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Ntombi
Sep 9, 2008, 10:07 PM
Okay, here's the plan: List your source song, and then the playlist the Genius put together for you, and then any thoughts you have about the group.


Edit: Please take out the extraneous info from the list. We don't need to know how many times you've played the song. ;)

SOURCE: Sanford and Son Theme (The Streetbeater) Quincy Jones


Rockit Herbie Hancock
The Stripper David Rose
Tomorrow (A Better You, Better Me) Quincy Jones & Tevin Campbell
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy The Andrews Sisters
Big Spender Peggy Lee
Moody's Mood for Love (I'm In the Mood for Love) Brian McKnight, James Moody, Quincy Jones, Rachelle Ferrell & Take 6
Here Comes The Sun Nina Simone
Birdland The Manhattan Transfer
Don't Know Much Linda Rondstadt featuring Aaron Neville
The Nearness Of You Norah Jones
On Broadway George Benson
On My Own (Single) Michael McDonald & Patty Labelle
Fever Michael BublÚ
Backlash Blues [Live] Nina Simone
Quando, Quando, Quando Michael BublÚ (With Nelly Furtado)
Moody's Mood For Love King Pleasure
Pick Up the Pieces Kenny G & David Sanborn
Merry Christmas, Baby Etta James
Send in the Clowns Sarah Vaughan
Rum And Coca Cola The Andrews Sisters
Soul Bossa Nova Quincy Jones And His Orchestra
This Masquerade George Benson
Grazing In The Grass Hugh Masekela
Baby It's Cold Outside Ella Fitzgerald & Ray Charles



This is the fourth list I've put together, and I'm pretty happy with it. It's a great addition for me.



thomahawk
Sep 9, 2008, 10:13 PM
i still have yet to try it!
i just finished watching the sept 9 keynote presentation and i am "wowed" cant wait to try it out! im updating my ipod touch 1g to 2.1 right now before i start genius

basesloaded190
Sep 9, 2008, 10:28 PM
I actually really love this right now...works beautifully.

Source Song: Check Yes Juliet-We the Kings

Dear Maria, Count me in-All time Low
Honestly-Cartel
The City is at War-Cobra Starship
A Little Less 16 Candles-Fall out Boy
Everything is All Right-Motion City Soundtrack
Everything's Magic- Angels and Airwaves
The Best of Me-The Starting Line
In Too Deep-Sum 41
Hands Down-Dashboard Confessional
Dreaming with a Broken Heart-John Mayer
Grand Theft Autumn-Fall Out Boy
Skyway Avenue-We the Kings
Say Anything-Cartel
Guilty Pleasure-Cobra Starship
Banana Pancakes-Jack Johnson
Free Fallin-John Mayer
Streetcorner Symphony-Rob Thomas
Ohio is for lovers-Hawthrone Heights
Hear you me-Jimmy Eat World
Taste of Ink-The Used
Miserable at Best-Mayday Parade
Slow Down-The Academy Is...
Secret Valentine-We the Kings
Six Feet under the Stars-All Time Low

iTeen
Sep 9, 2008, 10:40 PM
Its done nothing great for me...hopefully that will change when I get my new iPod Touch.

Ntombi
Sep 9, 2008, 10:53 PM
Source Song: New Shoes Paolo Nutini

Big Yellow Taxi Counting Crows (featuring Vanessa Carlton)
Fast Car Tracy Chapman
Name The Goo Goo Dolls
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go (Remastered 2006) Wham!
For What It's Worth Buffalo Springfield
On the Way Down Ryan Cabrera
Werewolves of London Warren Zevon
I'm Too Sexy Right Said Fred
Rocket Man (I Think It's Going to Be a Long Long Time) Elton John
Solsbury Hill Peter Gabriel
Fire and Rain (Acoustic) James Taylor
Hard To Handle The Black Crowes
I Will Remember You Sarah McLachlan
Stitched Up (Featuring John Mayer) Herbie Hancock & John Mayer
Kokomo The Beach Boys
Run-Around Blues Traveler
Higher Love Steve Winwood
I Won't Back Down [Live] Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Breakfast At Tiffany's Deep Blue Something
Last Christmas (Remastered 2006) Wham!
Linger The Cranberries
Ooh La The Kooks
Faith George Michael
Crash Into Me Dave Matthews Band


