Too much autotune, bad lyrics, bad video, derogatory towards women, general douchebag | music unloved by KMB003 students
It’s a dependable icebreaker. Gather together a room of students, break them into groups of three and four, and ask them which music they HATE.
Rebecca Black, for the sixth semester running, REPRASENT!
1. Li’l Wayne – Lollipop
Too much autotune, bad lyrics, bad video, derogatory towards women, general douchebag
2. Chainsmokers – Selfie
No originality OR musicality, shallow lyrics, too much autotune, over-digitalised, inauthentic
3. D4anny – Goodbye
(Guilty pleasure) too much autotune, bad music, poor quality video, so cheesy
4. Ke$ha – Tik Tok
Irritating persona, too much autotune (this class REALLY doesn’t like autotune!), bad song
5. Nickelback – Photograph
1. Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines
Context behind lyrics, overplayed, awful song & video
2. Justin Bieber – Baby
Can’t help but hate him, awful repetitive lyrics, wrong age to be singing about girls (hasn’t hit puberty), inauthentic
3. One Direction – Best Song Ever
Smug, horrendous lyrics, bad song
4. Taylor Swift – We Are Never Getting Back Together
Student: “You have just described my daughter’s music collection!
1. Rebecca Black – Friday
Horrible vocals, mediocre lyrics, elementary video
2. Nicki Minaj – Pills And Potions
Too much negativity, too much hatred
3. Avril Lavigne – Cultural Appropriation
Sorry, I meant to type Avril Lavigne – Hello Kitty!
4. LMFAO – Shots
Awful chorus, genre, vapidly promotes negative lifestyle, trivialises effort of musicians, very straightforward, no effort involved – designed to get folk pumped up: not music, just entertainment product