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I'm not sure how you've only just noticed this mate. 99% of pop music is about love, falling in love, or falling out of love.
People like it for the same reason they like Corrie or the "comedy" of Michael McIntyre. It feels relatable, even to people whom nothing interesting has ever happened, ever. People hear a song that goes "I NEVER KNEW HOW I WOULD GET BY WITHOUT OUUUU* (OOOOH-OOOH)" and they think "Wow, this really speaks to me, this is just like when Arron dumped me! I felt shit then too, it's like they really understand me!"
I might sound cynical, but people get extremely defensive if you slag off their pop music. It's a very emotional connection, and for that reason I'll never claim shit pop music lacks artistic merit. It's just incredibly low brow.
*The letter Y has been under embargo in mainstream pop music since 2012 or so, when that fat bird what did the James Bond song popularised the technique of replacing the syllable with a strangled gurn instead.