A new report says that popular music is dominated by synthesizers & sex.
According to industry analysts Hit Songs Decontructed,
- 79% of top 10 pop hits used a synthesizer as the song’s primary instrument.
- 88% of Top 10 songs used ‘electric-based instrumentation’.
- “Hooking up” is the most popular topic so far in 2011 in 38% of hit songs.
- This is followed by “inspirational” songs, which have account for 25% of the Top 10 in the second quarter of 2011, “partying/clubbing” (21%) and “love/relationships” at 17%.
What do you think about this trend? Is it time for more synth songs about alienation and driving in cars?
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