Post by Ken Blake Post by Lewis
She is fantastic, as is Pink.
I've never heard, or even heard of, Pink before this thread.
I am not at all surprised, based on previous posts about music. I would
be much more surprised if you knew who she was, or any popular musician
in this century.
Here are a few of the top performing singles of the last 20 years:
The Weeknd, Blinding Lights
Ed Sheeran, Shape Of You
Billie Eilish, Bad Guy
Nickelback, How You Remind Me
Usher, Lil' Jon & Ludacris, Yeah!
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, Despacito
Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus, Old Town Road
Mary J Blige, Family Affair
Lifehouse, Hanging By A Moment
The Black Eyed Peas, I Gotta Feeling
Alicia Keys, Fallin'
Three Doors Down, Kryptonite
Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars, Uptown Funk
Snow Patrol, Chasing Cars
Eminem, Lose Yourself
Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth, See You Again
Ja Rule & Ashanti, Always On Time
Akon, Smack That
Sonique, It Feels So Good
In case it is not clear, it is artist, then song. I'll not pretend I've
heard of all of them, but nearly all I've at least heard of.
Post by Ken Blake
As far as I'm concerned, Lady Gaga is far from fantastic. She is much
better than the average popular singer, but still a long way from fantastic.
Yes, but you've expressed your disdain for any popular music, so...
I am able to appreciate the talent of artists even if I do not like
their art, well at least sometimes, and I always try to make an effort
to see what there is there. I learned my lesson of being too dismissive
of things I didn’t like as being not-good.
For example, the first time I heard of Taylor Swift she was still a kid
singing country music and I mostly dislike country music as a genre with
very few exceptions, She was not an exception, and I did not like her
country albums. But I could certainly see she was immensely talented
Or, elsethread, Whitney Houston who in my opinion had an absolutely
fantastic voice that she used almost entirely to sing crappy music. The
fact that I don't like her music doesn't take away from the fact she was
And there's a lot of good country music, and good artist in that genre,
and yet I don't like much of any of it at all.
If you cannot appreciate the quality of Lady Gaga's singing, then I am
very sorry because you are missing out on someone with a pretty amazing
I had a co-worker/friend back in the 90s who had a disdain for most
music similar to yours. He didn't listen to anything at all that was
popular and listened mostly only to jazz singers and blues. I tried to
get him to appreciate some other music, to no avail.
So one day I put on a CD of Pat Benatar's True Love (evidently it's
genre is "Jump Blues" which is a new term for me) and hit play on
track #2, "Paying the cost to be the boss". He was blown away and wanted
to know immediately who the singer was, but I made him sit through three
more tracks before telling him.
(Pat Benatar is mostly known as a solo act rock singer from the 80s)
A man flies a plane onto the World Trade Center
(Escape From New York)