Most Played Songs Meme

This went around a different corner of my social-media universe while I was off in Waterloo, away from my iTunes. I was curious about it, though, so looked at the contents of the "25 Most Played" playlist, and having done that, I might as well post them here (the number in parentheses is the number of times it's been played according to iTunes):

  1. Beautiful Wreck," Shawn Mullins, (280)
  2. "In The Mood," Glenn Miller And His Orchestra, (279)
  3. "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)," Darlene Love, (278)
  4. "Almost Saturday Night," John Fogerty, (277)
  5. "Shake It Up," The Cars, (275)
  6. "Sunblock," Emmet Swimming, (275)
  7. "Life, In A Nutshell," Barenaked Ladies, (273)
  8. "Manhattan," Visqueen, (273)
  9. "Tell Balgeary, Balgury Is Dead," Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, (272)
  10. "Sing, Sing, Sing," Benny Goodman & His Orchestra, (270)
  11. "Big Brown Eyes," Old 97's, (266)
  12. "The Whole Of The Moon," The Waterboys, (266)
  13. "Lost In The Supermarket," The Afghan Whigs, (264)
  14. "Hey Hey What Can I Do," Led Zeppelin, (264)
  15. "The World Without Logos," Hellsing, (259)
  16. "All The Lilacs In Ohio," John Hiatt, (256)
  17. "Dance The Night Away," The Mavericks, (255)
  18. "Shoe Box," Barenaked Ladies, (254)
  19. "Rockaway Beach," The Ramones, (254)
  20. "Somebody To Shove," Soul Asylum, (253)
  21. "Catch My Disease," Ben Lee, (252)
  22. "Bye, Bye," The Subdudes, (251)
  23. "Open All Night," Bruce Springsteen, (250)
  24. "Singing In My Sleep," Semisonic, (250)
  25. "Sister Havana," Urge Overkill, (250)

That's a pretty decent list of tracks, right there. These are all on the "FutureBaby" playlist, I believe, which I somewhat regularly use as a source for kid-friendly shuffle play. Which is why there's no Hold Steady on this, and only one cover song by the Afghan Whigs.

So, there you have it: the music I've heard the most (while sitting at this particular computer) over the last several years. Make of that what you will.

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By Double Shelix (not verified) on 30 Jun 2015 #permalink

I'm not constantly playing music on my computer, so my play totals are not that impressive. Number 1 is "She's Leaving Home" by the Beatles, with 47 plays. The 25th ranked song has 37 plays. Artists appearing more than once on the list: Simon and Garfunkel (five songs, including three of the top ten), ABBA, and Dire Straits (two songs each).

By Eric Lund (not verified) on 02 Jul 2015 #permalink

I am a big John Hiatt fan. The album that contains “All The Lilacs In Ohio" has a few really good songs.

By Eugene Wallingford (not verified) on 02 Jul 2015 #permalink