When you listen to a C.D. or a song on the radio, do you actually listen to it? If you do you would probably have to agree that each song has a different and unique meaning. Money is one common topic most songs are about. Their either about the good, bad, or the lifestyles of people with or with out money. Different music artists have their own idea of what money can do to you and some even think money is the root of all evil.
Bruno Mars is an entertainment sensation that commands hundreds of dollars per ticket and in 2017 he began his 85 day World Tour 24K Magic (Kreps, 2017). This on top of the world star admits to feeling a little out of place with 21st century technology. Bruno’s talent, energy, and drive to make albums in a marketplace where songs aren’t even bought anymore but are offered by subscriptions on many different platforms, still make him one of the most popular and best pop artists in the world. Regardless of his savvy or lack of it for technology, he credits many great artists that paved the way as inspiration (CapitalFM, 2017).
Popular music is readily available everywhere, such as on the radio, the media, and online. Artists often make use of their creativity by adding in some unique and creative lyrics that contain words that we haven’t heard often or even before. As a result, popular music affects our everyday speech; certain words and phrases from its lyrics integrating themselves into our language. Bryson says that some of the ways we adopt and make up new words is by “adding to them, by subtracting from them, by making them up, and by doing nothing to them” (811) as well as by “borrowing them from other languages and creating them by mistake” (811). Popular music follows the same pathway that Bryson presented into our ears and out of our mouths. Popular music
"Our hospital was famous and had housed many great poets and singers. Did the hospital specialize in poets and singers, or was it that poets and singers specialized in madness? ... What is it about meter and cadence and rhythm that makes their makers mad?" (1)
Bruno Mars is one of the influential names in pop and R&B music. His use of interesting vocals and unique music techniques makes his music enjoyable. Listening to Doo-Wops & Hooligans I found that his music was very upbeat and always directed to one specific individual. Bruno Mars himself uses his unique personality in every aspect of his music, his album holds messages within each song and this leads to my overall enjoyment of the album.
Music has always been a crucial part of the way society views the world. Some songs have hidden messages that can change’s one’s life and opinions. Today many songs become popular without having meaning. Something Corporate is a fairly new band, which sings, “Konstanine”, “You’re gone”, “Only Ashes”, and “Me and the Moon”. Being a new band in the music scene, they have caught many listeners attention through their lyrics. One of their more interesting songs is, “Me and the moon”. Something Corporate’s song “Me and the Moon” succeeds because it makes you think about relationships through subliminal messages.
The listener experiences the feelings of unrequited love along with the impact of what obsession and not being truthful with oneself can do all at one time. Obsession and being truthful with oneself are the underlying themes of this song.
Jukebox musicals began in film and later shifted to theatre. They had begun to make theatre more popular with the public, which had begun to gravitate towards film and music. By combining the two, they gain some of the same as well as a whole new audience. I will discuss how this came to be by speaking of the shift that occurred.
Have you ever read a mystery story and or listen to your favorite song and thought that they are completely different? Well here is a little dose of reality check, they are not so different. Books and music are both a style of writing. They both tell their own story whether its fictional or based on a real experience. Same can also be said about poetry, “Poetry is, in certain vitals ways, distinct from other forms of writing” (847). However, the biggest difference between these three are the answers in the end. In a book you will receive the answer to your question as you continue, the lyrics will tell you what happened and how they feel, but sometimes in poetry one might not ever find an answer.
...nse it is indeed a song about love, but it is not a "love song" in the traditional sense. "The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock" is not radio friendly mainstream love.