Spotify recently released a top 100 playlist for each user, showing what songs that person listened to the most during the past year.
Here is a screenshot of the top 10 songs on my list. (Note – it is just a screenshot, you cannot click on any of the songs.)
With the exception of a comedy bit from Sebastian Maniscalco and the song FourFiveSeconds by Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney, the rest of the songs are from the 1970s.
Six years ago I wrote a post about how my musical tastes are stuck in the 70s, and apparently, nothing has changed in the interim.
There’s nothing on the list that embarrasses me; to me, they are all classic songs.
The one song that it is likely that no one has ever heard of is Second Avenue by Tim Moore. I wrote a post about Tim, also six years ago, and here is an excerpt:
I was in high school when I first heard of Tim, and was lucky to see him perform a few times (including at the legendary Main Point in Bryn Mawr, PA). I brought all of his albums with me to college, and was able to introduce his music to my fellow swimmers and dorm-mates.
When I look back on things, I often wonder why he never became a household name; he obviously had the talent and determination.
My guess is that it comes down to the importance of luck/timing, or whatever you want to call it. Being in the right place at the right time or making the right connection at the right time, plays a key role in everyone’s success.
Tim was from the Philly area, and the house where he wrote Second Avenue is about 15 minutes from where I live. Of course, I have driven past it, hoping some of that magic will rub off on me.
One of the things I plan to do when I break Cal Ripken’s record is to start sharing some of my older posts, when nobody was following my blog. Since I only had 50 followers after four and a half years of daily blogging, that means I’ve got potentially over 1,500 old blog posts to share. The post about Tim will definitely be one of those…
Here is the song Second Avenue; you may have heard Art Garfunkel’s version of it, which is also a nice version. But I think Tim’s is much better.
*top image from Express