You may have noticed a trend among your favorite musicians lately, where songs are being re-purposed to suit their own purposes.
But why are so many songs being reworked to fit the new paradigm of modern pop?
Here are a few reasons to keep your ears peeled for some of your favorite songs in a new context.1.
Modern Pop Is a New Paradigm for Rock Music.
In a recent article, The Verge highlighted that, as the age of the digital music revolution continues to accelerate, artists are re-implementing their sound in new and unexpected ways.
This includes re-working classic songs in the hopes of turning them into new types of songs.2.
Popular Music is More Than Music.
Some songs, such as “The Walk,” have become so beloved and iconic that they are considered classics.
But the “Walk” re-imagined as a “Walk in the Park” song has become so popular, it has even been re-released by major labels and radio stations as “Walk the Walk.”3.
Rock and Roll is Changing.
Rock is one of the most recognizable genres of music, with countless albums and songs that have made it into the Billboard charts over the years.
But with so many bands and artists using their own songs for their music videos, the songs have changed.
Rock’s sound is more cinematic, and the use of digital techniques like video editing have given bands and songwriters more freedom to do things like sound design and video production.4.
Rock Music is Changing the Way we Listen.
It’s not just a case of people discovering the music, either.
As a recent New York Times article noted, rock music has been growing in popularity over the past few years.
Artists are finding new ways to capture the same emotional response people feel when listening to their favorite songs.
This has been especially true of young fans, who have found it more enjoyable to listen to songs with catchy lyrics and catchy melodies than older fans who grew up with the genre.5.
Rock Is More Popular than Ever.
Rock music has exploded in popularity.
In 2016, there were 1.35 billion songs on Spotify, up from 903 million songs in 2016.
In 2017, Billboard reported that there were nearly 6 billion songs in iTunes.
These are all major milestones for the industry, which is poised to continue growing in the future.6.
Rock And Roll Is More Than Pop Music.
Rock songs are also known for being a part of popular culture, which explains why a lot of the same genres and songs are coming back in a big way.
Rock, pop, country, R&B, pop and even hip-hop have all found their way back into pop and hip-rock’s charts over time.
This trend is especially noticeable in 2018, with the popularity of “Hangover,” “Bad Romance” and other pop songs on the charts and the emergence of pop-punk bands like “Nirvana” and “The Smashing Pumpkins.”7.
Rock Isn’t the Same Thing As Pop Music And It’s Changing.
The “Pop” and the “Rock” are two different things, and while pop is the dominant sound in the world today, rock is more than just pop.
Rock can have more than one sound, and it’s becoming increasingly popular.8.
Rock Has More Diversity.
It may seem like the biggest change of all is the inclusion of hip- and R&-hop artists in the charts, but it’s not.
Hip-hop has long been a huge part of rock music, but this trend is growing.
While pop artists often play the same instrument, it’s hip- or R&, artists who take a different approach.
The Roots, the Beatles, the Foo Fighters and the Stone Roses are just a few of the artists to be featured on a variety of artists’ albums.9.
Rock Can Have More Diversity Than Pop.
Rock has always been a place for musicians of all types, but with the rise of the modern-day pop era, the musicians are also finding new musical styles that they can bring to the forefront.
Artists like Metallica and the Foo Machines are doing just that, creating a sound that is as hip-and-rap as rock.10.
Rock Songwriters Have More Control.
Rock songwriters are also more powerful and influential than ever.
There are plenty of examples of rock songwriters creating their own unique sound, but there are also a few that are considered pioneers.
The Rolling Stones’ John Lydon and the Byrds’ David Crosby have gone on to become a lot more successful musicians than many people realize.
The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and the Talking Heads’ Dark Side of the Moon have become huge hits in their own right, and both bands were able to capitalize on their success by creating a bigger, more ambitious sound.11.
Rock Songs Are More Common Than Pop Songs