Posted on 12/28/2019 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
It’s back to regular programming on most radio stations, now that Christmas is in the rearview mirror.
For many of us, that means the earworms we bring back from going out in public (or any place where we don’t control the dial) are pop hits.
Insert eye roll, right?
That’s what songwriter Charlie Harding and musicologist Nate Sloan used to do … until the day they began wondering why so many people loved certain songs, versus disdaining them for it.
Harding and Sloan shared a few of the book’s findings on how pop music works and why it matters (the subtitle of the work, in fact) in an interview with Ari Shapiro.
Categories: Author Interview