My music taste has changed a lot over the years. And by a lot I mean A LOT. I have pretty much liked every music genre under the sun – and also have been mocked by all the music genres I’ve liked. Which I think is ridiculous. Music can be so personal, it can remind you of an amazing time you had or cheer you up after having a bad day. Couples have songs together or there might be a specific song that makes you think of a loved one that’s sadly passed away.
Music can be so personal, so to mock or bully someone for their music taste is just ridiculous. I could handle it and it was never really bullying, more slight mockery. But even that can bring some people to shame and have them pretend to listen to rock in front of their friends whilst secretly as soon as they get home they put on some country. So in honour of letting everyone listen to whatever the hell they want I thought I’d map out all my different music tastes that have slightly progressed over the years. I’ll say it now for you, because I know you’re gonna think it: oh I didn’t know you listened to that music, that’s so unlike you! In reality, it’s not unlike me, because it’s my personal preference.
So remember: don’t be ashamed to listen to whatever you love!
Let’s take a trip down memory lane…
The emo phase
When I was in primary school my best friend and I used to always listen to Tokio Hotel (anyone remember them?). We were so obsessed with them that we used to have different photos of all the band members and since we always used to sit next to each other in class the photos would be sitting in between us behind the computer so that the teacher couldn’t see. They also inspired me to paint my nails black. Now they have moved from rock to more pop which I think is a shame because there aren’t many bands left like what they were before.
My best friend and I did used to get some shit on listening to tokio hotel because obviously everyone in primary school used to listen to whatever was ‘hot’ then and listening to rock was weird. So was painting your nails black btw but the very girl who said something about it to me (not in a nice way) did exactly the same thing a couple of weeks later – don’t think I hadn’t noticed. But the fact is that we never let it get to us because music is such a personal thing and why should anyone ever be judged for what they listen to.
The ‘I’m going with the flow’ phase
Also in primary school I did listen to some regular pop songs that were usually in all the charts. By the end of primary school I stepped away a little from Tokio Hotel (not because of the other people might I add) and stepped into the world of pop music. I don’t remember being very in love with a certain band or artist in this genre until a little later when I was completely obsessed with Taylor Swift. Yup, I was a Swiftie, although that name didn’t exist when I liked her
Just like I also had Tokio Hotel cd’s I asked my mum for one or several (can’t remember) Taylor Swift cd’s and I absolutely loved her first songs, knew all the lyrics and my favourite thing to do was to sing along to the cd.
The SCREAM phase
In high school for a very long period almost all the music I listened to was hard rock. As in the hard rock music with screaming in the songs. Yup. Although it was until some extend, some songs I really didn’t like because they went a little far for my liking but think in line of Falling in Reverse, which I used to listen to all the time. Particularly the song Alone which was my absolute favourite.
Also in this period I listened to some other hard rock bands – not so screamy and a little more popular. Namely AC/DC and Guns N’ Roses. They have some absolute classics in their repertoires and I still absolutely love listening to all their songs. Sweet Child O’ Mine brings up all the feels.
The ‘keep up with the beat’ phase
And now we come to this day and age, what music am I listening to most now? That would be hardcore. Hardcore? Isn’t that the same as Hard Rock? Definitely not! Hardcore is a music genre that originated in The Netherlands (woohoo!) because people at House festivals wanted the music to be faster and faster, so the DJ’s caved in, started producing music that was only getting faster and that way Hardcore was born.
It was really big in the 80’s and 90’s most of all but there are still a lot of parties going on right now, people just don’t know because the typical gabber (person who loves hardcore music and goes to such festivals and parties) look isn’t displayed as much in public, people tent to only wear such clothes to festivals. If you’re from any other part of the world than Holland you probably don’t know much about this genre of music so maybe listen to this playlist to know what it sounds like. And I know, not like me at all 😉