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Official Singles Chart on 19/2/2016

19 February 2016 - 25 February 2016

The Official UK Singles Chart reflects the UK’s biggest songs of the week, based on audio and video streams, downloads, CDs and vinyl, compiled by the Official Charts Company. The UK Top 40 is broadcast on BBC Radio 1 and MTV, the Top 100 is published exclusively on OfficialCharts.com. View the biggest songs of 2023.

 

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Faisz

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Something in the way you move by Ellie Goulding was ranked on Billboard, but not in here :-(

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Alex Scott

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The problem is streaming. It's ridiculous to count streamed songs in the charts. It's the equivalent of buying a record and then every time you play it at home it gets counted for the charts. The charts should be based on pure sales only.

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Pete Seaton

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Rick Wakeman's Life on mars CD Single is No.1 in the Tesco Budget CD chart !!!!!!!!!! got mine today.

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Erica Band

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Carl Mefkintallica Foxall

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Great 2 see Viola Beach in the top 15 Shame tho that the band had 2 die 2 get a hit

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I Am A Stegosaurus

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That's true.

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Paul Anthony Searle

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Fetty Fetty Wap !

Anyone also think that Jason Derulo's ' Get Ugly ' has a repeated line in it that sounds like the name's of Simon Cowell's dogs Squiddily & Diddily ?

What happened to Rick Wakeman's ' Life On Mars' ? Simple it didn't sell or stream enough! Same goes for Gilbert O'Sullivan's comeback single ' No Way ' !!!

In fact out of last weeks NEW SINGLES RELEASES listings posted by OCC ........only 1 out of the 8 listed releases managed to chart .....that being Sia's - Cheap Thrills (Remix) .........I really don't know why they bother listing loads of new singles which clearly don't stand ANY chance of even entering the TOP 100.

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I Am A Stegosaurus

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You have a good pint for the last bit.

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I Am A Stegosaurus

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Haha what TF *good point

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etin

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Lukas Graham looks new gotye

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Painmix King

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We won't be hearing any more from him then :-)

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Simeon Davenport

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Okay, future teller.

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Painmix King

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It was what is called a "Tongue in cheek comment" duh!

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etin

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It must be recurrents chart.

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Pekka Sahlberg

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Where is BEYONCE "FORMATION"? Not on any chart? Is it not for downloading or on sale? Strange! ( like Steve from VISAGE )

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Simeon Davenport

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It's only on Tidal. I've gone into rants before about how much I hate Tidal, but to summarize: Artists like Jay-Z, Beyonce, Kanye West, Rihanna and a few others have decided to make some of their songs/music videos/albums Tidal-exclusive. They're not on Spotify, Vevo, or anywhere else. Upload it to YouTube unofficially, and watch it get taken down within a day. Problem is, it's paid. It's $20 a month. You get a 30-day free trial, and then you have to pay which most people are not willing to do. So don't expect "Formation" to ever break the chart until (unless) it's available for sale or other streaming services which I doubt it ever will be.

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ANTHONY

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as far as the top 100 goes its mostly made up of r&b /rap cloned real music isnt found in the charts anymore

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Simeon Davenport

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"Real music?" Um... everything in the chart is "real music!"

mu·sic

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vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion.

Yeah... I'm pretty sure everything in the chart fits that definition. Whether it's Led Zeppelin or Katy Perry, One Direction or Slipknot, it's all music! People who call something not "real music" are people who don't know the difference between an opinion and a fact or are in denial.

Tell me, Anthony, if what's in the chart is not music, what is it then? What is it properly classified as?

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Андрей Вагин

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I agree with Anthony. Maybe "real music" is not the correct word, but I see what he means. Nowadays the Single Charts reflects only the taste of teenagers. Generally, people who over 20 can't find their favourite artists in the Charts. There are lot of good guitar rock around these days (Arctic Monkeys, Suede, Jack White and his side projects, Courtney Barnett, Savages, Demob Happy, Tame Impala, Deerhunter and etc.) which fail to make the Chart. I think it's because people who over 20 do not buy/ download singles.

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chartwatcher

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Ellie Goulding's Army is climbing surprisingly slowly and has fallen back four places this week, Charlie Puth's One Call Away seems to have underperformed a bit more than it should and doesn't seem likely to enter the top twenty as it is falling back, perhaps a lack of airplay, Zayn still holding strong with Pillowtalk which is holding number 2 firmly and was suprisingly knocked back to it by 7 Years which has had another week at number 1, little mixes collaboration with Jason Derulo is doing well it is likely to crack the top 5, Coldplay's Hymn for the weekend just entered the top 20 and climbing due to recent airplay, but still no entrance from Fleur East's More And More probably waiting for the sales to build up so they she can get a good chart debut, Zara Larsson's lush life has just entered the top 10 and should continue and do well, One direction's history just leaving the top ten, and rihanna's Work just entering the top 3 where it will most likely stay due to the song's in front of it though i think Work can take 7 years and get to number 2 let's see shall we.

