Somebody once told me, a person’s Top 25 Playlist on their iTunes account is like a glimpse into their inner workings – that you really get to understand somebody when they unveil their most played songs. The songs they listen to when they’re sad. The songs they listen to when they’re happy. The songs that connect to the most powerful memories of their lives. Maybe even those songs they hate to admit how much they love.
I decided to drag out my old iTunes account and take a little peak. For this to be truly fun, I only allow an artist/band to appear with the song that lands highest in the list.
Since the days of streaming music became prevalent (circa 2014ish) my iTunes account has sat sad and mostly abandoned, so this playlist also counts as a nice little jaunt down memory lane. However, even if it’s been 3+ years since I listened to music on iTunes most of the songs are still certified favorites. I think that says a lot. I seem to discover songs only to cherish them and keep them close to my heart. I’m not surprised by that bit of information.
If you took one look at my Top 25 Playlist you’d probably think I was quite the melancholy and heartbroken git. It has a very slow and sad vibe overall. Which actually took me by surprise. Usually I’m drawn to upbeat tracks. (Confession: I skip all of One Direction’s slow songs 90% of the time when I listen.) I think that is because in college I found myself writing quite often and would choose more downtempo and thoughtful songs as my backing music. That, and sometimes music can be the greatest comfort and I discovered specific songs at a lower points in my life.
Every single track has the ability to take me back memory wise to specific events or people. One in particular was the day I moved in to my first apartment as an adult the first thing I did was set up my stereo amongst all my cardboard boxes. It was priority number one, simply for the fact I wanted to blast “Paris (Ooh La La)” by Grace Potter. 19 year old me thought it was a fierce declaration of my independence.
Music plays a big part in life. That is for certain.
What does my Top 25 say about me to you?
Did we have any Top 25 songs in common? Did any of my Top 25 surprise you?
P.S. – Are you in the mood for more sad songs? I have a playlist for that!
Until next time,