If you were asked to come up with your ten favourite songs, I would lay money on it not being exactly the same ten as your most played songs on your iTunes.
That’s why I do so love the Play Count function. It does not lie.
And would appear that -yes- I’ve listened to one of the cuts from Tarantino’s Death Proof soundtrack 91 times.
Now the following list does not include tracks that I’ve endlessly played in the years before 2003 when I first installed iTunes.
So say goodbye to those eternal faves that I’ve forever replayed on vinyl, audio cassette and plain old CD. Favourite artists like Bowie, Beatles, Queen, the Kinks or Roxy Music are not anywhere to be found. Neither are more recent favs like Beck, the Blues Explosion or Cornelius.
But these -indisputably- are my top ten most played songs of recent years.
And yes, I clearly love them all. Very dearly.
Endlessly in fact.
1 – Baby It’s You / Smith / 91 plays / Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof OST
2 – See You At the Lights / 1990s / 73 plays / See You At the Lights EP
3 – Solid Gold / Eagles Of Death Metal / 72 plays / Death By Sexy
4 – Eva’s Holy Dress (Deep Down 3) / Ennio Morricone / 70 plays / Danger: Diabolik OST
5 – Let’s Groove Again / Gonzales / 67 plays / Gonzales über alles
6 – The Truth (Featuring Roisin Murphy & J-Live) / Handsome Boy Modeling School / 66 plays / So How’s Your Girl…
7 – You And I / Yellowhammer / 64 plays / Yellowhammer
8 – La Rock 01 / Vitalic / 56 plays / OK Cowboy
9 – Strawberry Letter 23 (One Rascal Extended Mix) / Shuggie Otis / 54 plays /Luaka Bop Remixed
10 – Punchbag / The Bees / 52 plays / Sunshine Hit Me
Not a bad list at all.
And not surprising all of these tracks appear on several playlists that I’ve made up over the last few years. And many are quite mellow in tempo. I’m not even sure 7 was commerically released.
I feel compelled to share this with you, but right now I don’t have anything more to say about these tracks apart from…
And I have played them.
Thank you iTunes Play Count for clearing this up.