A couple of months ago I stumbled upon a playlist a friend of mine created on Spotify. 600 songs from 2010-2019, sorted by year and alphabet. I was amazed! If you follow my blog a bit you are probably aware that I love big playlists that allow to lose yourself within a genre, decade, discocraphy – and I loved the idea behind this specific playlist, too.
Of course I had to copy that. Thanks Christopher for the inspiration!
I decided to make it a 1,000 songs playlists though. It took me roughly three months to gather songs, kick them out again (I had approx. 1,300 at the beginning), sort them by year and alphabet and double check that they were actually from that decade. Spotify tends to fool around regarding the release date at times. I didn’t only include songs I still like but tracks that I’ve listened to a lot, that represent the sound of the 10s for me or that were omnipresent. So don’t be surprised if you stumble upon a stupid pop song in the playlist.
While working on my genre playlists I frequently found songs about different countries or cities. This somewhat triggered my passion for collecting and I started to save these songs in country-playlists. I decided to publish them as soon as I collected 10 songs for a country (or – from there on – 10 new songs). I am not actively searching for songs, e.g. by searching a specific country within Spotify. That would be too boring. Instead, I only collect them if I come across them in the wild.
Since I listened to a lot of French music in the last few weeks it was not surprising that France is the first country with 10 songs: