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8tracks: the hot forum discussions

blossoming 8trackI am an 8tracks.com discussion forums lurker. Here are the hottest conversations, and the offbeat ones.

The One Song That You Could Listen to Forever. This forum has generated no less than 2.3 thousand views. Among the faves: “Feel Good” by The Gorillaz; Handsome Family’s “Far from Any Road,” “One Night With You,” by Thieves Like Us, and The Animals’ version of “House of the Rising Sun.” Plus “Love Etc.” by the Pet Shop Boys.

It’s interesting how the mood of the songs change as the forum discussion progresses. First everything is noir/anti-hero/sad and then things cheer up with recommendations like Daft Punk’s “Digital Love” and Alicia Keys singing “Empire State of Mind.”

How did you discover 8tracks? 2.4 thousand views. Lots of respondents say through Tumblr and Stumbleupon. I liked this response the best: “I was doing reggae and hip-hop shows for college radio. They suggested that we post our mixes on 8tracks after each show. Been enjoying the site ever since.”

Best Movie Soundtrack? Another noirish discussion. Faves include tracks from Clockwork Orange, The Assassination of Jesse James, Suspira, Pi, and Cloud Atlas. 1.4 thousand views.

Also interesting: I need stuff to read, I need some good songs for high school, and Favorite indie/alternative song quotes.

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