Hip-hop is one of the most popular and profitable music industries in the world. For instance, Pitbul, Snoop Dogg and Kanye West . This fact is quite alarming since the general idea which hip-hop music is based on degrades women. This music promotes misogyny - a term used to express hatred and prejudice against women . Women are constantly humiliated and disrespected in hip-hop songs, which may influence society’s attitude towards them, especially among adolescents.
Through Elvis Presley's efforts, he was named one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century because he helped create the Rock and Roll era and was named “king” of Rock and Roll. Rock and Roll influenced society in many different ways through history. It influenced many Americans to act many different ways and Rock and Roll still effects our lives today. Rock and Roll all started in the early 1950s.
1.) Discuss ways in which the Beatles can be considered a microcosm of the 60’s. The Beatles can easily be considered a microcosm of the 60’s in a multitude of ways. First and foremost, they were a band in which all members were vital to the production of the music of the band as a whole; therefore, they needed each other to survive as a band. During the dark times in America after John F. Kennedy’s assassination, the young people of America also felt that they needed each other to survive.
The Beatles were a British rock and roll group in the 1960's they have been called the most influential rock group ever. The members of the band were John Lennon on rhythm guitar, Paul McCartney on bass, George Harrison on lead guitar and Ringo Starr on drums. The Beatles formed in Liverpool, England in the early 1960's. After an impressive decade The Beatles broke up and they all found success in their solo careers. The Beatles break up was part of many problems but the main problem was that they were no longer enjoying being The Beatles.
In the 1970s, there were very little glam rock music culture in Singapore. The government authorities was not supporting men having long hair and the type of music that comes with it. It was thought to express gangsterism and drug culture. The Singapore government, was not the only country that did not support men having long hair. Other cities for example Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), (Seoul) South Korea, (Melbourne) Australia and even (Dublin) Ireland were also harsh with any men who have long hair or supported it.
February 7th, 1964, The Beatles land at New York’s Kennedy Airport, and they were greeted by 3,000 screaming fans. Six days before that The Beatles had scored their first No. 1 in America with “I Want to Hold Your Hand”. Two days later The Beatles would make their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. “ An estimated 73 million U.S. television viewers, or about 40 percent of the U.S. population, tuned in to watch”(History Top). But, what if “Beatlemania” never arrived to American soil.
Along with the creation of music videos, hip-hop’s popularity has soared and changed in many ways. Men and women are depicted in distinct and vivid ways in the media – particularly music videos – that may subconsciously affect our views of the norms of today’s society. That is, catchy songs and glamorous music videos that society thinks are harmless entertainment actually shape our worldview and can cause people to accept false impressions of women (Shrum & Lee, 2012). For example, as Sarnavka (2003) posits, women are victims of violence in society, as well as victims of violence in media (as cited in Bretthauer, Zimmerman, and Banning, 2007).
The Beatles – Come Together In order to analyze a song with Paul Friedlander’s “Window of Rock” theory, we should focus on the important elements which singer showed us in their songs. For the second writing assignment, I choose one song from Beatles which called “Come Together”. i have a few reasons for choose this one. First, the main focus on this course is about The Beatles, so choose the song from them help me understand them better.
The Beatles had and continue to contribute to the development of rock and roll. There are many reasons why the Beatles are considered so essential to music and rock and roll history. The Beatles were different, a band that was completely unique for that era. Additionally, The Beatles have made many contributions to the development of Rock and Roll, they were a musical phenomenon that began the British invasion which untimely changed Britain and the entire world. Furthermore, the Beatles were largely responsible for the development and genre of Psychedelic rock and the rock ‘n ‘roll revolution, inspiring past, present and future artists.
Reflective Essay 1 In the course of this class, one thing that we are supposed to do is listen to different cultures of music and compare them to today’s music while also comparing them to the stereotypes that music is viewed today for those cultures. In this class, we have listened to Popular Music as well as Native American Music. In this paper, we are reflecting on ourselves through the course of this class based on the different music we listened to, but mainly Native American Music, by interpreting, providing our overall takeaways, and also reflecting on the process of music-making. To start off with, what stands out to me regarding the music of this culture?
Throughout the years lots of things have changed, people, languages, technology, and music, especially rock. Rock has made a big impact on the world, affecting the way we dress, talk and act. Although faces of rock have drastically changed in the last 60 years, there is one thing that will always be true, parents dislike the trendy rock bands. The 1950’s:
When The Beatles originally came out with their first version of the “Yesterday, and Today” album it had a backlash from the public. Their original album cover artwork was nothing seen at the time, and a taboo concept behind it. The album had The Beatles dressed in doctor coats while holding baby dolls with their heads cut off covered in blood (ketchup) with slabs of meat on them. This was different from their other clean cut album covers that they had. The topics of the songs they were singing had also changed it was no longer just about love songs.