Rock, Hip-hop/Rap and other pop music forms indulge in stereotypes such as racism, homophobia, violence, and misogyny. Should such music be labeled, controlled or banned? Discuss with examples.
Where Did Our Love Go?
Assignment: Using the guidelines employed to select the 14 songs studied in this course, (�Hound Dog�
�Will You Love Me Tomorrow?� (Goffin-King)
�Please Please Me� (Lennon-McCartney), Recorded by The Beatles (1963)
�Where Did Our Love Go?� (Holland/Dozier/Holland); recorded by The Supreme
�(I Can�t Get No) Satisfaction� (Jagger-Richards); recorded by The Rolling Stones
�Papa�s Got A Brand New Bag� (Brown); recorded by James Brown (1965)
7: �Like A Rolling Stone� (Dylan); recorded by Bob Dylan (1965)
�Good Vibrations� (Love/Wilson); recorded by The Beach Boys (1966)
�Respect� (Redding); recorded by Aretha Franklin (1967)
�Purple Haze� (Hendrix); recorded by the Jimi Hendrix Experience (1967)
: �A Case Of You� (Mitchell); recorded by Joni Mitchell (1971)
�Living For the City� (Wonder); recorded by Stevie Wonder (1973)
�Le Freak� (Edwards-Rodgers); recorded by Chic (1978)
�I Wanna Be Sedated� (Ramone); recorded by The Ramones (1977)
propose, explain, and defend your choice for a 15th song. Be sure to provide the
context of your song�s creation and impact and its �conditions of possibility.�
Make comparison to other songs on the list. Submit a recording or recordings of
your selection and any relevant historical or cultural material.
To be selected for study in the course, a song/recording must meet the following criteria:
1- it is a profoundly influential work, whose influence can be demonstrated through its presence
in the literature and via careful examination of subsequent works of significant impact;
2- the work is considered artistically and culturally groundbreaking;
3- the work represented/reflected or contributed to a cultural and/or historical development or
movement of note.