RIP, Love Songs

Interesting article by Terry Teachout (Commentary’s critic-at-large and the drama critic of the Wall Street Journal) of how changing American cultural norms about love and marriage have resulted in significant changes in how love is represented in today’s popular music, especially rap. He also reviews a recent book on this subject by Ted Gioia called Love Songs: The Hidden History.

Source: Article Love Songs Rip

One thought on “RIP, Love Songs

  1. Susan Bogatin

    Wow, I think this is a very depressing article. Maybe I’m just of an age to remember some of the more popular love songs. I have been acutely aware of what I feel is the degradation of women in many rap songs, but hadn’t really extended those thoughts to the lack of romance in current “love” songs in general.


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