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46
23
Mood first Music first
Debate Score:69
Arguments:38
Total Votes:75
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Does music affect your mood or does your mood affect what music you listen to?

Mood first

Side Score: 46
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Music first

Side Score: 23
7 points

Usually i pick the music depending on my mood but certain songs certainly affect my mood and then dictate the additional music i listen to afterwords. For instance if i hear a song such as, What a wonderful world by Joey Ramone or Louis Armstrong, Somewhere over the rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo Ole, or That's the way by Led Zeppelin i certainly feel sad as i listen and think about what they are saying. Happy music can to an extent change my mood but nothing compared to sad songs. So far no music has changed me from happy or sad to angry, which is probably a good thing.

Side: A bit of both
6 points

There are times when I am really happy and I want to listen to up beat music! I don't want to hear sappy love songs or angry rock music. So in this case, my mood will dictate my radio station, mp3, or CD choice.

Side: Mood first

I'm going to have to say my MOOD always dictates what I listen to and for how long. Let's say if I get in the mood for a Classical moment I will only listen for a little while then switch to whatever my mood tells me to switch to.

I actually think it's a bit of both as well. Music very much affects my mood and if I go up or down that will tell me what's next on the list. I'm a sucker for a great love song and rich, full voices. In the car I mostly listen to love songs or oldies and sometimes a bit of light jazz. My tastes are so varied I am never without the right song for the right moment. When I'm traveling it's easy since I record my personal favorites from different artists so I don't tire of anyone or any genre.

Side: A bit of both

Love it.....one up one down....how in the hell do you down vote someone for answering the question? Come out of hiding thief and tell me why!!

Side: Mood first
1 point

hows your opeion about the differnt sort of old and new songs .ithink that old are evergreen songs,as well as old songa are nice u have to listen new well.so i have agree with ur views

Side: Mood first
0 points

hows your opeion about the differnt sort of old and new songs .ithink that old are evergreen songs,as well as old songa are nice u have to listen new well.so i have agree with ur views

Side: Mood first
2 points

Generally, I choose the music based upon my mood. However that could mean that I choose UP music to make me feel better or DOWN music to help me relax.

Side: Mood first
fari(12) Disputed
2 points

i will disagreeabout your opeion. if u will listen the sad music when u are sad,then u will b more dipressed.so u have to chang ur mood when u are sad.

Side: Music first
Tamisan(890) Disputed
3 points

Sometimes when we are sad, we just need to be sad for a while. Like the Elton John song says:

Guess there are times when we all need to share a little pain

And ironing out the rough spots

Is the hardest part when memories remain

And it's times like these when we all need to hear the radio

Because from the lips of some old singer

We can share the troubles we already know

Turn them on, turn them on

Turn on those sad songs

When all hope is gone

Why don't you tune in and turn them on

They reach into your room

Just feel their gentle touch

When all hope is gone

Sad songs say so much

If someone else is suffering enough to write it down

When every single word makes sense

Then it's easier to have those songs around

The kick inside is in the line that finally gets to you

and it feels so good to hurt so bad

And suffer just enough to sing the blues

Sad songs, they say so much

Side: Sad songs say so much
2 points

Your mood has a lot to do with wether or not you even want to listen to music. Like any other medium though, music has the ability to present meaningful information to your mind, and this can alter your mood, but that comes from the mind and ultimately the mood that the information is assigned to make you feel.

For instance, if you were to move from a house where people listened to classic rock, to a house where people listened to country, and you didn't like the people, when you heard country again, it would probably bring up bad memories or at least subconsciously trigger the feeling of being in the place where you had to listen to country... it would make you feel shitty because your mind links the bad times with the country music.

Really though, this is a simple question, though interesting in comparison to... everything else here. When you wake up on the wrong side of the bed would you say you're in a bad music? When you turn on your radio do you hear good mood? No, you start with the mood and use music, like coffee, to manipulate it. Music effects mood, but mood is first.

Side: A bit of both
2 points

It affects us in both ways but mood will change our mind on which music should we listen to. Perhaps the music might change our mood and the cycle restarts all over again.

Side: Mood first
1 point

Personally i believe your mood affects the music you listen to. For instance if you have just broken up with your boyfriend you wont want to listen to happy up-beat music because you wont feel like dancing around. Just the same if you were happy you want want to listen to sad depressing music. But there are some one sided affects on the whole situation. Because if you are happy and you listen to sad depressing music you might become sad but if you are sad and you listen to up beat music your mood wont change and you end up grumpy and snapping at people because somebody is happy and you become jealous of everybody elses happiness. So ultimately i believe that mood is first in determining your music choices and behavior.!!!!!!

Side: Mood first
1 point

i agree ..... its ur mood that really determines most of what u do

Side: Mood first
1 point

Well, I voted for Mood. And I say that because My mood always effects what i listened too. most people may say the music but i think differently.

Side: Mood first
1 point

Definitly mood first.... i mean if ur feeling sad u aint guna listen to pure "happy Days" even tho its ur favourite song.

Side: Mood first
1 point

It's not necessarily my mood, but what I feel like listening to in the car. Sometimes I feel like rock and sometimes I feel like top 40 hits. I suppose my mood has a little to do with this though.

Side: Mood first
1 point

You wouldn't be listening to a song you weren't in the mood to hear, now would you, kiddies?

