I was out the other day and "Moves Like Jagger" came on the radio and I was like, "uhhh... really?" That song is what, 8 years old or something now? I mean, Adam Levine, you're a talented guy and whatnot, great voice... Christina Aguilera same... but man, it's 2018. We desperately need some new sounds and new blood on the American Top 40!
And if it isn't a painfully old track that I never really cared to ever hear again, it's one of the new, basic, cookie-cutter songs by Imagine Dragons or The Chainsmokers... or another artist we've known since like 2005 that isn't interesting anymore.
I came across a song the other day, and I don't know why but it sounded familiar to me... maybe I've heard it somewhere, I likely have, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't an American pop radio station. But that's just it, why wouldn't it be? It's super catchy... has a huge sound, and uplifting, moving melodies. It sounds artistic, fresh, and modern... maybe even ahead of its time!
Check it here:
So why isn't music like THIS recognized to the same level as Ariana Grande, Bieber, or a painfully old and overplayed Maroon 5 track? The kind of stuff you hear at a local bar? I mean some pop music is just so tired, borderline unlistenable in my opinion, yet it's somehow "popular" with the average listener?
So why not promote something like MØ's "Final Song?" Granted it DOES have a ton of views... as it should, I think it's really outstanding. Next-level even! But it isn't in-part of American pop radio, which seems so stagnant and has exhausted itself... at least not to my knowledge. 🤔
... or is there just something really wrong with my ears and this isn't that good? I don't know... lol
Most Helpful Girl
This is a good song i like it. I think this to America would be classified as EDM. It would pass for pop but MØ isn’t popular enough. People like Ariana, Selena, Justin, Taylor... are idolized which i can’t imagine why. I’ve just given up on listening to the radio. I’m always looking for new music and I love listening artists from other counties. But you’re right... music here is too cookie-cutter and it’s starting to sounds the same. Or they use baselines from old songs and change the words or just do covers. It gets old.
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Most Helpful Guy
I think Pop in general needs revitalization. Aside Dua Lipa which I love, there's barely anything that stands out for more than a week these days, and artists are using less instruments and the exact same beats because they know people like that beat
Can't remember what it's called but half the pop songs out there use that particular pattern or something