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SEER’s Music Friday By the Numbers

Music has been a part of the culture at SEER, at least since I started here. Wil frequently turns on his speakers to share music while we work. Near the end of last year, we started what has been a semi-regular tradition, Music Fridays. The concept is simple. We come up with a theme, create a Spotify playlist, and anyone at SEER can add to it. Just for fun, we thought we’d wrap up the new year by sharing our 2013 playlists with everyone, and a few highlights of what we were listening to in 2013.

Most Popular Songs

Winner: Amy Winehouse – Back to Black

While we limit each list to only have the same song by the same artist once, some show up on multiple lists. Amy Winehouse – Back To Black took the top spot appearing 4 times. The following each appeared 3 times:

Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
Adele – Rolling In The Deep
The Kinks – Lola
U2 – With Or Without You
Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You
Phantom Planet – California – Tchad Blake Mix
Beyoncé – Run The World (Girls)
Queen – Somebody To Love
Beyoncé – Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
The Police – Roxanne
Elvis Presley – Viva Las Vegas
Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
Janis Joplin – Me And Bobby McGee
2Pac – California Love – Original Mix (Explicit)
Maroon 5 – This Love

Artists with the Most Songs

Winner: Trans-Siberian Orchestra

These artists had the most songs appear on our playlists, they could have been all on one playlist or spread out:

Trans-Siberian Orchestra – 31 songs
Elvis Presley – songs 28 songs
Stevie Wonder – songs 20 songs
She & Him – 16 songs
John Williams – 16 songs
Beyoncé – 15 songs
Bing Crosby – 15 songs
Vince Guaraldi Trio – 14 songs
John Denver – 14 songs
Queen – 13 songs
Frank Sinatra – 13 songs

Artists with the Most Diversity

Winner: Beyonce

While some artists may have dominated a single playlist, these artists had the diversity to fit in multiple themes, and showed up on our playlists most frequently. Beyoncé appeared on 7 playlists, while these artists appeared on 6 playlists each:

Billy Joel
Elton John
Elvis Presley
Frank Sinatra
Johnny Cash
Michael Jackson
Stevie Wonder

All the Playlists

Different playlists will be longer or shorter, sometimes dependent on the theme. Sometimes we’re all just too busy to add more than a few songs. Below are all the playlists from 2013 by theme in order of size (number of songs) if you’d like to listen yourself. (My personal favorite is Colors.)

Holiday Party 2013
Say My Name!
British Invasion
Love Songs
Get Pumped!
Oldies but Goodies
Love Stinks
Songs about Places
RIP – Musicians
Food Inspired
TV Theme Songs
Female Musicians
St Patty’s Day
Your Favorite Songs from 2013
Cover Songs
Friday the 13th

Be Part of 2014

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