I know all the old folks that believe that young people have always lived in a world with the internet and iPhones will find it hard to believe, but just a decade ago my friends and I still made mix tapes. YES TAPES! We would record music off of the radio or copy it from CD’s (I even had a vinyl to tape recorder because I was THAT cool *poor*) and we would write little lists on paper and post it notes so that our friends knew what songs were on the tapes or CD’s.
I got my first iPod a decade ago and it was a crappy little 4GB deal that revolutionized how I listened to music but every now and then I meet someone that remembers mix tapes or mixes as I call them now as the media has changed and we bond in a way that is so bitterly nostalgic and pure that I fall in love with that person right then and there.
So, it’s 2017 and I still make mixes and so do many of my friends and though the times have changed, sharing music with other people is one of the deepest and rawest forms of intimacy and as no one I know in real life really reads this blog – raw is what y’all usually get from me.
Compiled below is a list of the 101 most played songs from my 2017 Spotify playlists. If you click on the song it will take you to YouTube where you can listen to it. It’s as close to the real deal as I can give you and I hope you find some treasure hidden among my delightful trash. Imagine that this list is written on the back page of a Stephen King book and we are smoking a joint by the river, and trust me, it will all make sense.
That’s all folks! I hope you enjoyed listening to some of these songs. Maybe you found something new or remembered something old and fabulous. As you can see, this year hasn’t been an easy one (mirrored perfectly in how utterly depressing some of these songs are) but it’s been one I will never forget.
This was the soundtrack to 2017.
See you in 2018 ❤