#68 – Discovering A Song You Can’t Stop Listening To

For me, it’s been this… on repeat, for nearly 48 hours now.

Try to not be in a better mood after watching that. Impossibly, even after watching/listening to that song a handful of times, I’m decidedly happier after each watching/viewing.

I love every bit of the process along the way with this feeling.

Discovery: For me, I’d seen the Beats by Dre Pills commercial a few times, enjoyed the song but never looked into it much.

Round 2: Someone usually has to bring it back into your world. For me, this happened when a co-worker randomly brought it up and said how he couldn’t get it out of his head. Naturally, I was in his position in under 4 minutes.

Inability to Listen to Anything Else: Spotify, YouTube, iTunes. Just constant, mother-fuckin’ loop.

Research: For me, this might be my favorite part. I’m a nerd about the music I like. Once I get into someone/something, I want to know as much as I can. I’ll go to sites like whosampled.com to find out where the beat came from, do some wiki-research to see who wrote/produced the song. Almost always, there’s an interesting nugget (or three) to unearth. In this case, I discovered that the above music video is actually a supercut of what was made as the world’s first 24-hour music video. Basically, there’s 24 hours of the song playing on loop with everyone from Steve Carrell to Tyler the Creator to regular ol’ folks dancing. It’s amazing.

Telling Everyone You Know: Well, there’s this. There’s me sending it to my mom, to my sister. Telling my friends, putting it on my iPod and even considering, for a bit too long, making my own version of the music video.

Of course, there’s the decline. But, that’s for another time. I may be getting very close to that point now, to be honest, but it’s been a great few days.

Polar Opposite of this Feeling?: When you think you’re the first person to tell someone about a song and it turns out you’re the last one to know. Like, me with Aloe Blacc’s “Wake Me Up”.

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