Sunday, December 9, 2007

I Love Music.

Words by ameliaswee

A relaxant yet a depressant. Music can affect how we feel. Therefore, we should learn to select the "right song" for the "right time". Personally, I love songs that are sung by strong vocalists, with meaningful lyrics and soothing melodies. When I was a young child, my mother introduced the songs of veteran powerhouses like Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston and Toni Braxton to me.

We Belong Together by Mariah Carey featuring Wentworth Miller

I grew to like Christina Aguilera, who was known as the "little girl with big voice". She began singing at a young age, but her voice was on par with Whitney Houston's. Now she is referred to as the "voice of her generation" because she possesses a four-octave vocal range. She is able to hit notes in the whistle register with that big voice of hers. Her songs are also bear much meaning and raw emotion. The classic Beautiful gives people who suffer from low self-esteem and anorexia nervosa a booster shot of encouragement.

Christina Aguilera singing Beautiful

Alecia Beth Moore, better known as Pink, is another favourite singer of mine. Dear Mr. President and Who Knew are worth a listen. Their lyrics are painfully honest and sung using a great voice.

Dear Mr. President by Pink

I'm also into Evanescence and Linkin Park. Both bands have strong vocalists in Amy Lee and Chester Bennington, complemented by heady guitar riffs and heavy drum beats. Check out Lithium and My Immortal by Evanescence, as well as Numb and What I've Done by Linkin Park.

Lithium by Evanescence

To sum up, I'm into power and emotional depth when it comes to music. Therefore, some genres like Techno are not my cup of tea. After all, an individual's taste in music is dependent on his or her personal preferences and choices.


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