Music speaks to us all in its own specific way. We all respond to different things in a song and we all experience music differently. It is difficult to compile a list of songs that you should listen to because of all these differences. We decided to at least attempt to find some songs that breach these differences because of the pure talent and awesomeness that created the songs. We know there are so many more songs that belong on the top lists, but these are the ones we chose this time.
Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin
This one pops up on any top list of any country in the world. Led Zeppelin made a name for themselves and ensured that they will live forever.
Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
The guitar solo in Comfortably Numb has been rated the greatest of all time. This is why we add this song to our list. Pink Floyd has had many other pieces of brilliance as well and if you don’t know their music, go find some.
Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
If you don’t know the words to this song, you may lose some friends. Bohemian Rhapsody is one of Queen’s most famous songs and loved across the world. Queen is epic and this is one of their greatest offerings.
What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
Yes, we include songs from different genres. What a Wonderful World is one of the most beautiful songs ever written. It is emotional and inspirational and can make anyone see the positive in life.
Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven
If you are not classically inclined in any way, you may not know the song. However, you should at least have heard of Beethoven. He is one of the most brilliant and talented composers that the world has ever had. His works are genius and Moonlight Sonata was one of these masterpieces. There are no words to describe its beauty.
That is our top 5 for now. Songs that have made footsteps so deep that they cannot ever be forgotten places artists on this list. We hope you go listen to these songs – whether you know them or not – they will make your day.
Music is versatile and everyone has their favorites. I love all kinds of music no matter if it is alternative rock or country. There are many different genres and it will take forever to explain them all. I have decided to start a series where we look at the different types of genres. Today, we will be looking at the first five.
1. Rock Music
Rock music as we know it today derived its styles and sounds from ‘rock ‘n roll’ and also has influences from classical, blues, and soul music. Today, there are several sub-genres and the style centers around the electric guitar. Rock music is the most popular genre in the world.
2. Indie Music
Indie artists are characterized by their independent nature. Indie music is recorded and released through the artists independently. They do not use record labels and that is what makes them Indie. Indie artists also focus a lot on live performances. Sub-genres include Indie rock, Indie pop, and lo-fi.
3. Pop Music
Pop music is derived from the term popular music. It basically comes from rock ‘n roll that was watered down to appeal to the masses. Pop music tends to go for recording rather than live performances and often don’t use actual instruments. It tends to focus a lot on having rhythm and beats for dancing.
4. Metal Music
Metal music is defined by amplified distortion sounds and guitar souls. Metal also features high-speed drumming that can only be performed by highly skilled and talented drummers. It originated from a combination of Rock and Psychedelic. It is often connected to alternate or rebellious cultures or movements especially among the youth.
5. Electronic Dance Music (EDM)
EDM is another very popular genre because of its prominence in clubs and festivals. It has its origins in disco but has taken on its own character as DJs are experimenting more and more. The music is generated and produced by synthetic electrical instruments and other electrical gadgets.
That kicks off out genre exploration. These are the 5 most well-known and enjoyed music in the world. Most of the music we listen today fall into one of these categories.
Everyone should attend a music festival at least once in their lives. It is one of those potentially life-changing events. Apart from the fantastic music you are bound to hear and experience, you will also meet new people, learn more about yourself, and have fun with your friends. If you have not yet attended a music festival, we suggest you put it on your list of things to do before the year is out. Here are the reasons why you should attend a music festival:
1. You get to travel
Music festivals are often held in large open spaces outside of cities and towns. If you live in a small town, you will definitely have to travel. It is the perfect time to go on a road trip with friends and experience all the wonders of sleeping in tents next to the road, meeting people from all over, and dancing whenever you feel like it.
2. You get to listen to music you love
Listening to your favorite songs being performed live is something you will never forget. The experience of hearing the band sing it live will always be connected to that song whenever you hear it. You will have the best memories of music, friends, fun, and maybe even romance for the rest of your life.
3. You get to meet new people
This is one of the best reasons why you should go to a music festival. People from all over the country and even from other countries go to music festivals. You will meet the most amazing people and probably make a few foreign friends that you would never meet otherwise. You will experience new cultures and hear amazing stories.
4. You get to be yourself
The atmosphere at a music festival has this freeing effect. No-one is there to judge. You can be whoever and whatever you want and you can wear whatever you want. Everyone lets loose and just becomes themselves away from societal judgements. It is truly amazing.
Attending a music festival will most likely change your life. It is NOT all about drugs and drinking. It is about the music and what the music and the experience do to your soul. Start looking for that festival you want to attend this year.