:D This is fun.

ipodtoucher
Sep 9, 2008, 11:00 PM
Source: Better Together - Jack Johnson

Gravity - John Mayer
Thunder - Boys Like Girls
That's What You Get - Paramore
Love Today - Mika
Everything's Magic - Angels and Airwaves
Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith
Cheeseburger in Paradise - Jimmy Buffett
Summer Girls - LFO
The Unforgiven - Metallica
Get Together - Madonna
Everyone Nose - N.E.R.D.
Migrate - Mariah Carey
Do You Remember - Jack Johnson
The War - Angels and Airwaves
Pod - Tenacious D
Why Georgia - John Mayer
American Girl - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Emergency - Paramore
Everything is Alright - Motion City Soundtrack
Five Minutes to Midnight - Boys Like Girls
All of Your Love - Hellogoodbye
Vulnerable - Secondhand Serenade
Talk - Coldplay
No Other Way - Jack Johnson


Its pretty spot on if I do say so myself!

icecold0913
Sep 9, 2008, 11:08 PM
Works amazing except for the random Christmas music thrown in there every time. I guess I should uncheck those songs until the holidays...

Ntombi
Sep 9, 2008, 11:27 PM
Works amazing except for the random Christmas music thrown in there every time. I guess I should uncheck those songs until the holidays...
I have hundreds of Christmas songs, and they're all unchecked right now, but that only affects the shuffle, not the Genius, unfortunately. We should send Apple some feedback to add that as an option.




Source Song: We Built This City Starship

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go (Remastered 2006) Wham!
Higher Love Steve Winwood
We Didn't Start the Fire Billy Joel
Faith George Michael
Come On Eileen Dexy's Midnight Runners
Mony Mony Billy Idol
Kokomo The Beach Boys
Walking On Broken Glass Annie Lennox
Uptown Girl Billy Joel
Small Town John Cougar Mellencamp
Walking in Memphis Marc Cohn
Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now Starship
That's What Friends Are For Dionne Warwick with Elton John, Gladys Knight & Stevie Wonder
Walk Like An Egyptian The Bangles
Two Princes Spin Doctors
Jump (For My Love) The Pointer Sisters
Don't Go Breaking My Heart Elton John & Kiki Dee
It's Still Rock And Roll To Me Billy Joel
Born To Be Wild Steppenwolf
You Can Call Me Al Paul Simon
Cum on Feel the Noize Quiet Riot
I Want A New Drug Huey Lewis and the News
Rock Me Amadeus (Ihn Liebten Alle Frauen...) Falco
Run-Around Blues Traveler


This one's a little iffy. :confused: :D

xJulianx
Sep 10, 2008, 06:07 AM
Source song: 20/07/07 - Dead Swans

We're All Alone - Architects
No One Ever Gives You A Straight Answer To Anything - The Ghost Of A Thousand
Bostons - Have Heart
Freedom - RATM
Duality - Slipknot (ugh)
Shy Guys - The Gorgeous
A Portrait For The Deceased - Architects
Suffice - SikTh
Guttershark - The Bled
That Girl Possessed - Alexisonfire
Pave Paradise - Have Heart
One Day I'll Stay Home - Misery Signals
Go Long Dad - Four Year Strong
Hunt Them Down - Architects
Lines Of Seperation - Dead Swans
Happiness By The Killowatt - City And Colour
As They Breed They Swarm - Ghost Of A Thousand
Blamethrower - Reuben
Wake Up - RATM
Broken Clocks - Architects
Arms Of The Truth - Terror
Hard Bark On The Family Tree - Have Heart
White Walls - Between The Buried And Me
The Artist In The Ambulance - Thrice

All in all, I'd say a fairly spot on playlist. Notice the amount of Architects songs in there... Architects and Dead Swans did a split single not so long ago that was released on iTunes so I put it down to that.

