Some notes on my Spotify Wrapped:

  1. Joe Hisaishi is the composer for My Neighbor Totoro, which is what I wake M up with on the rare morning he’s not awake by 7:30.
  2. All 5 of my top songs are from the Totoro soundtrack because I play it other times too.
  3. The reason my minutes are so high is that I use Spotify for M’s white noise.
  4. Where this says “New Wave,” you should read “Goth.”.

No Enya this year, but The Lonely Island stands strong.

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