Some of the greatest music in the world comes from Britain, and British music is still topping the charts today. Richard visits a world-famous London recording studio to find out more.

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Do people listen to music by British artists in your country? What kind of music do you like?

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youaretheonlyone29 20 March, 2016 - 13:35

Teenagers in my country usually listen to English music, especially Adele, 1D, The Weeknd, Ariana Grande, Carly Rae Jepsen, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Maroon5,.... Vietnamese music is not really popular, though. I think they are always looking for a new style of music to attract listeners, but unfortunately they took it from the other countries, so Vietnamese music is very unpopular with youth :))

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gianggiang 2 April, 2016 - 15:07

Teenagers in my country usually listen to K-pop and US-UK music, but V-pop ( Vietnamese music also plays an important part ). Unlike many popular kinds of music in the world, Vietnamese music has a lot of missions.
1) Vietnamese folk songs convey the messages of love for hometown, for villagers and each region has a kind of folk music. Many of them have been recognized by UNESCO.
2) Vietnamese songs composed in war (1945 is the land mark ) promoted the patriotism, encouraged soldiers fight for the liberty.
3) Vietnamese children songs for 4 to 9 year-olds have educated them to be good girls/boys. These songs foster a sense of calm in their minds.
4) Vietnamese children songs for 10 to 14 year-olds have taught them to pursue dreams and work hard to realize them.
5) Vietnamese songs for teenagers appreciate loves, hopes and desires, encourage teens become devoted people, always be industrious in studying, working, contribute to developing the country and together create a happy society.
6) Vietnamese songs for adults often reflect daily experience but tend to mention to broken hearts with grief, stinging thoughts about life and love.
7) Vietnamese educational songs are always paid a lot of attention, musicians strongly believe in the power of music which can help students change their bad attitude, respect the older, love kids.
8) Vietnamese songs can help us learn by heart many poems and remember historic events effectively. Undoubtedly, many poems have been composed in songs.
9) One thing for sure is that songs always appreciate Vietnamese women and girls, respect their talents as well as beauty.

So, Vietnamese music is great, it's very important. And Vietnam is a nation where people can live in harmony with music.:v

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youaretheonlyone29 3 April, 2016 - 05:09

- You're exactly right, but....
- ....In my view, folk songs as well as war songs aren't really popular with people nowadays (except old people, maybe)
- Children songs are great, they are pretty high-education but youth don't want to listen to it much.
- As I see, songs for teenagers are always about broken-heart, sad love, someone who don't love us, bad boy/bad girls. I feel very fed up with it. That's what they call "one color"
- I admit, that there are several songs about love for the fatherland and how beautiful our country is but not so many ~
- When i asked my friends bout V-pop, they'll be like "Ah, don't ask stupid question like that, I'm sick with it, always love and love and love"
- One more reason that I am not keen on V-pop is plagiarism. Even the Korean newspapers also reported on this story. It's really embarrassing ;(
- However, that 's my opinion. Please rep ~ Call me Jamie.

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Looneytribute0002 31 March, 2015 - 17:25

Rock ,EDM,some pop music, R&B, Dubstep(rarely), some bit of hip-hop as well ...
Also I love a Capella <3 <3 . Pentanonmix!!!! <3<3<3<3

Yes, People in my country do listen to British artists( THOSE WHO LISTEN TO ENGLISH MUSIC).

However I find it really annoying that those who do claim that the only British artist they ever listen to is ONE DIRECTION -_- -_-
There are many artists A LOOOOT better that them:
ED SHEERAN. ARCTIC MONKEYS.ADELE.THE ROLLING STONES.QUEEN.THE BEATLES!! ...
*SIGH*

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youaretheonlyone29 30 April, 2016 - 13:45

You mean : Pentatonix right ?
If it was, so yeah, i love pentatonix :))
They are talented and also really creative =]]
I love Adele :)) And also Ed and 1D. I love all =))
Anyways, have you ever listened to Justin Bieber's songs? Did you know Selena Gomez? Drake?Rihanna?Taylor Swift?Shawn Mendes?
If you didn't, try some '-'. They are good, really ;)

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jagalskarfotboll 28 September, 2014 - 22:07

Yes. Some of my friends like to listen to hip hop, I think that British music is very good and their is a creativity in it..

