Come Out & Play The 9 Track iPod/Jukebox Shuffled Segue Comparison Game

We’ve had plenty of ‘What’s in your CD Player’ and ‘Music Poll’ threads here in the past. I figured it was about time we had a little comparison thread where posters list 9 songs in order they played in shuffle mode from their computer jukebox or portable mp3 player.

Requirements to play:[list=a][li]Ability to post to the SDMB [/li][li]An Portable mp3 Player or Computer Jukebox program that plays audio files on shuttle mode[/li][li]A few minutes free time[/list][/li]Rules of the game:[ol][li]With your player in shuffle mode, start at the top of your main (all songs) library – not a specific playlist.[/li][li]For iPod users: Confirm you’re in Shuffle Mode in Settings and hit ‘Play’ on the 1st track to come up on your song list.[/li][li]Type in the Track Title & Artist for each song that plays to the reply box in this thread.[/li][li]After you’ve listed the 9th track, post them to this thread.[/ol][/li]Extra Credit: (Just for comparison purposes) Write down the # of tracks on your player or in your library.

You may ask: ‘Why list 9 tracks instead of 5, or 10, or 25?’ I don’t know, maybe cuz it was John Lennon’s favorite number. Or maybe cuz Miles Drentell’s line “Why this need to ‘decimalize’ everything?” has been stuck in my head for the last 14 years. I guess I picked 9 tracks because it’s quick, easy and just about the right quantity to get a very general view of what kind of tracks are in your player.

I figure it will be an interesting to see what randomly comes up on other people’s players. These digital segues that come out of thin air are one of those little quirks I like about the digital age.

Even if I could recall the laws of probability from college days, I don’t believe it would be possible to calculate the odds that 2 posters will have a matching track from their list – The odds of such an event would be astronomical.

By the way: For those of you who wanna play along, don’t fudge the results. If a track that you don’t want anyone to know you have on your player comes up, don’t be embarrassed to include it. I’ve had segues like Run Joey Run => Sweet Loaf => All Sides Now => Fuck You => Singing The Blues => Deutschland Has Gotta Die come up and they’re almost always enjoyable to list to.

So, if you’ve got a moment, post em up – and let’s see what happens. Here I go:

4,130 songs (Device: iPod)[ul]
[li]1/4130: Hash PipeWeezer[/li][li]2/4130: Keep On RunningSpencer Davis Group[/li][li]3/4130: Born To Run(ny Eggs)Bottom Line All Stars[/li][li]4/4130: Pretend We’re DeadL7[/li][li]5/4130: I’m Just A Singer (In a Rock & Roll Band)Moody Blues[/li][li]6/4130: Church Bells May RingThe Willows[/li][li]7/4130: WarpedRed Hot Chili Peppers[/li][li]8/4130: You Need LoveMuddy Waters[/li][li]9/4130: Judy Is A Dick SlapBelle & Sebastian[/ul][/li]That just scratched the surface…but it was the 1st nine tracks.

Your turn…

  1. Metallica - Dyers Eve (Los Angeles 3/5/04)
  2. Charlie Daniels Band - Stroker Ace
  3. Blues Traveler - The Mountains Win Again
  4. The Soggy Bottom Boys - I Am A Man of Constant Sorrow
  5. Metallica - Sad But True (Louisville 4/28/04) <-- I was at this show.
  6. Linkin Park - One Step Closer (Live in Texas)
  7. Incubus - Drive
  8. Johnny Cash - Rusty Cage
  9. Alice in Chains - A Little Bitter

That’s not a bad mix.

iPod. 3642 songs.

  1. Ben - Michael Jackson/Jackson 5 (not sure who it is). Wow, this is starting out embarrassing, heh.
  2. Amazing Journey - The Who
  3. X Fire - The Bens
  4. Pure Massacre - Silverchair
  5. Russian Christmas Music - my old HS’s bands
  6. Barrel of a Gun - Guster
  7. Demons - Fatboy Slim
  8. Fight Test - The Flaming Lips
  9. Shaking Hand Incision - At the Drive-In

Archos Jukebox. 1507 songs. Here we go…

  1. Pat Benatar - We Belong
  2. Dead Milkmen - Bitchin’ Camaro
  3. X-Ecutioners w/ Linkin Park - It’s Going Down
  4. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Suck My Kiss
  5. Bob Marley - Buffalo Soldier
  6. Lou Reed - Walk on the Wildside
  7. Poison - Fallen Angel
  8. Whodini - Freaks Come Out at Night
  9. Bread - Everything I Own

iTunes, 6251 songs.
(the latest version of iTunes has the “Party Shuffle” which makes this thing a heck of a lot easier)

  1. Maybe - Alison Krauss and Union Station
  2. Barracuda - Heart
  3. The Scientist - Coldplay
  4. Rainbow Man - The Pogues
  5. Popcorn - Hot Butter
  6. Accidents will Happen - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
  7. Gatena Toyshop - Yoko Kanno
  8. It’s Tricky - Run-DMC
  9. Manoir Des Mes Reves - Django Reinhardt

iTunes, 2502 songs:

