Apr 11, 2011

I is for iTunes Most Played

Anita is at Darby Karchut's blog today!

Most of you know how much I love music. I checked the top played songs in my iTunes library to see what they say about me. Honestly, the top two are only there because they were on my Study! playlist last summer and last fall. The third is on there because it's a newfound favorite.

Most played songs
#1 "Swansea" Bombay Bicycle Club
#2 "Twenty Two" Wakey!Wakey!
#3 "Mall and Misery" Broken Bells

Most played albums
#1 Abbey Road the Beatles
#2 Castaways and Cutouts The Decemberists
#3 Third Eye Blind Third Eye Blind

More telling are the top albums, which I chose based on the number of plays of the songs within the album. Abbey Road is a duh. I am a Beatles fan through and through. Castaways and Cutouts is the first The Decemberists album I owned and it is still my favorite of theirs. Third Eye Blind had one of the best albums of the nineties and when I write, their music placates to my nostalgia.

It's funny how  I thought listing three songs could say something about me. Right under those front-runners is list of songs with over a hundred plays. They are eclectic, indie, and soothing - with the occasional happy dance song ("Time to Pretend" MGMT). Now all I want to do is lay around and listen to music all day!


  1. I love the Beatles and Third Eye Blind!
    And I"ve never heard of your top three songs!

  2. You can't go wrong with The Beatles. Or with Third Eye Blind, for that matter.

  3. The Beatles are the only group I've heard of! Thanks, Jon - now I feel old! :-)

  4. I love The Beatles. The White Album is my favorite, but Abbey Road and Let It Be are close seconds.

  5. Wellll I happen to be in love with the Decemberists sooo OMGGG we are still like this -> X <-

    I like looking at my top played but I'm not sure they say much about me because I never let tracks finish so they don't count as "played". Hmmm

  6. I love that shoe up there. Never getting bored around here with all the newness and cleverness.

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  8. the beatles rock and third eye blind is just awesome. I have to check out those other songs they sound interesting.
    Great to meet you through the a-z!

  9. Okay...I better do some music research!

  10. Have to admit, the Beatles are the only ones I've heard of.

  11. I really don't know much about music (hangs head in shame), but iTunes was a good topic for today (I keep expecting to find iPad love posts, but haven't happened upon one yet!).

  12. haven't heard of the majority of those songs...but I'm not surprised. There is SO MUCH music out there.

  13. Jonathan, I love your blog. I'm now a follower. You are young, relevant, and very interesting. Good luck with your ventures.

  14. Pleased to see the Beatles are still there, being English my favourite music to listen when young was the Beach Boys, they accompanied me on my drive to work every morning and now they are with me in the gym!

  15. Decemberists and broken bells are in my list too, will check out your other top songs!