Popular Song Lyrics Comparison Essay by ResearchRiter

Popular Song Lyrics
A comparison and contrast of two popular song lyrics; Madonna's "Like a Virgin" and Trina's "I Don't Need You".
# 121921 | 1,000 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Music Studies (Blues, Jazz) , Gender and Sexuality (General)

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This paper compares and contrasts two popular song lyrics, Madonna's "Like a Virgin" with Trina's "I Don't Need You", to show that music in recent times is far less constrained and more vulgar than Madonna's music ever was in the 1980s. The paper includes lyrics for both songs addressed in the essay.

From the Paper:

"The purpose of this essay is to compare and contrast popular song lyrics from two different decades; the 1980s and the present, with respect to the implicit and explicit messages centered on sexuality, contained in those lyrics. To that end, Madonna's "Like a Virgin" and Trina's "I Don't Need U" will serve as the focus of the comparison. Generally, it will be argued that where Madonna, as Joel D. Schwartz put it, straddled innocence and decadence, Trina's lyrics depict her as a..."

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Popular Song Lyrics (2008, December 01) Retrieved August 13, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/comparison-essay/popular-song-lyrics-121921/

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"Popular Song Lyrics" 01 December 2008. Web. 13 August. 2022. <https://www.academon.com/comparison-essay/popular-song-lyrics-121921/>