I listen to a lot of music.
I have a very wide musical “palate” so-to-speak, and I can listen to practically ANY genre, even if it’s something that I wouldn’t actually buy.
I do love that Son1 is comfortable enough to share his music with me and that I am actually tolerant enough to listen to what I basically believe is quite rubbish music.
I have noticed a trend for some time now. I call it the BUM TREND, because almost ALL THE SONGS are about booty.
All the artists are either poking fun at bum.
Or praising bum.
Or shaking bum.
Or encouraging the embracing of bum.
Your KimK’s and your Nicki Minaj’s and your JLo’s have made the bum something cool. Apparently KimK even had surgery to enhance hers. What is the deal with people using their bums to try and be relevant with their art?
If it’s not Kim flaunting her na.ked bum then it’s Nicki Minaj grinding and twerking hers while singing “oh my gosh, look at her butt”. Or it’s Jason Derulo asking you to “wiggle wiggle wiggle” yours. Or it’s Meghan Trainor telling us that she has “junk” in all the right places and that the boys chase her because she’s got the goods. Or it’s JLo and Iggy Azalea singing about everyone getting a taste of their booties.
I’m so over it. And annoyed by it. I’m annoyed with myself too because I seem to be getting desensitised to it. The problem is that the songs are sooooo catchy and you (and your kids) can’t help but sing along to it.
The other day I was driving with my Dad and some or other booty-shaking song came on and he immediately changed the station to another one with a DIFFERENT booty song. Gosh, I was mortified. And embarrassed. So very embarrassed for this generation. How has this even become a normal thing? There are sooooo many BRILLIANT artists who write timeless, amazing, classic songs and then the vulgar bum songs are the ones that remain in the top 10 for MONTHS at a time!
I must be honest. I would LOVE to have less bum on my body – it’s a hindrance, and if money was not an issue then I would cut off at least 40% of it. My bum stays put when I lose weight which btw is super annoying.
I’m tired of the bum songs and if I’m honest, I have never truly taken to them. Because seriously. Is there really nothing else to write about other than bum? How is it that these artists make all this money singing about bum? How do they even sing about it with a straight face????
Do you think there’s too much bum in the songs? Are you happy with your bum? Are you shaking/twerking/grinding it or fantasising about having some cut away?
I have decided that I’m done now. My kids and I are going back to listening to CDs that I APPROVE fit for listening consumption. Or we’ll just go back to FMR.
Ps..this is not my first post about modern pop music. I wrote about Katy Perry and her s*xy songs in a previous post. Go look at it over here – FYI…I tried to ignore those lyrics. I then got rid of that CD when I heard Son2 (i.e. my speech delayed son) singing those very offensive, vulgar lyrics – yes, I AM that Mom. I can write an entire post or three about the fact that whether or not we want to admit it, it’s NEVER “just” a song. Any type of art communicates with us and changes us and impacts us, and quite frankly I expect A LOT more from my art. But that is a topic for another post.
Pps…I realise that this post makes me sound old. I am old. It’s fine. I’m still tired of bum songs.