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 Queen 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 Colors Say My Name! British Invasion Love Songs Actor-Musicians Get Pumped! Oldies but Goodies Love Stinks Numbers 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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Michelle Noonan
Michelle Noonan
Sr. Lead, Digital Measurement Solutions