Pretty clever stuff.

steviem
Sep 10, 2008, 06:42 AM
I thought I would see how my library compares with ipodtoucher, so:

Source: Better Together - Jack Johnson

Brighter Than Sunshine - Aqualung
A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More "Touch Me" - Fall Out Boy
Oh, It Is Love - Hellogoodbye
Only One - Yellowcard
Hear You Me - Jimmy Eat World
Musicis My Hot Hot Sex - CSS
The Future Freaks Me Out - Motion City Soundtrack
In Too Deep - Sum 41
That's What You Get - Paramore
Do You Want to - Franz Ferdinand
The Horizon Has Been Defeated - Jack Johnson
1st period: The Queen and I - Gym Class Heroes
When I Come Around - Green Day
Grand Theft Autumn - Where Is Your Boy (Acoustic) - Fall Out Boy Adam's Song - Blink-182
Smile Like You Mean It - The Killers
Hands Down - Dashboard Confessional
Talk - Coldplay
Look After You - The Fray
Time To Dance - Panic! At The Disco
Hash Pipe - Weezer
Good People - Jack Johnson
The Adventure - Angels & Airwaves
Look What You've Done - Jet

Schtumple
Sep 10, 2008, 06:45 AM
It's sat there and stayed quiet, I don't like all these drop out menus they keep adding.

I think I'll give it a quick twirl just to see what it says though.

guitarizt
Sep 10, 2008, 06:54 AM
That's pretty sick how accurate it is. This is definitely gonna be better than asking people about new music. I've been struggling trying to find new music lately too.

davidjearly
Sep 10, 2008, 06:55 AM
I'm enjoying Genius very much. Here is my playlist based on:

The Reason Why by Rachael Yamagata.

Schtumple
Sep 10, 2008, 07:03 AM
So I'm listening to a song I recorded the other day, and it's suggested

"I'm Gone" - Ben Adams
"Delicious" - Ben Adams

There's a fine line between recommending songs, and just finding someone with the same name as me :p

I'll admit, I don't think I've done a fair test here :p

iGary
Sep 10, 2008, 07:04 AM
It's made me spend an ass load of money at the iTunes store. :mad: :D

Alchemist
Sep 10, 2008, 07:07 AM
I was sceptical... but by god it's accurate...

I guess with so many iTunes libraries out there it's producing some pretty 'trendy' data almost instantly.

I stuck in a Third Eye Blind track that I hadn't listened to in years and it basically produced the mixtape I listened to on repeat from age 14 to 17... it was uncanny.

Based on Third Eye Blind, it gave me:

Semisonic
Matchbox Twenty
Toad The Wet Sprocket
New Radicals (Who I'd all but forgotten)

and even threw some stuff I like now in, that went REALLY well with the mix:

State Radio for example.

Most impressive. Great feature that I really feel is making music fresh again. Cheers Apple

gloss
Sep 10, 2008, 07:16 AM
Creepiest so far?

3s and 7s by Queens of the Stone Age produced a playlist that sounded like a who's-who of the track listing for Rock Band/Guitar Hero.

The first handful tracks were something like:

3s and 7s - Queens of the Stone Age
In Bloom - Nirvana
Cherub Rock - Smashing Pumpkins
Can't Stop - Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Metal - Tenacious D
Little Sister - Queens of the Stone Age
Hysteria - Muse
Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden

My friend actually walked in the room and asked 'Is this like your Rock Band playlist?'

ScubaDuc
Sep 10, 2008, 07:24 AM
I tried it last night.....

I choose one of the most famous songs ever written....Hey Jude, and asked for suggestions... :rolleyes:

It came out with "none" :D It failed miserably :p

One thing that made me very upset is that the "suggestions reviews" came up in french when my "chosen" language is english..... I find it extremely disrespectful not to keep language preferences into account once asked for them...:mad:

gloss
Sep 10, 2008, 07:30 AM
I tried it last night.....

I choose one of the most famous songs ever written....Hey Jude, and asked for suggestions... :rolleyes:

It came out with "none" :D It failed miserably :p

That's the downside of having the service tied to the iTunes Music Store. No Beatles there = no recommendations.

