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(Vancouver Sun)   Over the past 50 years, pop tunes are getting sadder and slower. Songwriters still upset that no one ever found out who put the bomp in the bomp bah bomp bah bomp   (vancouversun.com) divider line 51
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2012-06-02 08:33:18 AM  
It was Alice Cooper. I've said this for years.
 
2012-06-02 08:43:53 AM  
Emo farkwtits.
 
2012-06-02 08:44:45 AM  
It's who put the bop in the sh bop sh bop subtard
 
2012-06-02 09:15:05 AM  
Chantilly lace and a pretty face
And a pony tail hanging down
That wiggle in the walk and giggle in the talk
Makes the world go round
There ain't nothing in the world like a big eyed girl
That makes me act so funny, make me spend my money
Make me feel real loose like a long necked goose
Like a girl, oh baby that's what I like



you can switch 'boy' for 'girl' if that's your thing,
but man, that's still what it's all about.
 
2012-06-02 09:23:43 AM  
 
2012-06-02 09:54:09 AM  
Wasn't that Hanson?
 
2012-06-02 10:56:03 AM  

NuttierThanEver: It's who put the bop in the sh bop sh bop


I called the witchdoctor, but all he would say was "Oo ee oo ah ah, ting tang, walla walla bing bang" over and over...
 
mhd
2012-06-02 10:58:47 AM  
Sunday is gloomy, my hours are slumberless
Dearest, the shadows I live with are numberless
Little white flowers will never awaken you
Not where the black coach of sorrow has taken you
 
2012-06-02 11:03:10 AM  

NuttierThanEver: It's who put the bop in the sh bop sh bop subtard


That.


/Dip di dip. From the bottom of my boogity, boogity shoes.
 
2012-06-02 11:13:20 AM  
Music reflects society. People around the nation, and world are feeling more at the end of their rope. A somber mood lies underneath what's happening and music is reflecting that, despite how hard the media noise machine keeps telling us everything is ok.
 
2012-06-02 11:21:14 AM  
Plenty of other music out there that isn't on the top 40 if this upsets you.
 
2012-06-02 11:26:17 AM  
Me First

elvisaintdead: Chantilly lace and a pretty face


I'm going to confess something. This song....is my shower song.
 
2012-06-02 11:36:35 AM  
i195.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-02 11:37:59 AM  
www.outragedpatriots.com

Shama lama, Shama lama ding dong?
 
2012-06-02 11:39:22 AM  
I am somewhat surprised they didn't see a bit of a rebound from all the minor-key use in the 1995 to 1999 period - 90s grunge seemed to be all about using the minor keys

Or more upbeat songs after the 1975 to 1979 period just due to getting past the Joy Division years alone
 
2012-06-02 11:40:11 AM  
a3.ec-images.myspacecdn.com

Gunga galunga... gunga, gunga-lagunga
 
2012-06-02 11:42:52 AM  
But they're still about love.

I think love is great, but it's kind of annoying how the majority of songs are about wanting to be in love with someone, someone they love, or someone who they once loved. The few which aren't, are about going to the club.

And yes, there's always been a fair amount of love songs, but it's an absolute glut of them now.
 
2012-06-02 11:54:44 AM  

J. Frank Parnell: But they're still about love.

I think love is great, but it's kind of annoying how the majority of songs are about wanting to be in love with someone, someone they love, or someone who they once loved. The few which aren't, are about going to the club.

And yes, there's always been a fair amount of love songs, but it's an absolute glut of them now.


Check out Ludo. Most of their songs are love songs, but they're generally funny as well.

Laundry Girl
Saturday Night Thunderbolt
The Horror of Our Love
Love Me Dead
Whipped Cream
Go Getter Greg

I think that's enough for now.
 
2012-06-02 12:00:09 PM  
I still never found out who left my cake out in the rain!

/it really did take me a long time to bake it
 
2012-06-02 12:09:24 PM  

buntz: I still never found out who left my cake out in the rain!

/it really did take me a long time to bake it


And it is a shame you'll never have that recipe again
 
2012-06-02 12:12:41 PM  

Uisce Beatha: I am somewhat surprised they didn't see a bit of a rebound from all the minor-key use in the 1995 to 1999 period - 90s grunge seemed to be all about using the minor keys

Or more upbeat songs after the 1975 to 1979 period just due to getting past the Joy Division years alone


D Minor is the saddest of all keys.
 
