Musical tastes reflect diverse student personalities

Gabbi Tomaselli – Mustangs Ahead

cropped-lrhs-logo-2000-x-2000(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – In Americans Are Spending More Time Listening to Music Than Ever Before freelance music reporter Hugh Mclntyr states “According to a new report released by Nielsen Music, on average, Americans now spend just slightly more than 32 hours a week listening to music.”

Millions of people listen to music on the daily because it helps them get through the day. There are so many genres that it is hard to just stick to one. People have multiple different personalities which can explain why they may like totally different genres of music at times.

Music is everywhere, especially during the holiday season, and many people have their favorites. Genres range from hip-hop to jazz, classical to rock, and reggae to country etc. Each genre is uniquely different and attracts different people.

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LRHS junior Olivia Loop, states that she likes rock and country music. “I like listening to rock music because it makes me pumped and I can listen to it whenever I need to get my anger out and become in a better mood. I enjoy country because each song spreads a positive message that makes me want to be kind towards others and spread positivity.” Even though rock and country are complete opposites Loop is still able to enjoy both genres due to her different personalities.

Senior Brenna Rademaker explains how she likes to listen to hip-hop and reggae. “Both are upbeat but hip-hop makes be in the mood to dance while reggae reminds me of being at the beach with my friends.”

Junior, Rachel Monroe enjoys listening to jazz and country. “Listening to country makes me be happy while listening to jazz makes me feel humble.”

According to Taste in Music and Personality researcher Adrian North of Heriot-Watt University, “The reason people sometimes feel defensive about their taste in music might be related to how much it relates to attitudes and personality.

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