Kong’s Korner: Messy Mainstream Music

BAD SONGS BY One Direction are destroying the quality of music.

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BAD SONGS BY One Direction are destroying the quality of music.

I miss the good old days when I could listen to maintstream music and not bleed from my ears. However, that was back in elementary school so, of course, the chances of that ever happening again are slim to none. So, as everyone else jams out to artists like Justin Bieber, I will be in the hospital, asking for a new hearing aide.

Let’s face it. Music is on a path to utter destruction. Lyrics have become less and less meaningful, instrumentals have been replaced by computer generated noises, and vocalists are replaced by mediocre “singers” with auto-tune.  If you compare the lyrics of Train’s 2001 hit “Drops of Jupiter,” with those of Bieber’s “Baby,” then you can understand my point. Bieber’s “Baby” manages to include the word “baby” 60 times within a duration of three minutes and forty five seconds as if the song’s title didn’t imply enough. Here are some of the lyrics to this song:


“Baby, baby, baby ohhh


Baby, baby, baby, noo


Baby, baby, baby ohh

I thought you’d always be mine “


And here are the lyrics to “Drops of Jupiter” by Train:


“Now that she’s back in the atmosphere

With drops of Jupiter in her hair, hey, hey

She acts like summer and walks like rain

Reminds me that there’s time a to change, hey, hey

Since the return from her stay on the moon

She listens like spring and she talks like June, hey, hey “


Notice a difference? Oh, and Bieber’s song was composed through a computer program. Train’s instrumental came from instruments such as guitars and drums—remember those?

Can someone please explain to me how people have managed to replace amazing bands and artists such as Green Day and Lifehouse with One Direction and Demi Lovato? Well, save your breath because I already know the answer—Fan-girls. Yes, the stereotypical teenage girls, who worship any good looking individual that can somewhat sing, are tearing apart the quality of our music. These fangirls have managed to make Justin Bieber worth $110 million while Adele is worth a mere $32 million. Now between these two, who would you say has more talent? Well, the numbers obviously don’t say so.

I am not trying to say that every song or artist that becomes maintstream is not worth listening to. There are some good songs out there by amazing artists such like Mumford and Sons and Coldplay. It just so happens that the more successful artists fall into a trend of musical nightmares. All I ask is that when you’re rocking out to the Jonas Brothers, think about what you’re actually doing to “good” music.