Your friend says "Show me what kind of music you listen to". What song do you put on?

This is honestly my favorite question to get asked, but it depends. Since you said "friend" I'm going to take the liberty of the fact that I know much more about them than I would a complete stranger; I really like to tailor the song choice to the individual, but I'll provide my most common recommendations. Context 23 year-old Black male who was responsible for the music at parties.

For a complete stranger: (Fleetwood Mac - The Chain)[]

For a male friend that I know doesn't like rap or electronic music: (Childish Gambino - Bitch Look at Me Now (Two Weeks))[] or (This specific, explicit music video; Swedish House Mafia vs. Knife Party)[]

For a female friend I know doesn't like rap or electronic music: (Emeli Sandé - Next to Me feat. Kendrick Lamar)[] or (Ummet Ozcan - Lose Control)[]

For a friend who loves rap: (The Prodigy - Breath (Zeds Dead Remix))[] or (ZZ Ward - Til The Casket Drops (this song and the whole album))[]

For a friend who loves electronic: (Tool - Parabol + Parabola)[]

For the single ladies: (Ferreck Dawn - Superman)[]

For myself: (Corey Hart - Sunglasses at Night)[]

Yes, I specifically would show people music in genres that they would be reluctant to try.

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