WTF happened to pop music?

MTV Video Music Award performances from 1990:

Janet Jackson "Black Cat"
Motley Crue "Don't Go Away Mad"
MC Hammer "U Can't Touch This"
INXS "Suicide Blonde"
Sinéad O'Connor "Nothing Compares 2 U"
New Edition f/ Bobby Brown "Poison" / "Tap Into My Heart" / "Rub You The Right Way" / "Sensitivity" / "If It Isn't Love" / "Mr. Telephone Man" / "Can You Stand The Rain"
Faith No More "Epic"
Phil Collins "Sussudio"
2 Live Crew "Banned in the USA"
World Party "Put The Message In The Box"
Aerosmith "Love in a Elevator"
Madonna "Vogue"

and then in 2010

Nicki Minaj - "Your Love/Check It Out"
Eminem - "Not Afraid/Love the Way You Lie"
Justin Bieber - "U Smile/Baby/Somebody To Love - Medley"
Usher - "DJ Got Us Fallin In Love/ OMG - Medley"
Travie McCoy - "Billionaire"
Florence and the Machine - "Dog Days Are Over"
Taylor Swift - "Innocent"
Jason Derulo - "Ridin' Slow"
Drake - "Fancy"
B.o.B - "Nothin' On You/ Airplanes/ The Only Exception - Medley"
Robyn - "Dancing On My Own"
Linkin Park - "The Catalyst"
Kanye West - "Runaway"


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

should I feel sickened? I should! or should I? I should! Generation-toppleovers are a decade of erasures now and even less then, which is today and tomorrow that never was. The has beens of before time eluded to the tit of beyond death and hair loss and pimples stand for the great divide within bubble 'Days of Our Lives'

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Anonymous said...

They are both torrid examples of shitty music, its like going to macdonalds for a top ten of best 90's food bleauh...

dominic said...

i know which show I'd rather see

Anonymous said...

You got old, that's what happened.

Anonymous said...

So you are using a show featuring performances by Motley Crue, MC Hammer, Phil Collins, & Aerosmith to demonstrate how far pop music has fallen these days?!? Whatever, dude.