What’s your taste in Music?

What’s your taste in Music?

Musical Taste?


What’s your taste in Music?  English allows us to use the word taste in other areas of life than food.  You can have good taste or bad taste in fashion, music and even friends.  When one talks about one’s taste, we are talking about what we prefer or like.


When it comes to Music, Movies and Books we talk about genres (pronounced John rah or if you prefer Zahn rah) and it refers to the way we can separate these into groups with similar characteristics so we have comedy movies, romance, horror, action and Science fiction to name a few. The same is true for music.


So what genres of music do you like?


When we discuss our opinions on music, we can use expressions such as:


I’m crazy about it …


I love it…


I like it…


It’s Ok …


I don’t mind…


It’s not my cup of tea.


I’m not crazy about it.


I don’t care for it.


I don’t like it.


I hate it.


I’m sure I am forgetting some expressions.  Maybe you can supply some.


Anyway back to genres - 


Here are some of the songs that I would play for my class to (1) see if they knew the Genre and (2) to discover their taste in music.


Listen and tell us what you think.  Do you know the genre?  What’s your opinion of it?


  1. Funky Town - Blondie - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiGxthv-Eoo


2. Don’t Worry, Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin  - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-diB65scQU


3. I do!  - Toya - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byoCjcJwoO0


4. Unanswered Prayers - Garth Brooks - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7Xt89mGxqE


5. I am a man of Constant Sorrow - Soggy Bottom Boys - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFpEYOPBsDU


6. Stand by Me - Ben E. King - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwZNL7QVJjE


7. Songbird - Kenny G. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QN2RnjFHmNY


8. Back in Black - AC/DC - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAgnJDJN4VA


9. My heart will Go On - Celine - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3QAqZQYLIQ


10. Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N Roses - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1tj2zJ2Wvg


11. Born to Fly - Sara Evans -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xvhutWc67k


12. Reflection - Leo Salonga - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcC3rYEZv9o


13. Parents Just Don’t Understand - Will Smith - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jW3PFC86UNI


14. Twelfth Street Rag - Fats Waller - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cl958H8i9M4&list=RDcl958H8i9M4&start_radio=1


15. Imagine Me Without You - Jaci Valasquez - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJfBabSVxaA


16. Word Up - Cameo - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYOSdI_91WM


17. Nutcracker Waltz - Tchaikovsky - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxHkLdQy5f0&list=RDQxHkLdQy5f0&start_radio=1


18. Yang Guan San Die  - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8-1vfzpVWM


19. Old Time Rock N Roll - Bob Segar -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMY1ewg-e9w


20. Not Gonna Get Us - Tatu - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HL-N9oOjcs


21. Let it Be - Beatles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDYfEBY9NM4


22. Bidi Bidi Bom Bom - Selena - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKGbjJarMeA


23. Anarchy In The UK - Sex Pistols - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K07Yq4zGTcI


24. Jane Monheit - Somewhere over the Rainbow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EP_5veYs1vE


25. Complicated - Avril - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NPBIwQyPWE


Did you find anything you liked?  Any you hated?  

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  • The list is too long.


    I like rock songs the most. And maybe I still think that music can destroy the world, like literally tear the universe into pieces.


    I hate chanson.

  • Music selection is depand on my mood, but one thing is i'm so carzy about songs, especially in friend gathering or picnic parties. sometime i listen slow music in my room.

  • I like all kinds of good music that relaxes me and makes me feel nice. My favourite kind of music is classical maybe because I play a musical instrument and enjoy myself with these pieces of music.

    • which instrument do you play?

  • Hello, I really love the music. I'm from Argentina, but I dont hear Tango because the lyrics are often sad or nostalgic. I'm crazy about Dave Matthews band, but unfourtunatly I dont understand very well lyrics...I like jazz, rock, blues, reggae, country, folk....Today musicians like Jhon Mayer, Jack Johnson, Alicia Keys or Norah Jhonson are my favorites....Before were UK bands like Genesis, Yes, Led Zeppelin, The Cure, U2, The Smiths and so many others. And allways music from Argentina and Brazil, whose are really good . I think reggaeton is for parties, but I dont heard normally that. For me Spotify is an amazing way to discover new artist. Best regards for everyone.

    • I didn't get into nonEnglish music much except for Latino with Selena although I am aware that a lot of Music genres exist outside the English speaking world.  I didn't realize Tango music was sad.  

  •  So you watched Selena live concert?)  

    It seems I've similar taste in music as Peony, just try to avoid reggeaton (if that's music)   Anyway nothing like live music,  right?

    • No, I never got to see Selena live.  She was killed before I started my hobby of concert photos - would have loved to have seen her though.  

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    • I was trying to include a wide variety without actually repeating but also understand I couldn't include every artist or genre.  Kenny G was on the list.  I didn't include any of the KPop crowd although I used to listen to a few.  

  • What kind of music you like depends on.your mood. In sadness, you enjoy slow motion music and with your beloves, you love to listen romantic music so on, but sometime it irritates you. You feel like being alone in pin-drop-silence. 

    I want to hear other people opinions 

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