The importance of music

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This image shows an old iPod on a blue leopard print background. The iPod has a small screen with arrow buttons to shuffle songs. The screen says ‘now playing’ at the top and has ‘You are listening to: The Carillon, A&C’ as the title. 
Should the Carillon get their own playlist up and running?  Clker-Free-Vector-Images via Pixabay, manipulated by Lee Lim

How music helps us in our everyday lives 

When is your favourite time to listen to music and jam out? Is it when you have a major checklist sitting next to you? In the gym doing a killer workout? On the road with a long drive ahead of you? While deep-cleaning your house? Or, is it in the moment when you are feeling deep emotions? Do you listen to music when doing all the above or just a specific one?  

Today, I am going to talk about all my favourite reasons to listen to music, and tell you about some of my top picks and why they really get me going. To start off, I will tell you right now my top genres of music are pop, country, and R&B. 

As I am in my fifth year of university, music is the best thing to listen to when I’m studying and preparing for class. I have tried multiple types of background noise when studying. I have tried old TV series, podcasts, and community chatter. The thing about all those choices is that they normally cause me to pay attention so I know what is going on. I have to make sure I see a specific scene, hear a specific question, or look up and see who is around and truly listen in to what they are talking about.  

Music hits differently. For me, I put on a genre that is just fast enough to keep my train of thought moving through my fingers and into the keyboard while writing or working. Right now, as I write this out to you, I am listening to “my country mix.” I have artists here such as Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, Jordan Davis; the list continues. For myself, country holds a special place in my heart.  

I personally only got into country music in 2016. The artist who really won me over is still one of my top artists: Luke Bryan. One of my favourite songs then and to this day is “Huntin’, Fishin’ And Lovin’ Every Day.” As I sit here listening to the music, it helps me think of the warm summer days when I am fishing on a boat, getting a good tan, listening to music, and exuding positive vibes! Country music helps me focus and move my train of thought; it helps me think of time off and enjoy life. 

My next personal favourite time to listen to music is at the gym! For myself, I have been going to a gym with an instructor that makes playlists for me, which is so extra! There is also the advantage of having hundreds of playlist options on app platforms, whether that be Spotify, Apple Music, or YouTube.  

Some of my personal gym songs have a requirement: they need to have a fast beat, mention a body part or a movement, and have motivational words. When a song has one or all of the above requirements it automatically gets me moving and gets me distracted from what I am really doing. There are many different artists and genres that pump me up for a workout! 

My final reason I listen to music is something all of us must do and get involved in, and that is cleaning. I don’t know about you, but my favourite jams to listen to when cleaning are what I would consider the classics. For myself, this includes Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, and Disney songs! Some of the best music has been around for a long time. That is the best thing about music; it goes back in history no matter your genre!  

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