Turn That Up That’s My Jam!!!
Some songs, when you hear them, make you want to start skipping down the street. But that would be embarrassing so most people just listen to songs to get them in the mood. What is the mood? The mood can be from hostile to crunk, or sad to trippy. No matter what the mood is, everyone has a certain song or playlist they listen to when they want to feel a certain way.
Senior Christian Walton says when he listen to his favorite band Linkin Park it gets him excited and pumped up ready to go.”I wake up to Linkin Park’”
Music can be used to bring back memories or comfort you in your darkest hours. I’m sure everyone wishes they could find that certain song they look for when they’re trying to get in a mood. Even when people are just trying to find some new music instead of listening to the same Lil Wayne or Adele song on repeat, they may go to Pandora and pick the special “type” of music they are trying to find depending on what mood they are in.
How does Pandora know that you wanted to listen to that certain type of music? Pandora allows you to pick a station but not a specific song. This is great for people wanting to switch it up sometimes. This way you won’t be listing to the same song you’ve hear a million times already. It may come across that song you haven’t heard in years and bring back memories. When you pick a station it plays songs with the same type of melody or notes. If you don’t like some of the songs on the playlist, Pandora lets you “Thumbs down” a song you don’t like therefore Pandora will not play the song as much or not at all.
As far as why a song is our favorite song, there is something about music that when we hear a certain song we re-live the emotion that we felt when we first heard that song. So that’s why when we recall a certain moment you connect it to a specific song. For some people that is not the case. They don’t listen to a song because it makes them feel good. That doesn’t work on everybody. Other people just may like a song or artist because they may not like the words but the beat and rhythm attracts them or vice verse. Garrett Minefield, who’s favorite song is “Turn Up the Music” by Chris Brown says “Well I’m a dancer and I like the way the music makes me feel and I like the many different styles of dance the song allows me to express myself.” Minefield is a dancer and is also in the marching band. ” I’m a band geek so the marching band playing the beat in Morris Brown excites me.”
The same thing with songs that we don’t like. We don’t like them for a specific reason. Whether or not we know what the reason is or that you don’t want to admit the reason. Such as the time when your in the car and you hear an love song it makes you turn the channel or get out the car because it brings up old memories or unresolved feelings. Even though you hate the song, it always seems that you now the words to it.
Sophomore Aaliyah Fallen-Davis says ” I love all music. I like “Birthday Cake” by Rihanna ft. Chris Brown but i don’t like Rihanna”.
Some songs may affect us in a bad way. There maybe that one song that makes you shiver every time you hear it but yet in all you know all the lyrics because its stuck in your head. That is typically referred to as an “earworm” which is a tune stuck in your head either bad or good. The best way to cure an earworm to repeatedly play a more favored song over and over again. So the next time you have a unpleasant song stuck in your mind, blast that song that gets your in the mood.