It's a bit astonishing how quickly a sound or music can influence your emotions. In an instant, I think the same thing will happen to you when watching this.

Illinois Tik Toker, @justinmeyers._, pretty much strictly shares content about Illinois. Just a few days ago, a friend sent me one of his videos, and I loved it. Before I fall into a Tik Tok rabbit hole watching all of his stuff, let me share with you.

Illinois Towns As Sounds

The video shows you three Illinois cities at a time and you'll hear a short clip of a song or a sound effect that he believes best describes the towns.

I want to know if you think he nailed it. Also, I need a little help with one of them because I can't really identify the music and it sounds like it came from SpongeBob Squarepants.

 

Did you get all that? What emotions did you have? Did he nail it?

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First up, were Crystal Lake, Geneva, and New Lenox. Got the country hillbilly vibe from the song.

These next three towns took some heat from @justinmeyers._ The message in the music was clear, drugs and gangs.

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The next three cities in his video are where I don't think I'm feeling the emotion from the music. It sounds like music from an episode of SpongeBob, but I'm not sure.

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What's he trying to say about Arlington Heights, Aurora, and Champaign? Aurora just topped a list of the best cities to live out the American dream.

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Spot on with the traffic noise, although Chicago is much worse than Rockford and Peoria.

I completely got the charming, sleepy little town vibes on the next three towns.

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I get the feeling that life ain't so grand in these last three towns.

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I lived in Springfield in the early 90s and I can confirm that at that time there wasn't much to do for fun.

I'm digging your work, Justin. Looking forward to more Illinois Towns as Sounds.

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