Do you think country music leads to suicide?
Posted 5/17/13
Ok, I had sociology class. I read somewhere on my textbook that country music can lead to suicide compared to pop music. I've read some article about it and it seems to be possible because the lyrics have some link with the life problem. I checked some music country lyrics and it talks about drugs, bad social life things like that. So guys tell me what you think about it?
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Posted 5/17/13
I think country music only leads to suicide if you listen to it. Remember kids,just say no!
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Posted 5/17/13 , edited 5/17/13
This is why you shouldn't listen to statistics. They are basically nonsense and can prove anything. Did you know I can prove conclusively every american is a democrat for example? It is easy and I don't even need to flub the numbers. I just poll 1000 random people and I promise you I will get 100% democrats. I just have to poll my random 1000 at the democratic national convention is all.
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Posted 5/17/13

yomanman wrote:

Ok, I had sociology class. I read somewhere on my textbook that country music can lead to suicide compared to pop music. I've read some article about it and it seems to be possible because the lyrics have some link with the life problem. I checked some music country lyrics and it talks about drugs, bad social life things like that. So guys tell me what you think about it?


I can say emphatically most " Country Music " does not promote suicide.

I think you should look for Kenny Rodgers, Mac Davis, Keith Urban, and the like, But the music is not solely to blame, hip hop music can be a catalyst or the Blues, or ethnic music, I suggest you do some independent research.
Posted 5/17/13 , edited 5/17/13

Karkarov wrote:

This is why you shouldn't listen to statistics. They are basically nonsense and can prove anything. Did you know I can prove conclusively every american is a democrat for example? It is easy and I don't even need to flub the numbers. I just poll 1000 random people and I promise you I will get 100% democrats. I just have to poll my random 1000 at the democratic national convention is all.


you're right! but we need to analyze it too, ask questions, like why there is this high amount of...
it's true that we shouldn't believe to every statistic, but statistic are not only from poll but fact, for example the percentage of allergies people are due to what food and where, we don't ask people on a poll, but we check with the data



Thanks for the tips. I would listen to them and as I said, I did some research, but country music isn't my kind of music so I don't really know if it's true
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Posted 5/18/13
Couldn't all songs have a link to suicide too then?

Like seriously, how the heck did they "link" them? Did they call the Ghostbusters to ask the deceased if they listened to country music before they died?

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Posted 5/19/13
I like Townes Van Zandt and I haven't done myself in yet.
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Posted 5/19/13
I'm not surprised, honestly. Country music does talk about a lot of deep shit. I would've thought that ballads would've played a big role in suicide. I always cry to ballads, especially when I connect so much to one. Also I would think emo and alternative music plays in some part.
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Posted 5/19/13
Maybe if you're listening to a depressing song after a break-up/death/etc.

But I think any song could do this regardless of the genre.

I've heard some terribly sad songs without lyrics.
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Posted 6/5/13
I may not like country music, but I think that's a little far fetched
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Posted 6/6/13

Sound_and_Light wrote:

Maybe if you're listening to a depressing song after a break-up/death/etc.

But I think any song could do this regardless of the genre.

I've heard some terribly sad songs without lyrics.


yes, you got it except for one thing I think one MUST have a preexisting condition that would lead to such an extreme act. The music and country focuses on sad ness for the most part has a great impact on how a young person thinks or comes to think. So yeah music/country can lead to suicide if all other things are in place. IMO
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Posted 6/7/13
Its like a lot of things in life. The right song, or songs, at the right time can have crazy consequences. I was once told that country can be described as the white man's blues. Frankly, i'm not sure about that. In regards to actual suicide subject matter. There are some sad songs that do seem to actually have suicide in them, yet for every one of those, I can find a hell of a lot more about more up beat things. Strangely, it seems like the sad ones are the more memorable.
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