Last month I noticed that some folks were blogging and—if indeed this is a verb—Facebooking a 30 day song challenge: 30 days, 30 songs, 30 different reasons.
I decided that after Lent was over I’d give it a go, so why not start on the first day of a new month?
30 day song challenge day 1: Your favourite song
My favourite song? Now that’s a difficult one. It depends on the time of day, on my mood, on what else is going on. So I decided to employ some science and called on my Last.fm charts to give me a clue.
Whenever I listen to music on my PC or laptop my MP3 player faithfully informs Last.fm what I’ve just played. Surely my favourite track would also be the one that I’ve played most often. It would appear not.
My most played track, Last.fm tells me, is “Mouth for War” by Pantera, my second most played track is “Ghost of Perdition” by Opeth.
But that got me thinking: I know what my favourite track is. It is currently joint 39th on my Last.fm chart, a song also by Opeth, from their 2005 album Ghost Reveries called “Reverie/Harlequin Forest”.
This song has everything in it that I love about music: loud-quiet, soft-heavy, melodic-noise, clean vocals-death metal grunts and the most fabulous outro to any song that I’ve heard. I love this song.