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Here’s the Type of Music I Can’t Stop Listening to, and Soon You Won’t Be Able to Stop Either

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Here’s the Type of Music I Can’t Stop Listening to, and Soon You Won’t Be Able to Stop Either

There are a numerous amount of musical genres out there. I think everyone can agree when I say that without music we’d all be lost. Since our speakers are always on, especially during lockdown, it’s nice to explore different types of music. 

Before I begin, a brief history lesson. As the 20th century hit, accessibility to music increased massively. Around the world in the 1920’s, radios became increasingly popular. When we hit the 1950’s, the best music started being created. In my opinion, the 50s to 80s were the golden era of music. Artists such as Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding and many more started making their mark on the music industry. To this day, the artists of that era influence music today. 

If you appreciate a good voice full of power and emotion, old soul and funk is the right genre for you. Not sure which song to start listening to? My suggestion would be to start with ‘I’d Rather Go Blind’ by Etta James or ‘Satisfied n Tickled Too’ by Taj Mahal. This song is a classic and is beautiful to the ear. If you’re looking for more upbeat soul, try songs like ‘Baltimore’ by Nina Simone, ‘Spinning’ by Ohio Players, ‘Such a Night’ by Dr. John, or ‘Give Me The Night’ by George Benson. The nice thing about this genre is that you have multiple ‘substyles’ to choose from. The genre is so varied that it works for any mood and makes you appreciate music even more than you thought possible!

Of course, you may not be a fan of this genre (and that’s all-right), but if you still want to try and explore it, here are some Spotify playlists you can use as your inspiration. 

  1. https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2VsYIf9UQSiSnYbK698jqh?si=AkgL6O70RL-xpnzLI0k1_Q (My own playlist) 
  2. https://open.spotify.com/playlist/37i9dQZF1DWWvhKV4FBciw?si=Je2OY59nQtex61lpwhD6kg (Spotify created playlist)  
  3. https://open.spotify.com/playlist/37i9dQZF1DX3ZUfcIFJ7Q5?si=FGtIyd2VS-Onk8xeCB8LFw (Spotfiy created playlist)  

But even after listening to these playlists you still don’t like this genre, my other recommendations would be Reggae (Some examples include: ‘Train to Skaville’ by The Eithiopians, ‘Cool Breeze’ by Big Youth, or ‘Under Mi Sensi’ by Barrington Levy) or Jazz (Some examples include: ‘Everybody Loves Somebody’, ‘La Vie en Rose’, and ‘Mo Better Blues’).
If you really enjoy this type of music, then try giving soul train on Youtube a go! It showcases music and dancing from the era of soul and funk. If you have any other genres or song recommendations please let us know in the comments below!   

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