Student music preferences (October 2022)

As seasons change and months go by, so do Arrowhead students’ music preferences. Students have music preferences for this month of October and it differs from other months with the varying seasons and feelings related to each month. 


Songs that remind students most of fall were songs that specifically talked about leaves changing colors or other fall experiences. Camilia Obayashi, an Arrowhead sophomore says, “We Fell in Love in October” a song by Girl in Red.


Landry Nelson, an Arrowhead sophomore, says “We Fell In Love In October.” 


Without specific relation to October, Obayashi says her favorite song at the moment is “Give Me the World” by Steve Lacy. 


With the change in weather, people’s music taste can get slower and sadder. 


Lucy Fredman, an Arrowhead sophomore says, “I listen to a lot of…most of the time I listen to older rock, but it depends on the season. So during the summer, I listen to more upbeat stuff. But then during the fall and winter, I listen to slower things.” 


According to the Billboard Hot 100, the top five songs are Bad Habit (Steve Lacy), As It Was (Harry Styles), Unholy (Sam Smith and Kim Petras), I Like You (Post Malone Featuring Doja Cat), and Sunroof (Nicky Youre & Dazy).


Students also expressed a noticeable change in their music preferences throughout the seasons—their music appearing darker during the fall and more upbeat during the summer. 


Oscar Piercing, an Arrowhead freshman, says, “The seasons do not affect my taste but except in the winter. I like some Christmas music, you know.” The top five most popular Christmas songs according to Billboard are All I Want For Christmas Is You (Mariah Carey), Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree (Brenda Lee), Jingle Bell Rock (Bobby Helms), The Christmas Song (Nat King Cole), and A Holly Jolly Christmas (Burl Ives).


Nelson says, “Anything by Girl In Red and Vienna Waits” reminds her of fall. Specifically the song “For You by Billy Joel.”


Owen Andersen, an Arrowhead sophomore, says, “Dark Red (Steve Lacy), I Think I Like When It Rains (Willis), Oh Klahoma (Jack stauber), Monster Mash, Ghostbusters” are the most relative songs for fall.


Jacob Roadt, an Arrowhead Sophomore says, “Steve Lacy and uh, Pology.” are his favorite musicians at the time. Obayashi agrees with Roadt. 


Fredman says, “That’s a really good question, uh, call to you again by Lizzy McCalpine” is her favorite song at the moment. 


Andersen says, “Steve Lacy, Mac Demarco, Current Joys, Bon Iver, Girl in Red” are all artists that remind him most of fall, but he says he listens to the “same exact music I (he would) listen to any other season.”