– you must select ONE song by each for the comparison. Remember the actual music should be the focus of the paper – what you hear. You may use biographical info as background and refer to the lyrics if you need to do so but, primarily, talk about the music (tempo, instrumentation, style etc. using the terminology you encountered in the textbook).
Here are a couple of actual paper topics submitted by previous students…
1)"God Must Have Spent A Little More Time on You"
Alabama vs. N’SYNC
The song "God Must Have Spent A Little More Time on You" was sung by two great groups, Alabama in 1999, a great country band and N SYNC in 1998, the all-American boy band.
2)The Beatles and Rolling Stones
I have listened to the Beatles most popular songs as well as the Rolling Stone s most popular songs, respectively, and throughout listening to these few songs, one could come to a few conclusions and comparisons about the two bands. I listened to All we need is love and We Can Work It Out composed and sung by the Beatles. Then I listened to You Can t Always Get What You Want and Sympathy for the Devil , both by the Rolling Stones. Each of these songs were chosen simply because they had the most hits on my music downloading program Bearshare , therefore signaling their higher position of popularity among Americans to say the least.