Monday, August 22, 2016

There IS only one Country Music song on the radio

Pistolero put out a fatwa on the new Country Music years ago, but I just figured you know how HE is.  Man, was he ever right.  Sir Mashalot puts five hit Country songs together at the same time, and they are all the same song.

3 guitarists, 1 solo.  Heh.

Pistolero, let me say it here: you were right and I was wrong.

As a palate cleanser, let me offer a song that is authentic.


Aaron said...

Heh, quite the mash up.

Ever heard the Axis of Awesome's Four Chord Song?

Pop makes New Country seem totes original.

Rev. Paul said...

That's scary. I knew they were similar, but hadn't heard them at all one time like this.

I got away from rock when disco came in, and started listening to country. Now it's the new country, and it's all the same. I'm going to have to start writing my own again.

David aka True Blue Sam said...

You can sing There's a Long Long Trail along with Keep the Home Fires Burning, but it leads to melancholy.

Anonymous said...

I knew you'd see it my way eventually. ;-) That mashup was sheer genius!

SiGraybeard said...

That was actually better than I thought it would be. The songs are virtually identical. Unlike one of the other four chord mashups, they didn't even have to change the key, so that some songs shifted their tonal range up or down.

Music is an industry; like all industries it has things it does well and wants to keep doing. There's less variation between the five songs than between model years of a Chevy/Ford/Toyota. Musically, it's barely even slapping a new color paint on the same body and calling it a new model.

The thing nobody mentions is just how many songs that would fit this mashup fail to do well on the country charts. We saw five #1 songs that are essentially indistinguishable. Was it five out of five, or five out of 500? If the formula worked every time, every song would eventually sound that way. Which is to say it's not the industry that's stuck, it's that the listeners like that music and the industry is cranking out what the customers like.

Bottom line, though, is you can bet your butt that if the formula didn't turn out #1s, another formula would take its place.

Atom Smasher said...

Allow me to assist with some hick hop:

Anonymous said...

the industry is cranking out what the customers like.

Maybe they are and maybe they aren't, but do you have any idea how many No. 1 albums over the last couple of years have had virtually zero airplay on country radio?