Wednesday, October 17, 2007

itunes, mytunes

So, I was perusing my itunes library earlier and thought that my list of most played songs was interesting. I use itunes primarily to download singles, mostly one-offs by people I like but would never buy their records, but sometimes by people I also like, but just download a song for whatever reason. I also load records onto it for the purposes of making mix CD's, and for putting it on shuffle in my kitchen when I'm cooking or cleaning.

I thought you might enjoy a little glimpse into my listening habits when it comes to singles on itunes.

Most Played:

Why not me - the Judds (18 plays since download)

Samson - Regina Spektor (18 plays)

Who You'd be today - Kenny Chesney (16 plays)

Goodbye Yello Brick Road
- Elton John (16 plays)

Streets of Philadelphia - Bruce Springsteen (15 plays)

fart (courtesy of Tommy Strugis) - (15 plays)

Breathe Me - Sia (14 plays)

Bye Bye Bye - NSYNC (13 plays)

Loving Blind - Clint Black (12 plays)

Maneater - Nelly Furtado (12 plays)

Stars are Blind - Paris Hilton (11 plays)

Smoky Mountain Rain - Ronnie Milsap (11 plays)

A Little too late - Toby Keith (9 plays)

Doll Parts - Hole (8 plays)

Fidelity - Regina Spektor (8 Plays)

Africa - Toto (8 plays)

Beautiful Life - Ace of Base (7 plays)

Transatlanticism - Death Cab for Cutie (7 plays)

The Seashores of Old Mexico - George Strait (7 plays)

Crying - Roy Orbison (6 plays)

That Time - Regina Spektor (6 plays)

Early Winter - Gwen Stefani (6 plays)

All my rowdy friends - Hank Williams, Jr. (6 plays)

Blue in the Face - Alkaline Trio (5 plays)

The Adventure
- Angels & Airwaves (5 plays)

I know, that's a ridiculous list. I can't believe I even admitted to some of those..... I'm also not sure how accurate it is. For instance, I downloaded "Hallelujah" by Jeff Buckley after they used it on the season finale of The OC and I bawled my eyes out, and I know I've listened to it more than 4 times, but that's how many times itunes says I have. Weird. Not sure how all that works. Irregardless, I don't think that list is too off the mark on the number of times I've listened to those songs.


Tom Drew said...

I can't believe no one has commented on this yet. It's not like they could be that embarrassed for you. Really, though, it's a good list. Some of those very songs have rather high play counts on my iTunes, too. :)

But I don't entirely trust iTunes when it comes to play counts, either. Like, there are songs I know I've listened to on my iPod, and yet iTunes claims I haven't played them at all.

And like I said, I'm stealing this idea.

Fox said...

"Smokey Mountain Rain" is outstanding! I love that you have that on your iPod.

Also, I never realized how brilliant "Africa" was until you started playing it a few years back. It's so well crafted.