Why is shallow, fluffy, commercial music so popular and creative, soulful, intelligent music not?

Whatever genre of music you look at the top 40 are usually not very talented and make commercial and disposable music that just doesn't have the heart that less popular bands in the same genre do. Top 40 hip hop is all about money, cars, ho's, thugs, etc Top 40 country is basically shallow pop music... show more Whatever genre of music you look at the top 40 are usually not very talented and make commercial and disposable music that just doesn't have the heart that less popular bands in the same genre do.

Top 40 hip hop is all about money, cars, ho's, thugs, etc
Top 40 country is basically shallow pop music that will be forgotten in 5 years
Top 40 Rock is generic and bland and has no edge

Not saying there is anything wrong with listening to shallow music. Sometimes i listen to top 40 music for fun (usually when drunk :P ) but I recognize that it is not hight quality music and appreciate the underground music a lot more.
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