Fountains of Wayne's only "hit" song was their worst song they ever wrote hands down. What does that tell you about listeners these days.
Remeber when bands like Guns and Roses were at the top of the charts? Me neither, I was like 3, but you see my point. They didnt have to rely on terrible gimmick commercial jingle songs to get famous. 99% of mainstream music is fucking god awful and Im not even "that guy"
Katy Perry has as many number one singles on her album as the fucking King of Pop had on Bad. In summary, I hope you were joking with that argument