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    Yep - just take a look at the garbage the masses listen to...is it any wonder society is in such a mess?! Remember these ''pop stars' are role models for young people, but with the popularity of rap music and the degenerates who make it, i find it very worrying that kids may want to emulate them.
    Also, whatever happened to lyrics...?! In most of the below mentioned songs, there aren't any to speak of...just some stupid, repetitive chorus, usually related to sex or some other base instincts...I think we're going backwards, to the days of the cave-man...
    One thing i like about other european countries - they really like their rock music. Britain is a nation of delinquents and ignoramuses and this is reflected in their musical tastes:

    TOP UK SINGLES OF 2009
    # 1. Lady GaGa (above) - Poker Face (Genre: pop)
    # 2. Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling (hip-hop)
    # 3. Lady GaGa - Just Dance (pop)
    # 4. Cheryl Cole - Fight For This Love (pop)
    # 5. Joe McElderry - The Climb (pop)
    # 6. La Roux - In For The Kill (pop)
    # 7. Black Eyed Peas - Boom Boom Pow (hip-hop)
    # 8. Rage Against The Machine - Killing in the Name (rock)
    # 9. Alexandra Burke ft Flo Rida - Bad Boys (pop)
    # 10. Black Eyed Peas - Meet Me Halfway (hip-hop) Source: BPI/Official Charts Company

    Lady GaGa, Cheryl Cole and La Roux have helped pop overtake rock as the best-selling music genre in the UK.

    Some 33.5% of singles sold in 2009 were classed as pop by the Official Charts Company (OCC) - up from 28% in 2008.

    A further 18.9% were R&B, including JLS, Beyonce, Dizzee Rascal under the OCC's guidelines. Almost 9% came from hip-hop acts like the Black Eyed Peas.

    But rock's share slumped from 31% to 24.5% - led by Rage Against the Machine, Kings of Leon and Kasabian.

    Geoff Taylor, chief executive of record label body the BPI, said: "There's no doubting that 2009 was a vintage year for pop - some fantastic records led to a strong performance by the genre in both albums and singles.

    "British urban talent shone in the R&B sector, virtually doubling their sales last year thanks to Tinchy Stryder, Dizzee Rascal, Chipmunk, N-Dubz and Taio Cruz."

    In the albums market, acts classed as pop took 29%, up from 25% the previous year, with R&B on 9.6%.

    Rock's share fell from 35.7% to 31%, with Kings of Leon's Only By The Night the only rock album to sell more than a million copies.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/h...nt/8664230.stm
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    Ha the 'British RnB sector'. Just the worst 'grime' mcs selling out and adding some rubbish autotune singing to their so called music. I don't understand how those people got into the charts... I guess it is because they stopped writing lyrics about gun grime after getting money from the men in suits trying to find something 'cool'.

    Music charts here have always been the same crap as far back as I can remember...

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    Media and magazines dictate tastes to the young in Europe.
    Peer pressure also plays it's part.
    You can take the charts as a measure of taste but, they are largely decided by females in the 12 to 14 age group and I have personally never used them as an indicator. There is still a great demand for MUSICIANS on the live music scene in pubs clubs and bars across the western world - places where Rappers and boy bands would soon be found out for the talentless non- entities they are!
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    Long live Rock!

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    I listen to pop more than rock now days actually. People like it because it is upbeat and doesnt take itself too seriously. Most rock is depressing and is made by druggies. i listen to 80s pop and skrewdriver, brutal attack.

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    Remembering Robbie Williams' coked up appearance on children's TV years ago and hearing about him seeming high as a kite during an X Factor performance last year, I can't help but titter at the inference that most rock is by druggies when it's commonplace to hear about pop stars candying up their noses. 80s pop was mostly upbeat, but definitely not drug free. Also, if my sarcasm detector is a bit off it's because I haven't been active on forums for a while.

    It's down to personal preference really, and I'll just as readily listen to Men Without Hats for the sheer comedy factor as I will to Combichrist or Akercocke. Then again, I have no problem having a laugh at something I find cheesy regardless of genre, and I happen to like some songs specifically for their overwhelming dairy content.
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    Looks like it's Gaga for the UK. I always wondered how so much good rock, classical and renaissance music could come out of the UK while shit always seems to top the charts there.
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    Tired

    Rock:


    Pop:


    ... what's the message of this thread again?

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    I grew up in the 80's pop has always been big in the UK. The U.S at the time was big for Rock music.

    If you want metal and rock in Europe Scandanavia and Eastern Europe are where to go.

    I wouldn't mind pop per se, but does it have to be so badly done and overly electronic and mindless.
    I grew up on a belief of honour, courage and the old world values. The world isn't about that anymore, preferring to die a slow death of fast food and cheap thrills.

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