View Full Version : popular music - when did affectations become status quo?

06-07-2001, 01:27 AM
Here's what baffles me. There used to be music such as "the hills are alive with the sound of music..."

Nowadays, the above would have been distorted as follows: the hills are ALAHV...." Here's more samples of distortions:

LLAHK EVER-BODY (like everybody
DO AH LAHK (do I like
AGIN (again
DOIN' GOIN' HAVIN' (doing going having

I'm curious as to what caused these ugly-sounding distortions & affectations to become so trendy & status-quo. Furthermore, if it's actually true that people enjoy these affected accents so much, then why don't people talk that way in everyday language? Am I making sense or not? Isn't that rather inconsistent? I'd have thought the British accent would have become more popular instead of the pop accent.