By Alexis King
Music, it’s the gateway to your soul. It makes you dance, sing, cry, or even feel better. Music can have a lot of effects on us. Music is what I feel is everyone’s true best friend, even if it isn’t a real person. I guess in a way it can heal emotional wounds. It helps sometimes when you’re down. Just listen to an upbeat song, and it could just lift your mood. Upbeat songs are good for dancing and lifting spirits, but there are other kinds of songs/music as well. There are even songs/music that have no words at all. Music is everywhere; you just have to be quiet and listen for a little bit of time. Chirping birds, the sound of the wind blowing through the leaves, even your own heartbeat could be considered as a song. I guess it’s just whatever you find to have a little tune or beat, and helps you through the day.
Pop music helps me get through boring situations (such as cleaning), by making it fun. Classical music helps me study, while rock music is good to jam out to. The “Cup Song” is a song that makes me cry, mostly because it reminds me of my friend that passed away last January. Some events happen that change the way you listen to songs, and that’s okay. “Black Magic” by Little Mix is a song that gets me singing and dancing, smiling; but that’s just me. Everyone has his/her own opinion about music. While I like pop, classical and rock music, I am not fond of country music, whatsoever. Other people feel the same, but there are many others that are almost completely in love with country music and absolutely hate pop music. It all just depends on the environment in which they have grown up and what they grew up listening to. Although I do suppose that you could grow up to not liking the type of music you’ve listened to all your life, I have never run across anything like that. I grew up listening to Aerosmith, and it’s my all-time favorite band.
Music is usually a part of everyone’s daily life, as I don’t know anyone who doesn’t listen to at least one song a day. Music is on movies and broadcast on the radios. They even show music videos on TV. There are special TV channels for this, MTV is just one of them. MTV usually plays them extremely early in the morning, though, and I’m pretty sure they change from the classic hits from the 80s to the new tunes. Although the newer music has more of a common meaning, usually the beat and tempos behind the words are different. It all sounds different in their own unique way. Artists have their own sound, their own voice. They make the music their own.
Although they might not sound exactly the same, music is music. No matter what kind of music you listen to, you can always find the right music for the right mood. Music is a part of life and everyone should appreciate it. It can be used in no wrong way, and technically there’s no correct way that it can be used. It’s usually just there for entertainment purposes and to make you happy and laugh when you aren’t feeling the sunshine in life. It’s there to help you cry or bring up good memories. Even though people can ruin songs for others, don’t let it dampen your views on music. Music, the hero of the 21st century.