What Songwriters Can Learn From Annoying Pop Music

Is pop music getting more annoying?

Your answer to this question may be a resounding, non-hesitating, “Yes!” And I’m with you. Pop music nowadays can be really repetitive, uninteresting, and just irritating.

But even though it feels like pop music is more annoying than it used to be, is that actually true? And can the rest of us learn something from pop music?

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Dancing Is In Our Blood

My baby starts dancing the second she hears music. No one taught her this. She did this before seeing her parents dance.

A study from 2010 says that babies’ dance moves are probably instinctive. The researchers said that this ability for babies to dance to beats and music “…may operate from an early age in almost automatic ways.”

We have shown that human infants spontaneously display rhythmic motion of their bodies to music,” they concluded.

But why? Why does this happen?

“One possibility is that the involved brain mechanism was a target of natural selection for music,” they said. “Another is that it evolved for some other function that just happens to be relevant for music processing.”

So, we don’t exactly know why.

But the point is, we’re all instinctive dancers. Whether you’re Usher or Napoleon Dynamite, Beyonce or Elaine Benes, dancing is actually ingrained in your DNA.

So to answer your question, Brandon Flowers, we are in fact dancer.