Many of the well known, well loved pop singers have extremely adult themes in their songs, as the supplementary materials demonstrate.
If they were released as general viewing, they may very well receive explicit ratings.
The themes contained are very much of a sexual nature, highly violent and most noticeably, extremely demeaning of women, all under the general banner of mindless partying and drinking.
During a recent YouTube search, I found a young girl (approx. 7 y/o) singing the following:
“Feels so good being bad... the pain is my pleasure... 'Cause I may be bad, but I'm perfectly good at it. Sex in the air, I don't care, I love the smell of it, sticks and stones may break my bones but chains and whips excite me... The affliction of the feeling leaves me wanting more.”
Then I found some others, hundreds of them, of similar ages, ranging to near 18, singing:
“Legs up, on the bar, in the back of your car, latex, champagne, bubble bath, whipped cream, cherry pop tag team, can you make me scream?... I am no angel I like it when you do that stuff to me... Blindfold, feather bed, tickle me, slippery, G spot, nasty pose, in a video, love machine, by myself, climax, hot wax, S&M (i.e. ) on the floor, I like it hardcore... I wanna fight, all through the night... Talk dirty to me.. talk dirty to me... I am no angel.”
So, how did I know what to search for to find such filth on YouTube? Easy, I listened to the local radio station, which told me to check out these “cool” tracks on the Take 40 website. www.take40.com The former, being Rhianna’s ‘S&M’, the latter being Wynter Gordon’s ‘Dirty Talk’.
Interestingly, next to these clips (quoted above) I found an advertisement for condoms. Coincidence? I think not. These are songs and clips that regularly make their way into the Take 40 Countdown, Australia, an open access/content website that children and teenagers are encouraged to “check out” by the “hip” presenters of the Take 40, and of course, the “stars” themselves.
Pimps, party whores, psychopaths, sadomasochists and others now pervade our airwaves.
Make no mistake, your children are watching these videos, listening to these lyrics, and mimicking and idolising what they see. If you don’t believe this, ask your child to sing you some Rhianna lyrics - I bet they know them better than you! The question you have to ask yourself as a parent is, “am I okay with my child singing about rough sex, mindless partying, and looking forward to being pimped out?”
Luckily, the media has cottoned on to the fact that something is wrong here:
Please visit this URL for detailed analyses of many of these video clips and lyrics: http://vigilantcitizen.com/category/musicbusiness/