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Jam Out With Your Cat to These Rocking Tunes

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Have you ever tried to grind to a sick beat at the club, but it's hard to have a good time because your bored cat is rolling his eyes and texting in the corner? Or have you ever tried to play the new D'Angelo album during a cozy date night at home, but the evening is totally ruined because you can tell your cat just doesn't "get" it?

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Well, your entire life is about to be turned upside down! According to University of Wisconsin psychologists and study authors Megan Savage and Charles Snowdon, "We have developed a theoretical framework that hypothesizes that in order for music to be effective with other species, it must be in the frequency range and with similar tempos to those used in natural communication by each species."

In order to test this, musician David Teie was brought in to compose some cat-friendly songs; it was found that the felines showed a "significant preference for and interest in" cat music versus human jams. Here are two of them, via io9, as tested out by my own cat.

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Bunny appeared to be very soothed by "Cozmo's Air"; then again, he was already unconscious.

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Illustration for article titled Jam Out With Your Cat to These Rocking Tunes

"Spooks Ditty" was another story. He craned his head nearly an inch to the right, and opened one eye almost all the way. Moments later, he would try to chew on my power chord. It totally threw off his entire day, and maybe even his weekend.

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Thanks for nothing, science!

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Contact the author at ellie@jezebel.com.

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My cat hates music. He hates it when we listen to music, he HATES it when we sing, and he puffs up and runs into a corner when we dance. My partner and I were taking ballroom dance lessons for a while, and when we practiced at home my cat would creep into a corner and attack if we got too close.

He's basically like John Lithgow in Footloose, but a cat.