Archive for March, 2009

What does your taste in music say about you?

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

I just came up with this very scientific method of determining how selfish or selfless you are.  Look on your iTunes or iPod (or however else you manage your digitial music).  Count the number of songs that start with the word “you” (and contractions like you’re and you’ve).  Now count the number of songs that start with “I” (include variations like I’ll, I’m, and I’ve)  Divide the first by the second and voila  – your selfless/selfish ratio.  If it’s greater than one, you can rest easy knowing you’re a considerate selfless person.  If it’s under 1, you know who comes first in your world… you.

My results:

“You” songs -140

“I” songs – 291

Ratio: 0.481

uh oh, I’m a selfish bastard.  Wait, wait.  I’m developing this real-time here.  Let’s modify the formula to account for the fact that songwriters are inherently introspective.  New formula:

Y /(I*0.5)

New Ratio: 0.965

Still slightly selfish, which I really think is inaccurate, but I guess I can live with that.  Please help me test the data and post your results in the comments.  Then I’ll tell you what I really think of you and we’ll see if this thing’s got wheels.