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Songs losing beauty?

Asked by aneedleinthehayy (1198points) August 27th, 2008

i find that there will be a certain song that i will find and listen to and it will be the most beautiful thing i have ever heard, so i will listen to it over and over and over. until one day it just doesnt give me the sad warm happy feeling anymore, it becomes just another catchy tune. WHY IS THIS? why cant songs keep their impact of beauty on me forever? is it just my perception of their beauty that is lost? is there something wrong with me that i am unable to get the happy sad warm feeling from music all the time?

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Phillyzero's avatar

Anything on overkill becomes nauseating at some point in time.

mozartpena's avatar

in Economics, it’s called law of diminishing returns.

i guess it applies to any consumable commodity (including music)
if you love meatball spaghetti and you eat it the entire week, you will get sick of it by the end.

Sloane2024's avatar

I COMPLETELY know where you’re coming from!! I must be incredibly careful when listening to my favorite songs. I want to always get that happy sad warm feeling because that’s usually what makes the song one of my faves. I know that it’s just the repetition of the lyrics and melody that beats the song down, but I desperately wish I could just listen to a particular song time after time and never lose that special sensation.

wilhel1812's avatar

Don’t put it on repeat. Listen to it with other songs, listen to the full album and in general, don’t listen to it to much. maximum 1 time each day. That’s how i do it, and i still get the feeling every time i hear my favorite songs.

tinyfaery's avatar

There are certain songs that do nor have this quality. Every time I hear The Queen is Dead or The Warehouse they always evokes the same feelings. But you just can’t listen to things on repeat. That is one of the reasons I rarely listen to radio these days. Even on the rare occasion when I do like a song, I don’t want to gear it 20 times a day.

wilhel1812's avatar

Oh, and another thing. I tend to fall in love with long songs (>10m), something that makes it easier to listen to them a lot without getting tired.

stratman37's avatar

familiarity breeds contempt, and absence makes the heart grow fonder. So take a break from that song for a long while, learn some new bands/artists, then return to your favorite and see what happens!

mee_ouch's avatar

Your current emotional state of mind may have some influence.

St.George's avatar

Just give it a rest for a while; it will give you that feeling again.

gadgetgirl_marie's avatar

because there is such thing as too much of a good thing.

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