Your result for Howard Gardner's Eight Types of Intelligence Test...
"This area has to do with introspective and self-reflective capacities. Those who are strongest in this intelligence are typically introverts and prefer to work alone. They are usually highly self-aware and capable of understanding their own emotions, goals and motivations. They often have an affinity for thought-based pursuits such as philosophy. They learn best when allowed to concentrate on the subject by themselves. There is often a high level of perfectionism associated with this intelligence.
Careers which suit those with this intelligence include philosophers, psychologists, theologians, writers and scientists." (Wikipedia)
-"Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead" by Tom Stoppard
The Beatles were a combination of the right people, the right style, and the right time. That they were attractive enough to ignite a fire in the loins of young women across America didn't hurt either.
Sparking-a-fire-in-the-loins is still a huge component of pop music but where The Beatles were very talented musicians and songwriters on top of that, pop groups now just have the lemme-get-you-wet thing. Some dude in Sweden writes their songs. Some guy in front of a computer tweaks their voices back on tune and adds that goddamn robotic voice effect to disguises all the vocal shortcomings and is in every goddamn piece of crap pop song that gets pumped out over the airwaves.
I also think the definition of pop music has changed. Pop now means the most generic pre-chewed music with one hook repeating over and over and over and over ad infinitum. It means Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, The Budussycat Dolls, Hannah Montana (which, WTF?). Oh, they sing too? Really?
Good music has fled the pop scene. There's pop-like music in other genres but they sure as shit don't identify themselves as pure pop. They put a modifier in front, i.e. We're not that kind of pop, we're punk pop (Which still sucks but that's another rant), we're indie pop, electro pop, proto pop, alt pop, new age pop and on and on until the words begin blur and lose their meaning.
Sorry, what was the question? I got lost in my run-on sentences. In conclusion, I like commas!