Came across an article that prompted me to head straight to Amazon to buy a book. The essence is in the title of the article: “The Gap Between What You Like and What You Say You Like”. I felt this connected to last week’s Music Friday post, wherein I used Last.fm, which tracks what I listen to, to see which tunes were my favorites of various randomly chosen artists. As I have noted in the past, Last.fm doesn’t lie ... I may say I like one thing, but it will tell you what I really listen to. This isn’t exactly like that ... I’m not listing my most-played songs. I just find it interesting what songs I play most by artists I like. So here I go again, ten songs, in each case featuring my most-played track by the artist in question.
- The Sir Douglas Quintet, “She’s About a Mover”. I would have said “Song of Everything”.
- Nancy Sinatra, “Sugar Town”. I would have said “Boots”, of course.
- Miles Davis, “Godchild” (“So What”).
- Los Lobos, “Si Yo Quisiera” (“Rio De Tenampa”).
- The Byrds, “All I Really Want to Do” (“Eight Miles High”).
- Joan Baez, “There But for Fortune”. For once, what I say I like and what I do like actually match.
- Kris Kristofferson, “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down”. I would have thought I never listened to him.
- John Coltrane, “My Favorite Things” (“A Love Supreme”).
- Wanda Jackson, “Let’s Have a Party”. Not sure what I would say I liked ... this is as good as any, or maybe “Fujiyama Mama”.
- The Band, “The Weight”. I feel so ordinary. I hoped it would be something like “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”.
[Edited to add Spotify playlist]