The uplifting climate and landscape of Spain is inextricably linked to its positive-language... and its pop music
Spain has long cornered the market for the type of sunny, summery europop song that sticks in your head for days and the charts for interminably longer.
Ostensibly ‘happy’ music, these colourful tunes capture that summer feeling with their incessantly upbeat, catchy and repetitive rhythms.
At the opposite end of the spectrum, Spaniards trying to do gloomy, angsty rock, for example, usually doesn’t work. Despite recent economic difficulties, Spain just isn’t depressing enough to inspire its youths to pick up a guitar and rail against their surroundings. We have Birmingham for that.
Nope, when it comes to pop music, Spaniards should make like their own climate and stick to bright, uplifting numbers, best avoided during the hours of 12-2pm.
But a recent study has also deduced that Spanish is actually the world’s happiest-sounding language, too…