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August 10, 2009

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On the positive side, when they have children the only possible rebellion those children can have is to return to prudish values.

I hope!

"Music" if you can call it that, has really degraded into some really abusive stuff. I just hope the report I read about the music industry's demise in about ten years, comes to fruition.

LOL! You picked my two "favorite" songs. In fact, as soon as you mentioned the one, I thought of the other. Na has been warned that she is not to sing "Disco Stick". She's only 12, for Pete's sake! And "Don't Trust a Ho"? That is not the part I find objectionable. No, I have much greater issues with this line:
"Hush girl, hush your lips,
Do the Helen Keller and talk with your hips."
Yeah. Let's add insult to injury by mocking a wonderful woman who overcame severe handicaps to really make something of her life while turning all women into mere objects for male sexual gratification. Uh, HELL NO! Yet my daughters and their friends sing it and think it's funny. Excuse me?

Sorry, I went all women's libby on you there and I don't even consider myself a feminist. What I am, however, is a person who believes in R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Oh yeah, sock it to me! Sadly, that is something I see greatly lacking in many song lyrics today, particularly rap (which I know these are not, but still).

I really can't follow Jenni's comment! Having only boys I have not been subjected to these songs. I have heard them on the radio only a handful of times(I don't listen to the radio) I totally agree with Jenni though. That Helen Keller line is disgusting,degrading...vile.
Sad thing is, the music of these songs, are catchy especially to the youth. I bet they aren't paying attention to what the lyrics are really saying, they just like the beat and the catchy-ness of the tune.

I ABSOLUTELY Abhor Lady Gaga! Can NOT stand her. She makes me want to take her to Sears and dress her in the most prudish outfit I can find.

Top 40 was the ONLY format I ever had problems with during my long career in radio. I hated whenever I'd land on-air gigs at Top 40 stations because the music was repetitive and NASTY...yes I said nasty. This coming from a woman who is close friends with Sharon Osbourne (yep, Ozzy's wife), and still pops CD's by Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson in the CD player in her Jeep.

I'm sorry, but a lot of today's music is redundant, perverse and denigrates women.

My oldest daughter is 19 and listens to a huge eclectic mix of music, but the majority is Top 40. I heard her blaring the above Lady Gaga track and then heard my 3 year old repeat a few lines of it and went through the roof. I opened my mouth and my own mother jumped out. I don't think my 19 year old or I have recovered from that...and ya know, that's a good thing!

Suffice it to say, Meg is a lot more careful about what she plays when Gaby is around.

Oiy!

totally agree with kaytabug and audrey.

that was my whole point.

oh. and jenni. who i love dearly.

Ugh. Grrr. Glad I'm so "out of it" that I haven't heard either song.

My thoughts are the same as Ali's: The only possible rebellion future children can have is to return to prudish values. I'm waiting...

the "disco stick" thing REALLY irks me.

I wasn't aware of the "trust a ho" lyrics, kinda disappointed by those, too...

And we'll be doomed, yet again, when her kids start listening to music that SHE can't stand. When she HAS kids, that is. In 20 years or when the lock rusts off the chastity belt - whichever happens sooner.

I have been repeatedly amazed at what is considered all right to air on public radio stations. Not to mention what my daughters consider OK to sing out loud when chanting along with their favorite tunes.

rolling my eyes -- can we add that Britney song, the one ostensibly about looking for Amy, to the list?

doesn't matter what the radio station bleeps, the kids all know the real words.

OMG, I have a 9-year-old boy who likes the "disco stick" song. I was dumbstruck! I even asked him, "Did they just say 'disco stick'?" Yup. He's too young to know what they're getting at, but that's off our singing list, along with "I kissed a girl". (Yeah, I need my little girl singing THAT!)

The sexuality isn't new. R-E-S-P-E-C-T? "Give me my propers when I get home"? Yup, sex. Don't even get me started on Rod Stewart. Eew.

I guess I don't mind the sexuality -- think Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing" from 1980. What I do mind is the attitude toward it.

In the 60's, sex was given or shared. Now it's taken. And there's a big difference.

aaah! This is my daughter (12.5 yrs/going into 7th grade); she is now listening to top 40 to counter my alternative/Bollywood usual, and, because, all her classmates listen to it & she wants to fit in. She actually asked me what a "disco stick" was, and when I told her she promptly said "ewwwww!", but she still likes the song (and al the other Lady Gaga nonsense). I think that "don't trust a..." song was number one for awhile.

The Kidz Bop CD's of little kids singing these exact songs drive me bonkers. And hey, you never had to bleep one word of Elvis's songs.

I am with "censored" I am shocked at what is allowed on the radio. I have a 14 year old daughter and I feel like half the songs degrade woman and the other are just about sex. The reason for this is, years ago parents would not have tolerated the songs being played. Today we are more accepting and this is what happens when we stop taking a stand and being responsible for what our children are subjected to at such an early age.


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disco stick?

talk with your hips?

I feel faint.

And here I was worried about corrupting my children with Led Zeppelin, Meatloaf, and Elton John.

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