Dominant Music Elements

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What is the dominant element of the music you generally listen to?

For me, I would have to say that the lyrics are the most dominant element of music. Even though every aspect of music brings a piece together, it is the lyrics that bring about the emotional appeal. The song “Difficult” by Eminem is an example of this. Even though the beat itself with the piano makes this a strong song, it is the lyrics that brings it together. One could argue that the rhythm or melody is the dominant element of music, but personally I don’t like listening to music without vocals. If you listen to the song “Difficult,” hopefully you will understand what I mean by “brings it together.” Not only is he pouring his heart out, but you can hear it in his voice,
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