Making Pop Music (more) Musical
The President of Pop
Came to Earth
On a dove-fueled blue balloon
With magical music
And weirdly weird words
That will blow your mind to the moon
Come along sing along
To this weird worded song
With a melody better than Beatles
If a flower it would smell like rose...peetles!
Hey, you try to rhyme “Beatles”, smartass. :D
What is Pop Music?
By Pop Music's Official Editorial Board
Music pops into The President of Pop's head all the time, as if from a heavenly realm. That makes him, according PopMusic.com's proprietary Pop-O-Meter, Pop Music's President, "The President of Pop". But does "The President of Pop" mean the president of pop music?
Here we have to put on our thinking caps, so pull up a chair, and set a spell. It depends upon what you mean by "pop music". Once upon a time, in the dim recesses of the recent past, "pop music" meant music that was popular. We've been told it was kind of cool back then. Louis Armstrong was pop music, The Beatles were pop music, Jimi Hendrix was pop music.
Now the phrase ("pop music") is used to mean a sub genre of a sub-genre. Basically, lifeless soul-less music made in small rooms in Los Angeles with foam covered walls, where people push buttons to call up clichés from a vast computer database, and some chick with a lot of Instagram followers sings some sh** which gets edited to hell.
Once upon a time (so we've been told) Jimi-goddamned-Hendrix was pop music.
So, it is in THIS context that The President of Pop is the president of pop music. His music is made with horns, drums, computers, and even aeroplanes, as he jets around the world from Soweto in South Africa to the rice fields of Japan, collaborating with the best musicians in the universe.
So there. Eat that, Google algorithm.