Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Most Played Songs

I was prompted to list my iTunes most-played songs after seeing Phantom's list of her most-played songs. Of course, unlike Phantom, I don't have to share my iPod with anyone, so the songs on my list are only those which I choose to play. Which means the list is sort of homogenous.

Four of the 10 most-played songs on my list are off of Aimee Mann's latest, The Forgotten Arm, which is odd because I purchased that album back in May but hardly ever listened to it then. I mean, I listened to it once right off the bat, but none of the songs jumped out at me or stuck with me. Whereas with her previous one, Lost in Space, I was hooked right away. I really didn't start listening to The Forgotten Arm until October or even November. And now I'm hooked. The 4 songs on the album that are on my 10-most-played list are "Beautiful," "Dear John," "Going Through the Motions," and "I Was Thinking I Could Clean Up For Christmas," which is probably my favorite, because I find it darkly funny.

The remaining songs on the list are:
  • "Over My Head (Cable Car)" by The Fray, which was on an episode of ER this season and has really grown on me. Plus, it's in my key, so I sing along (loudly) in the car.

  • "Best of You" by the Foo Fighters. Not in my key, so to compensate for my off-key warbling, I crank it up and am drowned out by Dave Grohl's intensity.

  • "Because of Toledo" by the Blue Nile. Little too dreary. I've stopped listening to it as much.

  • "Reminiscing" by Little River Band. Back in my post-college, graveyard-shift days, after work we'd all head over to the bar in order to drink a few beers in the hour or so before last call. We'd put our money in the jukebox and play pool, and this was one of the songs I always put on. This, and Petty's "Even the Losers."

  • "Club Foot" by Kasabian. I still have no idea what they're saying.

  • "Baker Street" by Gerry Rafferty. Always makes me think of the Simpsons episode where Lisa plays the sax solo at the end.


Anonymous terrilynn said...

Back in the day one of my favorite bar bands was a band from the Triad called Brice Street. They had a really great song list and are the only band I ever heard that covered Reminiscing.

That was a nice stroll down memory lane, thanks!

4:22 PM, December 08, 2005  

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