journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0305735617748205

Jan 23, 2018 ... The themes and references in popular music lyrics matter for at least two reasons . ... analyzed the top-40 Billboard hits from 1980 to 1990 and found that, ... more present in male artists' lyrics and in those of non-White artists.

theculturetrip.com/north-america/usa/new-york/articles/10-songs-that-capture-nyc-in-the-1980s

Mar 19, 2018 ... New York City in the 1980s was embellished with infinite glamour and variety, so listen back and soak up those beats. ... Sometimes the classic music of that decade sounds dated, but it's an ..... 'New York's alright/If you like art and jazz/… ... It's a bittersweet love song with simple yet sentimental lyrics.

blog.sonicbids.com/what-kind-of-impact-does-our-music-really-make-on-society

Aug 24, 2015 ... Have you ever considered the three huge ways music impacts society? ... because I didn't know all the lyrics, and I'm aspiring to be a pop artist.

www.bbc.co.uk/music/articles/2d67dd79-7603-46ef-ba55-b46cd2884f8b

Mar 3, 2017 ... The nonsense syllables and made-up languages that allow some songs to speak directly to our emotions.

www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-43547436

Mar 28, 2018 ... But there are plenty of examples of mainstream artists turning their faith into great pop ... One of the most insistent riffs in rock is married to a lyric about a ... Got The Love in the 1980s after turning her back on secular music and ...

www.nytimes.com/1990/07/17/arts/2-families-sue-heavy-metal-band-as-having-driven-sons-to-suicide.html

Jul 17, 1990 ... The song, whose lyrics were written by Judas Priest's lead singer, Rob Halford, include the lines: ''Keep the world with all its sin /It's not fit for ...

www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Pop_music

Dec 28, 2012 ... Pop song lyrics are often emotional, relating to love or dancing. .... Early Western Pop music artists include Tommy Steele, Marty Wilde, Bing ..... Following the MTV music video "explosion" in the 1980s, pop music became ...

www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2018/04/12/20-politically-incorrect-songs-thatd-wildly-controversial-today/465246002

Apr 12, 2018 ... Choice lyric: “There was funky Billy Chin and little Sammy Chung / He said ... Why it wouldn't fly today: Perhaps the song was just trying to celebrate the ancient art of kung fu. ..... Song:Turning Japanese by The Vapors, 1980.

www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/8097618/80s-best-meme-songs-toto-africa

Feb 1, 2018 ... Here are 10 of the decade's most meme-able songs, and five more that could ... of early-'80s pop-rock: vaguely foreboding lyrics, chilly production and a ... George Michael proved his worth as a bankable solo artist by striking ...