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Why Do You Think it's like this
19 January 2013
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Why do you think that kids in this generation don't like The Beatles. I'm so sick and tired of the kids in my class telling me "Dude drop the Beatles and listen to real music like JB and One Direction!" and then I would always say "Oh, so you don't like the Beatles? So what songs have you listened to?" and I get No Reply (ha ha I like trying to use Beatles word play) a-hard-days-night-john-1

Got any ideas why they don't bother to listen to them.

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19 January 2013
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Well, it could be that the Beatles are "old," and because of that people think they're "uncool," or whatever term you prefer, so they don't bother to listen to them. And I know some people (not me) consider JB and 1D to be- ahem- attractive, which could play a part in it.

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20 January 2013
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Because they are kids, their taste in music will change (hopefully). 

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20 January 2013
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Well not all young kids are not listening to the beatles. My nephew and his friends are 10 and listen to bands like Pink Floyd, U2 and The Beatles and are buying their music. But its the same with every generation, whether it be Five, New Kids on the Block, NSync, Busted, Blue, Bay City Rollers or One Direction, bands (and artists) come along that appeal to that age group and are marketed to do so. Be it oldness of the Beatles, identification with those acts, pure physical attraction from 13 year old girls or whatever should it be that unnatural or cause for concern that these artists are popular. I dont believe so because no one really thinks the music is timeless and will last for generations to come (no matter how much we are told its incredible and creativity is bursting at the seems and dont tell me its quality music). Its music for that generation at that time, generally marketed to a specific age group and audience. Even The Spice Girls who were absolutely massive, were everywhere and viewed as one of the greatest Girl Bands ever are not remembered fondly music-wise now and how many young girls related to one of the 5 and the idea of Girl Power.

The talent shows like The X-Factor, Pop Idol, Americas Got Talent are far more about making money for record companies than discovering raw talent and letting it nurture over the years, target young boys and girls and get their cash, and the executives know this fine well.

The kids will grow up, acts like One Direction will no longer appeal and disappear into the pit of 'how were they big", some new act will come along and take their place ready for the next money-lined pinata, and many older folk will be asking the same question "why is this shit on my radio?".

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20 January 2013
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meanmistermustard said
 "why is this shit on my radio?".

Hmmm sounds like y reaction to my sister's Iphone

 

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20 January 2013
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Are you like in fourth grade, because having kids in your class tell you to drop The Beatles and go with 1D and JB* seems like something that would happen in elementary school. I have never gotten that from anybody, nor do I tell people that the music they listen to is inferior to the music I like. It's ignorant; whether something is good or not is subjective so obviously not everybody is going to agree. 

 
There are many kids nowadays who don't like The Beatles, I think the biggest reason is probably because The Beatles are from the sixties. For a lot of kids, what they listen to is what the big thing on the radio is at the moment. People who only listen to nowadays stuff probably won't like The Beatles just because their music is old, and the sound is way different than what they're used to. The Beatles music isn't quite as loud as music nowadays. Also, there are probably a lot of people who don't go out of their way to find new music, and if they do it's for local bands or something like that. 
 
You say when you ask people who claim to not like The Beatles what songs of theirs they have listened to, they can't answer your question. That doesn't mean anything. If they don't like The Beatles, then why should they be able to name any of their songs? I don't think I could name any Rush or Avenged Sevenfold songs, but I do know that I don't like either of those bands. There probably are kids who claim they dislike The Beatles music even though they have never truly listened to them, but you can't assume anybody who doesn't like The Beatles is just ignorant. Some people just don't like them. 
 
There are still a lot of kids who do listen to The Beatles today. In English a couple weeks ago we read an article on The Beatles, and everybody was saying how much they liked them. My brother's friend just came over, and he's wearing Beatles pajama pants. So yeah, kids in this generation don't dislike The Beatles, it actually seems like most, or a good majority of kids do. 
 
*I'm assuming you are both talking about Justin Bieber, because the real JB is amazing! Also, how could you diss the Jo Bros? I know you couldn't diss their looks (except Kevin, and they all had their bad phases, but I'm talking overall.) Their music will live on forever because they are such amazing musicians and people!<33 Why with all the teeny bopper hate, though, people?
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20 January 2013
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unknown said
Are you like in fourth grade,

 

 

fifth, don't judge me

 

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20 January 2013
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I'm sure that some people thought Buddy Holly was out when The Beatles came around. Does it bug me that I'm about the only Beatle's fan in my school? Yeah, but what are you gonna do about it? 

 

They like Helter Skelter, though.

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20 January 2013
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Kids of my age like poppy music, I don't know why I seldom see teens like broader genres like Jazz, Blues and etc. unless they are musicians (people who play instruments). They do listen to some of the Beatles' music but only the "popular" ones like Hey Jude, Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da, Yesterday, and come to think of it I noticed the only John Lennon song they would listen to is "Imagine"

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20 January 2013
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Beatles in the Blood said

unknown said
Are you like in fourth grade,

 

 

fifth, don't judge me

 

Seriously, you're only in fifth grade? Damn, most fifth graders are mad annoying, but you must be pretty cool. 

When I was in fifth grade, I watched the Hello Goodbye video on YouTube (people were saying how great The Beatles were, so I was curious), and I remember thinking something like "Man, these guys look like creeps, and is that really how people dressed back then? This song is so slow, eww how could anybody like this?." I only listened to the first few seconds of the song because it was that terrible. Funny to think about now, because the creep in the blue is actually my lover and future husband. 
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20 January 2013
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Gerell said
Kids of my age like poppy music, I don't know why I seldom see teens like broader genres like Jazz, Blues and etc. unless they are musicians (people who play instruments). They do listen to some of the Beatles' music but only the "popular" ones like Hey Jude, Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da, Yesterday, and come to think of it I noticed the only John Lennon song they would listen to is "Imagine"

I only know 2 or 3 songs by John Lennon. But that doesn't really matter since I'm not a John Lennon fan, but a Beatlesfan.

