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.
- 1Top 50 Albums of 2016
- 2Napoleon Dynamite cast reunites for Burger King tater tots commercial -- watch
- 3Joe Corré, son of Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, burns $7 million worth of punk artifacts
- 4The Top 10 Metal Albums of 2016
- 5Two year old discovers Rage Against the Machine, rocks the fuck out -- watch
- 1Snoop Dogg responds to Kanye West's latest on-stage meltdown: "What the fuck is he on?”
- 2Top 50 Albums of 2016
- 3Kanye West fully intends to run for president in 2020: "I’m going to try to do it"
- 4A Tribe Called Quest enlist Jack White, André 3000, Kendrick Lamar for new album
- 5At this very moment, no one on Earth is happier than Bill Murray