The other day, on the way to school, MonkeySee asked me what makes me decide if I like a song or not. We discussed this for most of the drive in. One of the things that ticks me off and makes me automatically dislike songs is when songs are blatant rip-offs of other songs. I mean, if you're going to do a cover or use a hook, that's one thing. But to basically remake a song and then act like it was your idea? That's just rude.
(I used this version because it is NOT embedding disabled... Which I'm getting pretty sick of.)
What's that? Love? A battlefield? You don't say... Wait, I believe I may have heard this somewhere before....
OH that's right. Here:
Here's another current example (again, using a non-embedding-disabled version):
Unfortunately (and this probably weakens my point, but whatever!) I could not, for the life of me, remember the song I was thinking of (or the artist), but there are plenty of "I'd be a better girlfriend for you than she is" songs to choose from. Here's one now:
Are we seriously out of new songs so we need to redo old ones and act like we're creative? Really?