Music: The Universal Language
Get ready because I am going to take you on a journey and show you why I call Music the Universal Language of the People. It transcends all language and cultural barriers. Music also breaks stereotypes and it simply brings people together. In fact, I even dare to argue that certain sounds feel like they are physically and emotionally healing you!
So, with that I have only one question for you:
Michael freaking Jackson, the King of Pop and (arguably the most famous human being EVER) was able to break cultural and language barriers like it was nobody’s business. Just think about it, people from China, Congo, and even Pakistan listen to and thoroughly enjoy Billie Jean and half of them probably have no idea what the lyrics mean. All they know is that when you hear that smooth bass line and snare is that it’s about to go down! Aside from that, if you’ve ever been to one of his concerts you see all types of people from all types of backgrounds and they are all singing along and having a good time through his music. The brotherly love is crazy.
Aside from uniting people, music brings healing and reminds people that it’s okay to feel sad and that you’re going to make it through the flames. The YouTube playlist below consists of one or two feel good songs and the rest are songs that are just very peaceful to listen to and just make you feel whole as a person.
For example, there are moments when you just don’t have words to explain a situation or nobody understands music has your back. Lastly, the artist that write these songs are human and they also have emotions like you and I! When they write these songs they remind you that you’re not the only one who has gone through something and you’re not the last one to go through something. This is why I call music the Universal Language of the people.
Check out the Songs below and Enjoy!
Franklyn Lombeyda is an enthusiastic Pop Music Studies Student at William Paterson University. He has a wide spectrum of musical tastes and experience.