The Beatles

No matter what the point they were trying to make, The Beatles always got it across. Whether it be for the social advancement or social regression of their population of followers.

The Beatles always seemed to be ahead of their time, whether it be about yellow submarines or becoming the egg man, they always succeeded in instilling hope in America that there is and will be a better tomorrow. The Beatles did not shy away from approaching the so called touchy subjects of the sixties not limited to but including; the Vietnam war, the rise of black power, the wide acceptance of drug use, fear of communism, the cold war … obviously they had their eggs in more then one basket.

When observing top 10 songs from when The Beatles were popular verse the top ten songs now, a sad conclusion is reached.

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In the year 1968, the top songs consist of politically charged, opinionated, controversial lyrics while the top 10 list from 2012 shows songs about giving people your number. And of course this:

…which in a way in a social commentary itself, but one that for the sake of the current human population I do not want to analyze.

Where have all the great artists like The Beatles gone? It is not as though there are no politically charged debates occurring in current events. Maybe it stems from the ever increasing purposeful ignorance of these problems. People don’t want to hear about problems anymore, they want to listen to fake and overdramatized relationships and love stories.

But as much as I complain, I can’t deny having hundreds of these meaningless songs on my playlists. Well I guess The Beatles were right.

You say you want a revolution,
Well you know,
We all want to change the world.

 

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