Degrading Music Quality

Is the quality of songs degrading over time? Are music videos becoming more and more inappropriate?

Some of the songs of today are getting more and more inappropriate for younger adolescences. Not only are the lyrics a bad influence but the music video is worse. If the lyrics are not as bad then just the music video is inappropriate and parents should be cautious with their kids listening and watching to them. [All of the following is my opinion]

For example: Miley Cyrus’ music video for Wrecking Ball is inappropriate because it has her wearing only a cropped top and underway. To make it worse, she ends up naked while swinging on a wrecking ball. Seriously Miley Cyrus? Another of her video, We Can’t Stop, is also inappropriate because it shows numerous scenes of her and other dancers twerking which may influence people who watch it to do it as well. It also shows her making out with a mannequin doll which is just wrong to show to younger adolescences.


Another example of inappropriate music videos include: Anaconda by Nicki Minaj and Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke. These songs / music videos, in my opinion and many others, are just wrong and are definitely inappropriate for adolescences and even teens.

Anaconda by Nicki Minaj is just a “no” for adolescences. The music video for anaconda is just butts, butts, and more butts. Most of the video is just her and other dancers twerking. Just no. Along with an inappropriate music video, it also comes with really inappropriate lyrics that contain sexual content and foul language.  A little part of the lyrics, “Oh my gosh, look at her butt” that is repeated over and over seems to give off a idea that looking at her/his butt is okay. Another part, “My Anaconda don’t want none unless you got buns hun” implies that a guy doesn’t want a girl because she doesn’t have a big butt. Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke is extremely offensive to females. “But you’re an animal, baby it’s in your nature” These lyrics implies that females are just animals and that we aren’t humans and that he can free you from that feeling. In the music video, the female actors are wearing revealing clothes and even one of them looks like she is naked. [more on Blurred Lines controversy]

Along with the music video and lyrics being bad, most of the songs today don’t even show the true talent of singers. Most of the songs today are more based on auto-tune and technology doesn’t even make the singers sound like them. The music industry focus more on the artist’s image and the amount of money they can gain from the song. I feel as if singers these days are either forced to sing or they just don’t care about singing quality songs anymore. What ever happen to the good music?  [debate on quality of songs degrading]

[some nice piano music] Maybe I should just listen to classical music rather than listening to songs of today.

– Victoria


3 thoughts on “Degrading Music Quality

  1. I really agree with what you’re saying. But it seems that most of America doesn’t really care anymore, because as you can see, those songs are topping Billboard charts. “Blurred Lines” was at #1 for a couple weeks, and we have songs like “Anaconda” making it to #2. And seriously, “Don’t Tell Em” just made it to #6 this week. My reasoning for all this is because people fall in love with the beat. I personally ignore the lyrics, and just feel the beat because that’s what matters to me. However, when the lyrics get really explicit, like “Anaconda” or “Hot Boy,” I just don’t even listen to it.


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