Everybody likes music. Everybody might not like the same music, but everybody likes music. My mother and father had a huge record collection that was housed in the white built-in cabinets in our living room. Our record player was there also. It was one of those cool credenzas that disguised the record player behind a push panel. It also served as the Millenium Falcon for my Star Wars action figures more than once, but that is beside the point. The point is, I still remember exactly what records I listened to in that living room, and it might have shaped the rest of my life – musically speaking that is. There might be a reason besides my superior taste in music that I like Frank Sinatra and Nina Simone more than Kanye or Depeche Mode.
The idea that music matters to every person on the planet no matter what culture or climate you come from is the base of this cool website called Six Songs of Me. The site is set up so to help them gather as many personal playlists as possible by having visiters to the site answer six easy questions
- What was the first song you ever bought?
- What song always gets you dancing?
- What song takes you back to your childhood?
- What is your perfect love song?
- What song would you want at your funeral?
- Time for an encore. One last song that makes you, you?
Fun right? And the more I thought about it, the more I realize that the records I listened to on that credenza in the living room, and later on my own stereo turntable in my bedroom really did shape the way I see (and hear) the world. Below is my “Six Songs of Me” playlist. Some of those questions were hard, as in hard to choose just one song… but thems the rules. Now go and make your own then share it in the comments. I am curious!
What was the first song you ever bought?
What song always gets you dancing?
What song takes you back to your childhood?
What is your perfect love song? (It’s this or “Love Me” also by Elvis, but I couldn’t find a good video)
What song would you want at your funeral?
Time for an encore. One last song that makes you, you?