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the sorry state of pop music right now

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by --zeSto--, Sep 2, 2003.

  1. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    Just out of curiosity I decided to check out the Billboard hot 100...

    so I'll break down the top 20 and tell you why everything is going to shit.

    1 Shake Ya Tailfeather, Nelly, P. Diddy & Murphy Lee
    Nelly needs to just stop making music, and to think he's still wearing
    that bandaid even though everyone laughs at it. He's like that kid
    in grade school who has to wear plastic pee pants but he honeslty
    believes that they're cool just like Mom says. Go back to St.Louis and stay there.

    2 Crazy In Love, Beyonce Featuring Jay-Z
    Too damn catchy. That dum-pa-dummnn riff needs to get out of my head.
    Otherwise this track leans way top heavily on some Donna Summer,
    disco strings vibe for my personal taste. And I'm jealous of Jay-z.
    You know why! Dont tell me you aren't!

    3 Right Thurr, Chingy
    Ok... I did like this track for about 30 minutes.
    It's catchy but it really slides downhill after the 300th time they play it.
    and maybe it's just my lack of ghetto-fabulousness... but what a thurr?

    4 P.I.M.P., 50 Cent
    ummm.... nope. Snoop is a pimp, you sing hooks. That's it.

    5 Into You, Fabolous Featuring Tamia Or Ashanti
    If they dont even know who sings on the track,
    why the hell should I care. It's almost interchangable anyways.

    6 Get Low, Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz Featuring Ying Yang Twins
    I just cant take the ying yangs seriously after 'whistle while you twerk'.
    Could someone please slip some knockout drugs into that goblet
    Lil Jon is always carying around, and give Elvis back his shades.

    7 Frontin', Pharrell Featuring Jay-Z
    Not so bad, but dont think I'm forgiving jay-z.

    8 Unwell, matchbox twenty
    What the hell? A rock and roll song. oh...
    so it's not really rock, but it's still 'one of these things just doesn't belong'

    9 Baby Boy, Beyonce Featuring Sean Paul
    Beyonce I still love you, but must everyone toss a little SeanPaul
    into their tracks these days? Sure he sings the hooks and isn't that
    bad a performer, but I'm getting tired of the flavor of the day.
    hey Sean, Supercat called and he wants his job back.

    10 Where Is The Love?, Black Eyed Peas
    Great group... bad single. Where's the love?
    I'm sure there's better tracks on the disc but this was a bad pic
    for a single. It's softer than 'What they do' by the Rotts without the irony.
    These guys have great tracks but this one... meh?

    11 In Those Jeans, Ginuwine
    Oh no.. this motherfucker's still making music?
    I can't say I've head the song but I bet it will be played in really
    low rent peeler bars for at least the next 4 months. Maybe I'll hear
    it for myself next time I'm watching the rippers. Song redeemed.

    12 Never Leave You - Uh Ooh, Uh Oooh!, Lumidee
    ok shit... this is the entire reason I started this thread.
    What the hell is that supposed to be? Singing? I dont think so.
    The clicky beat's okay and busta is second only to seanjohn in the
    'guest cameo' department, but what the fuck is that singing?
    Listen to the tones of the chorus... what the hell is going on.
    Somewhere a whole generation of Harlem jazz singers are crying untill
    they laugh... or laughing untill they cry.

    13 My Love Is Like... Wo, Mya
    Mya doesn't need to make sexy songs about her ass.
    She's got good vocal skills and writes (or sings) decent songs.
    but her ass is fine too. This one stays.

    14 Drift Away, Uncle Kracker Featuring Dobie Gray
    Say what? Sorry 'Uncle Kracker'... you're obviously in the wrong place.

    15 Like Glue, Sean Paul
    I really dislike rappers telling me how much pussy they get.
    Barry White didn't brag about getting pussy, he just told it like it is.
    Rick James got superfreaky but it was all directed to one lucky lady.
    Whatever.. this is his 3rd single this year right? Force feeding us
    the tracks untill we puke, like glue.

    16 Are You Happy Now?, Michelle Branch
    ummm... is she cute? ummm maybe. softcore girlie pop.
    at least it not Avril.

    17 It's Five O'Clock Somewhere, Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett
    Ok... these aging rockers must have some big mortages to pay off.
    I happen to dig Jimmy and his Margarita music so this one will get
    a few points from me... but please parrotheads... I dont want to hear
    this track at ever beach themed bar across the country. s'okay?

    18 Let's Get Down, Bow Wow Featuring Baby
    Hey Bow Wow... you're 16! I know you probably get the girls and
    have a little fun, but you Mom is your executive producer and your
    album is clean like Will Smith lyrics. So pick a side. Either you play
    with the big boys like Baby and talk about really getting down, or
    you stick with the pre-teen market that made you. Dont sit on the fence.