I know a lot of people who like the Beatles. In fact, most of my friends listen to older bands like Pink Floyd and the Beatles. I'm quite a bit older than the OP though, so maybe that has something to do with it.

20 January 2013
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Young people tend to be quite ignorant. They like what´s in the charts and what´s in the charts is 'good' music. I don´t know if they even stop to think about it - it´s number 12 (or whatever), it´s good, so I´ll buy it. It´s when they actually think 'is this good'? that they either realise that it´s not, or continue not knowing what´s good music, but at least they have thought about it instead of just following the crowd like little sheep.

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20 January 2013
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I have been listening to The Beatles since I was kid; however, I did go through that period from 10 to 14 where I thought Beatle music and old music was gross. One of my best friends is 22 is still like that, but I find it comical. When she starts on "that's old people music" I just say, "There is a reason why it has lasted about 50 years and 50 years from now the majority of what is playing will not be heard except maybe Adele." and she shuts up. There was a funny instant where we were at a casino eating lunch with our spouses and there was a guy playing mostly older music on a guitar. First funny thing that happened was the guy was playing The Eagles' “Take It Easy” to which her and husband swore that it was from the 90s. My husband and I argued back and simply pulled out our phones, went to wiki, and pointed "see it’s from the 70s". The second thing that happened was the guy started playing “My Girl” and my friend started singing to it. I said, "Hey, that's old people music. I thought you said you don't listen to old people music." She got embarrassed.   

So see, it can also be they don’t want to admit they listen to stuff like The Beatles or they may not know what they are listening to. Stuff like this, you gotta brush it off. If they don't like The Beatles, then so be it or possibly some day they will realize its (Beatles) not that bad.

20 January 2013
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Here's my short answer:

 

You're more intelligent than them.  They're not dumb and they don't have terrible taste.  You're just smarter.  It's a blessing and a curse.

If they rag on you for liking the Beatles, tell them that there's a whole entire world of fantastic music out there that they aren't even aware of, and the Beatles invented most of it.

But don't get on their case.  You're enjoying music that's 40-50 years old. When I was in the fifth grade, it would be like I was listening to music from the 1940s.  And all my friends would have thought I was off my rocker as well.

Just keep being cool.  You'll find that you'll get more respect from a lot more people for your love of the Beatles.

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20 January 2013
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When I was in elementary school (30+ years ago), I remember going through the same thing. It seemed like I was the only kid who knew anything about The Beatles, and it was really disappointing to not be able to go to my friends and say 'You know how, on Mr. Kite it sounds like a circus.....?'.  I was blessed with Parents who knew what good music was. And I've passed it on to my kids. Somewhere, I imagine that there's somebody that you know who's as into them as you are. There's probably kids you know who say that don't like them, and actually do, just because it's more 'hip' to like the new crap than the old, good stuff.

20 January 2013
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I think many members here were exposed to the Beatles at a young age (I was in 4th grade when I first saw the cartoon), so you're in good company. It is a lonely business. You can't convert everyone, but I vaguely recall getting a *close* friend to listen to a few of their songs. Maybe you could try that so you'll have a partner in crime.

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20 January 2013
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unknown said

Beatles in the Blood said

unknown said
Are you like in fourth grade,

 

 

fifth, don't judge me

 

Seriously, you're only in fifth grade? Damn, most fifth graders are mad annoying, but you must be pretty cool. 

When I was in fifth grade, I watched the Hello Goodbye video on YouTube (people were saying how great The Beatles were, so I was curious), and I remember thinking something like "Man, these guys look like creeps, and is that really how people dressed back then? This song is so slow, eww how could anybody like this?." I only listened to the first few seconds of the song because it was that terrible. Funny to think about now, because the creep in the blue is actually my lover and future husband. 

You better beleive I'm cool. John agreesa-hard-days-night-john-6

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20 January 2013
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I was listening to the beatles when i was like 7, not massively but my parents had some albums on vinyl (and cassette for when going on holiday) and my brothers and myself would play the odd song. I actually remember being in primary 5 (so about 9 or 10 years old), getting up very early, putting on side 2 of Pepper from When Im Sixty-Four on (Within You, Without You was too weird), and doing a punishment exercise for school, faking my mothers signature when finished. Slowly i stopped listening to New Kids on the Block, the boyband of that time, and whatever was current and was listening more and more to the beatles and music like that.

All this music is whats current but the kids will grow out of it. Its not worth getting hung up about, you just wont have the thought looking back of "what was i thinking?".

And lets not forget there was a ton of absolutely dire crap in the Sixties, dreadful bands and artists that sold well but listening back now folks think "what the hell, this was the golden era of music?". Our view of Sixties music is blinkered by The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Dylan, The Who and the rest but one listen to a top 20 chart from any of the days and there will be songs that will have you ripping your ears off and threatening to sue.

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20 January 2013
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I think part of it has to do with what you were raised around, like some have said previously. I probably would not have been into The Beatles or other older bands had my Dad not introduced me to them at a young age.

Those kids most likely haven't been exposed to The Beatles in a proper way. By that I mean they've probably heard one of their songs on a commercial or somebody on American Idol covering a song. Unfortunately that's the kind of media they're being exposed to, therefore they never really get to appreciate the music. 

Also, I don't think you can really appreciate The Beatles without listening to a whole album(or all of them), which some kids don't seem to have the attention span for. 

 

21 January 2013
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This reminds me of YT comments "I am only 10 years old and I listen to Beatles".

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