12 FACTS ABOUT TODAYS POPULAR MUSIC

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    Jun 21, 2012 6:56 AM GMT
    http://www.buzzfeed.com/daves4/12-extremely-disappointing-facts-about-popular-mus

    Pretty sad, that about most of them.
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    Jun 21, 2012 7:12 AM GMT
    Not sad for me, I don't like any of the "good" bands people are sad about being outsold by the "less talented" people. I don't care for the "less talented" people either. They can all suck a dick.
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    Jun 21, 2012 11:32 AM GMT
    Barbra Streisand is current pop culture music?

    Really?
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    Jun 21, 2012 11:44 AM GMT
    The evolution of technology is to blame for most of those statements.
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    Jun 21, 2012 11:53 AM GMT
    Yeah, it's just the evolution of pop culture. My parents could not stand most of the bands that they are defending in the article. I do not like most of the acts that they are blasting. I am sure the next generation will hate most of the 'greats' now!
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    Jun 21, 2012 11:59 AM GMT
    My fav was the number 12 icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 21, 2012 12:05 PM GMT
    Aw, don't hate on the Biebs! His Xmas album went in haha

    I hope he doesn't become this generations Leif Garrett though.
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    Jun 21, 2012 1:25 PM GMT
    ATC84 saidBarbra Streisand is current pop culture music?

    Really?


    This. The only person that I know who listens to her is my mom .
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    Jun 21, 2012 1:54 PM GMT
    The reason for bigger sales of hit singles today is better, easier distribution and the explosion in the global middle class who can make purchases.
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    Jun 21, 2012 2:05 PM GMT
    That was a retarded article to put it nicely. The comparisons really hold no value.
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    Jun 21, 2012 2:25 PM GMT
    LMAO at the last one and its comment
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    Jun 21, 2012 2:39 PM GMT
    Nivek saidThe reason for bigger sales of hit singles today is better, easier distribution and the explosion in the global middle class who can make purchases.


    Agreed on this. A part of all this I'm sure comes down to the fact we can now easily buy a single song with a click instead of having to purchase a whole CD.

    Not to mention hit charts today have a broader market since we can all go online and one click vote rather than call in to station as might have been done decades ago.
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    Jun 21, 2012 2:45 PM GMT
    Most of that is misleading at best and downright stupid at worst. Clearly written by a fan and not someone who understands music consumption.
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    Jun 21, 2012 3:00 PM GMT
    Meh they are all sales based points which I don't give a shit about.

    If anything there is more access to a much broader range of music than there was say 10 years ago with the internet/downloads.

    There's a lot of snobbery going on in that article too..........who's to say Barbara Streisand is less legitimate than Johnny Cash.



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    Jun 21, 2012 3:20 PM GMT
    2. Led Zeppelin, REM, and Depeche Mode have never had a number one single, Rihanna has 10

    I'm not feeling too sorry for these bands. These are not pop chart bands known for their singles but for their album sales and have all done very well. Depeche Mode has sold over 100 million albums in the world and is one of only two electronic bands to debut at #1 on the U.S. album charts (Prodigy is the other).
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    Jun 21, 2012 3:37 PM GMT
    Iceblink said2. Led Zeppelin, REM, and Depeche Mode have never had a number one single, Rihanna has 10

    I'm not feeling too sorry for these bands. These are not pop chart bands known for their singles but for their album sales and have all done very well. Depeche Mode has sold over 100 million albums in the world and is one of only two electronic bands to debut at #1 on the U.S. album charts (Prodigy is the other).


    Agreed. Though it does surprise me that "Losing My Religion" or "Personal Jesus" never hit #1.
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    Jun 21, 2012 3:58 PM GMT
    This article is also from a U.S. perspective. How many of us have ever listened to or even heard of the Japanese band B'z that have sold 75 million records?
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    Jun 21, 2012 4:08 PM GMT
    the site is flawed perspective,


    one obvious proof of that is, #3. Ke$ha's “Tik-Tok” sold more copies than ANY Beatles single.

    Everyone in the whole wide world knows of the Beatles, plus many generations. Only a few generations in a few countries know of Kesha. Buying singles on Itunes has made it seem like it a big sell, but we have no record how many sales of Beatles songs have been made since.

    But think about this, back when Beatles were raging hot in the US and the UK, everyone in the US and UK was buying their stuff, which is hard to say about Kesha when she was popular.

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    Jun 21, 2012 4:31 PM GMT
    oceanboy11 saidEveryone in the whole wide world knows of the Beatles, plus many generations.


    What he said. I think it's telling that we are already talking about Kesha "when she was popular".

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    Jun 21, 2012 5:29 PM GMT
    CrankyMcBadass saidThe world has roughly twice as many people in it as when the Beatles were recording. Coincidence?


    There is also many more markets opened up in the world for western pop and rock music.
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    Jun 21, 2012 5:40 PM GMT
    Lol, Led zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles? Just because some idiots don't like Rihanna and Katy Perry doesn't make these facts disappointing, they are facts because the majority disagrees and actually listens to the stuff these contemporary artists put out. INCLUDING ME!
    The beatles sucked, the only artist on the list I do like is MJ =)
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    Jun 21, 2012 5:42 PM GMT
    This is silly, most of the comparisons are being made to older groups/bands...where music was not sooo easily accessible
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    Jun 21, 2012 7:02 PM GMT
    None of that was surprising in the least.

    I think people hold these older bands and singers on pedestals and for no reason. Just because you hold them dear for absolutely no reason doesn't make them better. In comparison a lot of people become what they mock - an older generation complaining about today's music and comparing the now and then by their own standards. Things change. Times change. And while a group that made admittedly a rock ballad for the ages and are talented enough to write their own music, play their own music and have some meaning behind their lyrics - that doesn't mean that twenty years later a generation of people burnt out on -EVERYTHING- isn't going to buy twice the number of records from some twenty-something chick who only sounds good when auto-tuned and singing on some synth-pop track. GET OVER IT!
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    Jun 21, 2012 9:22 PM GMT
    2 Facts About Popular Music

    1 - Current music will always be more popular than past music.
    2 - The evolution of technology and the access to music are directly proportional.
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    Jun 21, 2012 9:24 PM GMT
    Plus, communism died in Europe and Africa! Yay Western music invasion!