So as I’m sure you’re all aware (assuming you read my blogs on a semi-regular basis), my Decade of Music project is due to end on December 31st. That means I will have a decade’s worth of new songs (3,652 songs, to be precise, with the leap years) and thus will have a lot of cool stuff to share with you all, including my absolute favorite songs of the decade, most beautiful songs of the decade, top music videos, etc. Not to mention all the STATS, too!
However, I have not been very vigilant with keeping my Decade of Music songs super organized. That is, due to various computer changes over the course of the decade, not all my songs have rankings, not all of them have the correct genres attached…that kind of thing. And I don’t have one big master list of the songs, either. I have yearly Word documents, but all those contain are the songs and artists, not any other details such as genre or my ranking of the songs.
I was hoping to get a master list together by the end of the year so that I could share all the cool summary info with you starting in the beginning of 2020, but I’ve been so busy with work that I just haven’t had the time to make said master list.
So here’s the plan: rather than try to half-ass my end of the decade music summary and basing it off of what I know off the top of my head about my songs but get it to you at the start of January, I’m going to delay it a little bit to make sure I have time to get that comprehensive list done, sorted, and properly analyzed for all stats-related things.
Would I prefer to give you the summary at the beginning of next year? Of course. But I don’t want to half-ass it; I’ve spent a whole decade on this project and it would feel lousy trying to throw something together at the last minute when I feel like this project deserves a much more comprehensive exploration and discussion.
So if it’s cool with y’all, the Decade of Music project’s summary will be a little late. Maybe end of January or sometime in February.
Is that cool? Please say yes.
I like this one.
The tradition is to make DJ Earworm’s yearly mashups my last downloaded song for the year, but it’s tempting to break that tradition this year by making it my download for December 30th and make his decade mashup my download for December 31st, since that would be the last day of this DECADE-LONG project.
(I can’t believe it’s almost over!)
Oh, here is said decade mashup:
Also, Piano Guys + tons of Christmas lights = yay.
This makes me so freaking happy. I love these guys.
ALRIGHTY, so as I’ve mentioned on here a few times recently, 2019 is the last year in my Decade of Music project, which means after December 31st of this year, I will no longer be “forced” to find and obtain a new song every day of the year.
And this, of course, means that at the end of this year, I’m going to be doing a huge review of the 3,560 or so songs I will have acquired since 2010.
So an additional task for this project this year is to make a sort of master list of all the songs since 2010 with their respective genres, lengths, stars, ranks, etc. so that I can make my final summary as accurate as possible. So far, I’ve got this:
I’ve decided that on each day of the year this year, I’ll go back and enter information for each song I’ve downloaded on that day since 2010. So for example, today I’ll look at my January 4th song from 2010, my January 4th song from 2011, my January 4th song from 2012, etc.
It’s going to take a bit of time each day, but as long as I don’t get behind, I should have a nice comprehensive list of the last 10 years’ worth of music by the end of this year.
WOO I LOVE LISTS
Okay, so I know I’ve still got like a whole year and a half to go in my Decade of Music project, but I’m starting to get real excited about giving y’all the big final summary of the ten year project. THIS SHALL INCLUDE:
- Favorite songs (freaking obviously)
- Favorite songs per year
- Favorite music videos
- Weirdest songs
- Weirdest music videos
- Stats on star ratings, genres, song length, artists, and pretty much everything else you could think of.
Sorry, I’m just really excited for it.
I’m mad at myself for about 34,945 different reasons, so let’s talk about the future.
The beginning of 2020, more specifically. That’s when I’ll be done with my Decade of Music project and will have approximately 3,650 new songs since the beginning of 2010.
That’s a lot of music, and of course it must be sorted/ranked/raved about in various ways. So here’s what I’m thinking I’ll do once the project is over.
- A list containing the top song of each decade.
- A list containing my top 10 songs overall (regardless of decade)
- A list containing my top 10 “most beautiful” songs (regardless of decade)
- A list containing my top 10 music videos (this will require me to watch every single song’s music video…a daunting task, but so is this entire project)
- Maybe a top 10 list for each major genre?
- A list of my top 5 songs for the entire 10 years, with explanations. It’d be hard to find the top 5, but I think it would make me really think about which songs were my absolute favorites.
- And, of course, stats on genres, stars, song lengths, etc., both overall and for each decade. Because that’s what I do.
Is there anything else you guys would like to see from this project? The end is NEAR* and I’m getting excited.
*The end is actually not that near. But it’s 2017 now and this thing is set to end in 2019, so it’s actually not that far off.