Tastebreakers That Made It

January 3, 2019

In early December, Spotify released everyone’s Top 100 Songs of 2018. They also introduced a new playlist called “Tastebreakers.” It consists of 50 songs to get users to listen to different artists than those they normally listen to. Out of the fifty songs on the playlist, there were only five songs I added to my “numero one” playlist, and I decided to share them with you. This will be really quick, I promise.

A quick note before we begin: A large portion of the songs on my “Tastebreakers” playlist consisted of country music, and none of those songs made it. I gave country music a chance and still only like the same three songs (“Jolene – Dumplin’ Remix” by Dolly Parton, “9 to 5” by Dolly Parton, and “Life Changes” by Thomas Rhett). Just thought I’d share.

1. “Love Lies” by First to Eleven

Honestly, this is the best cover I’ve heard of this song. Her voice is mesmerizing in the best way; since I’ve listened to my “Tastebreakers” playlist, this has been on repeat.

2. “My Blood” by Twenty One Pilots

First off, congratulations to Josh Dun and Debby Ryan on their engagement! Now, for the actual song. When I hear this song, I think about two things: my greatest friendships and loyalty. It’s also not overwhelming in production, which is a bonus. Ugh, I love it.

3. “Good Mood” by Rei

No lie, this song puts me in a good mood, especially when I wake up in the morning. It definitely brings out the more grateful and positive side of me, which I want to be displayed all the time.

4. “Drunk” by Christopher Blake

For some reason, I really like this song. It’s very obviously sensual, and it’s not about drinking, by the way. It’s also really chill, which I appreciate in any song. I’m kind of curious why this was recommended for me.

5. “Wild Heart (I’mnot a Robot Remix)” by Desiree Dawson, I’mnot a Robot

I’m kind of surprised this was recommended for me as a tastebreaker because this is kind of similar to songs I normally listen to. It’s literally a combination of genres I listen to regularly, but I’m not mad at it. It’s one of my more low key dance tracks.

If you have Spotify, what are some songs from your “Tastebreakers” playlist you liked? Alternative question: what songs do you recommend? I’m always down for new music; I just discovered Lauren Daigle, and I love her (she’s a contemporary gospel artist).

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