Millennials and Music: Tunes Essential for Teen Survival

Walking in the hallways at Randall, it is easy to see just how important music is to Raiders. Almost every student carries a pair of earbuds or Airpods.

According to a study conducted by MediaPost, seven in ten 13-32 year olds say they would not be able to get through one week without music. Since music is so important, what type of music inspires Raiders?

“It depends on what mood I’m in,” junior Samantha Sisemore said. “Any type of music that just hypes me up is what I listen to. Normally I listen to music when I’m doing school work or when it gets quiet and jam out.”

According to the study, 79 percent of teens listen to multiple music genres.

I like old-time jazz because it makes me feel chill and it’s cool to listen to something other than what’s always on the radio.”

— Ethan Castillo, junior

“I listen to so many different types of music but I mainly listen to pop,” junior Sarah Crist said. “What kind of songs I listen to depends on the mood (I’m in at the time). When I’m sad I listen to sad music and in a way it helps. When I go on jogs or ride my bike I listen to chill music.”

While YouTube is the most used music source among teens, Hip-Hop and Rap genres are the most purchased. However, with vinyl record players making a comeback, classic music seems to be as well.

“I like to listen to old music,” junior Ethan Castillo said. “I like old-time jazz because it makes me feel chill and it’s cool to listen to something other than what’s always on the radio.”