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I tried not listening to music for a day and it felt like the world was ending


So we’re pretty much agreed that we all like music right? In the words of Rihanna “This Is What We Came For’, except it should be this is what we LIVE for.

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So you can imagine when I took on this challenge I found it a slightly daunting prospect.

I started the day by getting up and NOT listening to the radio.

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Instead of bopping along while eating our cereal. I sat in stony silence. The deafening crunch of the wheat, which may or may not have been shredded, between my teeth was too much for me to bear.

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I opened my laptop and sat down to work. I had no idea I typed so loud and obnoxiously. I suddenly started to feel a great sympathy for everyone who sits by me at coffee shops.

I’M SO SORRY WORLD!

I just couldn’t concentrate. My usual vigor and drive was gone. All I wanted was to eat. I was so bored I wanted to eat. THIS IS MADNESS!

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At times like this I just want to lay in bed and listen to sad music, just like Aria.

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BUT I COULDN’T EVEN DO THAT!

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Where was my Selena? Where was my Ari? I NEEDED SHAWN!

I CRACKED OK!!!! IT BROKE ME!

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I BLOODY WELL CLICKED PLAY ON SPOTIFY!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRHHH

And suddenly… the world was right again.

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The sweet music flooded my ears. It was beautiful. Better than food. YES! Even better than food. I died of happiness right then and there….

But I was sent back to earth by some divine force for a reason. At first I didn’t understand. But then it became clear. My purpose (like Justin Bieber‘s purpose) was to spread the message that music is essential for life. We need it. We breathe it.

So keep on praying to Godney. Katy, please roar forever. Lady GaGa, never become normal. Because the human race needs you.

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I must now shout it from the rooftops. Hear my cry.

Tweet us @maximumpop if you have survived the challenge of not listening to music for a day. We need to form a support group.

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Written by David Farrell

David is the Head of Content at Maximum Pop!

Having studied Russian and Spanish at the University of Leeds, David moved to Moscow to work in the education sector. Upon returning to UK soil, David initially immersed himself in the wonderful world of MP! as a music writer.

Now head of all things content, David takes being a music fanboy to a whole new level, and can often be found dancing like there's nobody watching to 'Shout Out To My Ex', obsessing over Lauren Jauregui and defending Taylor Swift's honour.

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