Bill Gates has shared his 34 favourite songs on Spotify for the summer of 2023. The list is incredibly varied and includes songs by Adele, U2, Bob Marley, The Monkees, Maroon 5, and Vampire Weekend. There are also tunes by Willie Nelson and Louis Armstrong. The playlist includes many of his favourites—songs newer and older that have stuck with him over the years.
Bill Gates himself said about his playlist:
I’ve been listening to a lot of Vampire Weekend lately. They’re one of my favourite bands, and I’m excited to see them on tour this summer.
Sharing favourite songs can be a way for people to connect with others and share their interests. According to an article from Slate:
In addition, sharing music can be a way for people to express themselves and their emotions. According to an article from Psychology Today, “One school of thought is that our favourite music is largely due to its emotional impact.”
The playlist has been well-received by fans of Gates and Spotify alike. Many people have praised the selection of songs and said they find them inspiring and uplifting. Some people have even said that they’ve been able to use the playlist to stay motivated during difficult times.
It’s worth noting that this isn’t the first time that Gates has shared his favourite music with the world. In 2017, he shared his favourite books and songs on his blog. The list included books like “The Heart” by Maylis de Kerangal and “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah as well as songs like “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart” by Al Green and “Blue Skies” by Willie Nelson.