Tell me when you were born, and I’ll tell you your favorite music!
Preferences may change over time, but research shows that people tend to be especially fond of music from their adolescent years
- Big band: Big band music was popular in the 1940s and 1950s, and many geezers grew up listening to it. The upbeat tempo and catchy melodies of big band music can evoke feelings of nostalgia and joy, and it can also be a great way to get people dancing.
- Country: Country music is another genre that is popular among us boomers. The lyrics of country songs often deal with themes of love, loss, and family, which can resonate with people of all ages. Country music can also be a source of comfort and support, and it can help people to feel connected to their roots.
- Classic rock: Classic rock music was popular in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, and we old timers enjoy listening to it today. Classic rock songs are often associated with memories of youth and good times, and they can bring back a sense of nostalgia. Classic rock music can also be energizing and uplifting, and it can help people to feel more positive and motivated.
- Easy listening: Easy listening music is characterized by its soft, relaxing sound. It is often used as background music in restaurants, spas, and other places where people want to unwind. Easy listening music can also be helpful for people who are trying to sleep or meditate.
- Hymns and gospel music: Hymns and gospel music are often associated with religious faith and spirituality. They can provide comfort and support to people who are going through difficult times. Hymns and gospel music can also be a source of inspiration and hope.
To say I’m eclectic in my choice of music is just ridiculous.
- Billy Elishe – Bad Guy
- Anna Kendricke – Cups
- Nathan Evans -Wellerman
- Trans Siberian Orchestra
- Brian Setzer – Let’s Shake
- Waylon Thibodeaux – Jambalya
- Buster Poindexter – Hot Hot Hot
- Marc Antony – Vivir Mi Vida
We play music a lot at my house. Don’t turn on the idiot box until late afternoon. Mainly because I like the background noise to muffle my tinnitus.
But also music can:
- Reduce stress and anxiety: Music can have a calming effect on the mind and body, which can help to reduce stress and anxiety.
- Improve mood: Music can evoke positive emotions, such as happiness, joy, and nostalgia. This can help to improve mood and overall well-being.
- Boost cognitive function: Listening to music can help to improve cognitive function, such as memory, attention, and processing speed.
- Promote social interaction: Music can be a great way to connect with others and build relationships. This is especially important for senior citizens who may be isolated or lonely.
- Enhance quality of life: Music can enrich the lives of senior citizens in many ways. It can provide comfort, joy, and a sense of purpose.
There are great streaming services that will give you an almost unlimited library of music – and podcasts!
Here are my musical preferences according to an online study of 350,000. Try it! It’s not short, but it’s very interesting.
Unpretentious | Average (25 to 75th Percentile)
Sophisticated | Average (25 to 75th Percentile)
Intense | Average (25 to 75th Percentile)
Contemporary | High (76 to 91st Percentile)