Interesting Findings About Your Favorite Songs
If I asked you your favorite type of music, would you answer with a band or genre that was popular in your teenage years? You know I'm a big fan of 80s music, and it makes perfect sense because it was in that decade that I was a teen. I recently found a CD in a cool used record store. It was a Depeche Mode album that I had on vinyl but for some reason never replaced with CD. This $3 purchase has brought me so much enjoyment in the past week. I've been playing it over and over again and loving it!
Of course, I'm open to all kinds of music. I have to be in this line of work, right? But the music I gravitate to? Well that's the music I listened to in my formative years. And I don't think it's much different for others.
In fact, you can check out an recent article in Slate Magazine about the psychology of listening to the music you grew up with. It turns out our brains and their relationship to music has been studied a lot! There is a whole science behind why we still strongly favor the songs we fell in love with in our teenage years. http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2014/08/musical_nostalgia_the_psychology_and_neuroscience_for_song_preference_and.html
So I guess I'm going to play this "new old" CD just a few more times. Or is it an "old new" CD?
What about you...when you're not tuned in to WOBM, do you usually listen to the music you grew up with?