My Favourite Music According To Maths

So I have this playlist. As of right now it holds 1820 songs and goes for 111 hours and 23 minutes. You may think of this playlist as my tool box. I use it to build smaller Playlists custom tailored to moods, people and seasons. Everyone once in a while a will “gift” a playlist or if someone asks me for music suggestions I will make one  (case in point a one hour seven minute playlist called “Panic for Papa” when my Father asked me what that Panic! At the Disco band I am obsessed with is). But I kind of always wondered what my favourite songs are and which bands and albums dominate my personal taste.

There are some things that that are obvious immediatly. My favourite band in the world is Panic! At the Disco and my second favourites are Fall Out Boy and Twenty One Pilots, I’m basic like that. I would say my favourite albums from each of these bands respectively are Vices and Virtus, Vessel and Folie á Deux. But  it’s not really possible to say, right? I mean I listen to all three of their discrograhies on constant repeat.

Well…you see I love sorting things. And I don’t really know why I do (very time consuming) stuff like this but….

I went through the 1820 songs, ranked my 100 favourites and asigned them points. First place gets 100 points, second place 99 points, third place gets 98 points and it just goes on like that. Then I added up the points to get my favourite artists and albums.

First the artists, there is really not much of a surprise here:

  1. Panic! At The Disco
  2. Twenty One Pilots
  3. Fall Out Boy
  4. Lin Manuel Miranda
  5. Darren Criss

Darren Criss comes a bit out of left field but in the 100  songs where two of his Glee performances, both scored very highly. Now I could have put them as “Glee Cast” but I decided to split them for performers since one (Teenage Dream – Acoustic) is him alone and the other (Come What May) is a duet with Chris Colfer, who got the points for that too and landed in 15th place on the artists ranking (just above Hayley Kiyoko by the way). Also Lin Manuel Miranda CAN be read as “The Cast of Hamilton” but since I have far less preferences there  than on Glee and “My Shot” and “Yorktown” would have forced me to basically list the whole cast, I just put him on the list. I should also mention that both Halsey and Troye Sivan just barely didn’t make it on that so you know… I’m even more of a gay emo then what that already looks like.

Now for the albums…

  1. Pray For The Wicked – Panic! At The Disco
  2. Hamilton: An American Musical – The Cast of Hamilton/Lin Manuel Miranda
  3. Too Weird to Live, Too Rare To Die – Panic! At The Disco
  4. Blurryface – Twenty One Pilots
  5. Vessel – Twenty One Pilots
  6. Death of a Bachelor – Panic! At The Disco
  7. American Beauty/American Psycho – Fall Out Boy
  8. Mania – Fall Out Boy
  9. Vices and Virtues – Panic! At The Disco
  10. Glee: Season 4 – The Cast of Glee

Remember how I called Vices, Vessel and Folie á Deux my favourites earlier…well. All three of these Albums had some very high scored songs (The Ballad Of Mona Lisa, The (Shipped) Gold Standard, Forest), but not very many. And while I love whole discographies for the bands for Lin Manuel Miranda it all boils down to the original cast recording of Hamilton. So Pray For The Wicked, Hamilton, Too Weird To Live and Blurryface edged them out by being spread all over the list. You can tell by these results that the Albums were only judged by single songs and not as a whole. Also I am genuienly surprised to see Mania but not Blue Neighbourhood or Badlands on there, I didn’t know I like that Album so much.

So yeah… I don’t know what this really brought me to be honest, but why not.

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