I LOVE music, who doesn't is really the question! Music makes you feel an emotion out of nowhere, the lyrics, beat and the rhythmn can automatically make a million memories come back, good or bad. Sometimes you can get sick of a song in a certain point in your life, but when enough time passes then you can tolerate listening to it again (overplaying a song is totally the radio people's fault!). Sometimes you want to listen to melancholy music, because you may feel that way, or you are deep in thought pondering life. At other times you just want to rock out to party music (I am guilty of such). Sometimes you are obsessed with a song and you can't possibly overplay it. Music is such a psychological connection with how we are feeling, that it definitely heightens our emotion in the moment. The lyrics are words we aren't willing to admit with ourselves, unless we are brave enough to deal with the vulnerability...okay sorry for getting so deep and analytical, my brain attacked!
Some of my favorite artists include (not because of who they are, but because of their music and I only like certain songs from their albums):
The Little Mermaid soundtrack
Plain White T's
All American Rejects
There are a few songs that always make me smile from ear to ear :D
Weezer "Island in the sun"
Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat "Lucky"
Greenday "Good riddance time of your life"
Little Mermaid "Part of your World"
Celia Cruz "Un Carnival"