5 Tackiest Music Clichés Everyone Is Fed Up Of Hearing
Let it be through the overblown levels of emotion or dreaded auto tunes, artists use every possible trick to make us love their music. When obnoxious, silly music choruses like “Ooh la la” makes us dance, cry, or scream, it becomes the trend for the songwriters and singers to follow. Call it inspiration or lineage, but it works.
But sometimes these stale traits becomes too much that it starts sounding loathsome and boring. Some meaningless clichés become a part of music just because it happens to rhyme.
Here are such 5 tackiest music clichés everyone is fedup of hearing.
The Weed Trend
Well, we know that weed is essentially legal in a lot of states. But that does not mean you have to brag about how often you smoke in every song. Rapping about rolling up is the biggest clichés now. Remember the rap by Cypress Hill about how they were not into cops trying to grab crops and showing a bit of rebelliousness while rapping about weed.
We get it you smoke for fun, but it is more boring and uncool than you'd expect. This is something you hear in almost every rap. So, give us a break, even weed is getting sick of this.
The Croaky Noise
You may have heard that croaky noise which sounds as if the scooter motor of your voice is switched off. Such vocal fry is quite in trend these days. Perhaps, it has some greater impact on the way people sing.
If you have heard Britney Spears, you will know what we are talking about. Some have a natural grain to them but those who attempt to convey such a high state of emotion, it makes their voice croaky as if it is being torn apart by raw feeling.
The Name of the Artist At The Beginning
Jason Derulo is the first name that comes to the mind of the vast majority of people when it comes to this cliché. Derulo drops his name before his songs. Call it a trend or ritual; we couldn’t find any reason for the existence of such cliché.
If you are listening to a song, you know who the artist is, right? And even if it is on the radio, we guess, there's a reason for the existence of radio presenters. It is just obnoxious and irritating to hear the name every time you play the track.
Another cliché that has become a regime for almost every concert is the fake exit. When Phoenix pretended to leave the stage without playing “Lisztomania,” and wanted the audience to believe it.
Seriously? There are many such instances when the artists try to fool down the crowd by leaving the concert without playing the music.
Every band out there walks offstage into darkness and pretends to end the performances only to make the crowd plead for an encore.
A few minutes later they appease the audience by re-emerging and playing the hit. We wonder why they just don’t spare us the begging and utilize the time with another song.
Oddball rap interludes
Oddball rap is not something new; it’s originated during the birth of hip-hop. Remember Blondie’s 1981 hit “Rapture”? When rap introduced into mainstream culture, bands like Aerosmith teamed up with Run-D.M.C. Twee pop band Maroon 5’s “Payphone” featuring Wiz Khalifa is another cringe-worthy instance of such collaboration.
These were some of the biggest music clichés everyone is tired of hearing. In this era of royalty free music where dozens of songs hit the internet every day, finding a song that touches the heart seems like a hard feat. If you want to enjoy some exclusive collection of royalty free music free of charge, many free websites are there to help.
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