Hey, Macklemore! Can we go thrift shopping?
What, what, what, what... [many times]
Bada, badada, badada, bada... [x9]
I'm gonna pop some tags
Only got twenty dollars in my pocket
I - I - I'm hunting, looking for a come-up
This is f**king awesome
Another popular song in 2013 is Lorde's "Royals", another song about not having much money.
My friends and I—we've cracked the code.
We count our dollars on the train to the party.
And everyone who knows us knows that we're fine with this,
We didn't come from money.
This got me wondering, what's changed in the pop song world, that songs about being broke are making it to #1?
Edit: I think people misunderstand my questions. It's not "Is this tread of singing about being broke new", but why have pop stars recently switched from writing hedonistic songs about:
"Cristal, Maybach, diamonds on your timepiece.
Jet planes, islands, tigers on a gold leash."
to performing songs about being broke?
(it's seven years since the start of the recession)
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