You know what nearly nobody wants? Different music.
This no doubt has to do with Zapoleon’s Rule – the rule of three.
For is you like Willie Nelson, you are likely to enjoy Waylon Jennings.
If you get down with Jay-Z, you probably like Dr. Dre.
And if Bob Dylan is your jam, Simon & Garfunkel is good too.
It’s true if you ask me though, most people just want to sing about love or having too much fun.
“Things are changing in pop music and people have caught on to his formulas, to an extent. So you have to break the rules a bit and, as Max says, ‘let art win.’ ” But in general, she adds, “People like hearing songs that sound like something they’ve heard before, that’s reminiscent of their childhood, and of what their parents listened to. I mean, every once in a while something new will happen, like dubstep, where it’s like, ‘This is robot future music!,’ but most people still just want to hear about love and partying.”
-John Seabrook, The Song Machine