I bought my 43rd song from iTunes tonight (since last April when the store opened). I wondered if a person’s buying patterns said anything about his/her taste in music–for instance, here’s my list so far:

1 Chamber of Horror by Rick Wakeman
2 Crime of Passion by Rick Wakeman
3 Statue of Justice by Rick Wakeman
4 One of These Days by Pink Floyd
5 I’m a Believer (Radio) by Smash Mouth
6 Buried Alive by Rick Wakeman
7 I’m Not in Love by 10cc
8 Undun by The Guess Who
9 The Pink Panther Theme by Henry Mancini
10 Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve
11 Tiny Dancer by Elton John
12 Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters by Elton John
13 Christmas Celebration by Roomful of Blues
14 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen by Barenaked Ladies & Sarah McLachlan
15 White Christmas by Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters
16 Merry Christmas Baby by B.B. King
17 A Visit from St. Nicholson by Bob Rivers & Twisted Radio
18 MacArthur Park by Maynard Ferguson
19 Drift Away by Uncle Kracker (Doobie Brothers cover)
20 Do You Believe in Magic? by The Lovin’ Spoonful
21 Atlantis by Donovan
22 In the Mood by The Glenn Miller Orchestra
23 Nostalgia by Yanni
24 What a Fool Believes by The Doobie Brothers
25 Hold the Line by Toto
26 Sweet Talkin’ Woman by Electric Light Orchestra
27 Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen
28 Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) by Bruce Springsteen
29 What a Wonderful World (Single) by Louis Armstrong
30 Sara by Fleetwood Mac
31 Procession by The Moody Blues
32 The Story in Your Eyes by The Moody Blues
33 The Ballroom Blitz by Sweet
34 Fox on the Run by Sweet
35 Head Over Heels by Tears for Fears
36 It’s My Life by No Doubt
37 Big Yellow Taxi by Counting Crows & Vanessa Carlton
38 She’s Right on Time by Billy Joel
39 No Surrender by Bruce Springsteen
40 Stay Up Late by Talking Heads
41 Darlington County by Bruce Springsteen
42 Downbound Train by Bruce Springsteen
43 Baby, I Love Your Way (Live) by Peter Frampton

Apart from the Christmas songs, some of these are my musical tastes, but some are just me filling holes in my CD collection with songs I never owned. Some are old songs from my childhood that I’d only heard on the radio. One I bought for my wife (marching band stuff–can you guess which one?).

They’re all songs I enjoy though, so I guess they stand for my tastes, for better or worse. Of course, some artists aren’t yet on iTunes for me to buy, like Spandau Ballet–but like Kevin said, deservedly so.(grin)