The music we listen DOES influence our mood, that is why very important to recognize whether the music we listen makes us happy, sad, moody etc.
We can create our own happiness and music can be part of that happiness, so I recommend everyone look around in your Spotify, Youtube, radio stations etc. or any other music app you listen to check your chosen genre and what your library hide.
How music influence our mood?
As I told music can have a powerful influence on our mood and emotions.
The tempo, rhythm, melody, lyrics, and even the memories associated with certain songs can all contribute to how we feel when we listen to music.
Here are a some examples:
Music with a fast tempo and upbeat rhythm can make us feel energized, motivated, and happy. Think of pop or dance music that makes you want to dance or move your body.
BPM stands for “beats per minute” and is a measure of the tempo or speed of a piece of music. Generally speaking,
- a higher BPM indicates a faster tempo, while
- a lower BPM indicates a slower tempo.
However, what is considered fast or slow can depend on the genre of music too. For example, a BPM of 120 might be considered fast for a ballad or slow for a dance track.
Here are some general guidelines for different genres:
- Slow ballad: 60-80 BPM
- Medium tempo pop/rock: 100-130 BPM
- Fast dance/pop: 130-150 BPM
- Techno/house: 120-140 BPM
- Hip hop: 80-110 BPM
- Metal: 100-200 BPM or faster
A beautiful, melodic tune can evoke feelings of tranquility, nostalgia, and introspection. Classical music, instrumental music, and ballads are examples of music that can create this effect.
Top 10 popular and famous ballads and melodic songs:
- “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen
- “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin
- “Hotel California” by The Eagles
- “Imagine” by John Lennon
- “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey
- “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson
- “Yesterday” by The Beatles
- “Sweet Child o’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses
- “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana
- “Purple Rain” by Prince
Music with lyrics that are relatable or inspiring can have a profound impact on our mood. For example, a song with empowering lyrics can make us feel confident and strong, while a sad song with lyrics that resonate with our own experiences can make us feel understood and comforted.
Here are some famous lyricists and some of their most well-known songs:
- Bob Dylan – “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “Like a Rolling Stone,” “The Times They Are a-Changin'”
- Paul Simon – “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “The Sound of Silence,” “Mrs. Robinson”
- John Lennon – “Imagine,” “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” “A Hard Day’s Night”
- Joni Mitchell – “Both Sides, Now,” “Big Yellow Taxi,” “The Circle Game”
- Leonard Cohen – “Hallelujah,” “Suzanne,” “Bird on a Wire”
- Carole King – “You’ve Got a Friend,” “Natural Woman,” “It’s Too Late”
- Bruce Springsteen – “Born to Run,” “Dancing in the Dark,” “The River”
- Bob Marley – “No Woman, No Cry,” “Redemption Song,” “One Love”
- Freddie Mercury – “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Are the Champions,” “Somebody to Love”
- Lin-Manuel Miranda – “My Shot,” “The Room Where It Happens,” “Alexander Hamilton”
Certain songs or genres of music can bring back memories from our past, and the emotions associated with those memories can influence our current mood. For example, a song that reminds us of a happy time in our lives can make us feel joyful and nostalgic.
Here are some music that might can bring back happy memories for ourselves:
- “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” by Justin Timberlake
- “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
- “Happy” by Pharrell Williams
- “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams
- “Sugar” by Maroon 5
- “This Is What You Came For” by Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna
- “I Gotta Feeling” by The Black Eyed Peas
- “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ray Dalton
- “On Top of the World” by Imagine Dragons
- “Love on Top” by Beyonce
Festivals and concerts
As we all know people love festivals, because fast-paced music often played at festivals.
It can be energetic, exciting, and create a feeling of euphoria.
Fast music, such as
- electronic dance music (EDM),
- techno, or
can also be highly rhythmic and have a strong beat, which encourage people to dance and move their bodies. In addition, many festivalgoers see festivals as a chance to
- let loose and
- have fun with friends, and fast music can help create a sense of collective energy and community.
Many festival organizers specifically book DJs and artists who specialize in fast-paced music genres in order to cater to their audience’s preferences. These fast-paced music genres have become associated with partying and dancing, and festivalgoers often look forward to experiencing that atmosphere during the festival.
