I keep finding that I react to music strangely. It seems to be that long on key parts that are just a pitch I can't describe. It's interesting when I hear them I somehow get magically obsessed to hear the song over and over and over again (like 50 times in a row) like I have been hypnotized or something. What do you make of this? If you heard something similar I would like to know your thoughts on it.
Lots of huggles,
Kim The Jindo
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I love off-the-wall questions like this one! Thanks for sending it along. I don’t believe what you are experiencing is all that unusual, honestly. There were many times when I was younger that I would become obsessed with favorite songs and then play them over and over and over again, too. I don’t do that any longer, but I think it is perhaps more common for younger people than older people. I mean, I still have my favorite songs that I like to hear from time to time, but I don’t play them repeatedly.
The same phenomenon could be said to occur with movies. Perhaps you have done this as well? Watched a film over and over again until you know all the words in the dialogue for a full-length movie as well as you know the lyrics to a two-minute song? And, I’ve done this with favorite television shows, even today. My current favorite is “The Big Bang Theory,” many of the lines I can recite because earlier seasons are in reruns (fave: Penny seeing the “time machine” in Leonard and Sheldon’s apartment and saying it “looks like something Elton John would drive across the Everglades.” Brilliant.)
I don’t think you are by any means alone in your obsession with some favorite songs. The songs you particularly enjoy may be speaking to you somehow on a very personal level, perhaps even teaching you something, for even music without lyrics has something to say to the spirit, and one does learn best through repetition.
I would be willing to wager that if you asked some of your friends if they did the same thing, they would say “yes,” and you could talk about that and find out more about each other by sharing the music you enjoy and learning about new artists from your friends.
Life is to be enjoyed, and surely one of the most wonderful aspects of our lives is the enjoyment of music.
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