Hit Charade Rhetorical Analysis

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In the article, Hit Charade, the author Nathaniel Rich, gives a behind the scenes look on the magic behind all the pop hits through the years. From the Backstreet Boys to Taylor Swift, Karl Martin Sandberg was behind it all. Nathaniel Rich uses different rhetorical appeals, such as ethos, pathos, and logos, that are effective in explaining the works of Karl Martin Sandberg through the years. Hit Charade was published in The Atlantic which is an American magazine based out of Washington, D.C. The article was published in the October 2015 issue focusing on the unknown composers who are actually behind the success of some songs that hit the top charts. “The biggest pop star in America today is a man named Karl Martin Sandberg” (Rich 1) Karl Martin Sandberg is the most well known in America out of the group of creators as he was the lead…show more content…
There is someone behind all the magic that isn’t getting all the credit that they actually deserve. People like Sandberg, Dr. Luke and Ester Dean are just some examples of those people. The author of Hit Charade points out various songs and celebrities who have made it to top positions on the billboard charts but weren’t actually their creations. “the No. 1 position on the Billboard pop chart is occupied by a Max Martin creation, “Bad Blood” (performed by Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar). No. 3, “Hey Mama” (David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj), is an Ester Dean production;” (Rich 2) The quote only includes two of the many successes from these composers. Others include “Can`t Feel My Face” (The Weeknd) and “The Night Is Still Young” (Nicki Minaj). Nathaniel Rich, the author, uses the examples ‘Swifties’ and ‘Beliebers’ to point out the fans of the celebrities who would be shocked to learn that Scandinavian men are actually the ones who write these hits that Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber perform that they’re so infatuated

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