When listening to music, what is important to you--lyrics or sound?

Philippines
September 26, 2007 10:14am CST
I love music....it's a universal language...what is important to you when listening to music.....it's sound or lyrics?
10 responses
• United States
26 Sep 07
It really depends on the song. Words are very important to me. Unfortunately my husband doesn't usually ever even listen to the lyrics. If the words are terrible I probably won't like the song even if the sound is great. On the other hand, there are very few songs that I like just because of the sound. I guess both are equally important to me.
@TTucker3 (147)
• United States
26 Sep 07
If I cant understand the song, I just think it's garbage, but sometimes I listen to music when I walk or ride my bike, as it keeps me at a certain pace!
@neenasatine (2844)
• Philippines
7 Jan 08
in my own opinion i prefer both
@arcidy (5017)
• United States
26 Sep 07
When I listen to music usally both is important to me but if I find the lyrics catchy and good then I like the song. But if I find the beat good an example is the tequila song then I dont care about the lyrics because the beat is whats the good part. But since I love to sing most of the time I love the lyrics because well I love to sing lol.
@TTucker3 (147)
• United States
26 Sep 07
Music is awesome, when your sad when you happy, when your wild, and when you know your in the mood..LOL I love music, and I love the lyrics, but I also love the beat the sound is what makes the lyric, and its awesome!
@limcyjain (3523)
• India
26 Sep 07
For me both have their own importance. A song needs to have good music for anyone to enjoy but if its wording is not good one still wont be able to enjoy it. I simply avoid songs which are meaningless or have double meanings. Now there are songs which i wont like to hear especially with my children. So both carry an equal weight to make it a cool thing to listen to.
@CarlHalling (3629)
• United Kingdom
26 Sep 07
I love music too. I'd say that the actual music is ore important than lyrics. A song can still be great when it has a beautiful melody with minimal, or no lyrics; but no matter how great lyrics are, if they are accompanied by weak music, they fall flat. That said, there are few pleasures greater than a beautiful melody married to exquisite poetic lyrics. Now we're talking masterpieces!
@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
26 Sep 07
It's the words, the lyrics and the message. That's the most important thing for me, as long as I can relate to it. I'm listening more of Rock and Heavy metal music, those of which creates more sense in music. Music is indeed a universal language, it has no bounderies as long as everybody knows how to appreciate it..
@psycho74 (124)
• United States
26 Sep 07
I think both are important, if I'm hearing something for the first time then sound is definitely the more important thing, because if I don't like how it sounds, I'm not going to keep listening. Lyrics are important too though.
@paulsy (1265)
• Philippines
26 Sep 07
The first thing that would attract my attention in a song would be its sound. The music I hear. If it's a song that has words, I listen to the lyrics. If I like it a lot, I tend to memorize the words by heart and sing or hum the song every now and then. There's this particular song I really like, you probably have heard this before http://www.paulynramirez.com/forever/ and other songs too which I really like http://www.paulynramirez.com/category/my-favorite-songs/ which you might probably like, too. Happy listening, and happy mylotting!
• Malaysia
26 Sep 07
For me, both are important...