Old dudes often rail against pop music/pop stars for not writing their own songs. Now they have what’s sure to be a bullet-proof argument in the guise of a meme making its way around the Web (see below).
The picture compares Beyonce’s “Run This World (Girls)” with Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” in the songwriting and lyrics department. Beyonce’s hit, when written out, looks stupid, and it was designed by six writers and four producers. “Bohemian Rhapsody”‘s iconic lyrics were written by one great man: Freddie Mercury. So there you have it, folks: apples CAN be compared to oranges. [Buzzfeed]
UPDATE: According to this Tweet, “Run This World” was only written by Beyonce and The-Dream. The confusion comes from the samples, which were obviously written by multiple people. Guess Freddie Mercury is only two times better now, as opposed to six times better.