Thursday, October 8, 2009

Today's Popular Music: A Reflection Of Our Culture

“Down” by Jay Sean may be the number one song in America today because it is a song that a lot of people can relate to. The song talks about getting away from all of the problems in life and just leaving it all behind. This says that American teen society feels too overwhelmed with all of the pressure being thrust upon them to do good in school, go on to college, grow up too fast, and just all of the problems in life that they need to deal with everyday along with just about a million other things. It also shows how teens just want to have fun and not worry about all of the demands that the world is thrusting upon them. The song also includes a successful love story. Love is something that American teenagers are experiencing for the first time, and it often seems very complicated; this song relates to those feelings and confusion and gives the impression that everything will work out in the end.

"Watcha Say" by Jason DeRulo is a song about how a man messed up a good relationship by cheating on his girlfriend. He is trying to get her back by appologizing for all that he did and saying that soon he'll "become a livin so large" that he'll do anything for her. This line really digs at the materialism present in today's society. A lot of teens nowadays are experiencing difficulty with relationships and can relate to this aspect of the song.

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