What music makes you happy or sad?

@joespez (180)
United States
April 16, 2008 8:45am CST
My son is doing a science project on the subject of music and emotion...any pointers?
9 responses
@yudhyhg (116)
• Indonesia
21 Apr 08
pop rock maybe
• Philippines
21 Apr 08
sad,,, i don't know but country musics made me sad... happy,,, anything that has a nice beat,,
@nanayangel (7720)
• Philippines
18 Apr 08
Hi there joespez! RnB and dancable music always makes me feel better whenever I feel down or lacking energy to do things. Metal songs, especially ones with dark topics makes me feel down.
• India
18 Apr 08
I always turn to music for all phase of my life... wen m happy I listen to all sorts of music like fast slow,which ever has good lyrics and music..wen m sad I avoid sad songs,n try to listen to medius paced ones(thats neither too fast or slow)...wen m low,music really lifts up my spirits..
@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
18 Apr 08
there are a lot of sounds that make me happy.. i love songs too much that sometimes even slow or sad songs make me feel comfortable.
• Philippines
17 Apr 08
well..all i can say is try the classical and instrumental ones especially if it is a Christian songs...you know how it ease sadness and one thing for sure you will draw nearer to GOD who answers all our prayers in terms of our doubts and worries in life..
@ShepherdSpy (8563)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
17 Apr 08
I'd go with the Beats per minute count the faster it is,the less likely it is to be a Sad song..
@Esoteric1 (866)
• Canada
17 Apr 08
For me I like anything with a nice beat and good instruments. makes me happy. I like drums and guitars and pianos etc I don't care as much for wind instruments. I think country jazz and blues get me sad. Oh and also music with bad lyrics make me either sad and or frustrated or angry. I normally listen to all kinds of music and randomly too, it tends to keep my mood the same as when I started listening, and maybe a little more relaxed.
• India
16 Apr 08
well .... the happiness or sadness of a song MOSTLY depends on your mood ...... YES there are purely SAD songs as well ... and song that u wud prefer to listen when you are happy ...... according to the SCIENTIFIC view ...... people hear sad song when they are down and out ..... SO most of the SAD SONGS are very slow .... have very LOW/MEDIUM bass ....the singer is almost 100% audible so that u can really get into the atmoshphere ..... on the other hand ... happy SONGS/PARTY songs ..... they comprise of very loud and HIGH BASS ..... u must be know that in the clubs noone cares to know what the artist is saying ..... everyone want to get PUMPED UP(faster heartbeats) rock and roll and get high ! i wud really like to know if that was any use to ur son or not! CHEERS