Why We Love Songs About Not Caring – Music Tropes

Published on November 18, 2021



The first 1000 people who click the link will get 2 free months of Skillshare Premium: https://skl.sh/thetake85 | Most songs care about something: romance, disappointment, anger, change. But we also love songs that don’t care—whose singers tell us how little they think about an ex-lover, like Demi Lovato’s “Really Don’t Care,” or someone else’s opinions, like Kanye West’s “We Don’t Care.” Why does this attitude—so simple, yet so universal—continue to speak to us across so many genres and generations? Here’s our Take on how the “don’t care” song tells us something important with its indifference, and why we care about songs that don’t. If you like this video, subscribe to our channel or support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thetake

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Nirvana, “Breed”
Tupac Shakur, “F*** the World”
Lady Gaga, “Born this Way”
Miley Cyrus, “We Can’t Stop”
Miley Cyrus, “Party in the U.S.A.”
Kesha, “TiK ToK”
Demi Lovato, “Really Don’t Care”
Kanye West, “We Don’t Care”
Eminem, “I Don’t Care”
Big Sean, “I Don’t F*** with You”
Taylor Swift, “Shake it Off”
Dua Lipa, “IDGAF”
The Black Eyed Peas, “Where is the Love?”
Hot Chelle Rae, “Tonight Tonight”
Metallica, “Fade to Black”
Nine Inch Nails, “Hurt”
Cee Lo Green, “Forget You”
Titus Andronicus, “No Future Part 3”
OutKast, “ATLiens”
Pavement, “Cut Your Hair”
Green Day, “Longview”
Waka Flocka feat. Trey Songz, “I Don’t Really Care”
Janelle Monáe, “Django Jane”
Solange, “Cranes in the Sky”
Bruno Mars, “The Lazy Song”

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