Mainstream music is usually dumbed down for a popular, commercial audience. Jewel's hits are all arpeggio. It's an articulated punk 3 chord banger, but back together sounds like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFkEjEZGN18
Kenny Cheseny is fun to hear, boring to play because the vocals just play a melody over running chords. The sheet music looks like a nursery rhyme. C throughout the bar with say, a X-Y-Z melody. Currently, the likes of Katy Perry and Meily are even simpler. Look up Post Modern Jukebox. They rebuild the most popular songs to actually use notes and rhythm like real music.
Real music looks like a math equation because it is. A fully solved algebra problem. Moonlight sonata https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/ludwig_van_beethoven/moonlight_sonata_-_1st_movement_op_27_no_2_tabs_16752 is interesting because there are layers. The same general pattern moves through the movements but how it pushes and pulls changes as well as the details of the statements.
Just screaming "penis!" Over and over again is not a good joke. But that's current popular music. A good dirty joke and music builds the tension and then lets it release at the right time. But you have to be paying attention, which is the problem.