Is it an autistic thing to have a hugely varied taste in music, or do our tastes just diversify more as we get older? My own taste in music is very varied from heavy metal through 80's and 90's music to Trance music. For me it's not so much about the genre of the music but whether or not I like a particular song or the music to that song. Personally I like quite upbeat songs as opposed to the slower tracks, regardless of what type of music it is. What is other people's experience? What do you listen to? Do you tend to only listen to one category of music or do you prefer variety?
Slow songs are boring. You need a bit of a hook in music, something that grabs you.
I only like catchy music, my favourites are Bryan Adams and Elton John but I like thousands of songs by different artists. Usually though I only like one or two songs by each musician or band. I don't understand how many people follow lots of bands or musicians and like so many of their songs. I perceive it differently. For me, it seems each musician or band has 2-3 great hits they come out with and the rest is okay but doesn't hold up well to repeated listening.
I tend to like upbeat songs too like you. I like Only Love Can Set You Free by N-Trance and Rhythm of the Night by Corona and a few other songs I think are trance.
Ricky Gervais was in a band in the '80s called Seona Dancing. I'm fond of their song More to Lose. It's a romantic kind of sad but whimsical song.
Other favourite songs of mine:
Spiller - Groovejet
Phillip Oakey - Electric Dreams
Coldplay - A Sky Full of Stars
Nirvana - Dumb
Babybird - You're Gorgeous
Smashmouth - All Star
Jane Wiedlin - Rush Hour
Scott McKenzie - San Francisco
OMD - Enola Gay
Moby - Everloving
Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough
Bon Jovi - Bed of Roses
Yazz - The Only Way is Up
Haircut 100 - Love Plus One
Yes! I completely agree with what you say about music! A song needs to have a decent rhythm to be good. Also, yeah, if I have a music album whether that is music by one artist or by a selection of artists, then I can guarantee that there will only be a handful of those songs that I will actually like and listen to again. I would listen to most of the songs that you posted. For the past couple of days I've had a compilation album playing in my car stereo where the only decent songs on the album (according to me) are Toni Braxton: Unbreak my Heart; Jennifer Lopez: Waiting for Tonight; Berri: The Sunshine after the Rain and Real McCoy: Another Night. The CD will change once I get completely bored of playing those on repeat! Who knows what the next CD will be!
Our entire household has really diverse tastes they vary and most of us like heavy metal, hardcore dance some classical and alot in-between it's more about the song than the genre
I love green day (early years) levellers, Pearl Jam. Pink, Metallica, jimmy eat world, rise against, bring me the horizon, through to happy hardcore!
Definitely, I can listen to songs from a lot of different genres, as long as the song is good.
I'd listen to most of them if it was the right track :-) My two year old really likes Metallica! I think it's the vestibular stimulation that she gets from the bass guitar that does it!
They are all great songs in my opinion. You have an ear for music Kitsun.
How strange I too absolutely love listening to AC/DC and in my car I have Gatecrasher Classics (trance). If you love different types of music have a listen to Kavinsky he has an album and I love the track Nightcall.
Yep, absolutely. For me it's about the sound, not so much the lyrics or culture or artist's story & background.
When I was at school everyone else seemed to love The Smiths but I found them depressing. Likewise my parent's peer group idolised Elvis and Johnny Cash & I got really quite angry about it inside - "Can't you see how depressing and dated this is? He's not a god!".
Many more thoughts in my reply to this thread......
So nowadays I listen mainly to Carly Rae Jepsen (on what Spotify calls "Heavy Rotation") and upbeat chart music from 2015 onwards.
I also don't care about what gender is "supposed" to listen to what - if it sounds good & makes me happier, that's enough for me.