Different people have different music tastes, some may have a mixed taste while others have their specific preferences. Music may be fast, slow, happy, sad, or just plain with no emotion. People listen to music for varying reasons such as enjoyment, to dance, express their emotions, to relax, distract themselves from busy lifestyles. These reasons are what could determine the music genres people listen to as the genres express different moods. Country music is enjoyed by older people as most country songs center on love by experienced couples that may have faced challenges to stay together. Old stories are told through country music, and old couples could easily relate to them better. It is not restricted to older people only since younger people enjoy country music with their peers and parents.
Gospel music is liked by Christians as it helps them connect with God through the encouraging message it carries, churches use gospel music to praise, worship, conduct their services by removing the monotony in prayer services. Non-believers listen to gospel music, too, since most gospel songs are entertaining and give hope to people that may feel like giving up. Gospel songs are used to spread the word where preachers may not reach. People might listen to gospel music because a song could have been sung by their favorite gospel artist. Other Christians may claim they listen to musical gospels since they’re inspired by the Holy Spirit.
Rnb music is listened to by teenagers, young adults, middle-aged people as most blues songs are written about love stories, heartbreaks, or difficulties couples, single people face in modern dating scenes. Audiences for Rnb like them because they may feel the message in these songs suit experiences faced in real life situations. Young adults like the blues as they are given hope that they’ll find love if they’re still single or have been in toxic relationships. Other people like specific Rnb music because it’s sung by their favorite artist, the artist’s voice, personality, and fashion sense could get fans to like their music. Peer influence may get people to enjoy a blues song if it’s unique and listened to a large audience.
Hip hop music is listened to by young men, adolescents who might think listening to hip hop music makes them cool people when they’re with their peers. Gangs get associated with hip hop music as this genre has tracks that prominent on drugs, robbery, violence, which comprise what most gangs do. People may like pop music to appreciate rare talent since talented rappers are scarce in all continents, and rapping might not be an easily mastered skill when talent lacks. Rappers hold rap battles with their opponents, which could be entertaining to their fans and rap battles help sharpen their skills, fans wager money on their favorite artists making hip hop music interesting plus likable.
Party lovers may like listening to dance hall music, which has loud beats that give parties a cheerful, interactive mood where they can move to, have fun, make merry. Dancers like dance hall music and use it to choreograph new moves plus perfect already mastered dance moves. Reggae, riddim music is enjoyed by dance hall lovers as these are hype genres that bring life to entertainment gatherings. Rastafarian occults love reggae music as members claim the genre was founded by their God Jah, and reggae connects them to him. They use reggae to affirm their belief in Jah and create strong bonds within the group.
Countries have their local artists who make local music that fans may like which are not internationally recognized, the local music can be based on its people’s cultural values and practices, so people enjoy local music to appreciate their background. Hard metal, soft metal, rock music may not have specific audiences, but fans may like these genres due to their unique instrumentals, artists, or the dark humor the tracks carry. Korean, Afro pop is modified pop music with a cultural twist, which makes its natives enjoy it. People may have different reasons for liking music, while some just like without solid reasons. Music is calming and helps people escape reality only from the melody to the message, it can be enjoyed without understanding the language used to write its lyrics. People don’t necessarily need specific reasons to like music.