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.
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- 2Fox News calls Red Hot Chili Peppers "the worst band on the planet"
- 3Now you can turn those old concert ticket stubs into floor mats
- 4With one single tweet, Stephen Colbert destroys pharmadouche Martin Shkreli
- 5Fox News continues its vicious assault against Red Hot Chili Peppers
- 1Jared Leto is so unhappy with Suicide Squad that he hasn't even seen it
- 2Going to concerts regularly leads to a happier life, according to a new study
- 3Frances Bean Cobain makes her music debut -- covering Jimmy Eat World
- 4Frank Ocean releases album Blonde -- Stream/download
- 5Stranger Things was rejected by 15 to 20 networks before landing on Netflix