iTunes Playlists

The new release of iTunes has had me thinking about playlists. I’m largely bored by playlists, I’m sure that we all have them – playlists called ‘At the Gym’, or ‘Walking to work’, maybe ‘In the bath’, or even just ‘Happy’, ‘Sad’, or ‘Romantic’.

I have playlists organised by decade, ’80’s’, 90’s and so on.

I think that we need a new way to think about playlists, one that will spark imagination rather than to just be a way of organising our tracks.

What sort of music would you put in the playlist ‘My Nemesis is Dead at My Feet’?, how about ‘Songs to play at my funeral’, or even better ‘Songs to *never* be played at my funeral’. What about playlists like ‘Drinking champagne on the top of a tower block while pissing over the edge’? ‘Being chased by remnant KGB assassins’? ‘Songs that I sing aloud to when I’m drunk and alone’? Or even ‘On discovering that I’m not actually human’?

How about ‘Songs to commit serial murder by’, or the more prosaic ‘Soundtrack for my favourite book’?

What would be in your ’24 hours until the planet explodes’ playlist, or the much happier ‘A meteorite wipes out the houses of parliament while every damn MP is in the building’?

What would be your playlist for ‘Finally Achieve Godhead’?

Come on folks, let’s be a bit more creative than ‘Relaxing Toonz’.

5 thoughts on “iTunes Playlists”

  1. I've often wondered how many songs could have been listened to during all the time people spend on just making the playlists. And how far in advance do they know what they will feel like hearing? I tend to pick albums for these instances, maybe that shows my age.

  2. Inspirational. Back in the days of "mix tapes" I would frequently append them with titles like "Fire For Effect", "Death With A Fusion Gun", "A Cursed Heart", "Broteus, By-Tor & Schulz Face The Storm" and "Team Charlie Never Sleeps."

    Now I can barely manage titles such as "Other" & "Phone"

  3. My playlists are titled things like music to Hoover to (80’s dance) and On the bus to College (Lots of Eminem there) My favourite is Music the Kid’s will Hate which never fails to make sure they listen to music they otherwise probably wouldn’t bother with, reverse psychology, I love it

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