As I said yesterday Alexa is a damn fine juke box. My kids having been loving the ability to ask for what song they want whenever they want it. It begs the question, how many times have I heard Uptown Funk this year? Or how many times have I heard I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day by Wizzard in my lifetime?
With the tech we now have in our pockets it is possible to do a study of these questions moving forward. What if Shazam or similar was constantly recognising the tunes you heard in your every day life and tallying them up? It would be interesting to see what the top 40 of your life is and how much they correlate with your tastes.
I’ll never forget the time I went shopping at the Designer Outlet in 2002 and heard Liberty X in literally every shop I went in. If that represented my life there would be 0% correlation.