The Final Dropout

How does a good pop song end? With a bang, right? As it turns out, explosive endings are kinda over. Songwriters are instead opting to end with a final dropout. Even the biggest pop anthems close with a quiet final moment. In this musical short, Nate, our resident musicologist, offers some theories as to why.

Songs Discussed

  • Taylor Swift – Blank Space
  • One Republic – Counting Stars
  • One Direction – Kiss You
  • Rihanna – Don’t Stop the Music
  • Mozart – Symphony No.41 in C K.551 “Jupiter” 4. Motto Allegro
  • Taylor Swift – Trouble
  • Lady Gaga – Alejandro