Does music move you?

Canada
February 25, 2007 9:49am CST
A lot of people think I'm a bit of a strange duck because of the way I react to music. Music moves me... my life revolves around music and dancing (though I'm a lowly restaurant manager). Music picks me up when I'm feeling blue and a good song will send me into a whirling dervish, right there in the middle of work. My employees have come to expect it; even my customers knows that when a good song comes on, I'm daning all around and singing along with the words (though I couldn't carry a tune if it had handles, heh). Have you ever seen that American Express commercial where Ellen DeGeneres is dancing to the music and by the end, everyone else is dancing right along with her? That's me. Am I the only one around here? Does music move you as it does me??
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@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
25 Feb 07
Music moves me on an emotional and spiritual level that nothing else on earth can touch. I may not dance, but I have been moved to the point of tears, laughter, or simply a deep feeling of peace by listening to music. There have been times when I heard a piece of music that expressed exactly what I was feeling deep down inside but couldn't express myself. I've also had certain pieces of music that have somehow touched deep hurts and healed them. Sometimes, music is the only language my soul understands.
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@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
26 Feb 07
Thanks for the recognition.
• United States
26 Feb 07
LOL At home, when the kids are at school and my hubby is at work, it is all music at my house. It is nice to sing out loud and dance around while cleaning. I've always enjoyed music and it is a big part of my family history. I think everyone on my side of the family has played an instrument. My grandfather could not read music, but he could play any instrument he picked up. I find myself swaying or humming to music I hear at work (restaraunt also!) or in the stores, but I refrain from bursting out in song or dance. LOL I don't think the public is ready for that! I'm trying to teach my children the importance of music, and our daughter has already joined the band at school, and is doing awesome! She even went out and bought a guitar with her Christmas money because she enjoys music so much. I think music moves us because it touches so many senses. I've always felt that music is the universal language of all people. It is a language that we all can understand and enjoy.
@crickethear (1420)
• United States
26 Feb 07
to me music is an important part of my life. I can not imagine not having music. I love all music, and each music piece brings out the deepest emotions, and feelings. It is a great stress reliever too.
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• Canada
26 Feb 07
I LOVE music, although I have what my partner calls "terrible taste" LOL. I don't give a monkeys though. If I like a sogn I'll listen to it, and have been known to dance as I do housework lol. Unfortunately I have to use headphones to listen to my music right now, because I only have iTunes, and we don't have speakers for the PC right now, so no dancing for me while I do housework, unless I use the DVD player as a stereo. I've actually filled a couple of CD's with some of my favourite songs so I can listen to them on the DVD player. I spend a lot of time online though, so I figure its easier just to open iTunes and stick the headphones on. There is a tune that moves me every time I hear it. It's a track from Kill Bill Volume 1 soundtrack. It's called The Lonely Shepherd. There are no words to it, just music and it moves me to tears every time I hear it. I'm not sure why it has that effect, but it flows through me and I well up, and before you know it, I have tears rolling down my face LOL. I'm such a wuss!
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@jessem39 (14)
• Australia
26 Feb 07
Well Bascially... Depends what kinda of music it is? Kind of like when your at the gym and they put on motavational music that makes you want to get your goal of weight loss or muscle gain.. I can easily understand ur situation :D OR if im talking to my friends on msn and i put on one of my favorite songs i seem much happier
@Denmarkguy (1845)
• United States
26 Feb 07
People look at me kinda funny when tell them that music is my "mind altering substance of choice." Mostly I use it to induce calm, or concentration... or to set a certain "mood" for some particular piece I need to write. Then there's a whole different set of music for when I feel reflective, or am meditating. And then, another set that goes with working out, or cleaning the house.
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@tarsadawn (350)
• United States
26 Feb 07
Yes. I have also noticed that the more upbeat the music is, the more I feel I can do. For instance, when I'm cleaning house, I can't listen to sad country songs...puts me in a sad, reflective mood...but my upbeat sassy songs, I feel I can do anything :).
