!

Hate it. Hate it. Hate it.

The Brit charts are no better. Umbrella has been at number one forever. :@(

And we don't even have charts here. :@(

Jeremy said...

According to, Avril is even more popular over there than she is here?

Sadly, it looks like America is to blame for the poor music in your area as well.

I have no problem with our music infiltrating other nations, but why can't it at least be good music...

fieryred said...

1) umberella is incredibly annoying, and though I don't totally understand it, it seems to have a nice message. You can stand under my umberella.
2) Hey there Delilah was amazing, I bought the whole Plain White T's album. Rehab was great.
3) Avril was good, then she started trying to dance. Didn't work.
nothing else was worth commenting on. I like your taste.

Anonymous said...

if you're going by billboard to decipher what is "popular" that's your first mistake. sure it's how many copies are sold in a given time, but it doesn't mean it's good music.

second, it's called "taste". a lot of people don't have it. case in point, you enjoy enya and not rihanna.

third, who buys music anymore anyways? everyone i know torrents music or pays per song on itunes.

Jeremy said...

"if you're going by billboard to decipher what is "popular" that's your first mistake. sure it's how many copies are sold in a given time..."

Hmmm... If those songs are currently selling the most, wouldn't that make them the most popular at the time?

Finally, a lot of people still buy music.

Here is a list of records that have gone platinum since 2000:

1. N'Sync - No Strings Attached (2000) 12.6 million. 11.1 million copies Soundscan, 1.54 million BMG [3]
2. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP (2000) 11.5 million. 10 million copies Soundscan, 1.5 million BMG [4]
3. Creed - Human Clay (1999) 11.5 million copies (1999 album with most sales occurring after December 1999)
4. ≈ Shania Twain - Up! (2002) 11 million units (5.5 million copies)
5. ≈ OutKast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (2003) 11 million units (5.5 million copies)
6. The Beatles - 1 (2001) 10.9 million
7. Britney Spears - Oops!...I Did It Again (2000) 10 million copies
8. Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory (2000) 10 million copies
9. Norah Jones - Come Away with Me (2002) 10 million copies
10. Usher - Confessions (2004) 9 million copies
11. Nelly - Country Grammar (2000) 9 million copies
12. Eminem - The Eminem Show (2002) 9 million copies
13. Backstreet Boys - Black and Blue (2000) 8 million

Yup, clearly since the creation of down loadable music everyone has stopped purchasing cd's.

Jeremy said...

Lol, here is a link to even more recent platinum albums.

Anonymous said...

Actually, Umbrella and Rehab are classics. Umbrella is one of the best pop songs of the decade. Rehab probably #2 or #3. Everything else is forgettable. You have to be able to distinguish classic, lasting masterpieces in the pop world, from the 99.9% of shit that the rest is.

And America doesn't like crappy music, it's just that we don't deserve anything better.