Famous DJs who playing fast-paced music
- Calvin Harris
If you may never heared about him, he is a Scottish DJ, producer, and songwriter who is known for his upbeat and high-energy electronic dance music.
His most played songs on festivals: “One Kiss” (with Dua Lipa), “This Is What You Came For” (ft. Rihanna), “Summer”, “Feel So Close”
He is a very famous Dutch DJ and producer who is one of the pioneers of the trance genre and has also dabbled in electro house and big room house.
His most playes songs on festivals: “Adagio for Strings”, “Red Lights”, “Jackie Chan” (with Dzeko ft. Preme & Post Malone), “Traffic”
- David Guetta
A French DJ and producer who has become one of the biggest names in electronic dance music, blending elements of house, electro, and pop music into his productions.
His most played songs on festivals: “Titanium” (ft. Sia), “When Love Takes Over” (ft. Kelly Rowland), “Memories” (ft. Kid Cudi), “Without You” (ft. Usher)
An American DJ and producer who is known for his high-energy and melodic dubstep, future bass, and trap music.
His most played songs on festivals: “Alone”, “Happier” (ft. Bastille), “Silence” (ft. Khalid), “Friends” (with Anne-Marie)
- Martin Garrix
A Dutch DJ and producer who started making music in his teens and has since become one of the biggest names in the electronic dance music scene, known for his energetic and uplifting progressive house and big room house.
His most played songs on festivals: “Animals”, “Scared to be Lonely” (ft. Dua Lipa), “There for You” (ft. Troye Sivan), “Summer Days” (ft. Macklemore & Patrick Stump)
A German DJ, producer, and songwriter who is known for his catchy and upbeat electro house and pop-infused tracks.
His most played songs on festivals: “Clarity” (ft. Foxes), “The Middle” (with Grey ft. Maren Morris), “Stay” (ft. Alessia Cara), “Beautiful Now” (ft. Jon Bellion)
An American DJ, producer, and musician who is known for his aggressive and frenetic dubstep, electro house, and bass music.
His most played songs on festivals: “Bangarang” (ft. Sirah), “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites”, “Make It Bun Dem” (with Damian Marley), “Cinema” (ft. Gary Go)
An American DJ, producer, and songwriter who has made a name for himself in the electronic dance music scene by blending elements of house, dubstep, and trap into his productions.
His most played songs on festivals: “Where Are Ü Now” (with Jack Ü ft. Justin Bieber), “Lean On” (with Major Lazer ft. MØ), “Be Right There” (with Sleepy Tom), “Revolution” (with Faustix & Imanos and Kai)
- DJ Snake
A French DJ and producer who is known for his high-energy and bass-heavy trap, hip-hop, and moombahton tracks.
His most played songs on festivals: “Turn Down for What” (with Lil Jon), “Taki Taki” (ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B), “Let Me Love You” (ft. Justin Bieber), “Magenta Riddim”
- Steve Aoki
An American DJ and producer who is known for his high-energy and raucous electro house and big room house tracks.
His most played songs on festivals: “Waste It On Me” (ft. BTS), “Delirious (Boneless)” (ft. Chris Lake & Tujamo), “Just Hold On” (with Louis Tomlinson), “Boneless” (with Chris Lake & Tujamo)
Most played and famous female singers
Her origin is Houston, Texas, USA. With over 150 million records sold worldwide, Beyoncé is one of the most successful female artists of all time.
She has won 28 Grammy Awards, making her the most awarded woman in Grammy history.
Her music is primarily R&B, pop, and hip hop.
Some of her most played songs at concerts and festivals include “Crazy in Love,” “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” “Formation,” and “Drunk in Love.”
- Taylor Swift
Her origin is Reading, Pennsylvania, USA.
With over 200 million records sold worldwide, Taylor Swift is one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
She has won 11 Grammy Awards, and is known for her country, pop, and folk-pop music.
Some of her most played songs at concerts and festivals include “Shake It Off,” “Blank Space,” “Love Story,” and “You Belong with Me.”
Her origin: Tottenham, London, UK.
Adele has sold over 120 million records worldwide and has won 15 Grammy Awards.
Her music is primarily soul, pop, and R&B.
Some of her most played songs at concerts and festivals include “Hello,” “Someone Like You,” “Rolling in the Deep,” and “Set Fire to the Rain.”
