In this essay I am going to tell you what music I like to listen too.
This is an easy question! I love listening to music so it won’t be that hard to write a full essay on the music I like listening too, which is just about anything, and everything. But if I did have to pick a favorite kind of music, Hard Rock, Pop, Country, or Harmonious (the type that you would sing in church, or slow dance too, usually violin or piano) it would be hard for me to pick because I listen to mostly pop, but I love country.
I like listening to pop more than any other music genres. But I do listen to country every now and then, so I am going to split this essay into two parts. One part will be why I like pop better than the rest. And the second part will be why I like country more than the others.
Why I don’t like hard rock.
Most people have reasons that make sense to them but we don’t understand why it bothers them. Say for instance, if you neighbor hated cats and dogs, or rather any animal that wasn’t a bird, and you asked her why and her response was, “they are loud and hurt my ears.” you would understand her, a little bit anyway. Because dogs are loud when they bark, but other than that they are normally silent, and cats only make noises if you provoke them. Plus, she has a bird remember, and birds are very loud. They squeak and squeak all day long, and they don’t listen when you tell them to stop. So if your neighbor had a problem with loud cats why doesn’t she have a problem with annoyingly loud birds? No one knows other than her and to her it makes perfect sense. But if someone told you they didn’t like hard rock because it hurt their ears we would totally understand and we would know not to play it around them. I don’t like hard rock for obvious reasons, it makes me have a massive headache after listening to it. But with pop, I don’t get a life threatening headache afterwards.
Why I don’t like Country.
Country has been around a long time. And it’s all right. The reason I don’t like country that much is simply because I like the way pop makes me feel afterwards, and I don’t get that feeling with country music. Country music is pretty good, I have to admit, it’s cool how they can tell a story while singing a song, but you can do that with pop too. I like how ‘hoppy’ as I call it, pop is. It makes you feel light, and you can’t help but dance to it. Country makes you want to sit and really listen to the lyrics, it tells you a story, but most of the time I listen to music to help me get things done, like when I’m running I put on ‘hoppy’ music to make me want to go faster, I can’t pay attention to the music or I slow down. (this is true because I have done it before, or tested it) so I don’t feel as light and fast, or ready to run, as I do when I listen to pop with country.
Why I like pop better than Harmonious music.
First I will admit that harmonious music is pretty. But it really isn’t something that I would listen to on a daily basis, the only setting it fits with is places like church, slow dances, funerals and Christmas or Easter recitals. I do enjoy listening to it when in the right time and place. I would never listen to pop while at a funeral or church, because that is disrespectful and it doesn’t give you the right feeling in that setting. I like the way that pop can inspire you to be better. Pop is the music genre that has the most influential music out of all of them. Hard Rock just makes you think your better than everyone, in a bad, prideful kind of way, country does make you feel something, but it’s not the right thing that we look for, and in harmonious music it is too slow for anything other than softer feelings to come through. You need a little jump, skip, and a beat to make you realize you can do it!
Pop music is what I listen to because it goes along with my emotions, and my natural actions. I listen to music because it helps me concentrate on something. When I need to get work done (that doesn’t involve school work or videos) I listen to music and time seems to fly. I get the work done a lot faster when I listen to music than when I’m just sitting there trying to get everything right. Pop has many inspirational videos, and while I will admit that a lot of the songs now a-days don’t have actual meaning to them, some of the songs that I really like do, and they are very good because of it. One of my favorite pop singers is Quinn XCII. He is very good and has some really cool songs that I like listening to.
Now I am going to tell you my thoughts and opinions on why I think country is amazing.
Country against pop.
As I just explained I love pop. It makes me happy, and up-beat, but country also gives me some feelings that are just better than those. Country tells a story while your singing. It doesn’t matter if it’s fake or real, but the songs always have an actual meaning to them, it doesn’t matter if its about someone’s ex, or how beautiful your baby is, there is always a story behind each and every individual song, and pop cannot hold a candle to that. Pop has some meaning to songs, but it’s mostly about “what you did last summer” they don’t have actually good stories or moral meanings in a lot of songs, which is why I only listen to a few songs. While pop makes you feel like you can do anything, country makes you feel real emotions, love, joy, sadness, anger, guilt…… it makes you feel a connection to the people that the song is talking about. If it’s talking about two lost lovers, your heart goes out to them and you imagine the story out in your head. You hope that everything turns out right. Country has meaning and most songs today don’t.
Hard Rock and country.
Hard rock makes you sick. It gives you a headache that you can’t get rid of. You can’t even hear the voices, and most of the time you don’t want to look up what the lyrics are, or you’ll never be the same. Hard rock is usually just about someone doing the person singing wrong. It’s about something happening that the other will pay for. Country has meaning, morals, and it sometimes can be bad, but it pulls through. Hard rock is like a dog. Lots of bark but no bite. What I mean by that, is you listen to it, and it seems super cool and awesome until you really think about it and understand the music, then you realize that it’s not that cool anymore. (remember this is totally my own biased opinion and I don’t want anyone to get mad or angry)
Country and Harmonious music.
Harmonious music is pretty, even beautiful but, for me, I have to be in a setting that is soft, light, or comforting for the slow music. Harmonious music is what I would listen to when I’m feeling relaxed. I want something that goes along with my emotions and feelings of the moment, which is why I wouldn’t listen to this music on a daily basis. Country can be played when feeling any emotion. There are plenty of different country song types, in the genre. Same with other genres of songs, country has the slower side, the faster side, and the regular side.
Country is special because like I have said plenty of times, it tells you a story about people and things, and it is one of the things that can pull your heartstrings pretty far. One of my favorite country bands, a little older than some, is the Dixie Chicks. They have some pretty darn good songs.