  1. The Yes No Interlude - Hatfield and the North
  2. Blabber 'n Smoke - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
  3. Lucy’s Seduction of a Bored Violinist & Postlude - Frank Zappa
  4. Ain’t No More Cane - The Band
  5. Burning of the Midnight Lamp - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  6. Jacksons, Monk and Rowe - Elvis Costello & the Brodsky Quartet
  7. Now and Then - Terje Rypdal
  8. This Town Is a Sealed Tuna Sandwich (Prologue) - Frank Zappa
  9. Starless - King Crimson

iPod - 854 songs

  1. One Thing Leads to Another - The Fixx
  2. Meet James Ensor - They Might Be Giants
  3. All Through the Night - Cyndi Lauper
  4. Spirit Voices - Paul Simon
  5. Pop Song 89 - R.E.M.
  6. Pink Victim - Combustible Edison
  7. Dig My Grave - They Might Be Giants
  8. What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? - R.E.M.
  9. Higher Plane - Hunters and Collectors

This mix is altogether too normal and has too many repeated bands. I will try again shortly.


  1. The Boy Who Destroyed the World - AFI
  2. Little Bones - The Tragically Hip
  3. 99 Red Balloons - Goldfinger
  4. Rave & Drool - The Killjoys
  5. I Wanna Be Your Dog - The Stooges
  6. Cut Chemist Suite - Ozomatli
  7. Counter Parts and Number Them - Alexisonfire
  8. Anna is a Speed Freak - Pure
  9. Brimful of Asha - Cornershop

A measly 507 songs. Can’t wait until I buy a new CD drive, then I can start ripping my 200+ CDs.

466 songs total ('course, I don’t keep all my music on my computer).

  1. Pulk/Pull Revolving Doors - Radiohead
  2. In Limbo - Radiohead
  3. Mothers Talk (US Remix) - Tears For Fears
  4. To Be Alive - Mesh
  5. Broken Revisited - Tears For Fears
  6. On The Run - Yoko Kanno (Cowboy Bebop OST #3)
  7. Confined - Mesh
  8. Backdrifts - Radiohead
  9. Quiet Ones - Tears For Fears

Not entirely representative, but all my favorites did get in there twice.

iTunes - 4078 songs

  1. Do It Again - Queens of the Stone Age
  2. Let’s Rock - Smash Mouth
  3. Flight 505 - The Rolling Stones
  4. Sister Ray - Velvet Underground
  5. Jacob Marley’s Chain - Aimee Mann
  6. Shine on You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd
  7. Then the Morning Comes - Smash Mouth
  8. Bubbles - Bush
  9. Taste of Cindy - Jesus and Mary Chain

Not terribly representative of my musical taste, although at least Amiee Mann got in there. And what’s with the two Smash Mouth songs? I seriously question the randomness of iTunes.

iTunes, 1112 songs

  1. Wait - The Beatles
  2. Made Up My Mind - David Gray
  3. Lost In Love - Air Supply
  4. Another Night - Real McCoy
  5. Longer - Dan Fogelberg
  6. Snow on the Sahara - Anggun
  7. Laura - Billy Joel
  8. Reminiscing - Little River Band
  9. In The House of Stone and Light - Martin Page

Gee, can you tell that I’m a chick? :wink:

That second tune is from one of a bunch of old compilation CDs that I’ve never listened to all the way through…this was my first time hearing the song, and I might well have gone the rest of my life without hearing it were it not for this thread. That’s kinda cool. :cool: I’m gonna let it keep playing, because now I’m curious about what will come up next…

iPod, 3648 songs

  1. Flat Lay The Water – The Sea and Cake
  2. Stone on the Water – Badly Drawn Boy
  3. Your Baby – Britta Phillips and Dean Wareham
  4. California One Youth and Beauty Brigade – The Decemberists
  5. Long Knives – Rainer Maria
  6. Here Comes the Flood – Peter Gabriel
  7. My Iron Lung – Radiohead
  8. Rock Lobster – The B-52s
  9. Punjab de Rang – Dhol Foundation

That was a pretty good listening spell actually (although misrepresentative because at least 1/4 of my songs on the iPod are rap/hip-hop and another bunch are Stereolab, Pavement, the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones)

Attempt #2:

  1. Yoda - Weird Al Yankovic
  2. Long Way to the Water - Hunters & Collectors
  3. Prime Time TV - Basia
  4. Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia) - US3
  5. Eurochild - Massive Attack
  6. Drive - R.E.M.
  7. Cool River - Paul Simon
  8. Scream Who - Hunters & Collectors
  9. How Can I Sing Like a Girl? - TMBG

Over my two attempts, Paul Simon is way over-represented, and Broadcast, Stereolab, and Cocteau Twins are very under-represented.

Jukebox Multimedia - 655 songs.

