Updated: Aug 14
Is it just me or have all of you observed the change in lyrics throughout the decades? Don't you think they used to be so sober in the '80s compared to now? Don't get me wrong but, they used to be so affectionate and tender, on the other hand nowadays it is just straight-up blasphemy. Let's look at an example, shall we? the song-put your head on my shoulder' by Paul Anka was recorded originally in 1958. The lyrics were absolutely cordial, phrases like "hold me in your arms" and "a kiss goodnight" were used. Isn't that just enthralling? Now looking at misogynistic lyrics in songs, most of the raps have made this list. These songs are not only objectifying women but are also belittling women. Don't you think it's high time for a change? It's time to go back to the old ways where everyone was not only respected but also admired.
This being said, a lot of female singers as well as men are breaking this vicious cycle. Singers like Lizzo, Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, Beyonce, Ariana Grande and so many more are making so much difference in the music industry. We need many more feminists, lgbtq+ activists, and racial empowering singers. Everything takes time and I'm glad to say we're on the right track with all of this. It's good to know people these days stand up for themselves and if not, have people who stand up on their behalf. Songs like these have a positive impact on society and reach out to many unassertive individuals.
Music has a very optimistic role in our life. So it is imperative to listen to the right kind of music.