What are the top ten on your Most Played list? Here’s mine (song-artist) :
- Chamber the Cartridge - Rise Against (41 plays)
- Drunks, Lovers, Sinners and Saints - Alexisonfire
- Banquet - Bloc Party
- Mob Goes Wild - Clutch
- Buzzards and Dreadful Crows - Guided by Voices
- Wolf Like Me - TV on the Radio
- Sorry to Keep You Waiting - The Methadones
- Mistakes & Regrets - And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead
- Carry Me Home - The Hellacopters
- Will They Die For You - System of a Down
My list of only a few artists, since I listen to albums all the way through and rarely buy singles (I also listen randomly).
So mine is:
1T. Where Have all the Good Times Gone – Kinks
1T. (I Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman – Kinks
1T. Victoria – Kinks
1T. You Didn’t Have to Be So Nice – Lovin’ Spoonful
1T. Guillame Tell – Montreal Symphony
6T. Catch Me Now I’m Falling – Kinks
6T. Stop Your Sobbing – Kinks
6T. So What – Miles Davis
6T. Freddy Freeloader – Miles Davis
6T. Flamenco Sketeches – Miles Davis
6t. La Scala de Seta – Montreal Symphony
6T. Il Barbier di Sevigilia – Montreal Symphony
I listen to far more Beatles and Procul Harum than Kinks, and more Beethoven than Rossini, but I have fewer tracks by the Kinks and Rossini, so I listen to individual tracks more often.
- The Exciters - “Tell Him”
- LCD Soundsystem - “Someone Great”
- Guided By Voices - “Teenage FBI”
- The Hollies - “Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress”
- Kaiser Chiefs - “Love’s Not a Competition, But I’m Winning”
- Arctic Monkeys - “Brianstorm”
- Cyndi Lauper - “When You Were Mine”
- Jarvis Cocker - “Don’t Let Him Waste Your Time”
- Kasabian - “Me Plus One”
- The Essex - “Easier Said Than Done”
Wow, I wasn’t expecting my list to look anything like this. Then again, pretty much all of these tracks have featured on playlists that I play a lot. I think the only exception is “Long Cool Woman” which is a song I tend to play on its own or add to Party Shuffle a lot.
My list surprised me too. They’re all songs I like of course but many are songs that have played in shuffle a lot more so than listening to the albums.
Pierre Bensusan, “Reels: The Pure Drop/Flax in Bloom” (74 plays)
The Gourds, “Pill Bug Blues”
Leo Kottke, “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”
Allman Brothers, “Little Martha”
Long Winters, “Cinnamon”
Jenny Lewis, “The Big Guns”
New Pornographers, “Graceland”
Alejandro Escovedo, “Castanets”
Mission of Burma, “That’'s How I Esacaped My Certain Fate”
Darol Anger, “Banish Misfortune” (44 plays)
A quiet and wordless playlist that I shuffle while I work has leaned this a bit toward those kind of pieces.
Here’s mine, which surprises me a little. It seems like Shook Me All Night Long is on every few minutes.
Fiona, Lyle Lovett
Tous Les Deaux La Même, BeauSoleil
Long Tall Texan, Lyle Lovett
Losing My Religion, R.E.M.
Moondance, Van Morrison
Ashokan Farewell, The Civil War Soundtrack
Billie Jean, Michael Jackson
You Are The Everything, R.E.M.
Bless The Broken Road, Rascal Flatts
Ghost Of Stephen Foster, Squirrel Nut Zippers
Well, here’s a stupid question for you: how do you tell which are your most played songs?
Time To Say Goodbye - Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli
Whenever You Call - Mariah Carey
Just Show Me How To Love You - Sarah Brightman and Jose Cura
U + Ur Hand - Pink
Bring Me To Life - Evanescence
Can’t Fight The Moonlight - Leann Rimes
Because Of You - Kelly Clarkson
Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely) - Pink
Long Way To Happy - Pink
Tu Quieres Volver - Sarah Brightman
I looked at iTunes on my computer, and there’s a column for play count. I don’t know about the actual iPod; I don’t have one.
Is there a way to do it on the actual iPod?
On my Nano you go into Music, Playlists, 25 most played.
Rats! My Nano doesn’t have that! I must have messed it up. I have the new video nano.
I don’t think you can tell on an Ipod. iTunes tracks play count, though. Just organize your library around it or create a smart playlist that is based on playcount.
1: Wonderwall, Oasis (162)
2: Angel Pumping Gas, Postal (159)
3: Two Coins, Dispatch (158)
4: AM Radio, Everclear (157)
5: Under African Skies, Paul Simon (155)
6: Lovers in a Dangerous Time, Barenaked Ladies (152)
7: The General, Dispatch (152)
8: Love is the Seventh Wave, Sting (149)
9: Sweetest Thing, U2 (149)
10: Romeo and Juliet, The Brown Derbies (covering Dire Straits) (143)
This is a better example of songs that I’ve continued to like for several years than what I’d consider my current favorite songs, though. Only one of those songs have I owned for less than two years of the three years that I’ve used iTunes on this computer.
Well, there – I told you it was a stupid question! OK:
- Walk Like A Man, Tim Mcgraw
- That’s Just About Right, Blackhawk
- Good Old Boys Like Me, Don Williams
- How "Bout Them Cowgirls, George Strait
- She’s So California, Gary Allen
- Texas, George Strait
- I Need You, Tim McGraw
- Amarillo by Morning, George Strait
- Life Ain’t Always Beautiful, Gary Allen
- I Wonder If They Ever Think of Me, Merle Haggard
This is off iTunes, not my iPod, so I think it’s more my son’s list than mine. I rarely listen to music off iTunes, but my son always does, when he is home. If I could get a count off the iPod itself, I think it would be different.
I listen randomly but these are the first five:
Birdland – Weather Report
Take the A Train – Oscar Peterson
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy – Cannon Ball Adderly
Girls Talk – Dave Edmunds
Fast As You – Dwight Yoakum
- Citrus - The Hold Steady
- Your Little Hoodrat Friend - The Hold Steady
- Stuck Between Stations - The Hold Steady
- Party Pit - The Hold Steady
- Banging Camp - The Hold Steady
- When You Were Young - The Killers
- Chips Ahoy! - The Hold Steady
- An End Has A Start - Editors
- Chillout Tent - The Hold Steady
- Black Thumbnail - Kings of Leon
(They release a new album in June; I might listen to some new songs then :))
We have a bunch of compilation albums and essentially all my stuff plays in random order.
Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer - Elmo & Patsy (AC’s favorite Christmas song; 228 plays)
Iko Iko - Cyndi Lauper
Can’t Fight This Feeling - REO Speedwagon
I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near) - Michael McDonald
The Politics of Dancing - Re-Flex
I Get Weak - Belinda Carlisle
Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye
Mickey - Toni Basil
Unchain My Heart - Joe Cocker
Broken Wings - Mr. Mister
OK, I mostly listen to whole albums so that’s what these are. Plus, I’ve only had my iPod since Christmas so it’s kinda slanted towards the newer stuff.
Sugarcult - Lights Out
Lemon Jelly - Lost Horizons
Lemon Jelly - Lemon Jelly.ky
Sugarcult -Palm Trees and Power Lines
Tony Christie - “Is this the way to Amarillo”
Mika - Life in Cartoon Motion
Scissor Sisters - TaDah
Jude - King of Yesterday
Robbie Williams - Sing When You’re Winning
Various - Big Band in Hi-Fi Vol. 1