10 Reasons Why We Love Classical Music (And You Should, Too!)

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  1. So many pieces, so little time! Since the genre has been around for hundreds of years the possibilities are nearly endless.
  2. Undemanding. All you have to do is close your eyes and listen. There’s no opportunity for anyone to laugh at your bad dance moves.

  3. Being able to say you know something about classical music is sexy. Saying you know something about The Beatles is like saying, “I know something about breathing oxygen!”

  4. No words to memorize, most of the time.

  5. Always makes for a romantic date night.

  6. Classical music is used to commemorate major historical events, such as wars, the falling of empires, and the Olympic Games. Nothing quite says, “Big! Important! Earth-shattering!” like classical music does.

  7. If it’s good enough for Bugs Bunny, it’s good enough for you.

  8. tility. You can sing to it (opera), dance to it (ballet), and make a movie with it!

  9. A heavy metal concert or indie rock show is generally not a good excuse to bust out your new tie or cute dress.

  10. Known as the “Mozart effect,” a set of research published by the Oxford University Press contends that listening to Mozart’s music can make you momentarily smarter, raising your IQ by a few points while you’re listening.