2012-06-02 12:17:58 PM  
Would the Ketchup song be a pop tune?


So so so sorry.....
 
2012-06-02 12:32:01 PM  

Thudfark: And it is a shame you'll never have that recipe again


Oh no! Don't get me started!!
 
2012-06-02 12:41:53 PM  
John_David_Stutts:

D Minor is the saddest of all keys.

And one is the loneliest number.
 
2012-06-02 12:51:07 PM  

StrikitRich: [www.outragedpatriots.com image 295x189]

Shama lama, Shama lama ding dong?


doo-lang doo-lang doo-lang?
 
2012-06-02 12:53:35 PM  
jaydeanhcr.files.wordpress.com
"biatches, please. My only hit had a suicide threat, a guy getting stood up at the alter, a declaration that there's no god, both parents dying, and all-day crying, all done, naturally, by myself."
 
2012-06-02 01:09:22 PM  
for City of Heroes fans:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usgKxVkvjiw
....who put the bomp?
 
2012-06-02 01:09:37 PM  
It's just science. Women shake their asses most efficiently at 120bpm.
 
2012-06-02 01:16:20 PM  
Sorry, most music these days is lacking.


Waiting for something to listen to...
 
2012-06-02 01:20:41 PM  

I Like Bread: It's just science. Women shake their asses most efficiently at 120bpm.


Rhythm Sophie would like to dance for you.
 
2012-06-02 01:20:42 PM  
The family joke is that that's been the case for 101 years.....

/Too obscure even for Fark. Gramps wrote a song in 1911 that finally made it to #1 50+ years later.
 
2012-06-02 01:56:23 PM  
I never found out who let the dogs out.
 
2012-06-02 02:05:40 PM  
 
2012-06-02 02:12:06 PM  

MoronLessOff: J. Frank Parnell: But they're still about love.

I think love is great, but it's kind of annoying how the majority of songs are about wanting to be in love with someone, someone they love, or someone who they once loved. The few which aren't, are about going to the club.

And yes, there's always been a fair amount of love songs, but it's an absolute glut of them now.

Check out Ludo. Most of their songs are love songs, but they're generally funny as well.

Laundry Girl
Saturday Night Thunderbolt
The Horror of Our Love
Love Me Dead
Whipped Cream
Go Getter Greg

I think that's enough for now.


Dude, you forgot the VERY BEST ONE.

Lake Ponchatrain!

I mean what other major band makes a song which is basically about Deep Ones and CTHULU!?!
 
2012-06-02 02:15:25 PM  

Disciple_of_Trogdor: MoronLessOff: J. Frank Parnell: But they're still about love.

I think love is great, but it's kind of annoying how the majority of songs are about wanting to be in love with someone, someone they love, or someone who they once loved. The few which aren't, are about going to the club.

And yes, there's always been a fair amount of love songs, but it's an absolute glut of them now.

Check out Ludo. Most of their songs are love songs, but they're generally funny as well.

Laundry Girl
Saturday Night Thunderbolt
The Horror of Our Love
Love Me Dead
Whipped Cream
Go Getter Greg

I think that's enough for now.

Dude, you forgot the VERY BEST ONE.

Lake Ponchatrain!

I mean what other major band makes a song which is basically about Deep Ones and CTHULU!?!


I was getting carried away. Also, it's not a love song. But yes, it's awesome.
 
2012-06-02 02:42:24 PM  
Sad songs say so much.
 
2012-06-02 02:43:06 PM  

John_David_Stutts:

D Minor is the saddest of all keys.


www.founditemclothing.com

Agrees.
 
2012-06-02 03:55:10 PM  

J. Frank Parnell: But they're still about love.

I think love is great, but it's kind of annoying how the majority of songs are about wanting to be in love with someone, someone they love, or someone who they once loved. The few which aren't, are about going to the club.

And yes, there's always been a fair amount of love songs, but it's an absolute glut of them now.


They're easy to sell to the target audience, i.e. teenagers. In all fairness it's not really the music industry's fault that the combination of high disposable income and lack of other entertainment options corresponds to the age that's good at feeling intense emotions and bad at feeling complex ones.

