Pop Music Vs Country Music

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As music continues to grow and change, an increasing number of genres of music are discovered and gain popularity. Despite the different types of music being discovered today, the genres, Pop, R&B/Hip-Hop, and Country have consistently been popular since their discovery. Critics of these types of music argue that the songs do not reflect the “facts of life,” meaning that songs on the top charts for these genres do not have meaning or authenticity. Although there are several critics that disagree, there are songs from each genre that do reflect the “facts of life.”
Even though Pop music is the most common type of music the public listens to due to radio airplay and promotion, an overwhelming majority of both critics and listeners claim the Pop music is simply music without meaning. However, there are certain Pop songs that are on the top charts and do have meaning. For example, “Treat You Better” written and preformed by Shawn Mendes is currently number four on the Pop chart. At first glance, this seems like a typical love song about a boy who claims he can be a better boyfriend than his friends’ current boyfriend. However, the music video of the
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Similar to Pop music and R&B/Hip-Hop music, some people believe that there is no meaning to these songs. However, looking at the lyrics of specific songs often disproves this. For example, “It Don’t Hurt Like It Use To,” written and preformed by Billy Currington, is number five on the country chart. This song is about how someone moves on from a breakup. Despite the fact that many songs from all genres are about love and heartbreak, these two topics have always been and always will be a part of the human experience. Lyrics such as “Hit another bar,” and “I don’t’ hardly think about you,” perfectly describes the stages of a breakup. By creating and preforming a song that many people relate to, Currington did create a song that reflects the “facts of

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