As you’ll have seen, we’re having an intense second (or arguably an intense couple of years). Between making an attempt to maintain up with federal grand jury indictments and celebrities being accused of sexual assault, to not point out coping with the frenzy of a main vacation, you may want a break.
If that sounds good, you’re in luck — Reddit’s obtained your again, with an enormous playlist curated from an huge thread dedicated to crowdsourcing essentially the most lovely songs ever.
Greater than 20,000 upvotes later, Reddit’s alternative for essentially the most lovely music could be shocking to anybody anticipating a contemporary favourite: Readers went for Debussy’s well-known smooth piano nocturne “Clair de Lune.” (That’s French for “moonlight.”)
Different high vote getters included Louis Armstrong’s “Great World,” Kermit the Frog’s “Rainbow Connection,” and numerous classical items, from Mozart’s Requiem to Barber’s well-known Adagio for Strings. The second-place vote getter was the Dayman music from It’s All the time Sunny in Philadelphia, as a result of Reddit gonna Reddit.
Reddit consumer Ericaohh took it upon herself to compile a playlist from the highest vote getters (leaving out apparent jokes just like the Dayman music). The randomized nature of the crowdsourcing leads to some uncommon juxtapositions all through the playlist, like Pachelbel’s Canon showing subsequent to Johnny Money, and Bach sandwiched between Toto’s “Africa” and “Nothing Compares 2 U.”
Like different magical web moments, there’s loads of delight to be discovered herein, from the sudden dominance of Pink Floyd to the presence of every thing from Enya to Impartial Milk Resort to Kanye West, all united solely by the theme of celebrating music we love.
The playlist, in its odd assortment of magnificence, is a pleasant reminder that music nonetheless does have the ability to unite all of us, even when every thing else feels hopelessly divided.