The music industry has reached a point where it has blinded all of you with its ‘beat’ and ‘tune’ while it goes around violating all your feministic ideals and bypasses all lines of morality and you dont even bat an eye.
Table of Contents:
Follow up on the previous post (the previous post has been removed.)
iii) Note (Research background)
iv) Introduction to this topic (Back to topic!)
v) Examples and statistics of dominating vulgar songs
vi) Overview of current top 5 songs
vii) Concluding statements
Here’s a list on the flow of content so if you feel like you want to jump to a certain section, feel free to do so!
If you are running low on time and want to see the direct cream of the article, skip to section vii), do check out section v) and vi) if you are not satisfied enough with section vii) as it powers and backs up section vii)
The post does not generalize all music as ‘bad music’, but the post has certain points to note which shows how ‘good music’ is overshadowed by ‘bad music’ thanks to all you listeners.
The post also does not talk about instruments at all, so refrain from citing your experiences as a guitarist or a keyboard player as it would be completely irrelevant.
As mentioned in the previous post, about a continuation post that will throw light upon the commercial and video industry and the lyrics of songs, the post is out, and discussions have taken place with people who listen to music to acquire statistics, data and song titles. The research in this post is not unilaterally done by the author. The helpers themselves are people who listen to music and testify to the content further mentioned.
iv) Back to topic!
So to start off with, I know you readers are already ready to slam me with the “Why don’t you ever look at good lyrics” and “not all songs are bad” statements, and I do agree with you, but data suggests that you don’t follow that advice yourself and for someone who doesn’t know about where to find good music, the industry will misguide him into darkness and evil.
It is also surprising to see, the same people that go around the streets rallying for feminism, respect for women, and are against objectifying women, are the same people who won’t speak a word against vulgar, explicit and sexual songs. The same people also oppose those who oppose those kinds of songs, and themselves praise the artists who produce such music. When the lyrics are not sexual, then they’re pointless, or either they have no end goal. Hypocrisy.
Besides, many music listeners themselves agreed that content doesn’t matter to them, its the ‘tune’. Such mindsets would lead artists to believing that their lyrics are agreed upon and hence they would continue producing questionable content.
The music industry is smartly objectifying women and producing explicit lyrics that end up hitting number one on the top 100 Billboard and no one speaks a word against them.
Continuing, I’ll be touching upon two factors regarding this topic, firstly, examples of such songs along with data regarding them.
Secondly, why your statement “Why don’t you look at good songs” and “music isn’t all about bad songs” are majoritively unacceptable. (What you say is right, I do agree good music exists, but I’ve got data and logic to defy these statements).
v) Examples and statistics of dominating vulgar songs:
Cardi-B, Bodak Yellow.
Stats: Number 3 in Billboard Hot 100 in September, and currently ranks Number 2.
Honestly, I was disgusted reading the lyrics of this one, I initially shortlisted a few lyrics from it but it’s way too inappropriate to have a place here.
Vulgar, Abusive, Sexual and Arrogant lyrics. Every other line contains a swear!
Nicki Minaj, Rake it up.
Stats: Currently Number 17 on Billboard Hot 100, Ranked 15 last week.
Again, every other line’s got a swear and vulgarity hits peak! Quoting any lyric from it would make the post NSFW.
Robin Thicke, Blurred Lines.
Stats: Over 500 million views of the explicit and nudity-filled music video.
Explicit and sexual music video, the lyrics have no end goal or moral and the songs are vulgar and highly sexual.
Stats: Currently Ranked 15 on Billboard Top 100, Ranked 11 Last week, the Most viewed music video with 4.16 billion views, and has been on rank one of billboard hot 100 for weeks in September 2017.
What’s really interesting is, a huge portion of the population that loves this song doesn’t even know what it means. Our team has looked up the translation and damn! It’s got us disgusted!
Absolutely disgusting and sexual lyrics. Congratulations on what you’ve just given a huge load of views and money to!
Literally, the lyrics are related to what it’s title is.
Stats: 297 million+ views on youtube.
What’s even more interesting is that it officially has the ‘NSFW’ tag, is vulgar and sexual, both lyrics and the music video.
Weeknd, I feel it coming.
Stats: Ranked no.4 on the billboard hot 100 on 15th March 2017
Sexual and way too fake-love-oriented with no realism whatsoever.
The lyrics have no end goal, no moral and are pointless.
Stats: Ranked number one on the billboard hot 100 earlier in 2017
Zayn Malik, All of the solo songs of Zayn are just so vulgar and sexual, at this point, many of the One Direction haters might start wishing for 1D to have stayed as a band and produced their music which they didn’t like. At least it wouldn’t be vulgar then.
Liam Payne, Strip that down.
Stats: Currently ranked 21 on the hot 100 billboard and ranked 16 last week.
Sexual lyrics, because an industry without sexualizing women is a myth!
Ed Sheeran, Shape of you.
Stats: Ranked one for 12 weeks till 27th Jan 2017, ranked 22 this week and ranked 18 last week on the hot 100 billboard
One of the songs I found out on the radio, remembered how everyone tells me to try listening to songs, and since during that time Shape of You was the teen-favorite, I didn’t turn it off. Well, I regretted listening to that.
Various lines in the song were so against the statements of the people who talk about women justice, equality and feminism and the lyrics were sexual too, again, like all other above mentioned songs. Towards women. Feminists, why do you stay quiet now? Sure there might be good songs, but what makes you stay silent on the bad ones? Oh and, the bad ones are the ones that get on the higher rung.
vi) Billboard Hot 100s current top 5.
- Rockstar, Post Malone; Vulgar and sexual. Congrats on number one.
- Bodak Yellow, Cardi-B; mentioned above in detail already.
- Logic 1-800; Finally something that’s comparatively better. A good song with a purpose. Rare to find.
- Feel it Still; Nothing vulgar but the lyrics have no end goal, no moral and are absolutely pointless.
- Thunder; Nothing vulgar, but 75% of the song is literally yelling the word ‘Thunder’.
vii) Concluding statements
Why mention the all the statistics? Well, a commonly heard statement is why don’t I listen to good music. Here’s why, a normal person would expect the top charts to have good music, but as you noticed, the examples of the vulgar songs that were cited here, hold high positions in the top charts and some have even secured number one for weeks and some even record breakers.
Record breakers, most viewed and highly ranked songs, are all vulgar, explicit, pointless. When asked why do people not react to that, because the ‘beat’ is nice. So just because the beat is nice, you let the industry continue their exploitation of women and hideously violate moral laws and sexualize women.
All you teenagers who go around posting about feminism and women’s rights and respect on social media honestly appear as hypocrites after seeing your silence on such songs. Worse case, your support on such songs.
How do you expect people to not oppose songs cause of the vulgarity, when, even though good songs exist, it’s the vulgar songs that dominate the leaderboards and overshadow the existence of the good ones? Sure good ones exist, but they have no recognition.
Since so many of you advise to look for good songs, It’s hard to understand how are the bad ones on the top charts. Cause it’s your views and support that brings them there, Do you, yourself even follow that advise of finding good lyrics? Or is it just an excuse to defend the music industry you worship?
Besides this, so many people repost pictures of celebrities half naked and objectify them and talk about it as ‘celebrity-crush’. So objectifying a celeb is justified while at the same time you go around speaking of gender equality and respect. Pathetic.
Think about it yourself ones, think about the harms of the widespread effect of the vulgar songs. Do you have any justification for this vulgarity? Now I remind you, do not send me links of good lyric songs, I do believe they exist, but they are not recognized and the top charts are dominated by bad ones, and that’s what causes the damage.