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Five songs I discovered thanks to video games.

The most influential time for one's taste in music is the age between 13 and 14, whereas "childhood influences are stronger for women than for men." It was a finding of Seth Stephens-Davidowitz when he analysed Spotify data. It's hardly surprising as adolescence shapes our personalities in many areas, not just our taste in music.

5 Songs that influenced me
I present five tracks that heavily influenced my taste in music and – maybe – also my personality.

However, a more intriguing question remains: Which relationships, media, or experiences shape what we come to love certain songs. We all have a couple of tracks that are inseparably connected to other people or specific moments in our lives.

There are many taste-shaping experiences I could further explore. However, the following five tracks share one characteristic that brought them into my consciousness: They're all part of video game soundtracks.