New movies get released almost every week; artists become famous quickly but are replaced by new ones almost as fast; songs come and go; that’s the beauty of the music industry. Something new every day, something unheard of every week. Exciting, isn’t it?
If you’re like me, who likes a new song list every week, then you need to maintain a list of top 10 songs on your music device all the time. But why do we love music so much? Because music affects our behavior. And our mood. And our performance. Here’s how your top 10 songs are actually helping you.
#1 Helps you relax
Yes, we know that music helps a person relax. But what kind specifically? I can’t imagine relaxing with a dance song playing in my head. Add some classical music to your top 10 songs to relax quickly in any stressful situation.
#2 Angry music is actually good
Interesting, isn’t it? Anger isn’t just a negative emotion. It has its positives too.
Anger makes you feel optimistic, gives you a sense of control, makes you want to achieve something and makes you focus on rewards. Studies have shown that people who listened to angry music while playing video games actually scored more. Include some angry music in your top 10 songs for when you need to get some serious work done.
#3 Music reduces pain
Listening to music has also been to reduce pain. If medicine isn’t doing it for you, play some of your favourite songs. It acts like a distraction and reduces anxiety associated with pain.
#4 Music makes for a better workout
Do you know why they have music at the gym? Because music increases the effectiveness of your workout. It motivates, it gives you a rhythm to follow and gives you a reason to keep pushing yourself further.
#5 Music can help you find love
Yes, it’s true. Romantic music puts men and women in a better mood and they are likely to share their emotions with that someone special.
#6 Music can improve your work — sometimes
Can music help you work better? Some might agree, some not. But there is no denying that music makes you happier. And a happier person works better. The idea is to play music at a volume that doesn’t disturb others around you. Or better still, use headphones to listen to your top 10 songs.
#7 Music makes you smarter
Learning music or listening to classical music has been shown to boost IQ. Add some classical numbers to your list of top 10 songs and become smarter immediately.
So, what’s your music collection of top 10 songs going to be?