Did we do something wrong?

Are we to blame for modern song?

Beliebers rule, but the Beatles I long.


For teenagers, I fear

#yolo is what they hear

Good music is nowhere near.


Do we need to go way way back?

Get music pure and not so black?

Aha I know exactly which track!

  • $\begingroup$ What does "pure and not so black" mean? $\endgroup$ – question_asker Mar 8 '16 at 18:02

The answer appears to be:

Pachelbel's Canon


Taking an acrostic of the riddle provides the first eight notes of the song.

  • $\begingroup$ how did you search the notes? $\endgroup$ – manshu Mar 8 '16 at 6:04
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    $\begingroup$ @manshu - literally just googled "D A B F# G D G A" $\endgroup$ – Alconja Mar 8 '16 at 6:08
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    $\begingroup$ @manshu some people know them by sight $\endgroup$ – question_asker Mar 8 '16 at 11:12
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    $\begingroup$ Interestingly, Green Day's song Basket Case has the same chord structure. $\endgroup$ – Hugh Meyers Mar 8 '16 at 17:40

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