2. Music in your life

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Jonathan: Music is quite important to me, I guess. I always enjoy music when I hear it in shows, or films, or shops, or the radio or whatever. It creates a fun mood. Yeah, I like it.
Jo: Music is totally essential in my life, I would say, especially for going on public transport or going to the gym.
Kirk: I've got three kids, and they are all violinists. And they've been playing for many years, so music is a big part of our life at home.

Jonathan: Mostly I like instrumental music. That's because I mostly listen to music when I'm studying or working, and if it's got a lot of words, it's quite distracting for me, and I can't concentrate. So, I don't mind the genre too much as long as it's instrumental.
Jo: It's really hard to describe what kind of music I like. I like loads of different types of music. I listen to folk, reggae, electronic music, rock, hip-hop ... If I'm in the gym, I listen to a lot of electronic music and techno on these. Well, I always listen to music on these, which is quite hot if you're sweating in the gym. But it sounds amazing!
Kirk: Like most people, I listen to all kinds of music. There's a special place in my heart for, sort of, early 1990s grunge music, though.
Tina: I've got to say I love all sorts of music, especially ones that make me want to boogie ... get up and dance, have a little bit of a jig. So, I don't particularly have any kind of band or music genre. I just love, yeah, music that makes me want to, I don't know, move! 


In this video, members of the LearnEnglish team talk about how important music is to them and what kind of music they like.

Here are some of the things they said.

  • Music is quite important to me
  • Music is totally essential in my life
  • Music is a big part of our life
  • Mostly I like instrumental music
  • I like loads of different types of music
  • There's a special place in my heart for music
  • I just love music that makes me want to move

What about you?

  • How important is music to you?
  • What kind of music do you like?

Write a comment and let us know. Replying to other users' comments is a great way to practise interaction and conversation skills so be sure to press 'reply' and write one to a comment that you find interesting.


Average: 4.9 (15 votes)

Submitted by Mira-nda on Thu, 06/06/2024 - 07:27


well, it might be strange for others but I am not  into music:-) I quite rarely listen to it. If I listen ,it does not matter  I undesrtand  language or not. Maybe, it's really " universal  language" .however, mostly, I just tune in meditation sounds when I am stressed.

Submitted by isabo on Mon, 03/06/2024 - 15:41


Music is very important in the life of my family. Both our children playing instruments as electric and acoustic guitar, bass, piano, ukulele and more.

We really enjoy to hear several kinds of music. Particularly I love 70s 80s music, but I like opera as well.

Hi isabo,

I'd love to be able to play an instrument, and how lovely that both your children can play such a variety! Do you also play one?

~ Tinaツ
LearnEnglish team

Submitted by drozdowski on Wed, 15/11/2023 - 09:28


I love music from 80s, 90s, 00s. It makes me happy. Also these music have more sense than nowadays music.

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Submitted by Carlinho67 on Sun, 05/11/2023 - 19:30


Also, for me, music transports my soul to my feelings. Romantic music, I guess it's the best—is my way of communicating with others. I like salsa music to dance to. I cannot live without music.

Sometimes I play music that I find lifts my mood. Other times I have to be in a particular mood to enjoy certain types of music. In essence, the mood I'm in dictates the music I will listen to.

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Submitted by ANN VU on Sun, 05/11/2023 - 16:13


I am Nga, from Vietnam. I like music. It is important part in my life. Music share with me joy, sadness, make me relaxed and get out of stressful. I listen to music every day. I like POP,A&B... any song which i like, from another country.

Submitted by Sofia_SY on Fri, 03/11/2023 - 09:15


Music is quite important to me, I guess. I would say, especially for writing reports or studying lessons. Mostly I like Jeez and soft music. That’s because I mostly listen to music when I need to focus or study. Music helps me to concentrate on. However, when I am feeling blue, I always listen to upbeat music to boost my mood.

Submitted by _.fatimaarif on Sun, 29/10/2023 - 19:34


Music gives the feeling of pleasure for times when you just want to escape from the world and hard times.

