In fact, according to this article from Inverse, those songs from high school define you. It’s science!
“If you couldn’t bring the entirety of your Spotify or Apple Music library with you to a desert island, what few songs would you bring? The desert island thought experiment may sound like a bit from High Fidelity, but in the hands of scientists, it can reveal a lot about why we love the music that we do.
“According to the results of new research, there’s a good chance that the songs you value most link to a very specific time in your life — and be tied to memories that have shaped who you are.
“A study published Thursday in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology solidifies the idea that music from our teenage years becomes intrinsically linked to powerful memories that inform our sense of self.”