This is not - Static-X
Meltdown - Clint Mansell
Marquee Moon - Television
The Soldering Life - The Decemberists
New Killer Star - David Bowie
Haunt of the Roulette Dares - The Mars Volta
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - Black Sabbath
Bottle Of Smoke - Pogues
Quadrophenia (Entire Album) - The Who

(I didn’t actually sit through Quadrophenia)

Winamp, 350 songs

221: Camr’on - Oh Boy
316: Barenaked Ladies - Another Postcard
225: Tony Orlando and Dawn - Up on the Roof
15: Arrogant Worms - Canada is Really Big
133: Paula Abdul - Straight Up
152: Same Cooke - Working in a Coal Mine
207: Wise Guys - Start the Commotion
98: Hideki Naganuma - Jet Set Medly (from Jet Set Radio, on Dreamcast)
142: Rednex - Cotton Eye Joe

Fairly ecclectic, and there are still entire genres completely unrepresented in that list. Although, for the record, I never actually listen to “Oh Boy.” I just keep forgetting to delete it…

iTunes, a total of 714 musical pieces. (I don’t have all that many “songs.”)

  1. “Far From Heaven” theme by Elmer Bernstein
  2. “Is There Something I Should Know” by Duran Duran
  3. “Blue Monkey” from “Looney Tunes: Back in Action” soundtrack by Jerry Goldsmith
  4. “Flaming Link” from “Link” soundtrack by Jerry Goldsmith
  5. “Gone in 60 Seconds” theme by Trevor Jones
  6. “Rio Conchos” theme soundtrack by Jerry Goldsmith
  7. Etude in C minor by Bela Fleck (I think it’s a piece by Chopin but I am too lazy to confirm)
  8. Track 16 (too lazy to find name) from “Magic” soundtrack by Jerry Goldsmith
  9. “End Title” from the soundtrack “The Man From Snowy River” by Bruce Rowland

I do have tons of Jerry Goldsmith in my iTunes playlist (and will be adding more, since I am now grieving his recent passing), but it’s just a coincidence that this particular random selection has so many.

WMP, 2440 items

  1. The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway - Genesis
  2. No Self Control - Peter Gabriel (one of my favorite songs, ever. Odd that two different Peter Gabriel compositions came up back-to-back)
  3. The Gunfighter - Blues Traveler
  4. Love Me Like a Man - Diana Krall
  5. Run Run Run - The Who
  6. Sun is Shining - Bob Marley
  7. Funk #49 - Joe Walsh (with the James Gang)
  8. Is this Love - Bob Marley & the Wailers (2 Bob Marley songs. Hm. that’s kinda weird too.)
  9. Ebony Eyes - Stevie Wonder

I can’t wait to be able to do this in my car… :slight_smile:

iTunes, 1430 songs. Weeding out my wife’s Chinese pop music (since the SDMB won’t display Chinese):

  1. Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) - C+C Music Factory
  2. Riding For The Moon - Alex Ekian/Super Burnout
  3. Senorita (Speedy Mix) - Jenny Rom/Dance Dance Revolution Extreme
  4. Transformation - Vince DiCola/Transformers: The Movie
  5. Someday We’ll Be Together - Diana Ross & The Supremes
  6. The Confessional - George Carlin
  7. Prelude - Techno/Elemental Master
  8. Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley and the Comets
  9. Mortal Kombat II: Annihilation - The Immortals

Try #2 for me as well, still on iTunes with 1124 songs:

  1. History Repeating - Propellerheads
  2. Trashin’ The Camp - Phil Collins & 'N Sync
  3. Kiss - Prince
  4. The Lees of Old Virginia - 1776 Original Broadway Cast
  5. Smash - Q
  6. Can’t Buy Me Love - The Beatles
  7. Part of the Plan - Dan Fogelberg
  8. You’re a Grand Old Flag - my mom
  9. Crackdown - Grant Lee Buffalo

Less ‘lite rock’ this time (though Dan Fogelberg is way overrepresented), but you can still tell that I’m a chick. I give up. :wink:

6703 tracks, with Winamp on “fast morph” shuffle (greatest randomness factor):

  1. George Clinton - Greatest Funkin’ Hits [06] - Mothership Connection Starchild (Fully Equipped mix)
  2. Kingdom Hearts Original Soundtrack (Disc 2) [23] - HIKARI -KINGDOM HEARTS Instrumental Version-
  3. Bim Skala Bim - How’s It Goin’ [10] - Diggin’ A Hole
  4. Exile - Your Eyes Only (English version) (Jpop)
  5. Metallica - Enter the Sandman (How bizzare; I didn’t have any other Metallica, and didn’t know I had this track)
  6. Kuraki Mai - Delicious Way [09] - Everything’s All Right
  7. (Outlaw Star soundtrack) arai akino - hiru no tsuki
  8. System Of A Down - Steal This Album [15] - Roulette
  9. Inaba Koushi - Kokorozashi Iori [03] - Touch (vocalist from B’z)

Classic rock is underrepresented, especially considering I have ever Led Zeppelin album. Ah well, intersting, if eclectic, selection.