Throwback: Yesterday’s Pop Music vs. Today’s
Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, N’Sync and The Backstreet Boys. What do they all have in common you may ask? They all represent the “Golden Age” of Pop music. A perfect formula for Pop music is; an individual or group, who’s young & attractive, capable of carrying a tune and makes catchy music teenagers wanted to dance to. Remember when they all dominated the Billboard charts” They were constantly everywhere. Over exposed and in high demand. These teen Pop sensations were probably a poster plastered on every inch of your bedroom walls, and all over your notebooks or T-Shirts. In the year of 1999 (13 years ago to be exact) women of all ages shamelessly chased after the Backstreet Boys and N’Sync. While singing I Want It That Way (Backstreet Boys) and Tearin’ Up My Heart (N’Sync) and crying profusely. Britney Spears was teen Pop royalty and Christina Aguilera was a Genie in a Bottle, who splashed onto the scene with her impeccable vocals. Artists such as these were apart of a once in a lifetime experience. What may have impressed fans the most was that they were relatable, as the Pop stars were teenagers themselves.
Some may wonder if that era can ever be repeated. Can our modern day Pop stars such as Justin Beiber, Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, The Jonas Brothers and Lady Gaga duplicate such a historic time in the music industry? Everyone has their own opinion on that front. What can be agreed upon however is that the times have changed and out modern day artists have looked up to the “Golden Age” Pop stars. It can be compared to different eras of music, when the times change it affects everything in the world, including music. Music is ever evolving and constantly changing or repeating itself. It’s an expression of oneself. Almost like fashion.