Music. When in doubt, try it out! If you’re feeling down or blue, put on a song that is lighthearted, uppity and has beats that make you want to jump and dance. Okay, even if you’re not up for dancing, it will at least put a smile on your face!
What about the common break-up playlist we all secretly have? We’ve all been there and done that. It’s cathartic, to say the least. It helps us to release our emotions and perhaps allows us to regain composure.
Music has been around since the beginning of time. Music was and is used for a plethora of reasons – from celebrations such as weddings, to more sombre events, like funerals. It is such a huge part of our daily lives that, at times, we tend not to notice, unless of course it is loud or grabs our attention.
Do you think it’s coincidental that certain songs are played on television commercials or in retail stores? Nope. They are carefully selected to suit the product, item, atmosphere or age group that is targeted for none other than business!
All that is great, and perfectly normal, but it deems noteworthy to convey how much music influences our thoughts and our behaviours.
Even though I, myself, am not a very big fan of music pre-’70s, I still found myself unusually entertained and even singing along to the tunes of the ’50s and ‘60s with my older sister over the Thanksgiving holiday! Yes. . . I actually sang ‘Sugar, Sugar’ by the Archies, later ended up singing Tom Jones’ hit, ‘Delilah’, and that flowed right into ‘Moon River’ by Andy Williams!
Did you ever notice how a certain song can immediately and automatically transport you to another time and place, or even think of a person? Nostalgia is certainly linked to music.
Thus, when and if you’re feeling blue – play a cheerful song and watch your mood swing into a brighter place!
Cheers to music, and the great artists that continue to supply us with melodies that are unforgettable!