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80’s Music: The Music of the People

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The other day, one of my friends and I were walking through Wal-Mart in the small town in which we reside when we heard a pop tune from the 80’s playing over the radio…my friend said “Gah! Why are the playing this?!?” To which I responded that it is the music of the people…Some people my be out there shaking their heads and judging me based upon my idea. However, there is definite logic behind it.

— Music that is played in consumer based industries is chosen because it is what appeals to the people who have the best jobs and therefore the most money at that given time. Right now, people who grew up with 80’s music happen to be the ones with the power which leads to more 80’s power pop and rock being played on store radios.

–Think about it. When you were a child (if you have been one of the people that were in the chain store generation), didn’t the music played on the overhead radios reflect the mass consumer of the time. I know from my experience it certainly did. My mother (who I went shopping with frequently) was a person who grew up with the music of the 60’s and 70’s. This is the music that was played over the store radio.

Think about this the next time you’re in a store. I know that I do…whether the store be Tiffany’s, Kroger, or Ray’s Pizza, they are trying to target specific audiences with their musical choices. Trying to make you feel at ease so that you will buy their product.

Written by uncannynerdyguy

March 13, 2010 at 10:10 pm

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  1. Oh, so you had a “the music of the people” conversation with someone else??


    March 21, 2010 at 10:53 pm

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