Hi _.fatimaarif,

I know what you mean, it's great to escape into music sometimes! What kind of music do you listen to?


LearnEnglish team

Music helps me to relax, I do prefer great voices for example the Platin Tenors with the Johan Strauss orchestra, There voices speak to me.
We have very good talent here but I do prefer the older artists in South Africa.

Submitted by lyn on Fri, 27/10/2023 - 15:19


i'm verry like listening to music. Music helps me relaxed, high mood, get out of stressful. listening to music helps me have a good sleep. i don't know clearly about my kind of music i like the most, because i listen a lot of kinds, such as: pop, BBC, ect, and many songs which i listen, is from another country.

Hi lyn,

That's very interesting, I like listening to songs from other countries too and I'm lucky to have heard many interesting songs and sounds!

I don't mind at all if I don't understand the words, I can still enjoy the sound of the music and the feeling. How about you?


LearnEnglish team

Submitted by hnk on Mon, 23/10/2023 - 09:32


I can say music is my life. When i was child, i making a type of guitar whit tire and ruler. Than so many years later i am in conservatuvary now.

Yes, I agree that music occupies the most important place in the lives of 99% of people. It helps to concentrate, relax, remember happy or sad moments of our life, etc.

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Submitted by Savoeun Song on Sat, 21/10/2023 - 14:06


In my life music is very important to me. Music can help me when I am feeling not good. It makes me feeling good, confident, strong and relax. Sometimes My family dance together to make funny. Musci also can make cry when I listen sad song.

Submitted by m0hd197 on Thu, 19/10/2023 - 12:20


I would love to say that without music, I feel uncomfortable while reading, walking, or working. So, in these moments, I really need to open my Spotify and play some liked music because I love to listen to only liked music. I do not want to play new music.

I like music very much. Music always be with me. Wherever I'm doing, I love to listen oldie songs, folk songs, Korean songs. When I was teenager, I love classical music and orchestra. Music can make me energetic and happy.

Submitted by fjhp92 on Thu, 19/10/2023 - 09:49


Hi all!
In my opinion, music represents a lot in my life. Since I was young, I felt curiosity about different music styles and traditional ones from other countries. I used to listen music in other languages as Russian, French, Italian, Portuguese, English, Norwegian, Greek... I must recognize I didn't know anything about them (neither words, expressions...) but I liked a lot the sound and, let's say, their "musicality". I moved to other city by job requirements and as I feel so alone the vast time of the day, I take my headphones and listen several music styles as classical, pop, instrumental OSTs...
Now, I'm trying to improve my English here just reading your comments and watching your videos, I think they're so useful. Thank you so much!! :)

Hi fjhp92,

Thanks so much for your comment! I was really interested to read that you've listened to so many different types of music from so many different countries. Do you listen to a lot of music in English nowadays?

I'm so pleased to see that you find our Learning hub topics helpful 😊

Best wishes

Jo (LearnEnglish team)

Submitted by juliettaa.15 on Tue, 17/10/2023 - 15:56


Music is very important to me. It helps me feel better, to think, to sleep, I listen to music depending on my mood. Lately it's a bit of heartbreak

HI Julieta ✿,

I'm sorry to hear that you have a bit of heartbreak going on at the moment. I hope you feel more yourself soon. I find that if I put certain music on, especially music that hold good memories for me, or makes me want to sing along or have a little jig about in the kitchen, they make me feel so much better.

~ Tina ツ
LearnEnglish team

I agree with you. Music has been very important to me since childhood. In the past, I loved to listen to The List of the Third Program. I listened to different kinds of music, especially pop music. Currently, my favourite radio program is film music. I also enjoy listening to young singers. I can say that music is my best companion because it gives me positive emotions.

Submitted by renteamobrau on Tue, 17/10/2023 - 15:54


Personally, music is very important to me since we can experience different sensations and music can make us change our mood in a matter of seconds

I like techno and electronic music, I really like everything.