Her origin: Saint Michael, Barbados.
With over 250 million records sold worldwide, Rihanna is one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
She has won nine Grammy Awards and is known for her pop, R&B, and hip hop music. Some of her most played songs at concerts and festivals include “Umbrella” (ft. Jay-Z), “Work” (ft. Drake), “Diamonds,” and “We Found Love” (ft. Calvin Harris).
- Lady Gaga
Her origin is New York City, New York, USA.
Lady Gaga has sold over 150 million records worldwide and has won 12 Grammy Awards. Her music is primarily pop, electronic, and dance. Some of her most played songs at concerts include “Bad Romance,” “Born This Way,” “Poker Face,” and “Shallow” (ft. Bradley Cooper).
- Ariana Grande
Her origin is Boca Raton, Florida, USA.
With over 100 million records sold worldwide, Ariana Grande is one of the best-selling female artists of all time. She has won two Grammy Awards and is known for her pop and R&B music.
Some of her most played songs at concerts and festivals include “thank u, next,” “7 rings,” “Side to Side” (ft. Nicki Minaj), and “Into You.”
Billie Eilish – Origin: Los Angeles, California, USA. With over 50 million records sold worldwide, Billie Eilish has won five Grammy Awards and is known for her alternative pop and electropop music. Some of her most played songs at concerts and festivals include “bad guy,” “when the party’s over,” “bury a friend,” and “you should see me in a crown.”
Her origin is Barranquilla, Colombia.
Shakira has sold over 70 million records worldwide and has won three Grammy Awards. She is known for her Latin pop and rock music, with influences from Middle Eastern music.
Some of her most played songs at concerts and festivals include “Hips Don’t Lie” (ft. Wyclef Jean), “Whenever, Wherever,” “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa),” and “La Tortura” (ft. Alejandro Sanz).
Festivals and parties
We all know the last 2 weeks was about Coachella.
One unique thing about Coachella is that it has become much more than just a music festival
It’s a cultural phenomenon that shaped
- art, and
- popular culture in a significant way.
People from all over the world come to Coachella not only to see their favorite musicians perform but also to immerse themselves in the festival’s unique atmosphere and aesthetic.
The festival has even coined its own term, “Coachella style,” which is characterized by bohemian-inspired fashion, bold prints, and statement accessories.
Additionally, the festival features large-scale art installations and interactive experiences that add an element of creativity and wonder to the overall experience. Coachella has truly become a cultural touchstone and a symbol of a certain lifestyle and ethos.
As we all see the music we listen can not just influence our mood, and emotions, but our fashion, life and lifestyle too.
Burning Man festival is an entirely participant-driven event where the attendees themselves create the experience.
There are no official performers or vendors, and no money is exchanged within the festival grounds.
Instead, the festival is built around a spirit of
- radical self-expression,
- self-reliance, and
- communal effort.
Participants are encouraged to create their own
- art installations,
- music performances, and interactive experiences, and
- to contribute to the overall community through gifting and participation.
The festival has a unique temporary nature, as everything built for the festival is burned at the end of the event, leaving no trace behind.
Just like as the famous sentence says “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas…” xD
This focus on creativity, community, and impermanence made Burning Man a truly unique and transformative experience for those who attend.
Unique in many ways, but one of the main things that sets it apart from other music festivals is its immersive and fantastical atmosphere.
The festival features elaborate
- stage designs and decorations
that create a sense of being transported to a magical world.
The festival’s theme changes every year, with each edition of the festival having its own unique story and visual style.
Another unique aspect of Tomorrowland is its focus on electronic dance music (EDM) and the variety of subgenres it offers. The festival features a diverse lineup of DJs and producers from around the world, representing different styles of EDM including
- house, and more. The festival’s stages are designed to complement the music, with each stage having its own distinct look and feel.
Beyond the music, Tomorrowland offers a range of immersive experiences for attendees, such as
- interactive art installations,
- carnival rides, and
- performances by dancers and acrobats.
- recycling programs,
- compostable food containers, and
- donations to charitable causes.
All of these elements combine to create a truly unique and unforgettable experience for festival-goers, and helped Tomorrowland become one of the most popular and beloved music festivals in the world.
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