Side: Mood first

To select music to listen to, the greater majority of people choose a song based on their mood. This however, does not need to be the same mood you are currently in, but is based upon it. In example, if I was in a particularly sad, depressed, or downhearted mood, I would choose music based on this, and would not choose a saddening, depressing, or downhearted song, I would choose one more upbeat and lively. However this argument appears to refute itself, as I would have chosen the song to affect my mood to a happier state, but the reasons for choosing the song were because of my mood before the song.

Reviewing arguments for the other side, and my reasoning above, leads me to believe that the only true way to have the music come first would be to hit shuffle on your iPod, and allow a neutral third party to select it for you, removing your bias from your mood.

Side: Mood first
1 point

My mood usually dictates what type of music I listen to at that time. I'll either listen to something to re-enforce the mood or to change it.

Side: Mood first
1 point

Yes, obviously music affects my mood. Whenever I'm depressed or sad, I start listening to music which calms my mind. I just sometimes what would happen to the world if there would have no music. https://plus.google.com/101635215738395229687/

Side: Mood first
Hitler(2364) Disputed
1 point

you posted this argument on the wrong side of the debate that you are supporting.

Side: Music first
1 point

If I feel sad, I will listen to sad music, and that will intensify the feeling. So it works both ways, but mood comes first. most of the time. Unless either Close Enemies or Jealous Guy comes on the playlist randomly- then it will effect my mood first XD

Side: Mood first
1 point

What about when you're raging? What do you listen to then?

Side: Mood first
1 point

The two I just mentioned..

Side: Mood first

If I am feeling really great, I want to hear loud rock music. If I need the calm, I will play some New Age music.

Side: Mood first
4 points

I don't normally add arguments to each side, but in this case I feel that I personally can go both ways. On this side, if I am sad and am listening to the radio and a great, up beat, motivational song comes on, it will cheer me up and get me going (for example, the Black Eyed Peas "Let's Get It Started"). Or if I am happy and a sad song (think Eric Clapton's "Tears in Heaven") comes on my play list, I will get more sentimental or down.

Side: Music first
2 points

I know i am late for this but i just found the site yay. However I do feel I must write in on this subject being as I wrote about this very thing for a college assignment. I personally believe it can go either way. Almost the whole which came first the chicken or the egg question. However I feel that the music has something to say and you take it to heart how you want. Have you ever been stuck in a car with someone and not had control of the radio? I know you have so think about it when they were listening to whatever it was did that not change your mood. If you were up did it bring you down and then in turn not fluster you because you were listening to it even thought you did not really want to? Again with the however, if you have full control over what you are listening to your mood can choose for you. If you are upbeat and want to stay that way you go out of your way to look for that upbeat song, do you not? Or if you are missing someone or a certain time in your life do you not go out of your way to find a song that reminds you of them. I find music VERY soul searching wonderful. I find new meanings in songs that Ive known for years. I find hope in songs that I hear for the first time. I love music and it in turn loves me back.

Side: A bit of both
2 points

I think if you listen upbeat music when you're sad or down it brings your mood up. but if you listen to depressing or slow music it keeps you down.

Side: Music first
2 points

It's always reggae from me.

Reggae makes me happy, so if I'm feeling down, it picks me up.

But if I'm already doing fine, it makes me happier.

Side: Music first

I would say music definitely affects my mood. When I am feeling tired before a soccer game, a pump up song always helps.

When I'm at home and I listen to some chill music it allows me to relax, even if I wasn't before.

Side: Music first
RhymedReason(23) Disputed
2 points

While this is true you chose these types of songs, pump-up or chill, because of your mood

Side: Mood first

As of lately it has been music first. The reason is because I have been using the random function to get a taste of things that aren't influenced by my mood and I try to use it to influence my mood. But typically, I would say, your mood has direct effect on music selection. In turn, it will also reflect and influence your mood.

Side: Music first
1 point

I'm hardly one to pick up music/turn music on depending on my mood. The same way with what I smell will react a certain way (arousal, disgust, hunger, etc), equals the same that what I hear will cause a certain mood. I mean, it doesn't make sense that if you're hungry you'll suddenly be smelling barbecued food; you've got to smell it first to trigger it.

Side: Music first
1 point

the music i choose depends on my mood but the music i listen based on my mood effects the mood im in

Side: Mood first
1 point

since I have to write a essay on this topic for school i found it appropriate to join the debate . Music is proven to make people happy, sad , angry , and even hyper / or pumped. But why would music be able to do so if your mood is what affects what you want to listen to ? People dont realize that when they are listening to music they are allowing thier emotions react to the diffrent generes. It is also proven that 1 of every 3 songs speak of drug and alcohol use and as 2 and a half hours a day are being consumed by teens society wonders why thier precious child is coming home after a late friday night wasted. So all in all i do believe that music does affect your mood , emotions , and how pepole react .

Side: Music first
1 point

I've found that the more I listen to happy music, the more I am affected to it. The more I listen to sad music, the more sad I am. Despite the fact that I might listen to happy music when I'm happy, and sad music when I'm sad: that's the reason why I'm listening to the music in the first place. The mood of the music listen to truly affects your mood, because if you think about it, you probably have never listened to sad music when you're happy, because you didn't want to be sad: because you knew that you would've been affected by the music.

Side: Music first

It can go either way. I am very sensitive to music, so it can heavily influence what mood I'm in. Conversely, I DO sometimes select certain artists, songs or genres when I'm in certain moods. Not always, but not unheard of.

Side: Music first
1 point

i don't quite know whats going on but i felt left out so hi!!!!!!

Side: Music first