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whitenoise's avatar

The King is dead. Long live ... Who?

Asked by whitenoise (14108points) July 9th, 2009

It seems to me the king of pop is dead.
That makes me wonder… In the spirit of kings…

Who’s the king now?

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Saturated_Brain's avatar

Bad joke warning

Well, since the king is dead, I suppose we’ll have to move Prince(musician) up the monarchy ladder.

Saturated_Brain's avatar

Oh screw this stupid brackets-being-excluded-from-the-url thing. Could we get it fixed please?

Allie's avatar

The Queen. Queen Latifah!

=]

tinyfaery's avatar

Maybe pop music will just die with him. No more Chris Browns please.

Jack79's avatar

hmm…good question…I wonder who will rise to the throne? Will be a tough battle I guess.

chyna's avatar

Jonas Brothers? J/K!

eponymoushipster's avatar

@Saturated_Brain wrap the whole url after the colon in []. it’s not broken, that’s how it works.

Obviously the next King of Pop is Lady GaGa. That dude has a following!

Tink's avatar

@chyna NEVER!!!!!

aprilsimnel's avatar

I think the pop music world is too fragmented today to ever have such a consensus again.

CMaz's avatar

Finally you all can go back to focusing on me again!

Otherwise Elvis still reigns.

marinelife's avatar

The “king” was self-appointed. I never signed on.

Darwin's avatar

@eponymoushipster – Obviously you know something I don’t. As far as I can tell, Lady Gaga is XX genetically but appreciates everyone, XY and XX alike.

eponymoushipster's avatar

@Darwin no, shim’s a man. right?

Darwin's avatar

@eponymoushipster – As far as I know, Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta was born genetically female, no matter what Christina Aguilera thinks. She does seem to be bisexual, however.

irocktheworld's avatar

@Darwin Do you like her?
@eponymoushipster What did Christina say? :O

Darwin's avatar

@irocktheworld – I am not a fan (being a bit older than her typical fan base) but the few songs of hers I have heard have been agreeably peppy and you could dance to them.

“I give it a 75. You can dance to it.”

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Bandstand#References_in_popular_culture: Clark would often interview the teenagers about their opinions of the songs being played, most memorably through the “Rate-a-Record” segment (to which the phrase “It’s got a good beat and you can dance to it” is credited, perhaps apocryphally).

irocktheworld's avatar

@Darwin Exactly! I also do love her music and dance around too! What songs do you like from her?

Darwin's avatar

@irocktheworld – The two I can think of off-hand are “Just Dance” and “Poker Face.”

whitenoise's avatar

How about Duffy?

She’s Brittish and these people seem to have it going for a female King. I would be cheering her at her coronation.

eponymoushipster's avatar

i’m sorry, Gaga looks like a dude in a wig.

Darwin's avatar

Her butt is definitely female, as are her adam’s apple and her hands.

And right now, she looks like Christina Aguilera.

lloydbird's avatar

Paulo Nutini seems to be in with a shot. Consistently excellent up to now. His first appearance on UK tv (Later) was pristine.

filmfann's avatar

Mariah Carey.
She has more hits than anyone working today. She is pretty, personable, and popular.

Saturated_Brain's avatar

@eponymoushipster Hmm… Let’s try that then shall we? “Prince”:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_(musician)]

Nope doesn’t work…

eponymoushipster's avatar

@Saturated_Brain that may have to do with the work TPTB are doing on the site. They’ve been working on the Textile system. I assure you, that is way to do it.

Pseudonym's avatar

Michael Jackson = King of Pop
Elvis Presley = King of Rock and Roll
Bruce Springsteen = The Boss

That royal family will live forever… (at least until 2012)

Pseudonym's avatar

@Darwin I’ve seen on various placed on the web that Gaga is a hermaphrodite, but I’m not sure if it’s true. Whether it is or not, if you go onto google and search the word ‘is’ then the first suggestion you get is ‘is lady gaga a man’

Pseudonym's avatar

and Miley Cyrus is the birth defect of all of them

Darwin's avatar

@Pseudonym – Whether the rumor is true or not, and whether Gaga has confirmed it or not, she still encourages it for the attention it garners her.

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