'What kind of music are you into?'... dear God, I hate that question. I hate the idea that people, nowadays, need to solely judge you off of your taste in music. 

For some reason, it's become incredibly 'cool' to be infatuated with certain music genres, and because of that, it's become incredibly 'uncool' not to have the same music taste as everyone else. It's like, if you're not bopping along listening to (oh god, I dunno) The Courteeners or dancing in a mosh pit to (again, I dunno) Twenty One Pilots, you're suddenly 'an idiot' or people can't associate themselves with you.

Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with being passionate about music. There's nothing wrong with wanting other people to enjoy the same music as you or asking someone to check out a song. There's nothing wrong with having your favourite artists or only listening to a certain genre, especially if that's what you enjoy. It's the people who have 'if you don't like The Arctic Monkeys then I won't talk to you' written in their Tinder bios, that make me want to gouge my eyes out with spoons. 

You see, I'm the kind of girl who's music taste varies from 'Kayne West' and 'Drake', to things like old school 'Hannah Montana' and 'S Club 7'. I genuinely just listen to whatever I like the sound of. I like that I can just enjoy whatever music is playing and I can appreciate that everyone's ears are different. We all like and enjoy different things.

When someone tells me that they hate 'Rhianna' or 'Coldplay' (again, I really am just picking musicians out of the air here)it's completely fine with me, just as if someone told me that they love 'Metallica'... that's completely cool with me too.
So, what I don't understand is, is that if I tell someone that I love listening to a bit of High School Musical (1, 2 or 3, they've all got some banging tunes in 'em), then why do people suddenly get so offended and look at me like I'm a fricking lunatic? It's not like I'm going tie you to a chair, gag you and make you listen to it on repeat for the next month, is it? Listening to High School Musical doesn't make me a bad person.

It's as if people need to know your Spotify playlists before they can even consider having a conversation with you - that makes me feel under so much pressure. I feel like if I don't say something along the lines of 'I love Oasis' or 'isn't that Tame Impala song great?' (I don't think I've ever listened to Tame Impala in my life)then I'm going to be instantly judged and be seen as 'uncool' (which, for the most part, I couldn't give a shit about... it's just the concept of being judged as a person, just because I like listening to Little Mix). 

At the end of the day, if I want to be listening to 'Bohemian Rhapsody' one minute, and the next minute be listening to the fucking 'Cha Cha Slide', then I can bloody well do so. All music is music, why does it matter if I don't like the same genre as you? or if I like a musician that you don't? It doesn't affect you and it also doesn't make me any less of a good person or any less able to be 'talked to'... there are other things to talk about!

I'm sick of seeing people tweeting bullshit like 'If you like Shawn Mendes then you're a prick'.. how about we start saying 'If you like Shawn Mendes... that's cool! I don't personally enjoy it, but please, have fun jamming out to a bit of 'Stitches' and 'Kid In Love'... wouldn't that be nicer?!

Just let people enjoy what they enjoy - there shouldn't be a problem in that.

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