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How Music Affects Teens

June 12, 2009
By Mariam Saeed SILVER, Smithtown, New York
Mariam Saeed SILVER, Smithtown, New York
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The Affect Music Has On Different Teens

Music is something that every person has his or her own specific opinion about. Different people have different taste, and various types of music have many ways of leaving an impact on someone. It can be relaxing, angering, soothing, energizing, and many more.

There are so many types of music out there today. Rap, pop, rock, country, indie, alternative, hardcore are some of the abundant types in the world. Music sends out either good or bad messages that have big impacts on how people act. People usually become friends with others who have a same taste in music as the rest of the people they hangout with, or it can be vice versa. People may not want to associate with people who have different tastes in music because they’ll argue about what they think is better but its just their own opinions.

Rap and Rock music are two very important types of music in the world. They both send out different messages and help kids. The lyrics sung or rapped by the artists can be things going on in their own personal lives, and people with the same types of problems can listen to them so they know theirs hope and theirs people like this out there in the world. Music can also serve as a catalyst for new ideas. When people listen to the new things out there, they learn different things going on in the world and they become more open-minded because they’re exposed to different people like the artists.

A lot of people come to the conclusion that rap music has a very big impact on the world. Listening to the lyrics, they usually revolve around sex and drugs and those are topics many parents don’t want their kids being involved in. Many of the music videos made by rap artists in the world show these topics in them. Studies show that people who are more into rap music do drugs one time in their lives.

People can use music to express themselves, in ways it can’t be expressed through behavior, or art. You can usually tell how someone’s feeling by the type of music he or she is listening to at the time. It’s a tool used by many. Groups of people around the world can come together and gather at concerts, shows, and venues to show what their interests and likings are and you see how many people have similar likings as you.

I can personally relate to the effects that music has on its listeners and users because it’s a big part of my life. Every day I listen to the words and sounds of different singers/bands with contrasting ideas and opinions. The music I listen makes me who I am.

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This article has 199 comments.

MusicLover said...
on May. 10 2012 at 11:52 pm
Where in this article did they say everyone likes pop and rap music? It mentioned they were popular, but not that everyone likes it. The author was merely pointing out that people who listen to rap are more likely to try drugs due to the emotions tied into rap, it was just a simple fact added in, not "If you listen to rap you're a druggie" or "Every teen is a druggie because every teen listens to rap".

yourmomma69 said...
on Apr. 23 2012 at 8:27 am
yourmomma69, Linden, Michigan
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this article on big butts is great! stop being mean

demon-child said...
on Apr. 23 2012 at 8:21 am
demon-child, Linden, Michigan
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ur a jerk she tryed her best

Free Mason said...
on Apr. 18 2012 at 8:45 pm
no tru  even other songs do the same thing

Free Mason said...
on Apr. 18 2012 at 8:42 pm

like you said some kids are in gang not all.

No kids these days listen to the radio anymore.

on Apr. 18 2012 at 8:49 am
yes i agree with demon child music just gives me hard on's

demon-child said...
on Apr. 18 2012 at 8:29 am
demon-child, Linden, Michigan
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okay so that is some what true but still that rap music is about people having trouble eith there life and i get hard nipps when i listen to it


on Apr. 18 2012 at 8:20 am

well that is some what true but most times its about that ur family is not the greates to u and u can go to ur friends but most time they go to drugs to help then get addiced to and and i get hard nipps when i listen to rap so yeah


batmangirlxx said...
on Apr. 5 2012 at 11:30 am
i disagree because, not everyone listens to "pop" music. to tell the truth i dont like it. i only like one rapper and i LOVE rock music. i think everyone has a choice in what they like to listen to and it doent have to mean anything if someone likes that type of music than whatever.

dani tri m said...
on Mar. 28 2012 at 10:58 pm
Great,, music....

Matt said...
on Mar. 25 2012 at 7:42 pm
I disagree with you. The author is right. At least 75% is sexually or violently orientated.

MarnieMee50 said...
on Mar. 25 2012 at 12:48 pm
Well i dont know where your from but rock/pop and rap are two of the most played genre's on the radio that teens listen to. And the author of this article was completely right about them being the most influencing genre's for kids. It's not glory its facts. 

hypermagical said...
on Mar. 13 2012 at 5:33 pm
hypermagical, Indianapolis, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
You can quote me on that.

I don't want to be negative, because you wrote this article well, but your comment that rap usually revolves around sex and drugs is just not accurate. While that is propably true concerning the rap you're most likely to hear on the radio, most rap is actually about self reflection and understanding the world around you.

on Feb. 28 2012 at 7:29 pm
Sarathebutterfly, Wapato, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”
– Abraham Lincoln

Agreed!  i think i know what your favorite music is.....

on Feb. 21 2012 at 5:41 pm
Jennarator GOLD,
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Favorite Quote:
"Always remain positive, if it doesn't make you feel better, it will annoy enough people to be worth the effort"

I am in disagreement with this article. I think the way you wrrote it is a little choppy and could use a better flow. Also, music affects teen, but you didn't go into hardly any detail. Plus, rap and pop, at least where I am from, are two of the most hated genres I know. I don't think it was right to glorify those.

on Feb. 5 2012 at 4:20 pm
dintandmint GOLD, Hamilton, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"And these children/that you spit on/ as they try to change their worlds/ are immune to your consultations/they're quite aware/ what they're going through" -David Bowie

I think that this article is well written, but maybe you should go into more depth about how music affects us. I think that music is perhaps one of the most raw and powerful forms of self-expression. I spend the vast majority of my time with music, whether constantly listening to it, wearing music apparel, talking about music, or creating it. Music is something meant for you to become lost in, truly and movingly fullfilling to everyone involved. No matter what you listen to, so long as you listen openly, people should pass no judgement (but 90's grunge and rock all the way) !

on Jan. 30 2012 at 9:31 pm
cut-out-ur-eyes SILVER, Mechicsvil, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
See the animal in his cage that you built. Are you sure what side you're on? What if everything around you, Isn't quite as it seems? What if all the world you think you know, Is an elaborate dream? -Nine Inch Nails

It's called pop for a reason. POPular music. Rap is also pretty popular and thats why pop and rap mix together in a lot of songs

LillYAnnex said...
on Jan. 23 2012 at 1:20 pm
Lolxz.. yo es funneh:D

on Jan. 20 2012 at 9:42 am
Rap and pop music is big with teenagers because it tells everyone what we actually think and only ignorant parents believe that rap and pop music causes violence and other descrempences with teenagers it could be because were going to rebel aganist our parents if they dont let us listen to that kind of music

cheska:) said...
on Jan. 20 2012 at 12:28 am
why is pop music an in thing among the youngster? can any one answer this.thank you:)