Yesterday I was sitting in my office working. I had music playing while I worked, as I normally do. I am really a music lover, going way back to my childhood.
As one song came to an end a new song started playing, I instinctively reached over to the volume control and turned up the volume, before the song even got a chance to get started. It then suddenly hit me… why did I turn it up?
I thought about that for a few minutes, and the only thing that I could come up with is that there are just certain songs where we want it to be loud! We want to be totally engrossed in the music when certain songs play. Certainly, it is different songs that give us that reaction – different songs for different people.
As I thought about it, I realized that for me, and I think for many people of my age, the ultimate “turn it up” song is “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynrd Skynrd. I mean at the beginning of the song one of the band members says into the microphone – “turn it up” – and I think we all do. At least I know that I do. Something about that song that it just has to be loud. It has to envelop us while we listen.
What are your “turn it up” songs? I’d be interested in hearing! For me, certainly Sweet Home Alabama, and others too. Anything by Boston. Let’s hear yours!