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Thread #96348   Message #1884901
Posted By: WFDU - Ron Olesko
13-Nov-06 - 03:12 PM
Thread Name: Why do our songs last so long ?
Subject: RE: Why do our songs last so long ?
Why shouldn't they last long?

You can replace the word "songs" with other items - drawings, books, sculpture, etc.   Songs do not last longer than anything else.

If I say "Mona Lisa" I am sure 99.9% of you reading this can picture the painting in your mind. If I say "Card Players" by Paul Cezanne, I would bet that fewer than half of you would recall this from memory or even know of its existence. Both paintings are still around, one is more famous, but both are great works of art.

Songs are the same. It doesn't matter what culture, age or even quality. There are many different factors that keep a song in public perception.