We all had to like Radiohead's Creep when it came out in 1992, says Clare Byrne, but why are we playing it today?
A 2018 study of the most streamed music by users of different ages found that Creep was listened to by more 38 year-old men than any other demographic, and researchers noted that these men would have been around 14 years-old when the song was released - they concluded that the majority of us, when we are grown men and women, predictably stick with the music that captured us in the earliest phase of our adolescence. Another study of Spotify habits found that the majority of us stop listening to new music at the age of 33.
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Do we really stop listening to popular music in our thirties? Joining Clare are Nadine O'Regan, Editor of the Sunday Business Post Magazine and music broadcaster, and Brendan Kelly, Professor of Psychiatry in Trinity College Dublin and author of In Search of Madness.