Basically, the labels kinda have no choice but to go with sappy love ballads and angry breakup songs and so on. It's not that the people doing most of the buying can't understand more subtle things intellectually, but they wouldn't resonate emotionally. So sex and parties and falling in love are what you get.

//Weirdly, light rock and folk are the next step up in message complexity. I say weirdly because I think I'm calling John Denver "complex" indirectly.
 
2012-06-02 04:58:36 PM  
I hate silly love songs, too, so I listen to a band that doesn't do them, or at least doesn't do them in the typical way...

Link - rape and murder
Link - cannibalism
Link - necrophilia
Link - stalking and rape
Link - catching on fire and burning to death
Link and Link and Link - forced incest (father/daughter, brother/brother)
Link and Link and Link - BDSM (oops, that's love :)

At any rate, not your typical "love story" songs and totally upbeat and will rock your farking face off.

/Rammstein für immer
 
2012-06-02 05:26:54 PM  
CASEY KASEM'S AMERICAN TOP 40 - 10/2/76

TOP 40 BEATLES ERA SONGS 1964 - 1970


40: SHE LOVES YOU - BEATLES (1964)
39: HAPPY TOGETHER - TURTLES (1967)
38: SOMETHING STUPID - FRANK AND NANCY SINATRA (1967)
37: THERE! I'VE SAID IT AGAIN - BOBBY VINTON (1964)
36: BABY LOVE - THE SUPREMES (1964)
35: WEDDING BELL BLUES - THE 5Th DIMENSION (1969)
34: CRIMSON AND CLOVER - TOMMY JAMES & THE SHONDELLS (1969)
33: AMERICAN WOMAN - GUESS WHO (1970)
32: THE BALLAD OF THE GREEN BERETS - SSGT. BARRY SADLER (1966)
31: THIS GUY'S IN LOVE WITH YOU - HERB ALPERT (1968)
30: ODE TO BILLIE JOE - BOBBIE GENTRY (1967)
29: (I CAN'T GET NO) SATISFACTION - THE ROLLING STONES (1965)
EXTRA: YESTERDAY - THE BEATLES (1965)
28: PRETTY WOMAN - ROY ORBISON (1964)
27: WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL - NEW VAUDEVILLE BAND (1966)
26: I CAN'T GET NEXT TO YOU - THE TEMPTATIONS (1969)
25: GET BACK - THE BEATLES (1969)
24: WINDY - THE ASSOCIATION (1967)
23: I WANT YOU BACK - THE JACKSON FIVE (1970)
22: LOVE CHILD - DIANA ROSS & THE SUPREMES (1968)
21: DIZZY - TOMMY ROE (1969)
20: LIGHT MY FIRE - THE DOORS (1967)
19: THE LETTER - THE BOX TOPS (1967)
18: IN THE YEAR 2525 - ZAGER & EVANS (1969)
17: HONKY TONK WOMEN - THE ROLLING STONES (1969)
16: PEOPLE GOT TO BE FREE - RASCALS (1968)
15: SITTIN' ON THE DOCK OF THE BAY - OTIS REDDING (1968)
14: HONEY - BOBBY GOLDSBORO (1968)
13: CLOSE TO YOU - THE CARPENTERS (1970)
12: BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS - SIMON & GARFUNKEL (1970)
11: EVERYDAY PEOPLE - SLY & THE FAMILY STONE (1969)
10: TO SIR WITH LOVE - LULU (1967)
9: HELLO DOLLY - LOUIS ARMSTRONG (1964)
8: LOVE IS BLUE - PAUL MAURIAT (1968)
7: I'M A BELIEVER - THE MONKEES (1966)
6: I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE - MARVIN GAYE (1968)
5: I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND - THE BEATLES (1964)
4: AQUARIUS/LET THE SUNSHINE IN - 5th DIMENSION (1969)
3: RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN' ON MY HEAD - B.J. THOMAS (1969)
2: SUGAR SUGAR - THE ARCHIES (1969)
1: HEY JUDE - THE BEATLES (1968)
 
2012-06-02 06:23:18 PM  

MoronLessOff: J. Frank Parnell: But they're still about love.

I think love is great, but it's kind of annoying how the majority of songs are about wanting to be in love with someone, someone they love, or someone who they once loved. The few which aren't, are about going to the club.

