My Year in Music: A Song a Day Playlist

At the beginning of 2016 I decided to create a Spotify playlist that I would add one song to every day. I obviously missed a few days along the way since there are only 361 songs (although for some reason the embedded player only allows you to see 200 songs) on my playlist and there were 366 days in 2016. I tried to add a new song every day, but I see that I managed to put Traveller by Chris Stapleton and Everybody Wants to Rule the World by Tears for Fears on twice. Once I realized I could not in fact remember all the songs I was adding I would try and check, but it was hard to do that while I was traveling and adding songs on the app on my phone.

The songs were basically came from something in my day. If I was going to a concert or a musical I would add a song from that. Other times the songs I put on would be things I heard on the radio, in a store, on tv, or something that was just going through my head for some reason. I’m glad I did it, and it will be fun to go back and listen to the songs that stood out for me in 2016. Some of them are time-tested and would probably wind up on any playlist I made for a year. Others songs I’m pretty sure I already have forgotten what they are. I don’t think I’ll be doing it again though because I found it stressful some days to think of a song. I’ll probably create some sort of 2017 playlist, but not one that forces me to add something to it every day.


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