Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Oh!

I just realized I never posted the results of the "Experimental" Music Survey I conducted with two of my classes (Experimental is in quotes because none of this music is actually experimental; I just used this word because it is easier to explain than "Indie," as a concept).

So, here you go, from least popular to most popular, the results of what my Microsoft Word document calls my "Ironic Hipster Music Experiment":

LEAST POPULAR (9th Place)

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth


This is my favorite song that I played, and I was disappointed to learn that a majority of my students hated it. It's okay, though: I have all of their names, and they will all fail the course, regardless of their future performance.

Comments:

WHY DID YOU LIKE IT?
-"Funny"
-"Fun and crazy music"
-"Good step"
-"This song has cheerful melody it made me think you can travel to everywhere you like in this world."

WHY DID YOU DISLIKE IT?
-"Make me sleep"
-"Not fun"
-"Like an old song"
-"I don't like the voice of the singer"
- "I don’t like because this song is singer sound not fun"

Big mistake, dislikers. Big mistake.

8TH PLACE:

My Brightest Diamond - Feeling Good (from Dark Was the Night)


27 Likes, 38 Dislikes

WHY DID YOU LIKE IT?
-"Melody smooth"
-"Retro style"
-"Original version is Michael Buble's; I like Michael's song"

WHY DID YOU DISLIKE IT?
-"This song make me sleep"
-"Boring like opera"
-"It look like opera and I hate opera"
-"Feeling bad"
-"I don't like because song is fear"
-"I feel alone and so sad"

7TH PLACE

Common - Forever Begins


13 Like, 16 Dislike

WHY DID YOU LIKE IT?
-I want dancing with this song
-Power song and feel better
-Church style rhythm but combine with R&B
WHY DID YOU DISLIKE IT?
-Like the normal rap song
-Don't make sense...can't talk about it
-Boring
-Bad rapper...bad beats
-Sound, rhythm, and rapper not match
-Don't like talk and talk and talk and talk
-Personal reasons

6TH PLACE

Fatboy Slim - That Old Pair of Jeans


30 Likes, 31 Dislikes

WHY DID YOU LIKE THIS SONG?
-Simple, normal
-Fun and good rhythm
-Impress me
-Like name of singer
-Smooth rhythm
-I thought I were child again thought sing quick but can go with song
WHY DID YOU DISLIKE THIS SONG?
-Normal, not interesting, boring
-Boring, too normal
-Rhythm and beat of the song can found in many Hip hop, R7B songs
-Voice's singer it's not good
-I bore it
-Less influencial rhythm
-Can't understand, listen

5th Place (THAI COLLEGE STUDENTS ALMOST LIKE YOUR MUSIC!)

The Streets - Let's Push Things Forward

31 Liked, 32 Disliked

WHY DID YOU LIKE IT?
1. Very fantastic
2. Listen like drinking in the pub
3. Good lyrics
4. Feel funny
5. It so cool for me
6. It unlike song I have ever listen before
7. Rocking beats
8. Relaxing
9. New amazing rhythm
10. Good sound mixing
11. It sound like pop-rock...a little bit sexy
WHY DID YOU DISLIKE IT?
1. Look like mysterious
2. Too slowly
3. Too quick
4. I don’t like because this song not fun for me
5. Makes me feel dizzy
6. This song was annoying
7. Crazy

Okay, the students (in both classes) liked 4 songs the most...and they REALLY liked one song the most. I'm gonna try to get part 2 up tonight, since I know you are all DYING to see what music mis estudiantes approve of.

Oh, and a brief note: I played Common in my first class, but Common did so poorly (comparatively) that I did not play him again in Class 2, instead replacing him with Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Clap Your Hands was then voted down in that class as well; but my second class was much more negative in general. To wit:

Class 1:

The Streets 18-13
Common – 13-16
Fatboy – 16-13
My Brightest Diamond – 17-13

In Class 1, Common was the only negative vote-getter. All other songs were positive...and those were the four lowest approval ratings among the 8 songs I played. In class 2, however:


The Streets 13-19
Fatboy Slim 14-18
My Brightest Diamond 10-25
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah 13-20

Only 2 songs got positive vote totals (but their vote totals in the first class were so high that they ended up positive overall). My Brightest Diamond especially got demolished here, as did The Streets and Fatboy Slim. I don't know why my second class hated all of the music so much; perhaps because they hate me, and want me to die.


Part 2 coming soon...

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