Mark Zuckerberg's Playlists Reveal Who the Facebook CEO Really Is

mark zuckerbergSpotify is slowly but surely taking over how we Americans are listening to music, and by that, I mean iTunes has pretty much become obsolete overnight! But one little glitch is that the default on Spotify's software makes it so that a user's playlists are shared -- and, therefore, instant public knowledge. Obviously, someone like Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg knows how to shut that feature off, but he hasn't, so we can ALL SEE what he's listening to!!!! Bhahaha! So what, pray tell, has the 27-year-old billionaire chosen to rock out to?

Well, for one, he has a playlist he's named "Like a G6" after the irritating Far East Movement one hit wonder from last year (TOOL alert!).


He seems to love electronica, like Daft Punk, which is definitely apropos, given that the film based on his life the birth of Facebook, The Social Network, was set to an eerie electronic-ish soundtrack written by Nine Inch Nails' leader Trent Reznor. But some of his other choices are a bit more surprising ... like, um, Taylor Swift?!

Okay, that one's GOTTA be for girlfriend Priscilla Chan. Or how about Jay-Z? His playlists are packed with the rapper. He must listen to "Hova" when he's trying to pump himself up to take on Google+. Green Day and Nirvana are really no big surprise, being that those are given choices for just about any Millennial male who is sentimental about coming of age in the '90s.

It's funny, actually, because that's the biggest conclusion I draw from Zuck's song picks. That the guy's music taste probably hasn't really changed since he was 19. Granted, I still love Britney Spears, but my playlists have also matured a bit since the days when I would download something like 2005's "Chaotic" without batting an eyelash. Zuck, though, man ... his playlist really does show us a part of this mega-successful guy's heart still longs for those college years he missed out on. Aww. So sad. But I guess being one of the most powerful people in the world makes up for it, right?

What do you think about Zuckerberg's music choices?

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