According to the Billboard magazine the top five songs of June 16th, 2009 are:
1. Black Eyed Peas – Boom Boom Pow
2. Pitbull – I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)
3. Keri Hilson Featuring Kanye West and Neyo – Knock You Down
4. Jeremih – Birthday Sex
5. Lady Gaga – Poker Face
Now as great as these songs may be, because of their consistency of popularity, my question always is: why?
Why is ‘Poker Face’ which was first released in late 2008, still rocking the top ten? I’ve come to the conclusion that the music of this generation has made a huge leap. Those young listeners who admired the boy bands that demonstrated the frustration of making someone love you through puppet strings, are now captivated by artists who can barely even sing. The aspect of talent has been substituted by the value of shock.
I can still remember watching Britney Spears and Madonna kiss on MTV’s Award ceremony; and the controversy behind the performance of Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson at Super Bowl XXXVIII.
But honestly, did it have to come down to this? At this point I feel like there is no effort made in the establishment of meaningful lyrics. If there is, those songs are only in the top ten for two weeks at the most.
Eminem’s sixth album, Relapse, which was released on May 15th, is already being pushed down to the top 40’s. This week, his single, We Made You is number 42 and last week it was number 46.
Once again, the listeners only pay attention to what they want. It’s just a shame that the idea of ‘good music’ has been replaced by ‘bad lyrics and auto-tune.’
Amazing…next year we won’t need the artists anymore…just robots. Heck, they can probably sing better than the actual person.
That’s all I can say about that for now.