Pretty huge hole, actually.

txr0ckabilly
Sep 10, 2008, 07:55 AM
i was playing with the genius yesterday and i saw a track i hadn't listened to in ages: "Easy Amplification" by Lee Harvey Oswald Band

i've owned this CD twice and for some reason it's just one of those CD's i can't take good care of. it's probably due to the fact that i listened to it so much.

i had three tracks from the album in my library that the sound quality was just terrible because they were ripped from one of the damaged CD's. i clicked on the track in the genius playlist yesterday and it came up with the album in the itunes store. this album has never been available anywhere so i just quit looking.

i bought it on the spot, left a 5 star review, and loaded it up on the ipod.

thank you genius!

Ntombi
Sep 11, 2008, 01:42 AM
Source Song: Feeling Good Michael BublÚ

You Are Loved (Don't Give Up) Josh Groban
A Love Song (With k.d. lang) Anne Murray
I Finally Found Someone Barbra Streisand & Bryan Adams
Danny Boy Judy Garland
After All (Love Theme from "Chances Are") Cher & Peter Cetera
Homeward Bound (Live) Simon & Garfunkel
I'm Into Something Good Herman's Hermits
If You Love Somebody Set Them Free Sting
I Keep Forgettin' Michael McDonald
I'm So Excited The Pointer Sisters
I Guess That's Why They Call it the Blues (live) Billy Joel & Elton John
I Just Can't Stop Loving You Michael Jackson & Siedah Garrett
A Hazy Shade of Winter Simon and Garfunkel
Danny's Song (With Martina McBride) Anne Murray
Coming Out of the Dark Gloria Estefan
Come Monday Jimmy Buffett
Cherry, Cherry Neil Diamond
The Sound Of Silence Simon & Garfunkel
This is It Kenny Loggins & Michael McDonald
Mr. Bojangles Robbie Williams
You're Still You Josh Groban
Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright) Rod Stewart
Fragile Sting
If You Don't Know Me By Now Simply Red


I'm not sure how I feel about this one. I'm gonna listen, but right now, I'm a little :confused:.

And yes, I'm definitely feeling the lack of The Beatles. It won't add them to playlists either. :( I can't wait until they're finally added!

BoyBach
Sep 11, 2008, 08:04 AM
Original song: 'Immigrant Song' by Led Zeppelin.

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I can't argue with those selections! :)

iMerlin
Sep 11, 2008, 10:58 AM
Sorry guys, I didnt mean to post this in your thread. Mods can remove if you want. Thanks

622
Sep 11, 2008, 12:05 PM
I love the idea of the Genius. And I think it works very well. It is cool how it comes up with some ideas for music, that I didn't know I wanted to listen to :D

BUT I am missing some key features... Because most of my music is full albums, there is allot of tracks I don't want's hear. So a setting that will not play any unchecked tracked is a must!!! Or it could even be, "don't play tracks below X stars". As I have rating on all my music.

So for now I will have to stick to my smart playlists, that take my ratings in to account :(

hank-b
Sep 11, 2008, 12:20 PM
I'm impressed with the selections so far, and that it includes tracks I've ripped off vinyl ("Lost in Music" in the attachment)

Ntombi
Sep 11, 2008, 07:27 PM
Source Song: O.P.P. Naughty by Nature
Whoomp! There It Is Tag Team
Whatta Man Salt-N-Pepa & En Vogue
B.O.B. OutKast
Tha Crossroads Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
In Deux Time Deux Process
The Way You Move OutKast & Sleepy Brown
Don't Phunk With My Heart Black Eyed Peas
Let's Talk About Sex Salt-N-Pepa
Tennessee Arrested Development
It's Like That Run-DMC
Home (Feat. Phil Collins) Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
This Is How We Do It Montell Jordan
Push It Salt-N-Pepa
No Sleep Till Brooklyn Beastie Boys
Roses OutKast
It's Tricky Run-DMC
Rapper's Delight The Sugarhill Gang
Funky Cold Medina Tone-Loc
Guantanamera Wyclef Jean
Let's Get It Started Black Eyed Peas
Mr. Wendal Arrested Development
Shoop Salt-N-Pepa
Fight For Your Right Beastie Boys


They all fit, definitely.

grouper
Sep 11, 2008, 09:49 PM
it did alright

puckhead193
Sep 11, 2008, 09:56 PM
I actually really love this right now...works beautifully.