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SARAH K 11 August, 2014 - 19:09

In my country english music is even more popular than the albanian one.
I personally like house and dance music

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babewithbrains96 6 August, 2014 - 12:56

music by British artists is very popular in my country. I like pop, jazz, and classical music

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Aytekin1D 3 May, 2014 - 07:21

People like listen to British musics in my country.I like pop,R&B,classic and other music types.I enjoy,because I learn a lot of word from this musics.I'm ONE DIRECTION's biggest FUN

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SandraaB 6 April, 2014 - 20:49

People here have various taste in music and they listen to EVERYTHING and EVERYONE.So do I.I like some British artists like Leona Lewis,James Arthur,Olly Murs,The Beatles,Alexandra Burke and Lily Allen.Britain has a lot of talented people that are well-known ll over the world.I prefer pop music,and I find classical really boring.My favorite artists are Miley CyrusDemi Lovato and Drake

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dzeni 3 March, 2014 - 13:54

I prefer pop music. In my country people often listen music by British artists, specially from Adele and One Direction.

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SweetRobin3 1 March, 2014 - 08:34

yes ! most of people like British singers like me !
for example i like One Direction, Union J, Calvin Harris, Example, will.i.am, Adele and so on.
i like pop, pop-rock, and jazz music
i can't live without music :)

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justcricketforme 22 February, 2014 - 02:46

Me and my friends listen to Britiish singer mostly our list starts with 1D on the peak. We also hear Taio Cruz and Adele.

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marinusca 4 February, 2014 - 17:54

In my country people listen all kind of music.I am from Romania,but i know some british singers.My favourite music is classical music.It is my passion,so I am a piano player.

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Natalija 2 February, 2014 - 14:52

People in mu country have various taste in music and they listen various singers, no matter where do they come from. British singers are popular, especially Adele, Emeli Sande and Passenger. I like alternative rock, classical music and jazz most, but I listen to pop as well. I like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Vampire Weekend, Franz Ferdinand, 30 seconds to Mars, EKV, Maroon 5, Lana del Rey, Caty Perry...

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ellen 31 January, 2014 - 16:42

Hello my friend Damy.
Welcome this site again.
I had a lot of problems.
My friend changes in my life is less.
I was in summer I had been many countries.
For example, Turkey, Greece and Cyprus.
I had such a great time.
I have traveled to many places, I gained new friends.
In short, it was a very nice my summer holidays.
Now, i prepare to the Univercity.
therefore, i havent any time.
And you?
What do you do my buddy?
What changes in your life for this time?
What do you want to be in future?
Tell me everthing my Damy.
Thank.

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Demy 1 February, 2014 - 18:22

Hi ellen ;)
I am very glad for you :) Changes in my life are also not big. My greatest achievement is that I finished my fifth article. I introduce it when I went on different science conferences. I travelled a lot by Ukrainian cities due to this :) Also I made new friends and quarreled with some old. But I am happy that it was in my life, because it's opened my eyes on my closest (like I think before) people. So now I am not preparing for university at all, because I am too indolent... I don't know who I want to be in future. It's too hard to determine...
So what about you? Have you consider what occupation will you choose in future? How much degrees do you have in your country now? What do you usually do in the evenings? Do you go somewhere or do you prefer to seat at home? In what time do you come back at home after school?

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ellen 4 February, 2014 - 14:15

Hi, Demy. How are you Today?
My friend I was going to college.
Why do not you read it?
i think i to be businessman.you say you need to work hard to get all this straight.
in my country now degree -2 or -10 c . I live in the area now covered by snow.You can see my profile photo.
I do usually evenings i prefer to seat at home. Because, i reading books and i have not any time, you know.
As soon as I'm out of school activities.at approximately 13:30 hours
.And you my buddy?
What do you do?
How it is your style?
Which is singer style adore you?
How much degrees do you have in your country now? What do you usually do in the evenings? Do you go somewhere or do you prefer to seat at home? In what time do you come back at home after school?
C/U:D

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