A Day to Remember vs. Ke$ha: Who is Better Looking?

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Artists heard on the radio every day or who make regular appearances at all the major award shows are built around one thing and one thing only: image.

The meaning and value behind songs are now put on the backburner. Instead, it is all about the glitz and the glam, whose Grammy performance was more colorful, and who wore it better.

Nowadays, the artists who get paparazzi-worthy attention are the ones who have hit singles that relate to bad relationships or getting white girl wasted on the weekends. Sure, these kinds of songs are catchy and fun to blast on the way to work, but that is usually the extent of it.

The person singing does not put half the amount of effort into their work as other artists do, artists who indeed exist.

As long as their makeup is on point and they are wearing an outfit that shows the right amount of skin, then nothing else is as important.

Like any Super Bowl halftime show, Katy Perry's performance from this year's Patriots win was buzzing throughout social media. Not only will viewers remember her bright get ups, but another piece that stuck with the Internet was a group of dancing sharks.

The focus was not on how well she interacted with the crowd or if her voice was on key. She had dancing sharks, and that is what was important.

The artists who Ariana Grande and Pitbull fans have never even heard of have stories that fall on the other side of the spectrum.

Their work does not root from whether or not they look the right amount of fabulous in a photo shoot.

Instead, it comes from their own experiences and emotions, spending weeks in a recording studio figuring out drum beats and guitar riffs.

Florida natives A Day to Remember ("The Downfall Of Us All, "All I Want") put together their most recent album, "Common Courtesy," on their own under no record label. Chad Gilbert, guitarist of New Found Glory ("My Friends Over You," "It's Not Your Fault") not only does his part with his band, but also helps produce other artists' albums and even created his own side project, What's Eating Gilbert.

And they did all of this in jeans, beat-up Vans, and t-shirts.

Not only do bands like A Day to Remember create lyrics and sounds by themselves, but they establish a strong connection with their fan base.

Teens, young adults, whoever may listen to their music, can relate to the words coming through their speakers because the person behind the pen and the microphone took their own personal emotions and created them into a song.

Can lyrics like "And the blood in these veins isn't pumping any less than it ever has / And that's the hope I have, the only thing I know that's keeping me alive" (Paramore, "Last Hope") be compared to something like "Drop top and playin' our favorite CDs / Pullin' up to the party / Tryna get a little bit tipsy" (Ke$ha, "Tik Tok")?

The music scene has veered off course from the quality of songs and their lyrics to focus more on the appearance of artists. All the how-many-times-can-my-single-be-played-in-one-day performers forget the value of their music because how appearance has become the most important aspect of being in the music industry.

Talent is few and far between when it comes to what is played on the radio.

As long as artists have a team behind them who can help fit them into the pop music mold, then their face will be showing up on magazine covers and their voice heard on every radio station.

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