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Scott Harris

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"7 Years" is a pretty forgettable song. I'm confused to how it got this much success which it didn't deserve.

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TheInkAndThePaper

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Every time it comes on the radio i have to switch channels.

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Painmix King

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Well a lot of people obviously disagree with your opinion

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I Am A Stegosaurus

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I'm not one of them

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I Am A Stegosaurus

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Heh, me too

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theboy

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ZAYN SHOULD BE Nº1 AGAIN!!

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Stewart Green

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What happened to the Rick Wakeman single tribute to Bowie

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Richard Stegman Jr.

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The Lukas Graham song is also doing quite well here is the US. It's at #35,also in its fourth week on the Billboard Hot 100. "Work" is #4 here. Shawn Mendes peaked at that same spot. Zayn's song dropped hard from its #1 debut last week to #7 this week. Most were from downloads but radio is picking it up slowly.

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Sim

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Stitches peaked at #4 in the USA not #5. 7 Years is also now at #20.

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Paul Mount

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And what exactly is a "Fetty Wap"???

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TheInkAndThePaper

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A mumbling, incoherent idiot.

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I Am A Stegosaurus

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HAHA 'what's A Fetty Wap'

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I Am A Stegosaurus

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That just about sums that cyclops up.

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Paul Mount

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Something urgently needs to be done about the charts now, they are utterly lifeless. No song should be in the charts for 70 weeks yet we have several here and many which have been around for a year. The Top 40 is virtually motionless. Where are the new releases, the new entries, where are the proper pop stars?? It's shameful.

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Painmix King

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Yes, take away the tragedy that happened to Viola Beach, and you're left with only 3 new entries in the entire Top 100

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garry

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Maybe the charts are more accurate now they aren't manipulated by record company release dates. Maybe number ones from the nineties which only spent four weeks in the chart weren't really popular.

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Dean Ingham

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they were popular but newer songs were more popular the charts are now dominated by streaming

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Simeon Davenport

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It's like this because a lot of people are buying/streaming outdated songs. But there isn't anything the OCC can do. This isn't their fault. It's the public's fault. They're the ones buying/streaming the songs. Go blame them if you must. The OCC can't do anything about this, sorry.

Also, what are "proper pop stars?"

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akiue

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then yell at the british music consumers for consuming old songs, lol.

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TheInkAndThePaper

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Proper pop stars are those who possess and exude star quality and have an identifiable and unique quality about them. Today we have....errr.....Ed Sheeran.

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Painmix King

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I agree that the 90's charts were a farce. Problem then was that songs were played on the radio for weeks bfore they were actually released, so when they did become available everyone rushed out to buy them and so in most cases the chart entry position was also the peak position as they just fell down the charts then, and when the songs started falling the radio stations stopped playing them. So in fact you had a complete opposite to what the charts are in now. Some songs would enter at No.1 but only stay in the Top 75 for about 6 weeks

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Simeon Davenport

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What is "star quality?" And what is an "identifiable and unique quality?" Absolutely nothing defines either of those terms, and it's just another term nostalgic parents use to describe how great the music of their childhood was.

Keep in mind that just because you might not like this kind of music, lots of people do and forcing your opinion on others is rude and pretentious. Let people listen to whatever they want. No music is inferior to any other type and people who think otherwise are people who can't tell the difference between an opinion and a fact.

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I Am A Stegosaurus

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Are you saying Ed Sheeran is bad?

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drew

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all you do is force your opinion on people,makes you rude and pretentious

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Gore Nagy

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I think 90's charts mirrored the exciting British music scene. There were plenty of alternative tracks tumbling down quickly but listeners had a fairly faithful picture of what was going on in the music scene. Plenty of talented artists and bands came under the spotlight, now they are kept out of it what is a major cultural loss. Besides, the big hits of the 90's stayed fairly long (10-15 weeks), so we can still easily recall them.

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Simeon Davenport

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I'm not forcing my opinion on anyone. I'm merely saying others shouldn't and that pretentious meaningless terms like "star quality" are stupid.

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garry

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Maybe an idea would be to move tracks older than say 26 weeks to a recurrent chart....

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drew

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once again you prove my point

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drew

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the chart is full of meaningless rubbish,every view has as much right to be aired as yours.the chart is full of so and so ft so and so and the rubbish churned out yby bieber and t.he like. s

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Simeon Davenport

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Yes, your view does have the right to be viewed as much as mine, but you're being a little disrespectful to others' opinions. Calling music others like "rubbish" is rude and it's almost like you will refuse to accept people who do like it. State your opinion, but do so in mind that others have other opinions and might disagree. Instead of calling it "meaningless rubbish," I'd rather you say, "bad music I don't enjoy."

