Something You Should All Know

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, , Ashlee Simpson, , Kelly Clarkson.

What do these girls have in common?

Well we know they all sing pop/rock right? They’re all rock chicks aren’t they?

All these young women receive a lot of flack, they’re called manufactured pop. A lot of people though can be quick to defend them, which is no surprise considering their massive fan base. I used to be one of the people that would defend their legitimacy, and insist they weren’t fake manufactured pop but not anymore.

I own all these girls albums with the exception of Kelly Clarkson, and what did I find out last week whilst flipping through the CD credits?


John Shanks and Kara Dioguardi, two very famous songwriters who co wrote nearly all the songs on these girls’ albums.

These two have also both collaborated with artists such as Celine Dion, Sheryl Crow, Michelle Branch, Kylie Minogue and Enrique, but does that matter?

I mean it proves that they are obviously very talented, but in the last few years they have been focusing on making money off the current popular Pop/Rock chick trend.

Now I understand why older people always insult this generations music saying it all sounds the same, I mean how is it supposed to sound any different when every top 40 artist has the same team of song writers working with them?

I used to defend Ashlee to people after ‘SNL’. I’d say things like “Well she co-wrote every song on her album”.

Now I just think “So what?” How much did Ashlee actually write of these songs? For all we know she wrote 2 sentences then let John and Kara do the rest.

These girls all need to start trying to get a bit more individuality about them. Some true sense of self, not a fake image to make money with.

I still enjoy these artists albums quite a bit(well all but Hilary) but its a shame to think these girls now top the charts when talented song writing and producing artists like Janet Jackson and Madonna are flopping in the charts.

This article is not an attack on Ashlee. The poor girl has been copping enough as it is lately, I just wanted to let people know the truth about this current crop of pop rock girls.

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