We just ran out of songs?

@petersum (4526)
United States
April 21, 2011 11:18am CST
Music isn't what it used to be. Didn't your parents say that? Now I feel the same way. If you think about it, popular music has been around since world war two or longer, with radio playing the latest hits twenty four hours a day. To write a totally original new song today is statistically extremely difficult. The average singer only has a one and a half octave range, so how many combinations of 18 notes are there? OK, it's actually a lot! But combinations that sound good to the ear are much fewer. So if we can't write a new song with original music, is it right to bring back the oldies? And should we respect the original with it's correct words, or can we just use the music with our own words? What do you think is morally correct? Where is music going in the future? Were the old songs really better?
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• United States
21 Apr 11
Most definitely yes. I remember growing up my family & I always listened to music on the radio or played our favorite music albums on cassette. Nowadays I can go months without turning on the radio or listening to music at all & it doesn't even bother me in the least. I just don't like much if any of the music that is out there today. I also hate when they re-make songs from the past because they are almost always never quite as good as the original songs & in my opinion they just ruin a classic by trying.
@petersum (4526)
• United States
21 Apr 11
I agree with you about the re-makes. But I guess most of the younger crowd never heard the original so they have nothing to compare it with. Do you think the classics should be re-released?
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• United States
21 Apr 11
Todays music is really bad. I see them on Jay Leno and shows like that and all the people do is scream and people are just thrilled with them. Let's go back to the good music