Comic: A Musical History of the Naughty Aughties, Part 2

Part 2: From “Beat It” to “California Gurls” – how hip-hop replaced rock as the incongruous element in pop music  For music examples mentioned in the comic, see below and “A Musical History of the Naughty Aughties, Part 1.”

Michael Jackson, “Beat It” 

Sample from “Beat It” Intro (starts at 3:30)

Run-DMC/Aerosmith, “Walk This Way”

Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg, “California Gurls”

Sugarland, “Stuck Like Glue”

Author: Leah Pogwizd

Bassist and Instructor

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