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Kids are listening to their parents. Their parent's music that is.

   Full story is at USA Today. Article was posted on March 30 by ChuckyG

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Deuce - March 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Hey... that sounds like me. Just goes to show that kids are slowly but surely getting smarter. I WORSHIP VAN HALEN! DOWN WITH SIMPLE PLAN!
Mack the Knife - March 30, 2004 - Report this comment
I grew up on my parents music! The Beatles, (all time favorite) Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, Steely Dan, The Temptations, Louis Armstrong, and more! I still like bands like Incubus, Good Charolette, Jet, Linkin Park, and Green Day!
Jonathan C. - March 31, 2004 - Report this comment
There MAY BE hope for the next generation yet.
Jack Wilson - April 01, 2004 - Report this comment
My parents' music are what I mostly listen to LOL
The Thought Police - April 01, 2004 - Report this comment
If you take into consideration that for the last 15 years ,so-called new artists have been sampling,re-mixing,and covering other(good)artists hits and coming up with no good original material of their own,I think it is safe to say that kids today are listening to their parent music(only half of them aren't even aware of it ,yet!) Question,does Alien Ant Farm qualify as a"one-hit wonder" even if they used someono elses hit?
Regos the Sane - April 01, 2004 - Report this comment
The problem with a lot of modern bands is that they haven't gotten over grunge. They try to copy bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam and they suck at it, and it just ends up sounding crap, not depressing, just crap. I like some modern bands, but my all time favourite song (recorded seven years before I was born) is Khe Sanh. All new bands should be forced to see a Cold Chisel show to find out how to play a concert.
Your Worst Nightmare - April 01, 2004 - Report this comment
I'm 12, and I like oldies, such as "I Love Rock and Roll", and "Kung Fu Fighting". A lot of oldies songs are great!
Manda - April 01, 2004 - Report this comment
I love watching my parent's old movies like Singing In Rain and Sound of Music and Oklahoma. There so good. There better than the stupid movies they make now. Actors could do alot more back then. They could sing and dance and act all together.
HeyHey - April 01, 2004 - Report this comment
The problem with teenagers and music today is that the music industry thinks they know what they want. I can only name about 5 albums from this millenium i have brought that have been worth listening to all the way through (White Stripes, Jet, Avril Lavigne, The Darkness, to name a few) and i think this is the reason why teens want this stuff. Maybe they are sick of having this niche-marketed Hilary Duff and Christina Aguilera thrust upon them. This Idol shows music, people think teens are buying them. They are not. It is really the parents.
The Thought Police - April 01, 2004 - Report this comment
I also like wactching the movies and music of my parents generation,too and that has left me wondering-how come no one can make really good musicals like they used to? Granted,I'll give them, "Chicago",but unless you count what Disney has done in animation from '89-'94(Little Mermaid to the Lion King),it's been a dry period for musicals.
Ravyn Rant - April 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Some years ago, my then teenage daughter asked if I would tape the older Weird Al stuff I had on vinyl...because her friends had never heard "Classic Al". Then she sang me a parody of a song from the Little Mermaid that she and a friend had written. It was obscene. I was so proud. (~sniffs, wipes away nostalgic tear~)
FlipTop - April 02, 2004 - Report this comment
I would agree with this. I'm eleven and I have a sudden urge to listen to led zepplin...... Anyway, all my other friends listen to Blink 182, and I have one thing to say. BLINK 182 SUCKS EGGS!
Megan S. - April 05, 2004 - Report this comment
I'm 14 and I like bands like The Clash, The Sex Pistols, The Doors, and The Kinks just to name a few. There music has so much more to offer than the plastic fake pop stars of today. There music matters unlike the songs today that are about oh I hate my life I want to die or I love you or some one who dosent feel the same way any more. There needs to be something new, something exciting . Are you takin over? Or are you takin orders? Are you goin backwards? Or are you goin forward? -The Clash, White Riot-
Your Worst Nightmare - April 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Did you, Megan, just say the Kinks? Ok, I never listened to them, but I listened to a parody of Lola, called "Yoda", by Weird Al. I looked up the lyrics to Lola, and they seemed kinda strange, seeing as it talked about a woman who talked like a man... The Kinks - Lola I met her in a club down in old Soho Where you drink champagne and it tastes just like cherry-cola [LP version: Coca-Cola] See-oh-el-aye cola She walked up to me and she asked me to dance I asked her her name and in a dark brown voice she said Lola El-oh-el-aye Lola la-la-la-la Lola Well I'm not the world's most physical guy But when she squeezed me tight she nearly broke my spine Oh my Lola la-la-la-la Lola Well I'm not dumb but I can't understand Why she walked like a woman and talked like a man Oh my Lola la-la-la-la Lola la-la-la-la Lola Well we drank champagne and danced all night Under electric candlelight She picked me