Pick up my phone and if you can crack the code, you can check out what I’m listening to these days. I always have earbuds with me. Always. What can I say, I like my tunes.We all like to think that we have multifarious musical taste, but the reality is we usually aren’t really that diverse. While I admittedly have slightly obsessive tendencies, I am wont to find a favorite song, fall head over heels in love and listen to it ad nauseum.
Music is certainly one of my love languages. It gives me a special thrill to burn just the right playlist for a friend. And I take great care to craft just the perfect playlists for my own listening enjoyment. I suppose as much as it pains us to admit it, the songs we listen to the most probably SAY the most about us. Or at least where we are right now. When I did my Friday Faves series last summer profiling different bloggers, two of the questions I asked were “What is your favorite song?” and “What song has the most plays?” Those are your real favorites.So I checked trusty ole iTunes once again, this time for the Top 25 songs that I’ve played. Ever. Like since the beginning of iTunes. Narrowing it down to the Top Two, you’re getting an accurate picture of my real favorites, regardless of what I claim. Interesting only to me, I’m sure.
#1 Love the Way YouLie Eminem
#2 This Kind ofLove Sister Hazel
Apparently I vacillate between hopeful and utter despair. No in-between. Nice to know. Well, last night I finally moved all of my music over from an old computer to my current. And taking a deep breath, finally synced my mobile devices to the new computer as well. Quel nightmare, I lost my playlists! Momentarily, I was devastated. I have spent so many hours over the years putting together the perfect playlists! Where was Pink? And Navy and Taupe? Arrrrgh.
Then it hit me; starting over. Yes, I could waste my time, searching my folders for those lost playlists. I’m sure iTunes has them stored somewhere. Yes, I could painstakingly try to recreate them from memory. OR, I could see this as an opportunity for a clean slate. Forget the past and look to the future. And that’s just what I’ll do. This time, I won’t include a Blue playlist. (sad songs) Or any other melancholy, sentimental crap. This time they’ll all be Hot Pink, Bright Orange and Rainbow Sparkles!
So I set about the business of making a couple of playlists to get me through the week. And I was up until well past midnight, clicking and dragging, thinking of the new memories I’ll make with my new soundtrack.
Mysteriously, Love the Way You Lie didn’t transfer over to my new computer. I. Cannot. Find. It. Just as well. I don’t care to ever hear that song again, to ever be reminded of just why I listened to it so often that it became #1 most played. It’s played out.
And #2? Oh, it made it the transfer. And this morning I treated myself to a singular ticket to see them perform live next month. Yes, I’m taking myself to see one of my favorite bands!So on this May 1, I’m starting over with a clean slate. Eager to learn what will become to the new soundtrack to my life.
How bout you? What is your MOST played song?