As a foreigner in the US, I learned one important fact - American music is awesome! Now, I know what you are thinking. I didn't have to come to America to discover that fact. However, being in the center of it, and feeling that spirit is a completely different feeling than just listening to it on YouTube. Don't get me wrong, I am a huge fan of music, and I cannot imagine a single day without it. I know that other parts of the world have amazing songs and artists as well. Nevertheless, I decided to share my excitement with you, and talk about the ten things foreigners love about American music, but from my perspective!
Ten things foreigners love about American music
What could I possibly tell you that you don't know already? I know that many true music fans have the latest information about what's new in the world of American music. Whether you are listening to music podcasts or surfing the internet, there is no information that you can't get your hands on.
Nevertheless, talking about music enriches our spirit and soul, and with that in mind let's look at the ten things foreigners love about American music.
1. The diversity
American music is one of the most diverse ones in the world. Ranging from blues, jazz, and rock, to metal, pop songs, RNB, rap music or country songs, there is something for everyone's ear. You want it, they have it! I probably missed a few music genres here, but you get the point.
2. It's great for parties
Who doesn't like a good party, right? But, you can't have a party without music. If you visit clubs all over the world, or go to private parties, in most cases you can hear American RNB or rap genres. There is nothing I don't like more than hitting the dance floor and dancing all night to the rhythmic beats of some of the most popular songs out there.
3. All the music events
Going to the concert of your favorite band is one of the most exciting things in the world. From the moment you buy a ticket for the show, all the way to its beginning, you can feel how adrenalin runs through your body each time you think of it. Since American music is so diverse, there are thousands of fantastic music events you can attend.
4. It tells a story
If you think about it, some of the greatest music genres originated in the US. Roots of blues, rock, and jazz can be found all over America. And stories about beginnings are always the most interesting ones. One of the ten things foreigners love about American music is that it tells an exciting and sentimental story. You can read about amazing artists like BB King, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Coltrane, Gillespie. The list goes on without end. It is truly fantastic how these talented musicians shaped the music world we know and love today.
5. Music for the soul
Since I already mentioned that the US is the home of blues and jazz, no one can deny that these genres are the music for our soul. I personally felt a great emotional connection when I started listening to it. It can relate to any feeling you can feel. I can listen to it when I am happy, or sad, or angry. It talks to me in many different ways, and I am sure it's the same for you. We all experience music in our unique way, and that is the best thing about it!
6. Intricate lyrics
While there are some of the songs I just don't get, there are plenty of well-written songs. Lyrics are the heart and soul of a song, and they give it a meaning. I was always fascinated by music artists who can freestyle, and create the most amazing lyrics from the top of their heads.
7. American music is excellent for a workout!
When I hit the gym, I need the music to work out! Rhythm is an inseparable part of our lives, and we can find it in everything we do. When I moved to the US, the first thing I did was to find a gym in my neighborhood. Now I can't imagine it without headphones in my ears. Whether I go to lift, or just to run outside, there is always a beat in my ears, helping me to endure! And by the way, if you are relocating to America, hire professionals before you move overseas. It helped me a lot, and I could really focus all my time on other important tasks.
8. It gets you going!
Exercising is one thing, but music has the power to get you throughout the day. There are so many empowering American songs to help you out in any difficult situation you find yourself in. No matter what we are doing at the moment, there is a song that fits the mood we are in.
9. Great singers and musicians
If you are into any genre of music ranging all the way from the 50s 'till today, you know that many of the best singers and musicians come from the US. If it weren't for these phenomenal people, we wouldn't have the amazing music we listen to today. We can't really imagine the world of American music without these fantastic and talented artists.
10. It reduces stress
The last on my list of the ten things foreigners love about American music is the fact that it reduces stress. No matter how hard my day is going, a few songs can make everything look good. There are studies that prove how music affects our body and mind. With that in mind, I'm going to listen to some music now, and I wish you a happy day!
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