Music has a very strong power that is able to form and bring out the character of an individual. Music is even considered to be a moral law. According to the music lovers, music is a soul of the universe, wings of the human mind, and life in itself. Actually, life would be empty without music. It is quite difficult to find a person who does not like music. People all over the world prefer different types of music: soft, soothing, hard and noisy. Everyone outlives various emotions while listening to music and it influences people both mentally and physically. Music makes people look differently at the natural beauty of life. What is more, it can benefit a person in many ways. Firstly, music enhances one’s participation in various group activities, boosts one’s social skills, and helps in expression and revelation of emotions. Secondly, it boosts self-concepts through sharing dance and other music related activities among the diverse cultures. Music refines listening skills and makes one notice and value the small things. Thirdly, music improves imagination and creativity and helps one to learn new words through the musical concepts and settings. There exists a connection between participation in music and social, personal or/and emotional benefits. There is even scientific evidence that music provides opportunities for wider brain development. Music is of a big interest to most people as it develops their identities and lifestyle. Therefore, music can be very powerful. However, there is a number of factors that should be put into consideration in order to ensure that its power is maximized and accessible to the listeners.
Popular music, which is one of the bright sides of American culture, presents a complex of contributions, different styles, and implementation of dreams. There is no doubt that the United States is a perfect musical workshop. Thus, the main objective of this paper is to prove that music can impact the society negatively or positively depending on the message it carries. The song under discussion is “One More Night” by the pop-rock group Maroon 5.
Music is among the most popular forms of entertainment in the modern society. With an incredible advancement in technology, the new gadgets that support the spread and influence of music have become very popular. From iPods to mp3 players, pocket radios and different mobile devices, music is a perfect way to keep people smiling as they go through the highs and lows of life. With regard to Maroon 5’s new song “One More Night”, music can be used to express feelings and reveal the message of hope and maturity in connection with love. The new track is a pop song performed by a popular pop-rock band with an influence of reggae. Looking through the song’s lyrics, it is quite easy to understand its meaning. It talks about lack of cohesion and understanding between the beloved people, when they are together physically but not emotionally. The two individuals in the relationship do not get along and they are staying together for just "one more night". The song is based on the life story of individuals who experience a situation when heart, mind and body of the beloved people want different things. The song is quite appealing, and any rock or reggae fan would enjoy it. The lead singer, Levine, sings brilliantly, and the song is quite catchy. “One More Night” is a lovely song with a clear message about unhappy relationship with regards to love and life. The song undoubtedly spreads a positive message to the people of different age groups, races or religious beliefs. A lot of music lovers can associate their relationships with this song as it uplifts, inspires and encourages one to hold on to a relationship despite the various problems. In the just released video for the song "One More Night," the main hero is portrayed as a committed man who has a girlfriend and a baby girl. They are experiencing difficult times of their relationship. It is evident from the lyrics that they get angry with each other.
You and I go hard at each other like we're going to war.
You and I go rough, we keep throwing things and slamming the door.
You and I get so damn dysfunctional, we stopped keeping score.
You and I get sick, yah, I know that we can't do this no more.
But baby there you go again, there you go again, making me love you.
The two are tired both emotionally and physically, and a child is the one who keeps them together. Being not just an inspiring standard music video, the song ends up touching the lives of many young American families revealing a new sense of strength in the love battles.
Looking through the lyrics of the song, one can immediately fall in love with the song. Maroon 5’s song highlights the attempts to save a relationship. The fights, angry comments, some intimacy, and eventual compromise are present in this song. Uncertainty of the future is, however, not a single human error but rather one of the human’s peculiarities. The man in this song is desperate and tries to fix his life. He is a boxer who tries to balance his family life with his carrier. Obviously, he must choose the family. No matter how hard he tries to smile his problems, they seem to be stronger. The song continues revealing the hardships of life. No matter how many times the beloved people try to break up, the fate always pushes them to each other. It is evident from the phrase, “That I'll only stay with you one more night and I know I said it a million times but I'll only stay with you one more night”. From the video it is clear that the man leaves the family and goes out fighting. He endures a thorough fight in order to win. However, he comes back to an empty house. Disappointed and lost as he wins on the one side but losses on the most important side of his life. The song may not preach optimism, but it encourages one to hold on to the most important things in life, because one day everything that really matters may disappear.
Nowadays, there are many hit songs. Some of them make people sing or dance while carrying out their daily activities, while others are played in clubs. There are even religious tunes that uplift the soul in the religious places. They are also very special compared to the songs we hear every day on the radio, mobile gadgets, the Internet or through the television programs. However, it is evident that not every song we hear is appropriate from the moral point of view. The true meaning of the song lyrics may be hidden, but if one listens more attentively, it is possible to realize that the song depicts a very negative message and may have the same impact on the society.
To conclude, Maroon 5’s song “One More Night” is a song that describes a real life situation. In the society, where music is the main teacher, point of reference and announcer of the current trends and fashion, the song promotes moral principles and encourages young people to hold on to life despite the numerous problems. It is a good song associated with everyday life. The song is safe for family viewing and even watching its video with younger siblings or parents cannot bring about any embarrassing moments. Thus, the society should enjoy and value such kinds of songs.