Daily Archives: 5/30/2007

Top 25 Most Played Songs

I only recognized, or rather could think of the tune, of one of the songs on Larilyn’s Top 25 Most Played list. That was “Killing Me Softly,” which I don’t even have in my iTunes library! I assume you’ll be able to do better with mine:

Name Artist Count
We Danced Brad Paisley 302
Your Song Ewan McGregor and Alessandro Safina 227
Crazy For This Girl Evan & Jaron 226
Amazed Lonestar 225
Things I’ll Never Say Avril Lavigne 222
The Reason Hoobastank 221
I Can’t Be Your Friend Rushlow 220
Big Yellow Taxi Counting Crows & Vanessa Carlton 219
Before Me And You SHeDAISY 217
Here Without You 3 Doors Down 216
What a Beautiful Day Chris Cagle 213
Hotel Paper Michelle Branch 213
Naked Avril Lavigne 209
My Immortal Evanescence 209
With You Jessica Simpson 208
Unwell Matchbox Twenty 208
Don’t Tell Me Avril Lavigne 204
Thinking Over Dana Glover 204
(Everything I Do) I Do It for You Bryan Adams 202
Breathe Michelle Branch 202
I Can Only Imagine MercyMe 200
Yes! Chad Brock 198
BareNaked Jennifer Love Hewitt 198
My Front Porch Looking In Lonestar 198
Fall to Pieces Avril Lavigne 197

The only real problem with iTunes counts is that all the older songs are going to dominate the list.

Surprisingly there aren’t really any songs I am too embarrassed to have on this list either, as long as you keep in mind that some of these songs have just been around for a while. Every one of these songs lists a date added of 2/12/05, which must have been the date of an update or a corrupted iTunes DB file, so no recent songs are anywhere near the list.

I wish Apple would incorporate a recent play count timer in iTunes so that you could get a list of your top 40 for the week/month. I do see they incorporated a “skip” count and a last skipped which is pretty cool! I’ve requested that a few times so that I could see what songs I was constantly skipping and remove them from playlists to eliminate the hassle of having to skip them.

I’d be interested to see if anyone else has some tastes as “old” as mine…