There is something about blasting Wham’s Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go in the shower as you shampoo your hair. Perhaps you are not a shower singer or you don’t listen to music in the shower at all; to that, we say ‘why?’’
Being able to listen to music in the shower is one of life’s simplest pleasures. If you are not doing it daily, you’re truly missing out. While everybody’s shower music taste is bound to be different, knowing that you’ve got some great shower music to listen to can make it easier to get out of bed, as well as help you stick to your daily morning routine.
The shower is one of the most isolated and quietest spaces in the house. So if you are going to think of some really sharp thoughts, there is no better place to do it than in your shower. Now imagine, if you could think those sharp thoughts surrounded by or singing along to your favorite Michael Jackson song?
You don’t need to possess the vocal cords of a Grammy award-winning artist to feel amazing when you sing along to your favorite shower tunes. What you do need, however, is high-quality equipment that makes listening to music in the shower a possibility.
For obvious reasons, you should avoid bringing your device, whether a phone or tablet, into the shower with you. Most people go for the old phone in a container trick but imagine if your phone falls in the sink. Or worse the shower. Or even worse the toilet, which is a real possibility if you live in a tiny apartment.
The good news is that thanks to the wonders of waterproof and water-resistant speakers, you never have to worry about damaging your phone in the shower. And if you have one of those annoying roommates that give you grief about your shower singing, there are some great wireless headphones out there that can be worn safely in the shower.
If you are one of those people that just love to shun shower music for one reason or another, perhaps traumatized by an old roomie’s horrendous singing, here is why you should seriously consider adding shower music to your morning routine:
Listening to music helps you set the tone for the rest of your day
The best thing about shower music is that it gives you the perfect opportunity to set the tone for the rest of your day. Let’s say, for example, that it’s cold and rainy outside. If you want to lean into the gloominess of the outside world (we can’t be happy 100% of the time), your music choice can equally be as gloomy.
However, if you are feeling positive and upbeat and you want your day to maintain that positive feel, opt for a feel-good song. Plus, if your commute is delayed, at least you will have the lyrics to your favorite song stuck in your head, which will tide you over until you get to your workstation.
Shower music automatically makes bath time better
Let’s imagine that you’ve had a rough day and all you want to do is relax with a nice hot shower before heading to bed. There are so many relaxing tunes that you can put on to heighten the atmosphere in your shower.
If you are feeling stressed out and need something to take your mind off things, play some jazz. Magically, your shower will automatically start to feel like a curated luxury. Who says that you need a bathtub to have a serene spa-like environment at home?
To set the mood for relaxation in your bathroom, simply grab some aromatherapy candles (dim your lights if candles are a no-go) and press play. All you have to do is let the running water engulf you as you let the music from your shower speaker wash all over you (great list of options here).
Bathrooms have the best acoustics ever
Bathrooms have the best acoustics, which means that even if you cannot carry a note in the bucket, you will still manage to sound like an angel in there. When you sing along to your favorite shower tune, your voice bounces off the tiles, which is why you tend to sound louder and more powerful in the shower than anywhere else.
The shape of your shower also plays a role in making you sound like the likes of Beyonce. The way your shower is constructed impacts the way the sound waves from your shower speaker travel, which explains why you have a richer, better sound when you sing in the shower.
Listening to music is good for you
Listening to music in the shower is not just going to make your shower more enjoyable, but it is also good for your mind, body, and soul. When you listen to music, the brain releases endorphins, which are the chemicals responsible for mood setting. The rush provided by music as you shower is enough to turn around a bad morning or night.
The combination of music and water can also help to stimulate your creativity, which is good news for anyone going through a creative mental block. It has also been scientifically proven that listening to music helps to stimulate your neural connections, which in a way, makes you more intelligent.
Whether you prefer grooving to experimental jazz or loud post-punk material, shower music means that you can live out your dreams of being a worldwide celebrity and you can dance like no one’s watching.
And let’s be honest here; we know that you’re going to sing in the shower anyway so you might as well be accompanied by actual music so that you can show your audience (all your lovely toiletries) why you should be the next biggest idol.
Shower music allows you to create an atmosphere of serenity and one that is favorable for reflection. Music can also help to reduce any stress that you may be experiencing while stimulating the production of feel-good hormones such as endorphins, adrenaline, and dopamine. They don’t call music a drug for nothing!