The Numbers Don't Lie: What's #1 in your iTunes / iPod play count?

Discussion in 'Movies, TV and Music' started by obie, Nov 16, 2004.

  1. obie

    obie New Member

    Nov 18, 1998
    NY, NY
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I read an article about this a couple of months ago, about someone who considered herself to be a sophisticated professional NYC woman with sophisticated musical tastes but found that her #1 most played song on her iPod was something hideous like Celine Dion. Just scroll all the way to the right on your playlist, and it's probably there, so time to fess up about what your real musical tastes are.

    I hadn't looked at it in months, but my answers are:
    -- iTunes / desktop: Ted Leo/Pharmacists, "Where Have All The Rude Boys Gone?"
    -- iPod: Bruce Springsteen, "Incident On 57th Street"
  2. minorthreat

    minorthreat Member

    Jan 1, 2001
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    My most played song is the Turbonegro classic "I Got Erection."

    It's closely followed by Ali Hamza's "Bhainchud." (Pronounced 'ban-chode'. Ask an Indian/Pakistani friend what it means - their reaction will be interesting.)
  3. Smurfquake

    Smurfquake Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 8, 2000
    San Carlos, CA
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ted Nugent's "Stranglehold".
  4. Unorthodox Yank

    Feb 27, 2001
    Constant Flux
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Actually, the numbers DO lie.

    I skip forward to the end of the songs all the time to check transitions for Mix CDs, so my play count number are very VERY inflated for songs i put on alot of Mix CDs. Especially short ones, or ones that were involved in a particularly important transition.

    That said, the one that currently holds the top spot is a 4 second sample of my turntable making some surface noise at the beginning of a record.

    With 45 plays.
  5. Footix

    Footix Member

    Dec 11, 1998
    Left Of The Dial
    iTunes (family computer):

    The District Sleeps Alone Tonight 4:44 The Postal Service Give Up Electronica/Dance 26 plays last: 11/14/2004 8:42 PM

    my iPod:

    Mahgeetah 5:56 My Morning Jacket It Still Moves AlternRock 18 plays last: 10/28/2004 8:12 PM
  6. Unorthodox Yank

    Feb 27, 2001
    Constant Flux
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    How does one find out teh play count of songs on one's ipod?
  7. Footix

    Footix Member

    Dec 11, 1998
    Left Of The Dial
    I jam it in the dock and read it through "iPod Agent", which is software that lets you manage your iPod plus pull songs back off it if you want. I started using that software after MeridianFC posted something here about backing up his iTunes tracks, and I realized that all my music was on the iPod, with very little on my PC. I bought an 80 gig backup, and copied all 40 gigs of the iPod (almost 11K songs) on to it in one fell swoop.
  8. Unorthodox Yank

    Feb 27, 2001
    Constant Flux
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Why do i find it funny taht this utility isn't avaliable for mac? :)
  9. wambachfan20

    wambachfan20 New Member

    Aug 20, 2004
    #1 in my iPod?

    Anything Beastie Boys.

  10. jmeissen0

    jmeissen0 New Member

    Mar 31, 2001
    page 1078
    itunes... and multiple people use this machine

    but the most played song is... "the first cut is the deepest"

    but it ain't sheryl crow... rather cat stevens
  11. skipshady

    skipshady New Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Orchard St, NYC
    Freaky. #1 on my iPod with 28 plays is "Got Your Money" by Ol' Dirty Bastard.
    Rounding out the Top 10 are J5, No Doubt, Pixies, Run DMC, ATCQ, Foo Fighters, Cake, Deltron 3030 and Elvis Costello.

    I reset my iTunes playlist recently so it's not that meaningful, but Public Service Announcement/Long Long Long off the Grey Album is #1, followed by Dilated Peoples, Kanye West, Talib Kweli, Aimee Mann, David Bowie and Morcheeba.
  12. tog

    tog Member

    Oct 25, 2000
    My iTunes is always on random. Always. So the results don't mean anything.

    That said, there are six songs tied for the top spot:

    "Baby's Clean Conscience" - Ugly Casanova (Live)
    "Little Bit of Soul" - Kid Loco
    "Blue's hte Only Color" - Franklin Bruno
    "Bit of Wind" - Fruit Bats
    "Ana Ng" - They Might Be Giants
    "Hard Life" - Bonnie "Prince" Billy
  13. Zak

    Zak Member

    Feb 18, 2002
    Massive Club
    Red Eyes and Tears, by BRMC

    Strangely most of my top 25 are songs that relate in some fashion to my gf. Predictable.
  14. 655321

    655321 New Member

    Jul 21, 2002
    The Mission, SF
    #1 is "Don't Stop" by local punk/dub band Tussle.
    #2 is "Rockers Dub" by Augustus Pablo
    #3 (hey why not?) is "Gold" by GZA/Genius
  15. Zamphyr

    Zamphyr Member

    Mar 31, 2003
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    "Number of the Beast" - Zwan
  16. ProfZodiac

    ProfZodiac Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 17, 2003
    Boston, MA
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    1. Hook - Blues Traveler (I don't know how this got so many plays. I wonder if when other people play it off your list [shared songs in college] it counts.)
    2. Hallelujah - Rufus Wainwright (This will be replaced by the Allison Crowe version of the same song - much better.)
    3. A Little Less Conversation - Elvis Presley (Mostly because it's so short.)
  17. Dolemite

    Dolemite Member+

    Apr 2, 2001
    East Bay, Ca
    my top five on my ipod
    Josh Rouse- "Love Vibration"
    Broken Social Scene-"Looks just like the sun"
    the Clientele- "House on Fire"
    Decemberists-"Billy Liar"
    Broadcast-"Before we begin"
  18. Brainodo

    Brainodo New Member

    Jan 17, 2002
    Gimme That - Sloan
  19. FlashMan

    FlashMan Member

    Jan 6, 2000
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Drifter's Escape by Dylan

    i highly recommend this song to anyone who's considering a departure from the Old World to the New

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