In 2016 I made a song a day playlist of songs from any time that happened to strike me on any particular day. I didn’t always remember to do it, I had a hard time figuring out a new song for each day, and only wound up with 363 songs so I missed a few days. I decided that was less enjoyable than I hoped it would be and I’d probably wind up with a lot of the same songs if I did it again, so I went with a different strategy for 2017.
This year I made a playlist of songs released in 2017 that I particularly liked. I didn’t always remember to add to it on a regular basis so there was a bit of me rushing to add songs I liked towards the end of the year. I did like this approach though. I relistened to the playlist the other day and it seemed like a nice encapsulation of the year in song to me. Granted there are a number of pop songs on it that I added early-ish in the year that I am extremely tired of at this point, but a little further removed it will be fun to see what songs I was listening to in 2017. I’m going to try and do this again for 2018 too just hopefully a little bit more regularly throughout the year.