Their influence put up a good fight to monopolise my iTunes library, and they didn’t do too bad, they even made my favourite song. I have exactly 300 songs (a humble count in the eyes of many), with exactly one third from The Beatles. My interest in them leaked into discovering the music from the minds of many others from their day, shaping my now definable music taste. As today has brought together a few milestones, I feel like honouring a post to this, i.e. my library of music.
Here are some data (there’s some colour for the geographers):
Proportion of songs by artist (minimum 5 songs to be included):
Proportion of songs by year:
Top ten songs by play count:
Help! (The Beatles)
Lux Aeterna (Clint Mansell)
Yesterday (The Beatles)
Still Alive (Portal)
Let It Be (The Beatles)
Octopus’ Garden (The Beatles)
Eleanor Rigby (The Beatles)
With a Little Help from My Friends (The Beatles)
I Feel Fine (The Beatles)
Revolution (The Beatles)
Note that I think that this is a rather unreliable measure of affection, I tend to switch song the second before it finishes as I’m impatient to wait during the brief pause (some songs have very long end pauses, like A Day in the Life. Certain songs I’ve had a lot longer than others, and I might just prefer listening to a live version.
Final article of trivia: exactly (but only) 1% of my library are songs singed by women.
I hope this post has done…something. But fuck it, it’s my blog, I guess I can write about things that only concern me and are of no benefit to others. Sexist TomRed out.