differences from when I was a kid

United States
February 6, 2011 10:57pm CST
Has anyone sat back and listened to the music that we had when we were kids, and how it has changed compared to todays? Most of the younger kids these days are listening to some very obscene, vulger music. I mean when I was younger curse words were barely heard in music and now it seems that there is not a song out there without one in it. I still remember the first time that I heard something remotely obscene on a song, and it was while we were driving down the road listening to the radio station. I heard the name of the drug and I looked at my brother and said "they can't say that on the radio can they" and he said "we'll they just did". I was completely shocked. Call me crazy but I don't think that someone has to cuss to have a good song. Maybe just maybe if we had some better music out there, we would not be having as many problems with our youth as we do today. Call me crazy I'm used to it. I just do not believe in listening to something that is always speaking about hurting someone or doing something bad. Why can't it just be good?
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@margeryann (1853)
• United States
8 Feb 11
The music is a lot different today that is for sure but there is more bad things on tv too though or everywhere. More publicity on everything too but when you think about if Wiley coyote was even violent. Tom and Jerry was even violent.
@lady1993 (16092)
• Philippines
8 Feb 11
Yes, i know what you mean. Some songs don't even make sense today- just shallow and made for dancing.. And I hate it when they add bad words to songs, it really turns me off. I miss the songs before- Westlife, Corrs, Abba, Aqua, Rascal Flatts and the like. God thing some f those singers are still here making good songs.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
7 Feb 11
Music has changed a lot over the years. I can remember the teeny bopper music I used to listen to. My children would only laugh at that kind of music. I don't remember the music i listened to having the offensive language that so much music does today.
@unme9090 (55)
• Malaysia
7 Feb 11
Relax and let your mind set free. Things changed as well as the world, we used to be nice and now we are enemy. Just doing what you think is right and take care.
@staria (2782)
• Philippines
7 Feb 11
Hi! I agree, observed that the lyrics before were more meaningful as observed nowadays. I do not mean that all of the songs now were actually meaningless. But most musics especially rap music contains vulgar lyrics and contains no value anymore. But most of the youth are into these musics now and they appreciate them more. Changes occur, yes. But I have to agree that there should be more value and that music influences people in some ways. Not to mention the artists that they look up to.
@marrie1 (256)
• United States
7 Feb 11
Well think of it this way. What we used to listen to was a bit vulger in some ways as well. It might not seem like it now compaired to today's music but there you have it. Take care