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What do the most popular songs of 2016 taste like?

Pharrell Williams, Lorde and Kanye West are all musicians with synaesthesia – a neurological condition where two different senses are involuntarily connected. When they hear sounds, they see colors, patterns and textures.

Other people with synaesthesia can taste sounds. Considering what this would be like, the Decluttr team chatted with the President of the UK Synaesthesia Association James Wannerton to find out what flavors are conjured up when he listens to some of our favourite songs of last year.


Hello – Adele

Tastes like… orange pips, fresh melon, Snickers and rubber bands!

Hello by Adele tastes like orange pips!


Love Yourself – Justin Bieber

Tastes like… boiled egg white, cinnamon rolls and grape cotton candy!

Love Yourself by Justin Bieber tastes like cinammon rolls!


Closer – The Chainsmokers

Tastes like… warm buttered toast, smoked ham, apple slices and Fannie May chocolate!

Closer by the Chainsmokers tastes like Fannie May Chocolate


One Dance – Drake

Tastes like… Rice Krispies, blackberries, warm water and wet cotton!

One Dance by Drake tastes like rice krispies!


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Work – Rihanna

Tastes like… stewed rhubarb, sour apple gum, ham and soft plums!

Work by Rihanna tastes like stewed rhubarb!


Stitches – Shawn Mendes

Tastes like… thick chocolate mousse, peach slices, chocolate chunks and lemon drops!

Stitches - Shawn Mendes


Cheap Thrills – Sia

Tastes like… tomato ketchup, thin dark chocolate and Cheez-its!

Cheap Thrills by Sia tastes like tomato ketchup!


Pillowtalk – Zayn

Tastes like… a cold slice of ham, almond slices and a slice of King Cake!

Pillowtalk by Zayn tastes like a slice of King Cake!


Here’s our table of music tastes, so that you can see what some of the best songs of 2016 tasted like to someone with Synaesthesia…

Decluttr Top 10 of 2016


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