Tuesday, May 28, 2013


^^One of the world's most popular songs, how could anyone not love it?^^

When I define "mainstream" music, I generally consider it to be the music that is frequently played on popular radio stations, television, and frequently bought by consumers. Some of it I love, some of it I like, and some of it I truly dislike. But the same goes for any other form of music. There's classical music I love and play on my iPod quite frequently, but if a classical song comes on the radio that doesn't do anything for me, I change the channel. Often a great deal of airplay can ruin a song for me. Perhaps I loved it when I first heard it but if it's in every store, on every movie soundtrack, on every radio station and I've aggressively played it on my iPod, chances are I'll soon turn right off it. Overkill.

I know that many people don't want to be considered part of the mainstream. Unfortunately for those who want to live outside of the mainstream, good ideas - such as an arrangement of tones - are always at risk of becoming discovered and loved by the majority of the population. I had a squiz at the iTunes "top singles" chart and found one or two songs that I quite enjoyed when I first heard them. They'll soon be played to death and I won't want to hear them for a long time and may even one day dislike them but I can't deny that they are mainstream and I have enjoyed them. I hope that spiel has adequately explained my relationship with popular music for you.

What about you? Where do you sit on the music spectrum?

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