My iTunes Is a schizophrenic cacophony of songs that I often have to explain to people. I am completely unashamed that my taste ranges like a person with a split personality, but it is sometimes hard to convince people that a person who loves Nickelback can also be totally happy listening to dubstep, Stevie Nicks or N*sync. My shuffle is deathly embarrassing in all circles (I will never forget the day that the Thong Song shuffled on during a road trip) so I choose to use the fantastic new tool offered by itunes, the genius playlist. It puts your music library into genre specific categories so you can choose whatever you feel like listening to, and you never need to quickly reach for the iPod when you recognise the intro to that tune before your mates/date/mother realises what you are listening to.
As a result of this mental music issue I am fairly easy to engage in a conversation about music. And I’m great at the name the intro round in a pub quiz, because I have a strange knack of being able to recognise both the name and artist who sings any track within the first two seconds of a song, as long as that track is one of the one thousand three hundred odd tracks in my repertoire. This, along with having a super squishy nose (another time) is my party trick.
What eclectic songs feature in your collection? My top three clangers (in the opinion of ‘cool’ music listeners, like my sister) are:
Alan Jackson – Living On Love (in my defence my mum used to listen to it when I was a kid and I like it.)
The bluebells – young at heart.
Rick Astley – never going to give you up.
I saw Rick Astley at the eighties festival last year. I brought the average age range down by about thirty years, and he was obnoxious. My love waned a bit after that, but it’s a great feel good song.
Despite these horrendous choices, im sure we have something in common music wise. I pretty much will consider anything, despite how horrendous the reputation, as you can see!