And yes, there's always been a fair amount of love songs, but it's an absolute glut of them now.

Check out Ludo. Most of their songs are love songs, but they're generally funny as well.

Laundry Girl
Saturday Night Thunderbolt
The Horror of Our Love
Love Me Dead
Whipped Cream
Go Getter Greg

I think that's enough for now.


Agreed with the Ludo love. I say they write some of the creepiest love songs out there.
 
2012-06-02 06:58:46 PM  

Disciple_of_Trogdor: MoronLessOff: J. Frank Parnell: But they're still about love.

I think love is great, but it's kind of annoying how the majority of songs are about wanting to be in love with someone, someone they love, or someone who they once loved. The few which aren't, are about going to the club.

And yes, there's always been a fair amount of love songs, but it's an absolute glut of them now.

Check out Ludo. Most of their songs are love songs, but they're generally funny as well.

Laundry Girl
Saturday Night Thunderbolt
The Horror of Our Love
Love Me Dead
Whipped Cream
Go Getter Greg

I think that's enough for now.

Dude, you forgot the VERY BEST ONE.

Lake Ponchatrain!

I mean what other major band makes a song which is basically about Deep Ones and CTHULU!?!


Metallica.
 
2012-06-02 07:35:23 PM  

claudek: Would the Ketchup song be a pop tune?


So so so sorry.....


Farking ear worms!
 
2012-06-02 07:56:25 PM  

Thudfark: buntz: I still never found out who left my cake out in the rain!

/it really did take me a long time to bake it

And it is a shame you'll never have that recipe again


Oh Noooooo.....
 
2012-06-02 09:03:18 PM  
I blame Yoko.
 
2012-06-02 09:14:24 PM  

silvervial: I hate silly love songs, too, so I listen to a band that doesn't do them, or at least doesn't do them in the typical way...

Link - rape and murder
Link - cannibalism
Link - necrophilia
Link - stalking and rape
Link - catching on fire and burning to death
Link and Link and Link - forced incest (father/daughter, brother/brother)
Link and Link and Link - BDSM (oops, that's love :)

At any rate, not your typical "love story" songs and totally upbeat and will rock your farking face off.

/Rammstein für immer


This is not a love song.
 
2012-06-02 09:24:35 PM  

Expolaris: Music reflects society. People around the nation, and world are feeling more at the end of their rope. A somber mood lies underneath what's happening and music is reflecting that, despite how hard the media noise machine keeps telling us everything is ok.


Say what? Is it Opposite Day? We're talking pop music, right? I hardly ever hear anything "somber" on the pop stations.
 
2012-06-02 09:34:10 PM  
I wonder how many times a day Crazy Train is played, in the world.
 
2012-06-02 11:32:05 PM  

ChubbyTiger: silvervial: I hate silly love songs, too, so I listen to a band that doesn't do them, or at least doesn't do them in the typical way...

Link - rape and murder
Link - cannibalism
Link - necrophilia
Link - stalking and rape
Link - catching on fire and burning to death
Link and Link and Link - forced incest (father/daughter, brother/brother)
Link and Link and Link - BDSM (oops, that's love :)

At any rate, not your typical "love story" songs and totally upbeat and will rock your farking face off.

/Rammstein für immer

This is not a love song.


I don't speak my mother's tongue.

/finally saw them live last week
 
2012-06-03 08:22:28 AM  
D minor is majestic, not sad. I don't care what some movie claims.


The more grocery stores I enter, the more I hate radio stations that play "Top 40" stuff from any time period. Look at the Top 40 list posted in this thread. It has the worst of the Beatles on it! I can stand maybe three or four songs on the whole list, and I don't really like any of them. And I love the Beatles (and like a couple of the other acts represented on that list).

Today's pop music makes me hate humanity, yes, but I have an mp3 player full of good modern stuff that I could listen to all day without getting bored, some of it well-known (like mc chris), some of it pulled from obscure corners of the internet (dozens of hours of extremely creative electronic stuff purchased from the Bandcamp website).

I'll go so far as to say that the banality of the popular songs today is, in a way, a good thing because I don't have to choose between listening to music I like and avoiding the RIAA. If I stick to music with some artistic integrity behind it, I have no choice but to turn elsewhere!


This is a great time to love music, except when you are out shopping.
 
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