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100 of the Best Pop Songs of All Time
What makes a great song? Melody, mood, lyric? Energy, production, arrangement? Musicianship, lack of musicianship? Empathy, wit, ego, insight, craftsmanship? Or do we love a particular song because it reminds us so vividly of past holidays, parties, friendships and relationships, terrific and sad times alike? In signing off on this list, I feel as if I'm leaving for a trip having spent three minutes packing.
What makes a pop song a classic? A catchy melody, for sure. A beat that makes you want to move. Lyrics that speak to your heart and head. And a voice that catches your ear and holds your attention. The best pop songs contain all of these elements and more. Scientists at the University of London who have studied the psychology of pop music have identified three elements that make a song grab your attention:.
Spec An albums list lets you edit the descriptions so it had to be done. Crimson Death Love is all you need. But the lyrics themselves sound like they belong on a 14 year old girl's Facebook status. Some of the others on the top 10 are pretty good though.
Whether it's an upbeat track that makes you want to get up and dance or a heartfelt ballad that brings a tear to your eye, there's no doubt that music is pretty powerful.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
Or that is at least the case when they transcend mere bubble-gum and strain for grandeur. Here, then, is a thoroughly unscientific but completely from the heart list of the greatest lyrics ever. They run from the clever to the overblown, the gritty to the gaudy. What they all have in common is the ability to make you stop dead in your tracks and feel as if your world has briefly been tipped head over heels. Yet their slower songs have become unjustly obscured as the decades have rolled by. Six months later, Cobain would take his own life.