The top 20 most played songs on my Creative Zen Micro mp3 player:
- Momma’s Boy by Chromeo
- Electric Feel by MGMT
- Sweet Disposition by The Temper Trap
- Sky by Joshua Radin
- Gravity by Sara Bareilles
- Paparazzi by Lady Gaga
- Fast Car by Tracy Chapman
- A Love Like That by The New Radicals
- Bonafied Lovin by Chromeo
- Sugar by Flo Rida
- Georgia by Hanson
- Ashes and Wine by A Fine Frenzy
- Best I Ever Had by Drake
- Do It by Nelly Furtado
- White Lies by My Dear Disco
- Brooklyn Girls by Charles Hamilton
- I’ll Be Your Man by The Black Keys
- One Crowded Hour by Augie March
- Sexual Eruption by Snoop Dogg
- Down With The Ship by The Damnwells
More than a few of these inspired blushing and giggles. Others brought me back to the exact times and places this year that I played these songs on repeat. But my taste in music may tell me more than how many times I’ve spit out the cheesy rhymes of Charles Hamilton.
According to a 2008 study, as discussed in an article from the BBC, the type of music we like says a good deal about our personalities. An affinity for pop and rap suggests high self-esteem. Liking some indie and some rock music is usually associated with creativity. And more outgoing people tend to jam to dance tracks.
I wonder if these personality traits hold true for others. Maybe this experiment will go viral, kind of like that annoying “25 Things You Don’t Know About Me” that circulated around Facebook earlier this year. Either way, I’d love to read your lists of most played songs!