up and sat me on her knee And said dear boy won't you come home with me Well I'm not the world's most passionate guy But when I looked in her eyes well I almost fell for my Lola La-la-la-la Lola la-la-la-la Lola Lola la-la-la-la Lola la-la-la-la Lola I pushed her away I walked to the door I fell to the floor I got down on my knees Then I looked at her and she at me Well that's the way that I want it to stay And I always want it to be that way for my Lola La-la-la-la Lola Girls will be boys and boys will be girls It's a mixed up muddled up shook up world except for Lola La-la-la-la Lola Well I left home just a week before And I'd never ever kissed a woman before But Lola smiled and took me by the hand And said dear boy I'm gonna make you a man Well I'm not the world's most masculine man But I know what I am and I'm glad I'm a man And so is Lola La-la-la-la Lola la-la-la-la Lola Lola la-la-la-la Lola la-la-la-la Lola
Megan S. - April 06, 2004 - Report this comment
Yup I said The Kinks, you should listen to them they are really good.
Your Worst Nightmare - April 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Ok, I'll listen for them on oldies stations. By the way, just so you know, I was using copy and paste when I gave out the full lyrics of that song. Wouldn't have enough time to type it all. :-)
Megan S. - April 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Oh ya I know, I wouldnt try to type them either
Your Worst Nightmare - April 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Anyway, before this news item, I thought I was the only 12 year old who liked songs like "Doo Wah Diddy", and "Love Potion #9". I listen to pop music too, on Radio Disney.
a - April 08, 2004 - Report this comment
I'm also 12 and I listen to 80's greats and originals like The Cure and Tears For Fears! Down with all this marketing and so called "new talent" farce! Roland Orzabal and Robert Smith are so 100,000,000% talent from the 80's! Hail to both Roland.O. and Robert.S.! I am with you so with ya Deuce!
Your Worst Nightmare - April 08, 2004 - Report this comment
I like "I Love Rock and Roll" a lot. That's from the 80's, right? Once I got "I Love Rock and Roll" and "I Like That Old Time Rock and Roll" mixed up, and it was kinda amusing. Just take those old records off the shelf... I love rock and roll! So put another dime in the jukebox, baby!...
The Thought Police - April 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Let's face it,the eighties rocked ,the nineties started the long,slow decline into the mass of mediocrity that is this decade.Consider this,during the early eighties Michael Jackson was the most popular celebrity in the world,his then-new video,"Thriller" would be playing in music store windows all over the city(I'm from New York myself) and people would gather from miles around to watch the greatest dancing ever set to to the one of the best songs that came out that year and just watch in total amazement of it all. That was Michael (then,but now--oh well nevermind!) When VH1 did the 100 Greatest songs of Rock,ever notice that only ONE song from the nineties made the list?(Smells like Teen Spirit) THAT should've been a wake-up call right there because that decades music didn't really begin to impress me until the Seal song came along(Kiss from a rose)followed by many one and two-hit wonders that only kept me mildly interested in todays music in general and then IT happened --the rise of the boy bands and the pop princesses!Take note-if you BB's and PP's can't stay interesting ,then just stay away and let people NOT recieving backing from Disney or American Idol have a shot at stardom! Until music becomes as good as it was during the eighties,I'll be listening to my eighties hits,watching my old videos,listening to stuff Motown put out from the 60's onward and turning to Empty-V whenever the next flash-in-the-pan ,one-hit wonder or novelty act decides to hold my attention for more than a few moments.
The Thought Police - April 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Oh yeah! That reminds me , the last song I remember really enjoying before 9/11 was the "Tell me "song (Drops of Jupiter).
Your Worst Nightmare - April 09, 2004 - Report this comment
From my 12 year old status, almost all I know is the 90's and 2000's. And you are right. All musicians are either boy bands, like Backstreet Middle Aged Men, and pop princesses, like Brittany Spears. More recent heirs to this culture are Dream Street and Hilary Duff. When will it end?!?
a - April 13, 2004 - Report this comment
At school I thought I was the only one who liked Tears For Fears and The Cure... but teachers like em' too!
Karina - March 04, 2005 - Report this comment
I agree. I'm 17 but I was never interested in what kids my own age listened to. When Hanson and the Spice Girls were popular when I was about 8 or 9 years old, I listened to my mom's Celine Dion stuff and my dad's 80s CDs. Now, I enjoy listening to Depeche Mode, the Pet Shop Boys, New Order, Erasure, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Miles Davis, Chris Isaak and Glenn Miller. One recent artist that I love is the Canadian crooner Michael Buble. He's sorta like Harry Connick Jr, Frank Sinatra, you get the idea. Although there are some good songs by The Beatles and REM, I don't seem to like rock, hiphop, r&b, rap, little kid's music (like Avril, Good Charlotte, Britney etc..) or country. I love 80s new wave, synthpop, smooth jazz, standards and jazz music, though.

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