Artists have been tricking us into loving their music since music began: playing songs in certain patterns and keys, delivering overblown levels of emotion, or just following the trends of the time. Musical clichés can be obnoxious, tired, and silly, but they usually work. That’s why they get used so often. “Ooh la la” choruses and other go-tos have been making us dance, cry, or scream for years, and as much as we want to deny it, we’re suckers for them. Now, we’ve come to expect many of these formulaic nuances; in fact, they’re so pervasive that we don’t even give them a second thought. In that vein, we’re attempting to bring attention back to these stale traits by presenting you with the 10 most unavoidable clichés in music.
10 Unavoidable Music Clichés
Love 'em or hate 'em, you can't escape 'em.
- 1Donald Trump moving forward with plans to kill National Endowment for the Arts, PBS and NPR
- 2Former Zwan member David Pajo says Billy Corgan is a "bully" Trump supporter who's obsessed with outperforming The White Stripes
- 3Nazi punching bag Richard Spencer claims Depeche Mode is the "official band" of the alt-right
- 4Five Replacements for Beyoncé at Coachella 2017
- 5King Crimson announce US tour dates, and they’re bringing along four drummers
- 1Stranger Things' David Harbour turns SAG Awards speech into rousing call to arms -- watch
- 2Incubus announce North American tour dates with Jimmy Eat World
- 3The 10 Greatest Breakup Albums of This Century
- 4Roger Waters considers performing Pink Floyd's The Wall on US-Mexico border
- 5Ranking: Every Ryan Adams Album From Worst to Best