My 8-year old’s playlist

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My son has always been into music. Well, rock music, specifically. It started with us listening to Queen when he was a toddler:

As he got older, we encouraged him to read (and spell) by showing him how to type song names into Spotify. From then on, via the magic of AI algorithms, and he started branching out and discovering different bands himself.

Impromptu air guitar (age 5)
Christmas party Guns n Roses impression (age 7)

Cute right? Except that listening to Aerosmith on repeat is enough to drive anyone crazy. But given that “they grow up so fast” (as Google likes to remind me with its creepy algorithmic photo albums), and I don’t record as many videos nowadays, I thought I’d do something simple and start diarizing what he’s been listening to. Easy enough to track in this age of Spotify!

Without further ado:

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers: found this song through a Spotify ad
  • Blur: no idea how he got into this
  • KISS: a very unfortunate find…
    • I Was Made For Lovin’ You
    • Rock And Roll All Nite
    • Heaven’s On Fire
    • Detroit Rock City
    • Lick It Up
  • Sing 2 Soundtrack: we watched the film recently
    • Your Song Saved My Life (U2)
    • A Sky Full of Stars (Taron Egerton)
    • Could Have Been Me (Halsey)
    • I Say A Little Prayer (Tori Kelly with Pharrell Williams)
    • Break Free (Reese Witherspoon with Nick Kroll)
    • I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (Scarlett Johansson with Bono)
    • Tippy Toes (Adam Buxton, Fancy Feelings, DSCOSTU)
  • The Police: he thinks Sting has the same haircut as his dad
    • Every Breath You Take
    • Roxanne
    • Message In A Bottle
    • Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
    • Don’t Stand So Close To Me
    • So Lonely
    • Walking On The Moon
    • King Of Pain
    • De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da