What music do you listen while playing chess?

tjmaxattack1

I like to listen to mostly rock and rap music. For longer matches, I don't listen to music. However, when I play blitz matches, I usually listen to music so that I can win matches. 

My playlist includes the following: Chris Brown, Skillet, Trapt, Seether, Daughtry, Sick Puppies, Assassins Creed 3 (Trouble In Town Extended), and Nelly. 

What's yours? 

Doggy_Style

I listen to the music that I was brought up on: Motown, Rock, Blues and of course Disco (I love Disco Embarassed).

 

p.s. My current favourite:

 

Tune! Cool

GreedyPawnGrabber

When I beat a GM rated 2500+ I was listening to Hero..!

tjmaxattack1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mjlM_RnsVE

My favorite song!

Monster by Skillet.

Doggy_Style
tjmaxattack1 wrote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mjlM_RnsVE

My favorite song!

Monster by Skillet.

Wow! that's some aggressive music, must be very tiring. Don't get me wrong, it is good, but I couldn't go through that again without rest.

 

/Old Sod

antonio51867

I studied music in university, and I love Baroque. The Bach MIDI files that came with my Fritz CDs were most welcome. However, music is very distracting when I'm trying to concentrate, at least for me.

tjmaxattack1

@antonio51867 I know a NM that listens to Bach music and I always get the song wrong when he plays it while taking a break. Arg!!!!

Rod_Welder

None ... except of course Eminem :)

ItsEoin

Gorillaz, if anything at all. My taste in classical music just doesn't transfer over to chess playing music. Gorillaz it is. Or Dire Straits. Anything that puts me in a good mood, really.

GreedyPawnGrabber

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWasqyZmQrM

prdavidson

"Coldplay" is the best

Doggy_Style

Enjoyed that. I don't know what's going on, but since when did that matter?

Doggy_Style

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxHcx7FO8nI

GreedyPawnGrabber

I thought most chess players understand Russian...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llS6p4YzsaY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUi1XPZ2Lp4

landwehr

sweet music of my limited genius composing tactical manoevres

ram3

i like to listen to- im a loser by the beatles

Crazychessplaya

Traditional Thai sarama, such as this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4B99CQV3uY

Doggy_Style
Crazychessplaya wrote:

Traditional Thai sarama, such as this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4B99CQV3uY

I didn't know that anyone listened to that racket, except when present at a Muay Thai bout. Sealed

GreedyPawnGrabber

That's my interpretation of Ken&Barbie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qja2IUoYYcA

Doggy_Style
Victor-Servranckx wrote:

As if i would change the music to make a couple of moves? Currently the new Bowie CD is dominating my musicosphere.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muMcWMKPEWQ