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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on Oct. 9 at 11:22 am
WriteAroundThe--Writers--Block BRONZE, Madeira, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make."
--Paul McCartney, "The End"

I can’t say that I agree with every generalization made here, but this provides a really interesting perspective. I love music and music history, so I found this really interesting.

on Apr. 27 at 11:50 am
MacKenzieGraham BRONZE, Grandville, Michigan
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This is so good! I love music and agree with many things in this piece!

on Feb. 28 at 12:36 pm
NotGonnaSay GOLD, Richland, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
"I live for glitter, not you." - Mika

I disagree on one thing, me and my best friend have completely different tastes in music, she likes old country (Reba, Dolly, Meryl) and I like just about anything punk rock.(No 5sos) It's what makes us close, we're diverse. We speak a different language when it comes to music but it's each other's differences that keep us together. Great article!

on Dec. 23 2017 at 8:22 pm
a_hadley22 BRONZE, Richmond, Virginia
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See, I don't think the rap/ drugs thing is a coincidence- I'm in high school, where rap is HUGE, and the lyrics all talk about how good drugs feel and the happiness of being high. Add that to peer pressure, and yeah, I think rap music could be a contender to wanting to do drugs. Me, I hate rap music, and I've never done drugs, so. . . I'm just saying.

This was a really cool. But I love my Nick Jonas!!

RRicks9 SILVER said...
on May. 5 2017 at 2:33 am
RRicks9 SILVER, Tirana, Other
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This was a really cool. But I love my Nick Jonas!!!!

on Feb. 14 2017 at 12:51 pm
BennyBoy42 SILVER, Tirana, Other
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Finally, someone I agree with. I don't really get why the profanity is such a big problem. I do think that the profanity used in most rap songs these days has no significance, and is just used to look "cool" or "tough". That is just stupid and unnecessary. And many of those songs talk about things of no significance or relevance, which is also stupid. And I don't think it's the rap songs that make so many teens use explicit language all the time for no reason, but it's because of their education.

on Feb. 14 2017 at 12:23 pm
BennyBoy42 SILVER, Tirana, Other
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1. Make sure to edit your work before publishing it... You should've said "The Effect Music Has On Different Teens", not "The Affect Music Has On Different Teens" 2. The study you talk about says that most people that listen to rap do drugs as well. But it don't think that they do drugs because of the rap. It's just that people that do drugs mostly listen to rap. 3. I agree with the other parts, but this article is more about how music affects us, not only teens. 4. I don't really get how this article got so famous. Even though you're mostly right with what you say, you're stating the obvious. The least you could do is explain why music affects us in this way. But you don't do that, and only state the obvious. Sorry for the negativity. It's just my opinion, and I could be totally wrong with what I say.

on Dec. 8 2016 at 1:36 pm
John007Niuvao, Sacramento, California
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I agree, in society today people usually listen to the same type of music in order to just "fit" in.

on Oct. 30 2016 at 11:15 am
iivickieii PLATINUM, Ridgewood, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"I consider myself a crayon; I might not be your favorite color but someday I will be the only color to complete your picture"

I agree, in society today people usually listen to the same type of music in order to "fit" in.

ThatGirl233 said...
on Oct. 11 2016 at 1:30 pm
I totally agree with this article! I do think that everyone has a different taste in music. God did make us us different from one another so there is no way on Earth that everyone has the same taste in music. I like pop and rock, my dad just likes rock, my mom just likes pop, my friend likes Christian rap, and my other friend like gospel. Each type of music does create a different response on different people too.

Han_ said...
on Aug. 24 2016 at 9:36 am
I agree with this article! I think that many people out there try to find their friends that have same taste about music genre. Because they can share each other about new music, and singer or band. It can make them be more closer and relax or easy in doing sonething together.

Han_ said...
on Aug. 24 2016 at 9:36 am
I agree with this article! I think that many people out there try to find their friends that have same taste about music genre. Because they can share each other about new music, and singer or band. It can make them be more closer and relax or easy in doing sonething together.

Callista. said...
on Aug. 24 2016 at 7:24 am
I agree with this article. Some people gonna get conducive relation or more attractive if they like same music genre . They'll share each other maybe about new music, band, and singer. certainly on matters relating to the similarity of the genre they like.

on Aug. 24 2016 at 12:39 am
literally me when i'm sad,the song that i listened is for someone that broke my heart. Its like i found the piece of him in every song i listen to

manofmirrah said...
on Apr. 21 2016 at 10:54 am
manofmirrah,
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this is going to sound weird to people i only listen to instrumental music i feel an artist can convey more emotion with simply the music alone PS love the article

j1448 DIAMOND said...
on Apr. 9 2016 at 1:51 pm
j1448 DIAMOND, North Andover, Massachusetts
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Building off your fourth paragraph- While rap music does tend to harbor explicit language and sexual themes, it isn't something that we should censor and it certainly isn't something that leads directly to drugs. Yes, it's profane, but it's up to the listener to decipher if the words are appropriate to use in an everyday context. Usually people are intelligent enough to do so.

bellaswan said...
on Apr. 6 2016 at 9:16 am
bellaswan,
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I agree with this article , we would listen to music with the kind of music that we like and we usually prefer to talk about the music with people who also like the same music with us . by listening to music we can also be more relaxed and easy in doing something.

on Mar. 15 2016 at 10:57 am
BGIRL4LIFE BRONZE, Easley, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"I WAS BORN TO MAKE MISTAKES, BUT NOT FAKE PERFECTION"-DRIZZY DRAKE

I personally agree with this article because I need music when I'm doing my school work because I can't focus without my music banging in my ears. P.S. I love this article:)

Mekizigreen said...
on Mar. 11 2016 at 2:06 pm
Mekizigreen,
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