Play that old song

Or don’t play no song at all

Johnny Cash, the old songs stir emotional memories

CD Baby published a story Keep Your Old Songs from Going Stale which reminds us that fans come out to concerts to hear the old songs.

It’s more than sentimentality, the brain releases dopamine when we hear music we know and like, often on anticipation of a special musical phrase.

Some artists like Bob Dylan like to keep old songs fresh by changing the arrangements so they don’t get sick of them. Continue reading Play that old song