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This Is Why Carly Rae Jepsen Isn't More Famous

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A new study which looked at 500,000 popular songs over the past three decades found that music is only getting more depressing.

Associated Press reports that the study, conducted by researchers at University of California at Irvine and published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, looked mainly at songs released in the UK and categorized them by mood. They found that “happiness” and “brightness” were on a downward trend whereas “sadness” was going up. 

The researchers looked at songs released between 1985 and 2015, finding that “the use of positive emotions has declined and indicators of loneliness and social isolation have increased.” Strangely, even though songs were found to be increasingly sad as the years went on, researchers reportedly found that the public generally prefers happier music, and even sad songs were growing more “party-like,” i.e. more like Robyn, i.e. perfect for crying to in the club.

Can we really trust this study considering it only looked at music from the UK, which we all can agree is a dark, rainy place filled with bad food and a peculiar love for weepy singers like Sam Smith and Adele? I’m not so sure! But I think we only have to look to one pop star working today to see how everyone’s devastating interest in depressing music has ruined pop music. The study reads:

First we note that, overall, ‘happiness’ and ‘brightness’ experienced a downward trend, while ‘sadness’ increased in the last 30 or so years. This is consistent with the findings of, who examined the lyrical content of popular songs in 1980–2007. It was found that the use of positive emotion in songs had dwindled over time.

Mhmm...I see...positive emotionhas dwindled over time. Except! It has NOT dwindled in the music of Carly Rae Jepsen! Now we know after all the thinkpieces and profileswondering why Carly, a deeply talented and yet somehow crucially underrated singer, isn’t the No. 1 pop star in the country: it’s because all you haters would rather be crying to Post Malone than listening to “Run Away With Me.” And shame on you! Please throw out your sad records and instead of being emo, buy E•MO•TION on iTunes. Life is too short for music that doesn’t cut to the feeling.

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Just now, Black Beauty 👑 said:

Can someone summarize this for me pleasee?  kii im not feeling to read all that right now :wendycant:

she’s not famous bc her music is happy, and people want sad music. 

 

 

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Just now, Black Beauty 👑 said:

Can someone summarize this for me pleasee?  kii im not feeling to read all that right now :wendycant:

I think people are saying they want Carly to not be so underrated. They see her as a talented singer to gain more fame but her last few efforts haven't given much of public to talk about (her fan base of to I think). 

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Just now, Blue Sunshine said:

she’s not famous bc her music is happy, and people want sad music. 

 

 

 

Just now, XxJTheBerrixX said:

Apparently she isn't succeeding because music has become more sad and not positive is what I gathered. 

 

Just now, life13swift said:

I think people are saying they want Carly to not be so underrated. They see her as a talented singer to gain more fame but her last few efforts haven't given much of public to talk about (her fan base of to I think). 

Thank you darlings! ❤❤

Interesting point they made.:icu:

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YAAASSS BITCH THIS ARTICLE POPPED OFF :demifat: It is 100% true that music is getting more and more depressing. All songs now are mostly about broken relationships, death, sadness... It's boring. In E.MO.TION Carly doesn't always sing about happy things but i don't think that she is 'flopping' because she's too happy, i think the GP just see her still as the Call Me Maybe girl tbh. It hurts.

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Just now, Gratitude said:

We need more carly bc the world is petty & dark and dead.

 

Yes exactly I'm so tired of sad dirty music. I agree I want light I want lot of things to be honest.

Put positivity, be equal, happiness, running, love. I'm sorry but people are depressive (just music vibes  on what I'm saying).

Just now, Black Beauty 👑 said:

 

 

Thank you darlings! ❤❤

Interesting point they made.:icu:

No problem ;)I had feeling people were mention her. At same time I don't want Carly gaining too much fame tho since if she does other ppl are just going to blast her around and ...(like what happens with other artists).I sort of like her to me and her fans tho.

 

 

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I more so blame her lack of fame on the fact the media labeled her a one-hit wonder before the follow up to Call Me Maybe even came out. They set her up for failure. Good Time did well, never the less, but she hasn't been able to maintain that success.

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That's exactly the reason why I love Kiss. Every track has a happy, bright, or upbeat kind of production. ^_^ It's a shame that the GP stopped caring after "Good Time".

Would the results of this study be the same if they examined music from 2005-2015 as opposed to 1985-2015? I think a larger time frame is skewing the results somewhat.

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