1,000 Days – 1,000 Tunes

Oscar Wilde said that “Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative” which had I known I probably would never have started my current run of my “Tune of the Day”. It was July 1st, 2014 when I decided that I was going to try and make a habit out of this. I had tried it once or twice before on Facebook but this time it was going to be different and I was going to try and stick with it.

100 Days, became 200. 200 became 300 and then a year and another one and now almost three years later I have reached the lofty heights of 1,000 days. A lot has happened since then, some good and some bad. Some of the choices were made for me with the passing of some iconic music legends and some were more personal with the passing of both my own mother and father. I like to think that the choices were all good but again some are better than others.

So what do I do and why do I do it. The why part is easy, why not. The what is pretty straightforward too, every day, usually in the morning I post a “Tune of the Day” both here on my website and on Facebook. I share the post and song with other social networks like Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest too but I am not as consistent on those platforms. The song is usually one that has some resonance or holds some memories for me. The 80s feature a lot as that was when I probably listened to most music but it is not exclusively 80s either. I don’t repeat any of the songs and I have not posted the same artist two days in a row either, most but not all of the tracks were hit singles and that’s about it.

Thanks for listening, and thanks for being interested enough to read the why and now for some stats.

1,000 Days – 1,000 Tunes
768 Unique Artists
150 Artists with more than one tune
50 Artists with more than two tune
23 different countries
59 different years from 1946 to 2013
25 different genres

Most popular artist: U2
Most popular year: 1984
Most popular country: UK
Most popular genre: Pop

The attached Excel file contains the full list. For those with an eye for detail, I salute you.

One Comment

  1. Great job Ken,
    I love following this as a lot of the songs bring back some great memories.
    Keep it up.

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