Submitted by Alexito on Tue, 17/10/2023 - 15:49


Music is very important in my life because it is the thing that accompanies me in the good and bad moments of my life. The type of music I like is trap and bellakeo.

Submitted by roooomiii on Tue, 17/10/2023 - 15:49


The music is very important in my life because make me happy.
I like the music classic.

Hi roooomiii,

I'd like to listen to more classical music. Could you suggest a few titles or artists for me at all?

~ Tinaツ

Submitted by Marcokori on Tue, 17/10/2023 - 15:49


for me the music is very much important because make me happy.
I like the bachata.

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Submitted by Angel A on Tue, 17/10/2023 - 15:48


It is very important because I feel good with music, I like trap corridos tumbados and reggaeton

Submitted by Augusto on Tue, 17/10/2023 - 15:45


Well, I love the subject of music personally, it is my second favorite art and there are some genres in particular that are my favorites, I would like to experience the world of music but I am focused on other objectives

Submitted by photobombs on Tue, 17/10/2023 - 15:39


Music is a universal art that has the power to evoke emotions, transmit stories and connect people with deep emotions.

Submitted by Ivettx_07 on Tue, 17/10/2023 - 02:33


Well, I think that music regardless of the genre is important to us whether in something as simple as what it is to enjoy it and dance or because it has a meaning, everyone has different tastes, in my case I like music since it is my way of communicating or how I feel. 🤍

Submitted by The_Knife_Guy on Sun, 15/10/2023 - 10:09


Personally I absolutely love music, especially on some long trips, while studying, working, relaxing, gaming or travelling to school, home etc. I acutally donˇt mind any music genre, I listen to everything that catches my ear. :)

I love music specially those which make me feel active!!! music for me is actractive depending of the rythm and maybe the singer's voice...

Submitted by Vee3ee on Sat, 14/10/2023 - 11:38


I unfortunately don't have as much time as I'd like for listening to music but when I do get to it, I always have a great time. To what kind of music I listen to is very much based on my mood at the moment but I usually use the features of Daily Mixes and Weekly playlists on Spotify, which help me with choosing what to listen to (I am really bad at making decisions :)).

Even though I usually don't really care for the genre, I recently found myself enjoying a lot of folk-rock which is a relatively new thing for me.

Submitted by Fabiola Brenes on Fri, 13/10/2023 - 14:48


Music is very important to me, i listen music almost all day, i love running, cooking and do my stuff always listening music. The pop could be my favorite music, sorry for my mistakes i`m learning :)

Submitted by Nasaryahya on Fri, 13/10/2023 - 08:00


I think music for me is quite important especially if I am in a personal transportation, or if I am at the gym. The kind of music that I truly enjoy is Islamic words cause it brings me sense of courage and strength.

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Submitted by imlix08 on Fri, 13/10/2023 - 05:27


For me, music is part of my life. It makes me relax and boosts my mood by hearing inspiring music.
I like Christian songs and instrumental music. I find it relaxing and makes my mind at peace.

Submitted by starka on Thu, 12/10/2023 - 22:30


The music is very important to me, because help me to feel relax, and sometimes there is a emotional music and make me feel sad, other time I listening music and I feel a woman very strong, I like it the rock, romantic music, for to dance I prefer the salsa gender.

Submitted by ESALA on Thu, 12/10/2023 - 18:05


Music make my happy life events much ecstatic. It can decorate the vibe where we listen to music. There are several kinds of music available and I like most to the conventional music and out of it, to the instrumental part more.

Submitted by Юсупова Акбота on Wed, 11/10/2023 - 09:00


I am a music person. I am listining music wherever I has: street., at work, at gym etc. I have a smart speaker "Alica" and this device know what to offer depending my mood. Sometimes I dancing with fanny music. Sometimes I am creing with sad music.

Delighted to hear that. Then Alica might be a kind of device that has sensors with the ability of catching the feelings of humans.