First, I just want to say a quick thank you to Steve over at the music blog Those Who Dig, who for some reason thought I was worthy of an interview, which ran on their site yesterday. So if you’ve ever been interested in my background (or musical taste), or wanted to relive great moments in teen films of the 1990’s, here you go.
Now to business. Every year for the past six years I send out a call to a great many of my friends, a majority of whom work in music in some capacity (bloggers, artists, DJs, music licensing, music supervision, management, publicity, etc.) to send me their favorite song of the year.
As you can imagine, for music folks this is almost impossible – many simply refused and sent me between three and five tracks (or started with that and then just kept adding…)
I used to take these suggestions and create mix CDs as holiday gifts, complete with cute writing using colorful Sharpies and everything. Eventually the list of recipients grew too large and number of songs too great.
And so I thought I would turn to Spotify. And instead of only giving this gift to my personal friends, here it is for everyone to enjoy.
The songs are in no particular order*
Artists and songs that were submitted more than once:
Carly Rae Jepsen (“Call Me Maybe”)
The Dig (“I Already Forgot Everything You Said”)
First Aid Kit (“Emmylou”)
Tame Impala (“Apocalypse Dreams”)
Father John Misty (“Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings”)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (“Thrift Shop” and “Can’t Hold Us”)
Chromatics (“Kill For Love” and “Lady”)
Rudimental (“Feel The Love” and “Not Giving In”)
Alt-J (“Fitzpleasure” and “Tessellate”)
Frank Ocean (“Pyramids” and “Super Rich Kids”)
Django Django (“Default” and “WOR”)
And for the record, my picks were Willy Moon “Yeah Yeah” and Lianne La Havas “Is Your Love Big Enough?”
*If you submitted a song to me that is not on here, it means it was not on Spotify
And since this is a crowd-sourced list, it wouldn’t be right if I didn’t ask your favorite songs as well! What do you think should be added?