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Country Music's Corruption…. Your thoughts?

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kellybarta14

kellybarta14

I can’t think of anything else that describes my mood: disappointed. A few weeks ago, I saw the video to Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off. Good song, good song. But the booty popping in the video…. it’s so uncalled for! Like, really? Was that necessary? Taylor Swift’s other videos have been so much cleaner, like Love Story, Fearless, Everything Has Changed, etc.

And then Carrie Underwood’s video for Something In The Water. Her videos have all been clean too, like Blown Away, Two Black Cadillacs, etc. I get that the song is about well, water, but seriously like all the female dancers were immodestly dressed and the dancing was like so… provocative. I know Carrie is a Christian, so this disappoints me…

Your thoughts?

December 7, 2014 at 12:27
McKayla Denise

McKayla Denise

I haven’t seen Carrie underwoods video but I personally love the video to shake it off. I see nothing wrong with it. I mean hey, she’s not swinging naked on a wrecking ball ( and I personally didn’t care about that either) so I’m fine with it. I think it was a really good music video

December 7, 2014 at 13:32
SlinkyKitty88

SlinkyKitty88

I am so shocked over the vast number of butts that have been appearing in music videos these days…. It’s almost as if…EVERYONE has a butt :O :O :O:O

Heehee.
Anyway, Shake it Off is great. It’s not even remotely country.

December 8, 2014 at 06:42
Broken Vessel

Broken Vessel

I thought both videos were great! Yes, the butt-shaking in the Shake it Off video was unecessary, but I don’t think the dancers in Something in the Water video were immodestly dressed. Compared to Dancing With the Stars, they were pretty modest.

But a song that would totally be better without the extra is Jason Aldean’s “Burnin it Down”. THAT ONE PART RUINS IT

December 8, 2014 at 11:28
SlinkyKitty88

SlinkyKitty88

They were shaking it off….of their butts. It’s perfect.

December 8, 2014 at 13:18
AdventureGirl

AdventureGirl

I have a love/hate relationship with country. I love the late 90s/2000s songs but a lot of the new songs are basically the same, just reworded a but with a change of music.

Not all of them! Just…most of them lol.

As for Shake it Off, that’s definitely not country, Taylor has gone pop! :)Which is think is awesome. I didn’t care for the video, but I love the song!

December 8, 2014 at 14:23
cinderkitteh

cinderkitteh

Ugh Burnin’ It Down is an awful song. That annoying noise in the background is just ugh and his voice is boring. I agree that lately it’s all ben the same. But I do love Maddie and Tae’s “Girl in a Country Song”

December 8, 2014 at 17:54
Mandi Pi

Mandi Pi

@Kelly, as these girls have said, Shake It Off is not country, but it’s also not bad. Yes, there are girls shaking their butts, but the entire message and point of the song is that she is pretty much dissing stuff like that and saying “well, they can do what they want, but just because I don’t do what they do, doesn’t mean I’m not as special/cool a person as they are”. As for Carrie Underwood’s video, the song is actually about baptism and Jesus, the dancers were not dressed immodestly, and they were certainly not dancing provocatively. They were dressed in more than a swimsuit, and actually more than a lot of dancers do when they’re NOT in water. I believe their clothes were specifically designed to look like dirty and rag-like because they’re representing the [spiritual] rags we wear until Jesus washes us clean with His blood (which is what baptism represents, which is what the song is about). The dancing was just supposed to add beauty to the message of the song, because it was beautiful dancing (even though personally, I’m not influenced by dancing as much as music). As for when they’re lying in a pile together, that is slightly strange hehe, but I also think that is supposed to represent us all being stuck and surrounded in our sin before Christ cleanses us, but then being united in Him once He does.

*I don’t at all mean to totally override your thoughts; I do agree in the sense that I have never been a fan of country music, because of how it sounds but also because it’s not typically appropriate or positive; I think you just chose poor examples to make your point, and unfortunately I can’t give other examples since I don’t listen to country music lol 🙂 *

December 9, 2014 at 05:57
smileysofie

smileysofie

Mandi said it well. 🙂
I started to like country music at the biginning of the summer, and before that I would have agreed with adventure girl: they all sounded the same to me.
But I started to actually listen to different songs and noticed that they wern’t. I mean, of course they’re similar, they’re in the same genre! But anywho….
I’ve seen Taylor Swift’s music video, but not Carrie Underwood’s. (yet)
The butt shaking was just a little shocking, cause she never had done stuff like that in her video.
Yeah, what IS up with all these butts in music videos? Like really???? Haha!!

December 9, 2014 at 10:29
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