Results for - The Healing And Unifying Power Of Music

2,434 voters participated in this survey

1. Music has always had the power to unify and heal us, like perhaps nothing else. When 9/11 destroyed our normal, artists were quick to come to our rescue with songs that touched us, like Only Time by Enya, Angel by Sarah McLachlan, Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning by Alan Jackson and God Bless The USA by Lee Greenwood, among others. Now that we have once again started living a new normal, artists have once again risen to the challenge. OneRepublic, while in quarantine, have released "Better Days", written and recorded by the band over the last week. Proceeds of the song go towards MusiCares' COVID-19 Relief Fund to help fellow artists whose livelihoods have been affected by the pandemic. They are also inviting fans to be a part of the music video for "Better Days" by submitting videos through the Cinebody app. The videos should show either acts of kindness from home or footage of first responders helping provide aid during the pandemic. Do you like this song?

Yes
35%
845 votes
Not sure
21%
493 votes
No
14%
325 votes
Did not/could not listen to video
31%
737 votes

2. Montreal, Quebec responded with the words of the late Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip: "Follow the unknown with something more familiar," and have been singing the band's song "Courage" from their balconies, rooftops, porches or bedrooms. This has turned into a national challenge, with Canadians all over the country taking on the challenge. One song to unify the country. Have you found comfort recently in a song that is familiar?

Yes
26%
614 votes
Actually several
16%
375 votes
Not really
26%
616 votes
No
17%
416 votes
Do not listen to music
16%
379 votes

3. Some artists are remaking the familiar and releasing versions of come songs they feel can help us through the difficult times. Marcus Mumford, of one of my favourite bands, Mumford and Sons, has released a very emotional version of an old song "You'll Never Walk Alone", originally in the 1945 musical Carousel. Proceeds from the streams and downloads will aid The Grenfell Foundation and War Child UK -- two organizations that aid vulnerable communities in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Do you like this version of this very old song?

Yes
30%
727 votes
Not sure
21%
514 votes
No
18%
425 votes
Did not/could not listen to the song
31%
734 votes

4. Sometimes a song just hits us right where we need it to, providing comfort or lifting our spirits when we need it. For every person on here, these songs will be unique, varied and sometimes oddly inappropriate, but music speaks to us in many different ways. What comforts me and lifts me up does not necessarily work for everyone (or maybe anyone), but I'd like to share a song that I have been playing a lot lately. Do you have a song that either gives you comfort, lifts you up or both at the same time?

Yes, one/some that give me comfort
18%
430 votes
Yes, one/some that lift me up
10%
246 votes
Yes, one/some that do both
28%
670 votes
Not really
19%
445 votes
No
11%
274 votes
Do not listen to music
14%
335 votes
03/31/2020 Music 2434 32 By: Harriet56

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