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From hip-hop to jazz – what your music taste says about your food preference


LISTENING to heavy metal belting out of the speakers will get you tucking into burgers and chips.

Meanwhile, the soothing sounds of classical music such as Franz Schubert has you ­Chopin down on sweet food including yoghurt, chocolate and cereal bars.

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The sounds of classical music has you ­Chopin down on sweet food like chocolate, we reveal what your musical tastes will have you munching[/caption]

Researchers from the Miyagi ­University in Japan asked 800 people to listen to 20 songs from four genres — classical, jazz, hip-hop and rock/heavy metal.

They were then asked to consider which of 16 food items they fancied eating, ­rating each from “not at all” to “very much”.

Scientists found that while listening to orchestral soundtracks including Elgar’s Salut d’amour and JS Bach’s Air On The G String, healthy and indulgent sweets came out top.

Yoghurt, low-fat milk, soy milk latte, soy cereal bar, chocolate milk, strawberry milk latte and chocolate bars were a hit with classical fans.

Jazz songs such as Dave Brubeck’s Take Five and Miles Davis’s Walkin’ had people keen for healthy savoury foods such as vegetable crisps, soy hamburger, seafood pasta and veggie sandwiches.

Those listening to hip-hop track California Love by 2Pac and Dr Dre, or heavy metal band Metallica’s Master Of Puppets preferred meat pasta, burgers, chips and beef sandwiches. Here is what your musical tastes will have you munching.

Jazz: Savoury bites

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John Coltrane, American jazz saxophonist and composer[/caption]

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers – Moanin’: Soy hamburger.

Dave Brubeck – Take Five: Vegetable sandwich.

Miles Davis – Walkin’: Vegetable chips.

John Coltrane – Blue Train: Seafood pasta.

Glen Gray – Moonlight Serenade: Soy hamburger.


Listening to John Coltrane’s Blue Train will make you want to eat seafood pasta[/caption]

Classical: Sweet tooth

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Edward Elgar, British composer[/caption]

Edward Elgar – Salut d’amour, Op 12: Chocolate bar.

Frederic Chopin – Nocturne Op 9 No 2: Chocolate milk.

JS Bach – Air On The G String: Strawberry milkshake.

JS Bach – Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring: Yoghurt.

Franz Liszt – Liebestraum No 3: Soy cereal bar.

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Listening to Edward Elgar’s Salut d’amour, Op 12 will make you crave chocolate bar[/caption]

Hip-hop: Crisp cravings

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Kendrick Lamar, American rapper[/caption]

2Pac featuring Dr Dre, California Love: Beefburger.

Kendrick Lamar – Humble: Steak sandwich.

Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – I Like It: Crisps.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop (ft Wanz): Crisps.

DJ Khaled – Top Off (ft Jay Z, Future, Beyonce): Chicken pasta.

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If you listen to Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin’s I Like It you will most likely make you want to grab a pack of crisps[/caption]

Rock/metal: Meat feasts

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1980s’ Judas Priest[/caption]

Iron Maiden – The Trooper: Crisps.

Metallica – Master Of Puppets: Chicken pasta.

Slayer – Angel Of Death: Beefburger.

Slipknot – Psycho-social: Steak sandwich.

Judas Priest – Painkiller: Beefburger.

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Listening to Judas Priest’s Painkiller will make you want a beefburger[/caption]

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