Tuesday, September 16, 2008

New Study about Pop Music

A new study by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine shows that popular music of today is filled with mostly sexual themes, a great portion of which is classified as degrading.

This really comes as no surprise to me because in order to be a popular musician, you have to write and produce these kind of songs. You cannot really even blame the music industry too much either, because even though they produce it, it is the consumer that laps up the negative themes portrayed in these songs.

What does this have to do with health, you might ask? Well, it has a lot to do with health because music contributes to whether or not there are positive themes in our hearts and minds. Listening to such music non-stop, which is what the typical teenager does, puts negative thoughts and images in our minds.

The study went on to point out that such music can influence the youth towards risky sexual behavior, and with the rising rates of sexually transmitted diseases, such risky behavior is something no one wants.

The Apostle Paul wrote something that I think everyone can get something out of:
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. (Phili. 4:8)
Can any justify the sexually charged music of today as being all the things described above? Can any make the case that such music is important to society? I am not writing this to bash the music industry, because as I have stated before, it is not entirely their doing. People in today's society crave depravity, and that is something that needs to be reversed.

1 comment:

Orlin said...

Sorry for the mistake well referring to your name Ella. sorry for the Ammy word. Whoops.