Essay on The Song ' Rude '

960 Words Oct 3rd, 2016 4 Pages
Music is a way to know what’s going on in the world. Teens and young adults may not watch the news often, but a lot of the time artist make songs based on what’s going on at the time. In 2014 when pop group MAGIC! Released the song “Rude” it made a statement as to how the younger generation may think of marriage. When a father came out with his own version of the popular song, he reached what older people may think of marriage, and how one should go about it. The differences between “Rude” by MAGIC!, and the parody by Benji, and Jenna Cowart are, age, the tone, and what the father wants for the daughter.

In “Rude” by MAGIC the lead singer of the band was in his early 30s when the song was released. He wrote it about him wanting to marry a girl, but the father won 't give his blessing, so he decides to go behind his back, and marry the girl without it. Many people that are in their early 20s and 30s may not see the need to get permission from their parents to get married. They may just want to get eloped. In their generation, the tradition of asking the father for their daughter hand in marriage, and abiding by his blessing, might not have been as enforced as it was for earlier generations

In “Rude” by Benji and Jenna Cowart they are both in their 40s, to possibly 50s. He wrote the song as a parody, to press the fact that if someone was to try and marry his daughter they would have to be better than a guy who works minimum wage, and that if he does try to marry his…

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