Music is the healing force of the world,
It’s understood by every man, woman, boy and girl…
I won’t be breaking any news when I tell you that the Fatback DJs have a thing for positive, uplifting songs. Look back through the Top 30: people are finding real love, bringing out the best in each other, keeping on when things get tough, tracking down the best parties… it’s feel good music.
“I Love Music,” though, is in a class by itself. It’s a feel good song about the power of feel good songs, and every word is true. It’s one of those songs that will get the security guard at your gig grooving at their post, or convinces the bartender who’s been bopping along all night to finally make a quick visit to the dance floor. A recent study shows that just anticipating your favorite part of a song gets your brain working overtime, flooding itself with dopamine. “Aw, shit,” your brain says to itself, “here we go.”
Empiricism is all well and good, but I don’t need an MRI to know that my world gets a little bit better the moment that bongo intro starts up.
Plus, if Wikipedia is to be believed, “the solo bongo-drum intro to this song was performed by none other than Bill Cosby, while the ‘get-it-on’ chorus was sung by the late actor Cleavon Little.” I hope that’s true.