Source Song: Check Yes Juliet-We the Kings

Dear Maria, Count me in-All time Low


I love this song and i found out about it from looking at what others bought on itunes from check yes juliet by we the kings lol
i'll post mine when/if i ever get home :rolleyes::eek:

foidulus
Sep 11, 2008, 11:45 PM
Thus far it has really frustrated me because it isn't working! I have tried about 30 times, and all I get is the 4010 error....

jodelli
Sep 12, 2008, 02:32 AM
Depeche Mode: I Feel You

jrcsh6
Sep 12, 2008, 08:21 AM
i'm actually really liking the genius thing. it's not god sent but puts together good playlists in a few seconds

spooky2k
Sep 12, 2008, 05:40 PM
Honestly, nothing.

I'm hoping that as more people add their libraries to the database, things improve.
Thing is, there are plenty of windows apps that base their selections on BPM/Genre/Artist etc, which is a lot more reliable. Genius doesn't really do this, and therefore doesn't do what it says on the tin.

SmartIndianKid
Sep 12, 2008, 05:53 PM
Source: Sidewalks - Story of the Year

Drunk Girl - Something Corporate
The Quiet Things that No One Ever Knows - Brand New
Bedroom Talk - The Starting Line
Anthem Of Our Dying Day - Story Of The Year
Cute Without The 'E' (Cut From The Team) - Taking Back Sunday
I Woke up in a Car - Something Corporate
Slow Down - The Academy Is...
All Hail the Heartbreaker - The Spill Canvas
Buried A Lie - Senses Fail
Paper Thin Hymn - Anberlin
Say Anything (Else) - Cartel
The Taste of Ink - The Used
The Future Freaks Me Out - Motion City Soundtrack
The Sound of Settling - Death Cab For Cutie
Song In My Head - Sherwood
Time To Dance - Panic At The Disco
Holiday From Real [Live] - Jack's Mannequin
A Favor House Atlantic - Coheed And Cambria
Your Call - Secondhand Serenade
Brat Pack - The Rocket Summer
Five Minutes To Midnight - Boys Like Girls
Everything's Magic - Angels and Airwaves
Coffee Shop Soundtrack - All Time Low
Memory - Sugarcult

Ronaldinho
Sep 12, 2008, 06:35 PM
Original : Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis

telf22
Sep 12, 2008, 06:46 PM
Depeche Mode: I Feel You

Wow, it was very accurate.

txhockey9404
Sep 12, 2008, 06:56 PM
I made an alarm out of softer music for Alarm Clock 2 based on Shine by Collective Soul. It worked decently. I had to delete a few harder tracks though. It even worked with my non-iTunes albums! (Pearl Jam- Live at the Gorge 2006)

APPLENEWBIE
Sep 12, 2008, 08:25 PM
I really REALLY think the genius is going to be a Killer feature in iTunes. It really does work well. In my experience it does very nice associations and develops appropriate playlists. I also think that Genius is going to sell a ****load of songs for Apple. Nice work iTunes team!

Chandler Adaway
Sep 12, 2008, 08:45 PM
It stops and gives me an error code when sending my library to Apple. :(

Ntombi
Sep 13, 2008, 12:18 AM
Original : Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
Really good list.




Source Song: Do the 45 Ryan Shaw
A Rose Is Still A Rose Aretha Franklin
We All Want the Same Thing (Featuring Akil Dasan) [Acoustic Version] Kevin Michael
Shake a Tail Feather Ike & Tina Turner
Hard To Handle Otis Redding
Funny How Time Slips Away Al Green & Lyle Lovett
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy Queen Latifah
Get on the Good Foot James Brown
Land Of 1000 Dances Wilson Pickett
People Get Ready Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions
No, No, No, Pt. 2 Destiny's Child & Wyclef Jean
Use Me Bill Withers
The Rubberband Man The Spinners
Nobody Ryan Shaw
Nasty Janet Jackson
I Am Not My Hair (Featuring Pink) India.Arie featuring P!nk
Dancing In the Street Martha and the Vandellas
Proud Mary Ike & Tina Turner
I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now) Otis Redding
A Change Is Gonna Come Leela James
It's Your Thing The Isley Brothers
Wishing Well Terence Trent D'arby
It's the Same Old Song / Reach Out I'll Be There Boyz II Men
Get up offa That Thing James Brown
You Ought To Be With Me Al Green




