Love, love me do
You know I love you
I’ll always be true
So please, love me do
Whoa, love me do.
(which essentially makes up four stanzas of a five-stanza song)
Love Me Do was one of the Beatles’ first big hits when they ‘invaded’ North America.
This song is way too familiar to the pop ‘garbage’ that the boy bands of today repeatedly churn out – One Direction, The Wanted, and their ilk – for ardent Beatles fans to digest, much less even swallow. It is true that early Beatles songs like Love Me Do, Please Please Me, and I Wanna Hold Your Hand were annoyingly repetitive, had generic pop compositions, and were a clear attempt to pander to a specific audience – teenage girls. Which is exactly what today’s boy bands do. The Beatles gained immense popularity on the strength of this ‘pop garbage’, as we like to call One Direction’s music. Which basically means that the Beatles did not in fact break through with original content that broke stereotypes or drastically reformed the music industry; there was nothing creative or artistic about their early music. They simply targeted a specific audience, made catchy pop music, and made insane amounts of money. This is exactly what the pop industry today, especially boy bands, thrive on. Boy bands in 2015 do it, and so did the Beatles way back in 1964. The Beatles’ first great hits are highly overrated.
That being said, The Beatles only used those songs as a way of gaining mass popularity in order to create a market for the more interesting songs they wrote later in their career. Which, unfortunately, can’t be applied to today’s boy bands since all we’ve heard from them is the same old stuff on every album they’ve made. (Sigh)
Even one of the most influential bands in the history of music was the typical boy band that One Direction is, at least at one point in their active career.
What do we learn from this? Everything is a scam. 😛