My 2018 Spotify:
Any fellow Spotify addicts will be aware, at the end of the year the company compiles a list of the tunes you have listened to and gives you some stats. Some of mine were not particularly surprising:
I started the year listening to Big Bang, managed to clock up 30,781 minutes of tune time, 80 hours of which were spent with Hyukoh (I wish!). My five top artists were 4 Korean bands …and Paul Weller!
I apparently listen to 131% more non-mainstream artists than most (such a hipster!)
and these are my top listened to tunes…
While these were my most listened to songs there are actually a few tunes that saw me through the year; the ones that never got shuffled, when they popped up the ones that inspired and kept me going. These are the five tunes that saw me through 2018:
Gotta Work – Amerie
This tune is 10 years old this year but it is still a banger! It is a reminder that if you’re willing to put the work in, good things can happen.
No Worries – Simon Webb
This song has got me through many a Monday morning. I love the idea that it encourages you to look back to appreciate how far you have come, and that you are not going to get everything you want straight away, but if you keep at it, good things will happen.
Sky – Goose House
I have previously shared the Japanese Version of this song, which is the one I listen to more often, but here is a beautiful English version. The idea that no matter how far apart we are there is always something that connects us all.
Parachute – Code Kunst (Featuring Oh Hyuk and Dok 2)
This song has been one of my favourites since I first heard it, and once I worked out that Oh Hyuk had a band I was pretty much set for life! It is entirely possible I have shared this one on a Tuesday Tunes before – and I can’t promise it won’t make an appearance again. #SorryNotSorry
Love Ya – Oh Hyuk
The album this song is from is my favourite of the year, possibly the decade. The group’s first album in mainly English (apart from the song Sky World) 24: How to find true love and happiness has been my mainstay for 2018, with this song in particular being the best thing to happen to me musically in a long time. I actually have an interesting story about this song, that I hope to be in a position to share with you one day. Also note the fab apron the mum is wearing in the video at 40 seconds – it’s very similar to the one I bought myself for Christmas (Nothing to do with music, just wanted to share).
The video is all about inclusion and all kinds of love and just makes me hopeful for a future where everyone can get along – and that is why this – as far as I am concerned- is the best song of 2018.
What music has seen you through the past year?
Any recommendations or suggestions for a future Tuesdays Tunes?
Let me know in the comments down below.