I always wonered why most Brits, not all, there are exceptions, but it seems that the vast majority of British singers from the seventies and some from the eighties, some even continuing to this day, seem to sing with an American accent, even though they may have the most highly over pronounced British accents when they speak?
It always struck me as really odd and seemed to have had an air of fakeness about it like the singers were all trying to pretend they were Americans or something.
I mean why do really stereotypically heavy British accents become Americanized when sung in a musical context if the artists weren't actually trying to pretend they are American?
Iis ok to just be yourself and you should not be ashamed or embarrased of your origin and embrace it, and sing loudly, shout it from the roof tops in the accent you were born with. Why do they feel the need to try to hide their Britishness when they sing? Are they embarrased of it?
And I could maybe believe it was just some physiological thing that cant be helped and that certain words just sound different when sung as opposed to spoken IF they ALL did this, but there seemed to have been a revolution in the eighties with all the punk and new wave etc. bands that were coming out with really thick British accents which proves it has to have been being done on purpose.
What gives? Why do they all do this?
Are they all secretly wishing they were Americans?