Your Top 10...Are the majority from when you were a teen?
I'm convinced that our favorite recordings will most often include many of our favorites from when we were a kid, say, about a 15 year old teen.
Of course the list evolves and changes from day to day; however, for me, at least, there's always six or seven from the mid-80's, when I was about 15.
As a matter of fact, I still have all of those records: Bob James' H; Ramsey Lewis' Routes; Azymuth's Telecommunication; David Sanborn's Voyeur; Jeff Lorber Fusion's Wizard Island and Galaxian; Grover Washington's Skylarkin'; Spyro Gyra's Catching the Sun; Donald Fagen's The Nightfly just to name a few.
Those recordings, along with many others from that era, continue to be in my listening rotation today.
Crazy to think they've been on my favorites list for over 35 years!