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Sim

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But if a song lasted that long in the top 100 of iTunes, wouldn't that be unfair?

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Josh Dransfield

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Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Adele, Emeli Sande, James Bay, Olly Murs and Years and Years are pretty good examples. Also gotta mention that Coldplay are still here.

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Blank

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They can. Since you've posted they've introduced ACR to artificially speed the chart up, limited the number of songs an artist can chart. Something not yet introduced but could be, is the discounting of records played from automated playlists (e.g. Spotify top 40). They *way* music is consumed is to 'blame' as much as *what* is consumed.

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PeteFromLeeds

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It will be interesting to see where Viola Beach are next week, I hope they will at least stay in the Top 100

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TheInkAndThePaper

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Oh god i hope not. They sound like they're trying to be Arctic Monkeys circa-2006 except with none of the lyrical skill. Unlistenable indie landfill garbage.

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David Holdstock

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The Viola Beach single is actually a very well structured song.
It could also work as a pop single. It is more than "listenable," it's good.
Today we are living in a depressing cultural wilderness. In the lifeless chart (clogged full of irritating, meaningless rubbish,) VB are just about the only bright spot. They belong to a different age... a better one.

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David Holdstock

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Make sure you buy their singles; they actually have two in the top 100.

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I Am A Stegosaurus

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I only just noticed.

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Simeon Davenport

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"Clogged full of irritating, meaningless rubbish,"

Oh, yes, because I'm sure ALL music that YOU LIKE has lots of meaning, and according to your definition, any music without "meaning" is intrinsically bad, right?

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David Holdstock

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Exactly. i couldn't have put it better myself.

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Simeon Davenport

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Are you being sarcastic or serious? I can't tell.

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David Holdstock

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We are living at the end of music. How can acts as pointless as Justin Bieber and One Direction be in the charts for so long?
Britain reached its cultural and creative height in 1981/82.
Music had become just mildly interesting by the mid 90's.
However by 2006 it was so bad that Top of The Pops (which was supposed to showcase what was selling) had to finish after 42 years.
Today's music is overwhelmingly bewildering and depressing.

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Simeon Davenport

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"The end of music." No, I'm pretty sure music is going to be around as long as humans are. It was around long before you were born and it will be around long after you're dead. Just because you don't like Justin Bieber and One Direction doesn't mean all music will cease to exist--that's stupid. Your opinion does not define everyone else's. If you don't like it, here's a solution: Turn it off!

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drew

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is that you forcing your opinion on everyone again? you really do think your opinion matters to evervone,you are very arrogant simon.

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Simeon Davenport

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Everyone's opinion should matter. Not just mine and not just yours.

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David Holdstock

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I should have said we are at the end of DECENTmusic.
Sadly, for you Simeon, the bottom line is
you were just born too late.

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Simeon Davenport

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Yeah, because "decent music" is another idiotic term nostalgic parents are using to describe how AMAZING the music of their time was!

Have you ever stopped to consider that you love the music of your childhood so much because, hmm, I don't know, YOU GREW UP WITH IT? Because you grew up with that music, you're more used to it and you love it so much. You're not as used to today's music so you don't like today's music so you hate it. Have you ever noticed EVERY generation says the same thing about their children's music?

In the 50's, parents said "Elvis is terrible! He's the devil! He's ruining our children!"
Their kids grew up to be parents of the 80's who said "This rock is terrible! Why can't these posers like Bon Jovi sing about something meaningful like artists did when I was your age??"
THEIR kids grew up to be parents of today who are now saying, "This dubstep is terrible! It's not even real music! Real music isn't made by computers!!!"
Seeing the pattern? You'd think after this many generations we'd get the pattern, but we don't.

There is no such thing as "decent music." There is only such a thing as "good music" and "bad music" which is subjective. Despite how much you may hate today's music, it up because it's not going away anytime soon.

Also, the "you were born too late" statement is another idiotic phrase nostalgic parents say to their children.

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Simeon Davenport

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Here's a list of idiotic meaningless term nostalgic parents use to describe how AMAZING the music of their time was and how TERRIBLE modern music is to their children:

Real music
True music
Music with "heart"
Music with "soul"
Music with "feeling"
Decent music (The term you used)
Actual music
Music that isn't just meant "for money" (Because ALL MUSIC is meant for money technically!)
Music that involves instruments

Not real music
Autotuned
Music without instruments (computers which are technically an instrument since they have the ability to create music)
"You were born too late"
"You have no taste in real music"
"Music for " (Because certain music should only be enjoyed by male homosexuals say many metalheads!"
"My opinion is better than yours, so accept yours is wrong and start having mine because the whole world revolves around me!"