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    why don't musicians use music to talk about struggles that people face in their lives around the world
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    Spend an hour listening to Cannibal Corpse, love doesn't feature too much in their lyrics. You'll feel much better afterwards, honest :ninja:
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    Every song isn't about love.
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    its what all the 12 year olds think they are in currently and need music to reflect their deep feelings.
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    loove makes the world go round
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    If you're talking about songs on the raido - they're not about love, they're about lust.
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    (Original post by KorbenDallas)
    Every song isn't about love.
    *Not every song is about love
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    Because so many people want it
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    Not every song is but it features as a theme more than a lot of other possibilities because many songwriters write based on their emotions and love is a strong emotion that a large number of people can relate to.
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    I find that most songs in the charts now seem to be about sex, rather than love.
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    Love songs are commercial?
    Listening to music makes me think of people i know so its only logical for songwriters to write about what they know, have experienced, for a lot of people the creative process is way of venting emotions. Doesn't everyone have a few songs that they turn up very loud when they're really angry or upset or completely elated :P
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    This is why i prefer music without lyrics.
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    (Original post by inadilemma)
    I find that most songs in the charts now seem to be about sex, rather than love.
    (Original post by Steezy)
    If you're talking about songs on the raido - they're not about love, they're about lust.
    why don't musicians use music to talk about struggles that people face everyday.

    (Original post by kezzida)
    Because so many people want it
    i don't think so some people just enjoy being loners..sad i know
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    (Original post by kingsarecool)
    why don't musicians use music to talk about struggles that people face everyday.
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    I'm pretty sure this isn't about love.............
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    (Original post by kingsarecool)
    why don't musicians use music to talk about struggles that people face everyday.
    Some songs are about everday struggles. Or about losing someone. Or about world problems. Fact is, for most people, love is a huge thing and definitely a worthy topic for a song.
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    There are plenty of musicians who sing about everyday struggles among other things!

    E.g.


    ..Political, you see.

    Songs about love are popular because that's one of the strongest emotions you can feel, something that most people can relate to, and therefore an interesting thing to write about. Love songs tend to sell well too.
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    (Original post by kingsarecool)
    why don't musicians use music to talk about struggles that people face everyday.
    Like love?
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    (Original post by kingsarecool)
    why don't musicians use music to talk about struggles that people face in their lives around the world


    Most rap artists rap about the troubles they've had or face.
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    In terms of commercial success, love songs are generally great for capturing the hearts of the public. Even if it's written terribly, it's something that a lot of people can relate to. Similarly, songs about "the club" are popular too, but more because it's something to get people in a good mood.

    For some reason, when I try to think of songs I listen to that aren't about love, I end up with "Nan, You're A Window Shopper" by Lily Allen O_o

    There's plenty of good songs not about love though, it's just that love is a universal subject. Looking at my Top 50 songs on iTunes that aren't about partying or love, there's topics such as rough urban areas, trying to make a change in life, satire involving the lack of originality in how teen girls act, and for some reason a song about a neighbourhood slag. However, a lot of my songs are about love or partying, and it's weird how these subjects are ones that pop up so often in music.

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