New York Times analysis of Spotify data has found that the songs we listen to during our teen years set our musical taste as adults.
February 16, 2018
The NYT analyzed every Billboard chart-topping song released between 1960 and 2000. The study concluded that for men, the most critical period for forming musical taste is between the ages of 13 to 16. Men were, on average, aged 14 when their favorite song was released. For women, the most crucial period is between 11 and 14, with 13 being the most likely age for when their favorite song came out. It also found that childhood influences were stronger for women than men and the crucial years for shaping taste were tied to the end of puberty.
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