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.

Song Challenge

So I saw this thing on Instagram where for 30 Days you had to always Name a specific song that for example had a colour in the title or took you a certain place or something. But since I have no public Instagram and no one follows my Twitter (*cough* @KAllonimo *cough*) or my Tumblr (*cough* IDontDreamInColours *cough*) I decided to do it on leBlog. However I didn’t want to make 30 tiny Posts with almost no content so here’s the whole list, with my answers.

A song you like with a colour in the title

 

Red and Black from the Musical Les Misérbales

 

A song you like with a number in the title

20 Dollar Nose Bleed by Fall Out Boy

 

A song that reminds you of summertime

Wherever I Go by OneRepublic

 

A song that reminds you of someone

Terrible Things by Mayday Parade

 

A song that needs to be played loud

Welcome To The Black Parade by My Chemcial Romance

 

A song that makes you want to dance

Cake By The Ocean by DNCE

 

A song to drive to

Well I dont drive but on lengthy train drives I like to listen to the whole of Hamilton. It’s like an audiobook, just better.

 

A song about drugs and alcohol

Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time by Panic! At The Disco

 

A song that makes you happy

I Will Dance (When I Walk Away) by Katzenjammer

 

A song that makes you sad

Not About Angels by Birdy

 

A song you never get tired of

Girls like Girls by Hayley Kiyoko

 

A song from your preteen years

Satellite by Lena

 

A song you like from the 70s

Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd

 

A song you‘d love to be played at your wedding

The End Of All Things by Panic! At The Disco

 

A song you like that‘s a cover by another Artist

Can’t Help Falling In Love by Twenty One Pilots

 

An old favourite

Boulevard Of Broken Dreams by Green Day

 

A song to sing as a duet on karaoke

Diggin In The Dirt by Stefanie Heinzmann

 

A song from the year you were born

Rock DJ by Robbie Williams

 

A song that makes you think about life

Car Radio by Twenty One Pilots

 

A song that has many meanings to you

Can’t Help Falling In Love by Elvis Presley

 

A song you like with a persons’ name in the title

Uma Thurman by Fall Out Boy

 

A song that moves you forward

My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark by Fall Out Boy

 

A song that you think everybody should listen to

Youth Of Today by Amy MacDonald

 

A song by a band you wish were still together

The Light Behind Your Eyes by My Chemical Romance

 

A song you like by an artist no longer living

Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash

 

A song that makes you want to fall in love

Sarah Smiles by Panic! At The Disco

 

A song that breaks your heart

This Is Gospel by Panic! At The Disco

 

A song by an artist whose voice you love

Impossible Year by Panic! At The Disco

 

A song you remember from your childhood

Rama Lama Ding Dong by Rocky Sharpe and the Replays

 

A song that reminds you of yourself

I don’t really know. There are Songs which lyrics relate to but it’s very mood dependant

 

 

 

The Rains of Castamere

SPOILERS!! SO MANY SPOILERS FOR SEASONS FOUR TO SIX!!

So I have been doing some catching up on Game of Thrones lately, which is a nice way to say that I sat in my room, wrapped in a thousand blankets and at the same time playing Minecraft for hours. However I am halfway through Season 6 now and I noticed a thing.

We all remember “The Rains of Castamere”. You know that song that was everywhere Tywin Lannister went in Seasons Two, Three and Four? It is an original song from the books, that also appears in the Show and since it was composed in his honour pretty much Tywin’s theme song. So from the Moment it was introduced it played whenever Tywin did something significant, which was all the time. However it also appeared when his children Jamie, Cersei and Tyrion did something significant in the Lannister Name and also at Events where None of them where present such as the Red Wedding. How can one ever Forget the Moment when it starts playing there and I distinctly remember how it continued playing into the credits.

So by the end of Season Four we got the Rains as a well established sign of the Lannister power but at the end of Season Four something else happens too. Tyrion shoots Tywin. The Season Ends and Season Five starts at Tywins Funeral and as we see his Body we can faintly hear the song in the Background. And then it disappears. For the whole Season it never Plays whatever Cersei, Jamie and Tyrion do. And now in looking back I realize that Season Five was not a great one for the Lannister Family. Cersei lost her grip on the Iron Throne, Jamie had to watch his daughter die and Tyrion was pretty much not a member of the Family anymore.