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@avgeorge (13)
• India
26 Feb 07
i was brought up in world of music.it doesnt means any of my family members were exceptional music composers.no...they were just music listenin folks.i belonged to the anglican church which gives great importance to music.i was in the choir from a very young age onwards.bach,handel was the ones which i grew up with which created the platform for me to enjoy pure melodies.home,my father had good collection of pop and country music.then the indian classical .so all in all i got acquainted with so mant genres that i am of the opinion that every type of music has something of its own to enjoy.i control my character and tempers through music.
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• United States
26 Feb 07
I know exactly how you feel...I always imagine if I had to chose between watching TV or listening to music, I'd chose the music. If I had to chose between owning a TV set, or owning a stereo, I'd pick the stereo. Sometimes I have to be careful what music I listen to, for it will set my mood. Like if I listen to music from the 60's, I'll get all nostalgic. Or if I listen to love songs, I get all mushy and start remembering past loves; or if I listen to, say, celtic music, it makes me feel happy; or if I listen to Blues music, I feel like I'm not alone when I have the blues; or Native American music soothes me and calms my soul, and INdian classical music helps me become spiritual and think about God and all that. I've done that dancing thing, too...not in front of other people...I think that's great that you do that..I'd get up and dance with you for sure.
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@ShepherdSpy (8562)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
26 Feb 07
I wouldn't be as extroverted when a favourite tune is playing,but I do tend to sing along! :) I'm also in catering,and like to have a radio on during downtime at the end of a shift.
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• United States
25 Feb 07
music moves everyone any shape or form music comes from the soul that is why it moves so many people of different origins and nationalities. it moves all of us in different ways, even if it is good or bad it plays in are minds at the time
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@healer (1783)
• India
25 Feb 07
Music means a lot to me and i can't live without it. If sombody leave me in a room where no music is there than i am sure that i'll die within two to three days. I am really crazy about music specially late 80's music and i like their dressings etc. Some people think that am crazy as i realy get carried away by music and does crazy things like climbing the stages etc during concerts or shows. Music is like the air we breath to me
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• Philippines
25 Feb 07
same here, i love music! it is my great passion...from classic to hard rock, it always grooves me and makes me move...+ im aware of the timing and beat. even if im inside my car, i always tap my wheels...sometimes i unaware of surroundings and situation, but thru moves and dancing, i can express myself and release stress, so it helps!
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@dfinster (3535)
• United States
1 Mar 07
Music definately moves me quite a bit. I've always loved it since early in life. Thre's certain muic that can lift my ood when I'm a little depressed and there's actually some music that is so beautiful to me that when I hear it I can actually get a little misty eyed.
• Philippines
1 Mar 07
music is almost everything. because it is in touch with our emotions and whatever our feelings are, music somehow is one of the aid that keeps us going with life. music is our refuge.
@lvap0628 (731)
• Philippines
27 Feb 07
I find myself doing that even in a crowd. There are certain songs that evoke me to sing or even dance. I start out with a tap of the foot or clap of the hands and before i know it i'm dancing. It embarrasses my son sometimes but he does it too.
@Vankis (30)
• Portugal
26 Feb 07
Depends what kind of music is and in what spirit i'm. But yes some musics do that to me.
• Philippines
26 Feb 07
lol your not the one dude.. music is my life.. it moves me and changes my behaviour all the time.. i have learned many things and many thoughts through music.. I like Reggea specially the songs of bob.. It makes me feel relax.. I sing but only on private places, Specially when im all alone..
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
26 Feb 07
LOL "I couldnt carry a tune if it had handles" omg thats bloody well hilarious!! I'm the same way btw....not just with the not able to carry a tune but music moves me as well...I've been that way since I was very young actually...I could live without most things but music is NOT one of them...its helped me through some really rough times, its lifted my spirits, helped me make decisions, motviated me and the list goes on....I'm a huge music lover from way back LOL
• Philippines
26 Feb 07
Music moves me too. Isnt music the "food for the soul"? I think music affects everyone. Soft music relaxes our mind, some music brings us to the past and it makes one happy. Music helps us forget our worries. Just looking at people dancing to the bit of the salsa, makes us enjoy.