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What’s On Holden Caulfield’s Playlist?

Oh, Spotify, how I love you.

While I’m writing at work, I can pretty much pull up any song ever and listen to it—thanks to you, Spotify.

I can also do stupid and pointless stuff, like imagining what songs might be on Holden Caulfield’s Spotify playlist—were he actually a real person, alive today, as a teenager, with access to modern technology like computers and such.

So that’s what I’m doing today. I’m taking a stab at coming up with a Spotify playlist for perhaps the most annoying character in modern literature, Holden Caulfield from The Catcher in the Rye.

While he’s annoying and hardly bearable, that doesn’t mean his musical selections are:

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If you want to listen to this playlist yourself, simply log in with your Spotify account and visit this link: Holden Caulfield Playlist.

Maybe I’m giving Holden Caulfield too much credit in his musical tastes. Maybe he’d be a big fan of Creed, Nickelback and Hoobastank.

What’cha think?

(HT to co-worker Erin Drury who helped me develop this idea!)

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  1. I think you nailed it!

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    April 17, 2015
  2. Reblogged this on Fonte da arte.

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    April 17, 2015
  3. Reblogged this on oshriradhekrishnabole.

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    April 17, 2015
  4. I feel like he’d be overly obsessed with folk revival and lots of banjos. That’s the level of annoyance I get from both Holden and groups like Mumford & Sons.

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    April 17, 2015
  5. He would surely like Nirvana. Maybe Marilyn Manson too.

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    April 17, 2015
  6. Comme, porte;~bonheur Robert

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    April 17, 2015
  7. I agree with some of this. Holden strikes me as a fan of angsty emo. Sunny Day Realestate, At the Drive-in, Braid, American Football, Slint. He might be a fan of The Smiths, Brand New. Smashing Pumpkins and Nirvana are on probably on target. I don’t think he’d go for the phony foo fighters, rolling stones, green day, ramones. I see him liking very specific types of music. This list paints his musical tastes in very broad strokes

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    April 17, 2015
  8. please send me a little description about it!!!
    thanx #educationforall

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    April 18, 2015
  9. Reblogged this on R.M. ENGELHARDT.

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    April 18, 2015
  10. trailingmrs #

    Haha! I sort of love the idea that he’d be listening to Nickelback or Creed, though think your list is far more accurate!

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    April 18, 2015
  11. Reblogged this on mustapher01's Blog.

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    April 19, 2015
  12. Oh he would love The Smiths. And Beach House. Poor Holden. I like him though. Maybe because I feel sorry for him. If he were a teenager today he probably wouldn’t give a crap about where the ducks went, or the fact that somebody graffittied the f-word.

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    April 19, 2015
  13. Reblogged this on ravenastuti.

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    April 20, 2015
  14. A couple friends of mine were talking about the musical selections in the most recent Spiderman film recently. One was complaining about the inclusion of Phillip Phillips, but the other argued that that was what Peter Parker would actually listen to, he wouldn’t be into ‘cool’ music. I tend to adhere to the second viewpoint. I imagine Holden Caulfeild and Peter Parker listening to the same teen-age pop filler music… but who knows? I’d love to see more of these playlists.

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    April 26, 2015

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