To answer the OP, my answer might sound strange but I listen to my favorite songs ONLY when I'm with my friends while we play my favorite game. At other times such as when I am alone, I just turn on the radio and listen to any music that comes on. But if I listen to my favorites, it has to be done ONLY when I'm doing something socially with friends. The reason why is because my happiest times is when I socialize with my friends in person, so I want my favorite music to be associated with those good times. So when I play the music when I'm alone, I feel like I'm wasting them. I know this sounds weird but that's what makes me happy so that's all that counts, right?