So I grabbed a snapshot of the Top 25 most played songs on my iPod before resetting all the counters. It’s more of a curiosity thing, than anything else. I suspect that when I look at my list next month, that it might look a little different from this list. Obviously the songs that I purchased through iTunes were on heavy rotation, so that pushed them up the list.
There were a few surprises though…
Broken is one of those songs that came out of nowhere. I like Lifehouse, but I was not familiar with this song until I heard a Top 100 countdown and it was already on it’s way out. I don’t think that it did very well. I never heard it on the radio here. I listened to it, and felt an immediate connection with it. I hear it now being used in the movie The Time Traveler’s Wife. I haven’t seen that movie yet, but I think I’d like to go.
18th Floor Balcony was one that was used for a routine in So You Think You Can Dance season 5. I wasn’t even paying attention to the routine. I was trying to hear the words of the song. Not what I would expect from Blue October, but I love it!
Dance Wiv Me was the insanely catchy song used to promo So You Think You Can Dance Canada season 2. Everytime I listen to it, I keep thinking of dancers spinning their way to the ceiling!
Scotty Doesn’t Know is an awesome song that most people probably aren’t even familiar with. Featured in Eurotrip, it has a special place in my heart. Matt Damon’s cameo is hilarious, and the song is just too perfect not to play frequently!
There’s a mixture of slow and fast, although this Top 25 is decidedly slow. I also captured a Top 100 and Top 200 (yeah, I was bored) and the mix is pretty much about the same. Someone asked me once if I had a “happy” playlist. Umm.. sadly, no. I have my GymTunes playlist, which is probably as close as I’m gonna get to a happy playlist. I certainly have plenty of “happy” songs, but I’ve never felt the need to put them into a playlist. Even some of the slower songs elicit a happy response, whether a fond memory or whatever. I’ll work on it.
I’ll send out an honourable mention to a song that was clinging to a spot in the Top 25 for the longest time, and then fell out at the end. Truth be told, the bottom songs all tied, and some of the songs that didn’t make it onto the list had the same amount of plays as the ones that did. I think that iTunes uses the “most recently played” characteristic to help determine positioning, so songs that tied were placed by when they were played last. Anyway, the song I wanted to mention is Twist and Shout by The Beatles. It might seem like a strange song to make my list, but I recently watched Ferris Bueller’s Day Off again, and it beckoned me. I found it in the archives and started listening to it.. enough that it should be on this Top 25 list.
Without further adieu…
Stephen’s Top 25 for August 2009
|18th Floor Balcony||Blue October|
|Dance Wiv Me (feat. Calvin Harris and Chrome) [Jason Nevins Remix]||Dizzee Rascal|
|Keep Holding On||Avril Lavigne|
|Waking Up in Vegas||Katy Perry|
|All Out Of Love||Air Supply|
|Tonight I Love You||The Latency|
|No Love||Simple Plan|
|Brothers in Arms||Dire Straits|
|Heaven In Your Eyes||Loverboy|
|Shake It||Metro Station|
|Crash & Burn||Savage Garden|
|Scotty Doesn’t Know||Lustra|
|(You Want To) Make A Memory||Bon Jovi|
|Sugar [Feat. Wynter]||Flo Rida|
|When I Look into Your Eyes||Firehouse|
|Cross My Heart||Marianas Trench|
|Long Long Way to Go||Phil Collins|
|Can’t Fight This Feeling||Reo Speedwagon|
|Too Pretty||State Of Shock|