    19 Rock Wit U (Awww Baby), Ashanti
    Wasn't that a Michael Jackson track? Disposable.

    20 Forever And For Always, Shania Twain
    Another not-urban song? Oh right... you're either an old novlety act
    or a hot woman to make it onto this chart if you dont rap. Shania is
    cleary going to have her career span both of those categories,
    but not at the same time. And when'd you stop singing country?
    Thats like Celine not singing in French... or maybe not as bad.
  2. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Administrator

    Joined: Mar 8, 2001 Messages: 18,136 Likes Received: 82
    all that shit is very thumbs down teh wack!!! This is why I don't even turn the radio on, it's, for the most part, veritable audio garbage.
  3. NOUM

    NOUM Elite Member

    Joined: Mar 17, 2003 Messages: 3,966 Likes Received: 0
    All "rap" is pop music to me..There is no difference between nelly,chingy,and n*sync..I have spoken..i'm going to sleep.
  4. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Administrator

    Joined: Mar 8, 2001 Messages: 18,136 Likes Received: 82
    Heh, you know Kilo, I didn't even know the names of those "artists" that made some of those songs until I read this post. Remind me to never go into the music store and look at the best sellers either. There's very very few musicians that I will willingly grace my ears with. Maybe I'm a snotty bastard, but then again, maybe I dislike music that's made by the likes of untalented dumfux that are signed by some other dumfuk that's got a label and money to pay for coreographed music vids. Geez, how "the media" sucks.... radio, tv.... the internet is even wearing on my patience at times, but I deal, I deal.....

  5. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    well goodnight noum.

    I think that this oversaturation of rap (farmerly known as hiphop)
    into the pop charts will only hurt the genre in the long term. Sure
    there's more exposure to the music, but there's also a big exposure
    to McDonalds in most cities and that doesn't make for many vegetarians.
  6. T E A S E R

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  7. Joker

    Joker Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 7, 2000 Messages: 5,268 Likes Received: 93
    Are all these acts really selling that many records that they deserve this credit? 50 Cent is a retard. Chingy or whatever his name is found a hook and is baiting everybody with it. Like a Seinfeld episode. The rest I don't recognize names or song titles but I've no doubt heard the music at work. Everyone and their daughter listens to the -Jammin'- radio station all day long. I swear, if I have to hear that Crazy In Love song much longer I'm break something. And I don't know who it is that sings the song about loving a girl like a fat kid loves cake... but if these are the kinds of lyrics that make a star... I'd like to become a millionaire and hire Gangstarr, Slick Rick and Rakim to teach classes.
  8. willy.wonka

    willy.wonka Guest

    whata terrible way to die!!
  9. $360

    $360 Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 2, 2002 Messages: 2,600 Likes Received: 1
    I Want You, Thalia Featuring Fat Joe
    EMI Latin | 47305* | Virgin

    this is the worst peice of fuck ive ever. it makes me want to die the most horrible death ever.

    and yet im strangly intrigued......
  10. WrIot

    WrIot Senior Member

    Joined: Dec 2, 2002 Messages: 1,045 Likes Received: 0
    pop was always sorry!?!!:(
  11. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Administrator

    Joined: Mar 8, 2001 Messages: 18,136 Likes Received: 82
    Heh, Joker, get this.... I got the new Gangstarr cd the other day.... and I take it over to my dumb naive gangster friend's house.... what was I thinking, anyway, he *proceeds* to say gangstarr sucks, and puts in an old jay-z album. Everyone in the room was like, "boooo" even his girlfriend. It's those kind of dumb people that perpetuate the stupid music played on the radio. They're the ones that go and vote for that nasty I wish my ears were bleeding wigg hop. Yes, I'm gonna start coining that term... "Wigg Hop"
  12. metallix

    metallix Elite Member

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  13. metallix

    metallix Elite Member

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  14. Dr. Dazzle

    Dr. Dazzle Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 19, 2001 Messages: 8,147 Likes Received: 3
    Why is that list made up almost entirely of hip-hop/rnb/soul/crap shit??
  15. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Administrator

    Joined: Mar 8, 2001 Messages: 18,136 Likes Received: 82
    Because they've found ways to make enough bitchmade love songs to where they can weasel every guy's girl into wanting the new gimp hop album by so and fucking so. Even the "butt rockers" like the shit hop they play on the radio now.... it's shit in it's most complete form.

    .....and excellent thread Kilo.... normally subjects don't pique me as much, but this is a good one.