Updated: Feb 11, 2019
Don’t we all choose to groove for different reasons?
Some of us connect to songs because of the lyrics, some of us are addicted to the underlying, undeniable melodies. In fact, some people are drawn to certain music, and don’t even have a specific reason why.....some people just like what they like.
I recently read a book called “Why You Love Music”, by John Powell. If ever there was a piece of literature that managed to keep you engaged with scientific information about why human beings love music, without boring you to death, this one is it. For a deeper dive on information backed by strong statistical research, I suggest you give it a read.
For now though, I want you to think about your favorite songs, and investigate what it is in particular about that song that makes it irresistible to you.
Does it hit you hard in the emotions?
Does it remind you of a special person?
Or....does the song just put you in your “happy place”?
Whatever your answer is, it is for YOU to decide, and no one has the right to judge you for what YOU like.....ya dig what I’m saying?
How YOU choose to groove is a personal choice, and your method for deciding why is subjective to YOU. There are an estimated 1,200 genres of music, which just tells me that there’s at MINIMUM 1,200 reasons that you can be drawn to music that you like. Don't stay in a "box".
All I’m trying to say is, be proud of the grooves that you choose, and turn the music up a bit louder next time. You might here something that you never paid attention to before about a song, and end up falling more in love with it. Or, you might be blasting it loud enough for someone else to catch on to a new tune that they never thought they’d groove to!