Monday, August 22, 2011

Pop songs and relationships

Turn on the radio to a station you like. What do you hear? I don't even know what your music tastes are, but I bet the first song that you hear is a song about love or relationships. Nowadays that's just what most songs seem to be about- just about every aspect you can think of that deals with a relationship. I guess it makes sense, love is certainly something that everyone can relate to. And who doesn't like to listen to a song and pretend the girl (or guy) of their dreams is singing it to them, or imagine the lyrics were written specifically for their life? (And come on, don't tell me you've never looked up the lyrics to a song your crush referenced in his or her Facebook status before...)

(Que above song, Sparks Fly- Taylor Swift. Nice song review here.) The songs are catchy. Sometimes it makes me wish I was in a relationship, or imagine what it would be like my life was exactly as the songs described. Other times I'm just annoyed that there aren't many songs about other aspects of life that are just as important- friendship, family, struggle, independence, spirituality, etc. There ARE still good songs out there about those, just not as many. All in all, I have a forgiving taste in music- if a new song has fresh lyrics and nice chorus, I wouldn't care if it was the billionth song about love it the world. Granted, the one I like right now is old and recognizable, it's just I never remembered the song name and artist- Fall for You. When it comes to pop songs and relationships, what's your current favorite?


  1. Hm... most of the songs on the billboard Hot 100 and the radio are either about relationships, sex, or partying - if you're looking for "friendship, family, struggle, independence, spirituality, etc." I would suggest searching elsewhere. There are a myriad of songs with deeper meaning than mainstream music, but they're usually not on the radio (aka, not mainstream) because the majority of listeners are looking for an upbeat, happy song.

    This reminds me of my love/hate relationship with "Girlfriend" by Avril Lavigne... so annoying, yet so catchy. Also, I can't resist the unrequited, one-sided love story , so I always sing along to "You Belong With Me" by Taylor Swift and "Someone Like You" by Adele. Actually, all of Adele's songs are good, I recommend you listen to her newest album if you haven't already. (:

    Anyway, nice post. Gotta love pop music...

  2. So, so true. It's funny though, mainstream music usually is really catchy for a while, then gets old pretty fast. So it's either the song that you listen to 50 times in a row or the song that everyone groans at when it comes on the radio, saying that it's "way overplayed."

    But anyways, I definitely have a love/hate relationship with a lot of the songs I enjoy. I'll check out Adele's album, thanks for the suggestion =D

  3. Ha! you got that right! Though Taylor Swift comes out with really good and meaningful songs, it's just the singles that are on the radio that are junk. But the albums are much much better. I like colbie caillat and adele and katy perry.


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