Wednesday, April 09, 2008

iTunes top 20.

Idea shamelessly stolen from Jupe.

The following list is the top 20 songs from our iTunes library, sorted by amount of times the songs have been played.

Just for a sense of suspense (ha!) I'm going to list them countdown style.

20 - I'm Giving Santa a Pikachu This Christmas by the Pokemon Christmas Bash (21 times) - Heh.

19 - Don't Let's Start by They Might Be Giants (22 times) - "No one in the world ever gets what they want, and that is beautiful." So, so true.

18 - Look What You've Done by Jet (22 times) - What can I say? This song sounds Beatles-esque, thus it gets played.

17 - Jingle Bells by James Taylor (22 times) - Xmastime is popular around here.

16 - Looks Good (But You Looked Away) by The Helio Sequence (22 times)

15 - Clap Your Hands by They Might Be Giants (23 times) - Dude. It's TMBG. It's catchy. It's totally danceable. It's under a minute and a half long. I'm amazed we've not played it more.

14 - Two-Headed Boy by Neutral Milk Hotel (23 times) - NMH is the type of band that you would think that most people would hate, (and probably do) but it's so good!

13 - Ramona by Guster (23 times) - I like Guster, and probably would've never heard of them if not for Soupy. Thanks!!

12 - Trains to Brazil by Guilemots (23 times) - Oh! I've heard this song plenty (23!) of times, but never really knew what it was. Heh. I always thought it was The Shins. Now I know.

11 - King of Carrot Flowers Part 1 by Neutral Milk Hotel (24 times) - I think this may be my favorite NMH song.

10 - Experimental Film by They Might Be Giants (25 times) - Even though I can't explain it, I already know how great it is. I dare anyone to listen to this song (or watch the homestarrunner-based video) and not be put in a good mood.

9 - Young Pilgrims by The Shins (27 times) - "I know there is this side of me that wants to grab the yoke from the pilot and just fly the whole mess into the sea."
Preach it, brother.

8 - Delicate by Damien Rice (28 times)

7 - Kissing the Lipless by The Shins (29 times)

6 - Don't Look Away by The Helio Sequence (29 times) - Hear song. Must dance.

5 - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel (30 times) - This one's good, too.

4 - Your Attitude Towards Cuttlefish by Paper Moon (33 times) - According to the 'last played' on iTunes, we haven't heard this since November of last year. But it was popular at the time, huh?

3 - My Favorite Things by Nathan (37 times) - Um. Who? But, yeah. Still a good cover.

2 - Meow Meow Lullaby by Nada Surf (38 times) - The ending is a little too repetitive for my liking, but the girls (obviously) love this song. I like it too, I just think that Nada Surf could've cut out a few 'meows' at the end.

and the most played song on our iTunes list...

1 - Spider Pig by Hans Zimmer, from the Simpsons Movie Soundtrack (39 times) - It's only a minute long, so it's easy to do multiple listens repeatedly.

1 comment:

Amy said...

Yay! I think more people should shamelessly steal my ideas.

I remember that Jet song! I heard it on the radio once, and then the radio dude gushed about how they sounded like the Beatles, and my assessment was: "Actually, they sound like Oasis trying to sound like the Beatles."

I love Neutral Milk Hotel. I think that The King of Carrot Flowers parts 1, 2, and 3 are a good measure of whether or not you'll like the band. If you get all of them ... you're in.