Today’s music definitely worth taking a listen
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By Kelli Davis  June 27, 2014 12:00 am

As the summer progresses, teens have been listening to a variety of songs by many different artists. Songs of all genres have become popular with today’s teens, and pop music in particular has been objectively the most successful of them all. 

“Problem” has been called one of the two most successful songs of the summer, and, since debuting on April 23, has gone platinum. This song was made with the vocals of Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea, and has gotten itself on the No. 2 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 list. “Problem” sold 438,000 copies in its first week after being released, and has continued to sell more and more as time has passed. Undeniably, the song is catchy and repetitive without that element overwhelming the song. 

Australian rapper Iggy Azalea and British singer Charli XCX collaborated to create “Fancy,” possibly the most critically acclaimed song of the season. Azalea came up from seemingly nowhere and is now comfortably at the top of the Hot 100. With the release of “Problem,” the rapper has achieved one of the same records as the Beatles, with two of her songs holding the first and second places on the Hot 100 list. The song continues to be played on many radio stations. 

Lastly is “Turn Down for What” by Lil John and DJ Snake, which has stayed very popular since its debut in December of 2013. The track is mostly instrumental and the vocals are very limited and are said throughout over the course of the entire song. The song is the perfect medley of electronic dance and has sold over 1 million copies in the United States alone, going platinum. The ever-changing beat of the song is what keeps it from getting boring and attracting so many energy-filled teens. 

Teenagers are never given that much credit for the music they listen to, and more often than not, they get responses such as “kids these days have no taste in music” or something of the like, but that is incorrect. If people of other generations are willing to open their minds to the new music, they would see that a lot of the songs are very catchy and worth listening to. 

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