So I was thinking that the song had died with Tywin but then it came back. In the begining of Season Six Jamie gives a speech that I loved since I first saw it in a Trailer. He tells Cersei “All they have taken from us we will take back and more” and as he says it in the Background the  Rains Of Castamere Play. It’s the Shows way of saying GUESS WHO’S BACK,  BACK AGAIN and it goes back to appearing when a Lannister does something inpressive.

So in conclusion… this Show has some brilliant Music choices, is a great Show and I am Lannister Fangirl.

The Soundtrack to my September

Wheee September starts tomorrow. Summer is over, Autumn is coming, I am back to school.

I like listening to music wherever I go and because I also like to switch up what I listen to I decided to make a playlist for every month starting this September. I am probably gonna add more songs but I decided to really quickly share the inital 40 and tell why I chose some of them. Maybe it will be an inspiration for people to put together their own playlist or might even introduce them to something new.

  1. Back To Work by Michael Price and David Arnold
    • This is the only song on the playlist to have no singing. It is from the Sherlock Soundtrack and on here for it’s title, Sherlock and John go back to work, I go back to School.
  2. Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Lorde
    • I found this song yesterday and it was the reason I created the playlist, I just wanted to listen to it but it didn’t fit with any of my existing ones. It’s a really beautiful cover and some of the rest of the playlist was built around it.
  3. 21 Guns by Green Day
  4. Wake Me Up When September Ends by Green Day
    • I knew that I wanted to put this one either on here or on the October one. In the end I decided to put it here first.
  5. Welcome To The Black Parade by My Chemical Romance
    • While certainly not being my favourite MCR song Welcome To The Black Parade is my go to song when creating a new playlist. It has never failed me and I like using it to introduce kickass little rock segments.
  6. Basket Case by Green Day
  7. Helena (So Long and Goodnight) by My Chemical Romance
  8. Ain‘t It Fun by Paramore
  9. The Calendar by Panic! At The Disco
    • This song is on here for one particular line in it’s Chorus. “Put another X on the Calendar, Summer’s on it’s deathbead”
  10. Hurricane by Panic! At The Disco
    • On first listening the playlist did not really work at this point. I needed something to carry me on from The Calendar to the next few songs so I put Hurricane in here. This song is also the start of a funny little theme because there are a total of three diffrent Songs called Hurricane on the playlist.
  11. Black Butterflies and Déjà Vu by The Maine
  12. Wonderwall by Oasis
  13. Carry On Wayward Son by Kansas
  14. The Ballad of Mona Lisa by Panic! At the Disco
  15. Always by Panic! At the Disco
  16. Can’t Help Falling In Love by Haley Reinhart
    • There has to be at least one version of this song on any of my playlists. I took this one because it fits with the Lorde version of Everybody Wants To Rule The World in that they are both older songs originally sung by men but covered by female solo artists.
  17. Bad Blood – Live Piano Version by Bastille
  18. All I Want by Kodaline
  19. Hurricane by Lin-Manuel Miranda and The Original Broadway Cast Of Hamilton
  20. Somewhere Only We Know by Keane
    • I probably should have put the Lily Allen Version on here to keep with the cover-by-a-female-solo-artist theme but the original just has a much more autumnish feel to me.
  21. The A-Team by Ed Sheeran
  22. Burn by Phillipa Soo
    • Another piece from the superb musical Hamilton. It also fits great with the many other songs by awesome female artists on this playlist.
  23. On My Own by Samantha Barks
  24. Ghost by Halsey
  25. Wings Of Freedom by AmaLee
    • One more beautiful cover, much slower and sadder than the original
  26. Basket Case by Bastille
    • Basket Case is the only song to appear twice on this playlist. Bastille are just putting their great style on one of my Green Day favourites, I shall not complain.
  27. Like I Can by Sam Smith
  28. Never Been Better by Olly Murs
  29. Busted by Disney Characters
  30. Wild & Free by Lena
  31. Hurricane by Halsey
  32. Seven Nation Army by Melanie Martinez
  33. Ghost by Ella Henderson
  34. Rolling In The Deep by Adele
  35. Back To Black by Amy Winehouse
  36. September by Earth, Wind & Fire
    • I have to admit that this one is only on here for it’s title.
  37. Shape Of You by Ed Sheeran
  38. Alexander Hamilton by The Original Broadway Cast Of Hamilton
    • These last three Songs are really just on here to get me hyped.
  39. ABC Café/Red and Black by The Cast Of Les Misérables
  40. My Shot by The Original Broadway Cast Of Hamilton

Listen To This Playlist On Spotify