What I really hate about some music

When I listen to music, there are four things that I really bothers me and was wondering if there are others who feel the same way about songs just as strongly as I do. I don't like feeling this way but when I hear these things, I just want to turn the music off and I'm not sure why the song writer doesn't realize he probably has a dud and not a hit. Here they are:

1. When a song writer finds a catchy phrase and the singer repeats the line three times in a row and then a stanza later, here it comes again repeated all three times and this just keeps going on and on.

2. Very similar to the above, a writer writes a real good line of music and then makes the whole song a repeat or variation of this line of music and has no imagination to add a little something in-between.

3. Singers who can't really sing well and think they can but get such really great score of music behind them that if a really good singer sang the song it would be wonderful to listen to. Please understand that carrying a tune to me doesn't make a good singer and I'm not talking about karoke singers here either.

4. Rhyming in a melody.... Please you can predict what the next line of the song is going to be before it is sang because it rhymes with the last line just sang...


That sounds exactly like what my homeroom teacher in the mid 60's told us to do one morning. It took me many years but that and poor quality sound engineering totally washed me out of the Rock-n-roll scene by the mid '70s and I don't regret going back to good jazz. I seldom look back. Also, I find a higher level of musical talent. With the exception of an occasional Sing-Song sound from someone that only WANTS to be an actual artist.

I find that I listen to "pop" very little. Clasical has been around for hundreds of years for good reason. In pop he repetitive lyrics and short duration are reflective of life style. It has to be short so the station can "spin" more discs and have time in between adds. Most people can't seem to focus on anything longer. They roll on instant gratification after instant gratification. This started when radio needed more space for adds. It only goes one way. I do agree with several of the other replies with regards to talent of both the writers and the singer/musicians. When everyone considers themselves fabulous no one steps into correct them. And since we can't all agree on a collective personal preference...listen/play only what you love. Why choose anything else. It would take a month to completely pick this apart. 

When it comes to repetitious songs, Beatles, Hey Jude, first to come to mind, love the Beatles but that song has to be one of the most bothersome!


Back in the day, when FM and vinyl only choices for listening had to put up with many bothersome songs. With advent of cd's could skip over bothersome songs, with streaming I can skip over any and all bothersome music!

The first two are basically the same complaint, overdone repetition, with Kiss's Rock and Roll All Nite being one of the worst offenders. I think they repeat the line "I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day" something like 32 times at the end of that song. This is why, whenever Kiss comes up, we say "Kiss sucks".

The third point is a little trickier, because sometimes the voice of a singer who would not normally be called a "good singer" can add some emphasis or grittiness to songs. See Bob Dylan, Neil Young, or Levon Helm as examples.

The fourth point means nothing to me. I have no problem with rhyming and I think it can be used to tie phrases together into a cohesive structure.