I often hear from older people that they don't make songs like they used to. This is true. Then they talk about how horrid these new songs are. Also true. Then the conversation always ends up on rap. I will tell you why rap is so popular versus old songs. The average person can learn a rap. Not everyone can belt out "Loving You (You're Beautiful)" without busting a blood vessel. The masses love it because it's simple. That's all. I knew the whole "Rapper's Delight" when I was 10 years old. I had to stop singing Jackson 5 songs when my nuts dropped.