Pop Personas in Powerful Songs

Emanuele Ardillo

I think some of my favorite songs, including some of my favorite artists, show exactly how to create inspiring art and music by creating characters through their work.

For example: 

When I’m Sixty Four – The Beatles

The childish reflection of the quartet is influenced by love. The innocence of this song, whether it is lyrical quality, singing or effectiveness completely accompaniment by the sound, garners a pure listening experience. It is probably the favourite song of many, and a masterpiece in the music industry. 

Starman – David Bowie

This became a classic for obvious reasons. Ziggy Stardust took us into another universe with one of his most luxurious but completely popular songs. From rocketing to the infectious melody, everything in this song provides to create one of Bowie’s most powerful singles.

You and I – Lady Gaga

That was the first song I heard that shocked me with Gaga’s voice. Wearing men’s clothes and wigs, listening to such simple music, really made me open my eyes to the Gaga’s electronic performance. It is worth mentioning that her most famous performance of this song on the VMAs introduced her male alter-ego, Jo Calderone.