January 20, 2006


Here's a tasty little iTunes-based meme...because, well, why not?

Total number of tracks: 10,203

Sort by song title
First Song: '39 by Queen from A Night At The Opera
Last Song: Zooropa by U2

Sort by time
Shortest Song: With the exception of the two intentional chunks of silence from Pete Yorn's Day I Forgot and John Mayer's Room For Squares, its R.K. Intro by Our Lady Peace at a whopping 0:06 seconds
Longest Song: The Sky Moves Sideways (alternate version) from the Porcupine Tree album of the same name.

Sort by album
First: (What's The Story) Morning Glory by Oasis (it's because of the punctuation. The first album, due to numerals, is 12 Songs by Neil Diamond. The first album alphabetically goes to Tony Bank's A Curious Feeling.
Last: Zooropa, yet again.

Top 10 Most Played Songs
1. End of Love by Clem Snide
2. I Want to Know Your Plans by Say Anything
3. Wheel by John Mayer
4. Solsbury Hill by Peter Gabriel
5. Caramel by Suzanne Vega
6. Hush, Plain Girls by The Autumns
7. Sunshower by Chris Cornell
8. Swallowed in the Sea by Coldplay
9. Hard Times by Eastmountainsouth
10. Lay Down Your Cross by Elbow

First five songs that come up on Party Shuffle
1. Last Goodbye by Jeff Buckley
2. The Journey by Joe Satriani
3. Mine's Not A High Horse by The Shins
4. Dry Land by Marillion
5. Chain by The Fire Theft

Number of search returns for
sex: 13
love: 431
you: 1094
death: 49
hate: 53
wish: 55

Posted by Chris at January 20, 2006 4:09 PM

i did this meme on my livejournal once and the number of "death" songs was majorly influenced by my death cab for cutie collection hah

Posted by: kate at January 20, 2006 4:12 PM

Well, lets see what turns up on my iPod then:

Total number of tracks: 1892 (Hey, I am just getting started)

Sort by song title

First song: t dondert en t bliksemt - Guus Meeuwis (Dutch student-beer-pub-song)
Last song: Zuhlter-Wir sind Helden

Sort by time:

Shortest: Wherever-Ani DiFranco-Living in Clip 0:06
Longest: My sister=My Clock-dEUS (eclectic mini-album consisting of one song built of many parts)

Sort by album:
First: OST Any Way the Wind Blows
Last: Worst Case Scenario-dEUS

Top five most played songs:
Que nadie me levanta la voz-Bebe
El amor es rosa-Natalia LaFourcade
Grateful-Pete Philly and Perquisite
Broad Daylight-Gabriel Rios
Country House-Blur

First five songs on party shuffle:
Sunday Shining-Finley Quaye
Canned Heat-Jamiroquai
Kryptonite-3 doors down
Pagean Poetry-Bjrk

Number of returns for:
Hate-1 (I am a very peaceful person...ahum)

Posted by: kim at January 20, 2006 5:10 PM

Solsbury Hill.. *sigh*
I love that song.

I had not heard that song in years. Then, after my brother in law was killed, his Dad gave me a cd case that belonged to him. It was the one he kept in his truck and listened to most often. In it was a Peter Gabriel CD. It was the first thing that I listened to, and when I got to that song, the 5th verse i think, that goes:
'So I went from day to day
Tho my life was in a rut
till I thought of what Id say
Which connection I should cut'

really hit me hard. Mark was kind of a tortured soul. Outwardly happy, but inwardly miserable, and that just spoke to me.

Silly, I know. But now I cannot listen to that song without crying... *sigh*

Posted by: jen at January 20, 2006 5:16 PM

*hangs head in shame* I don't have an iPod, nor enough music on iTunes to play.

Posted by: jen at January 20, 2006 5:36 PM

glad to see some Coldplay being rotated in your most popular songs played. Is this "meme" an application u can run with your itunes or are you just looking these up individually?

Posted by: E at January 20, 2006 6:53 PM

I may have to play this game...

And now I have to go listen to Solsbury Hill, because I love that song. And it beats the old 10,000 Maniacs song that's been going through my head all day...

Posted by: Jen at January 20, 2006 7:27 PM

I love this meme.

We have some of the same music. Interesting...

(I love Clem Snide and Pete Yorn).

Hey, did you ever check out Old 97's? Because I read in Esquire yesterday that they voted the lead singer's new solo album the best of the month. I haven't heard it yet (comes out next month)...but check him out...Rhett Miller.

(have I mentioned how hot he is?)

Posted by: Isabel at January 20, 2006 8:21 PM

Great meme, and now I'm inspired to try this on my own iTunes while listening to Peter Gabriel.

Posted by: clemiewynn at January 20, 2006 9:23 PM

Great meme! I might have to borrow it from you :)

Posted by: Sweety at January 21, 2006 7:11 AM


Posted by: dragonlady474 at January 21, 2006 9:07 AM

What a fun post. Great to see into you musical day. There is some great stuff there and alot that I have never heard of. But that's how you learn, right.

Posted by: Bethany at January 21, 2006 2:40 PM

You can do all that with iTunes? I thought I was all sophisticated just making a playlist.

Posted by: Lizzie at January 21, 2006 4:09 PM

I stole this one too... the size of your "collection" astounds me... (I think I need to say that out loud for it's full effect... trying to get the right inflection... damn it we need more punctuations for the world to muck up.)


Posted by: Nat at January 21, 2006 6:39 PM

Alas! A meme I can't participate in as I, a freak of nature, do not own an iPod. But I do enjoy my littler Lexar Jumpdrive Sport MP3 player. :)

Posted by: Oakley at January 21, 2006 8:30 PM

Nice meme, over 10k, that is impressive!!!

Posted by: ::c:: at January 21, 2006 9:30 PM

Love it...have stolen it.

Posted by: wendy at January 22, 2006 7:08 PM

Tagged myself and stole it as well! Now I'm off to read everybody else's.

Posted by: Stacy at January 23, 2006 1:57 AM

dude. that is one serious music collection.

i tagged myself for this meme too, although my collection is about 1/8 the size of yours...

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