What are your Top Five favorite songs? Most people probably have difficulty answering this question (I know I do). But if you've ever seen High Fidelity starring John Cusack and Jack Black as music nuts, then you probably remember how their characters are constantly listing their "Top Five" music selections.
It seems to me that stating your Top Five (in music, movies, books, underwear brands, etc.) reflects your preferences, likes, implied dislikes, and presents some kind of vague outline of what type of person you are. But answering a question like that can be really, really hard so I think it's much more practical to ask about the Last Five.
The Last Five would be the most recent things you've seen, heard, listened to, eaten, licked, farted, etc. So instead of asking, "What are your Top Five favorite songs?" you'd instead ask, "What are the Last Five songs you've heard?" Much more manageable.
So what are my last five songs I've heard.
-Lady Madonna - The Beatles
-Nubes - Caifanes (some latino group I don't know anything about)
-The Stars are Projectors - Modest Mouse
-Sorrow - Yuki Kajiura (from the anime, Noir)
-Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' - Michael Jackson
So what does this say about me? Let's break it down.
-Lady Madonna - This song says that I'm into the oldies. I'm able to see past the current trends and stick with old favorites from previous generations. Also, I probably like older women.
-Nubes - Caifanes - This mellow mexican song implies that I like to speak Spanish and I have several tattoos. I am also romantic and will try to steal your woman when you aren't looking.
-The Stars are Projectors - I'm somewhat tortured and have a dark past that will make me very attractive to women who want to help me. Also, I have a mysterious odor about me that smells like pain and cheese.
-Sorrow - I watch cartoons. This reveals how I live at home with my parents. Moving on.
-Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' - This song shows my interest in Michael Jackson. I like pop, obviously, but this song also shows that I'm not afraid of being sexually abused. I think.
Next time you open up your iPod, iTunes, or generic MP3 player, check out what the last five songs you listend to and figure out what it says about you. Or you can send your last five list to me and I'll tell you what they say about you. Hilarity will ensue, I promise.