Do you know what the best combination since eggs and bacon is? Summertime and music. The Squeeze In believes in the power of music, that’s why we’ve created a Spotify summertime playlist with our favorite hits old and new to help you #SqueezeInFun! The effect music has on humans has been studied extensively, here are our 3 favorite fun facts about the effect music has on humans!
- Music can affect how we perceive people’s faces. Depending on what kind of music you’re listening to, you’ll start to see that emotion on the faces around you. If you’re listening to sad music surrounding people will seem sad. Happy music, happy people! Logeswaran et al. (2009)
- Music can also improve your health! People who listen to music while exercising have more efficient work outs. For that matter, music also boosts the immune system. People who regularly listen to music produce more infection fighting antibodies than their counterparts! McGill University (2013)
- Music is a powerful social motivator. Singing together literally brings us together! Did you know that babies as young as five months old are more interested in dancing than speech? Or when students participate in choir, they report increased satisfaction in almost all other subjects in school? When people sing together, it can even make them like each other more. Eerola & Eerola (2013)
Marin, our social captain at the Northwest Reno Squeeze tells us a sweet story about the power music has had in her life. In her own words, Marin shares with us how music helped bring her closer to a friend:
“A little back story; I’ve always been that person that only had friends when school was in. When it was summer, I didn’t do anything with anyone. But a few months ago, I made friends with an amazing group of people. And now my current story! A couple of weeks ago, while everyone else was at work, one of my new friends Katie and I decided to go up to Tahoe. This trip was the beginning of us actually being close and not just people who hang out in the same group together. We had the most amazing day. We ate kiwis on the beach and swam in the water that was so cold it actually hurt. But the best part was learning how much we had in common while driving up there.
“I had the music on my phone on shuffle, and the song Ride by Twenty One Pilots came on. As soon as it came on, I said ‘Katie! I love this song!’ And when I looked over, Katie had the most excited look on her face and very excitedly said that she loved it too! We listened to that song probably 10 times that whole day, each time blasting it and singing along at the top of our lungs. And I am thankful to have such good friends like Katie to make memories like this for the first time in my life!
“Katie and I tried to take one of those popular pictures of two friends in their swimsuits just like the one above. The only thing is we couldn’t stop laughing at our height differences! We didn’t think about how funny it would look. This is one of our all time favorite pictures.”
Music helps bring people together, that’s why Squeeze In created a #SqueezeInFun Spotify playlist jam-packed with our favorite summertime hits old and new! Be warned, if you can’t get down to California Dreamin’ or P.Y.T. this playlist may not be for you! By simply clicking here, we can all connect through the power of music!