Top 10 Reasons Why People Like Music

I'm not going to make another cliché, music bashing list because there's several of those plaguing this site I'll instead be focusing on why people like music in general. And I honestly don't care what kind of music you prefer, because music like any kind of art is purely subjective.

The Top Ten

1 It helps them relax

Especially if you've had a very stressful day and need to mellow out for a bit. - CaptainMowzker

I do like music still though. - iliekpiez

For me music is one of the most overrated things ever. The most popular artform, and I never got why. Movies? T.V.? Comics? Books? , but this list has helped me gain perspective a little. - iliekpiez

Eh I respect your opinion, and it's cool that you understand why people like it. - CaptainMowzker

2 It calms them down

Which is a big plus to any genre regardless if it's Rock, rap, metal or anything else for that matter. - CaptainMowzker

I love music when its frmo video games, they are just so soothing and relaxing, and sometimes they are so epic - darthvadern

Listening to music as I type, I 'm so relaxed right now. - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy

Yep, music is awesome! - BlazingParasol

3 They like the meanings behind certain songs

This is why Green Day is my favorite band. They put meaning into every single song they make
(except maybe Uno, Dos, Tres). They make stories with their albums. It's so nice to listen to - SeagullBoi

Sometimes it's interesting to find out the meaning of a song. - Userguy44

A pretty obvious, but major reason to include. - CaptainMowzker

4 It helps them through life

Some songs can be related to in real life or death situations.

It can definitely work. - Userguy44

Depending on the song, and it's meaning of course but yeah. - CaptainMowzker

I think this might be true. - Metal_Treasure

5 They want to ignore all of the chaos life has

AKA the biggest reason why I listen to music. - CaptainMowzker

Very good list, Jeffrey. I tuckered down my pessimism because it soothes upon me whenever I sense something gleeful of what I hear from my music. Oh, yes, indeed...- Kevinsidis

6 It gives them a passion for a certain genre or subject

Blues is my passion. There isn't and won't be a day in my life I don't / won't listen to it and feel extremely happy that it's in my life.
"Everyday I have the blues" - Buddy Guy. - Britgirl

That's me. Before metal I liked other music genres, including pop, but it wasn't a passion. It was just liking music. When metal came into my life... that was a passion. I felt like I finally found what I was looking for. - Metal_Treasure

That's exactly how I was before and after I discovered / was introduced to Blues. I crave Blues. I imagine that's how it is for you and metal. - Britgirl

Pretty self explanatory, but basically I needed to include this item at some point. - CaptainMowzker

Me and prog.

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7 They like the lyrics to a certain song or artist

For example: I like Linkin Park due to the lyrics they have in their songs that aren't Nu metal-ish AKA Minutes to Midnight and onwards. - CaptainMowzker

8 They like how a certain genre or artist sounds

Again depending on what your preference is, but yeah pretty basic to be honest. - CaptainMowzker

Yep. I love how metal music sounds - powerful, intense and different than the mainstream music. - Metal_Treasure

9 It's easy to get into

Kind of a filler item but I needed ten items so eh. - CaptainMowzker

10 It's catchy

I really like Eminem, his songs are so catchy! - darthvadern

Depending on your music preferences. - CaptainMowzker

The Contenders

11 It's enjoyable

I make beats on my computer, and it's quite enjoyable to me. I'm a creative beatmaker. - yamionthetrap

12 It can make you smarter

Only some music genres. - Metal_Treasure

13 It can be motivational

It sure can. - Squidward48

True. - CaptainMowzker

If you have something big coming up whether it’s a test in school, football game, drama play, any type of sporting event. Music can help you get motivated - Randomator

14 It connects with them emotionally
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