and this one's kind of interesting. I wouldn't necessarily have thought of putting these together in a playlist, but they do fit. The two outliers IMO are the Sophie B. Hawkins songs.

Source Song: Abraham, Martin and John Dion
Cat's in The Cradle Harry Chapin
Sunny Came Home Shawn Colvin
Hammer and a Nail Indigo Girls
Knockin' On Heaven's Door Bob Dylan
The Lazarus Heart Sting
Lose Your Way Sophie B. Hawkins
Here Comes the Flood (Solo Piano Version) Peter Gabriel
Kathy's Song Eva Cassidy
Every Night Paul Mccartney
Hallelujah k.d. lang
Pendulum Swinger Indigo Girls
Do You Like the Way Cee-Lo, Lauryn Hill & Santana
Moon Over Bourbon Street Sting
Damn! I Wish I Was Your Lover (Live) Melissa Etheridge & Sophie B Hawkins
I Can't Make You Love Me Bonnie Raitt
Why Annie Lennox
Safe And Sound Sheryl Crow
Hush, Hush, Hush (Feat. Annie Lennox) Herbie Hancock
For You Tracy Chapman
Old Friends (Live) Simon & Garfunkel
Danny Boy Eva Cassidy
Life Less Ordinary Carbon Leaf
Home Great Northern
Three County Highway Indigo Girls

northy124
Sep 13, 2008, 06:19 AM
I haven't bought anything yet as I have no credit left but whenever I click a song by The Who or The Rolling Stones I just get results for The Rolling Stones nothing else:(.

Macjames
Sep 13, 2008, 06:46 AM
Song: Iris - The Goo Goo Dolls (see attached)

Its not perfect but wow i have had some great genius playlists so far.

Well done apple i am very impressed and so was my PC flat mate

Ntombi
Sep 13, 2008, 11:29 AM
I haven't bought anything yet as I have no credit left but whenever I click a song by The Who or The Rolling Stones I just get results for The Rolling Stones nothing else:(.

That's weird. I'm going to try that.

paulsalter
Sep 14, 2008, 04:56 AM
Sorry if this has been asked before, so many new posts over the last few days I am losing track a bit.

What does Genius actually do, as far as I can see it just creates a playlist of random songs, there must be some logic but I fail to see it.

I selected Katy Perry - I kissed a Girl, and it gives me a playlist of Nirvana and Foo Fighters (plus others)

I am failing to see the link between these songs

Ntombi
Sep 14, 2008, 05:03 AM
I fail to see the link between those songs too. :p


If you look over the lists we've posted here, you'll see that sometimes it works better than other times. But for a song as popular (ick) as that one, I'm really surprised.

How big is your library? Do you have a lot of pop songs that would make more sense than Nirvana and Foo Fighters? Have you updated Genius since you first installed 8? Are your songs properly tagges (with at least song and artist, if nothing else)? All of those factors play into how well the Genius compiles the playlist.

paulsalter
Sep 14, 2008, 05:16 AM
I fail to see the link between those songs too. :p


If you look over the lists we've posted here, you'll see that sometimes it works better than other times. But for a song as popular (ick) as that one, I'm really surprised.

How big is your library? Do you have a lot of pop songs that would make more sense than Nirvana and Foo Fighters? Have you updated Genius since you first installed 8? Are your songs properly tagges (with at least song and artist, if nothing else)? All of those factors play into how well the Genius compiles the playlist.

I have a variety of all type of songs (dont laugh at some)

Kylie, Britney, Morrissey, Smiths, Sex Pistols, some Classical, REM etc

I have about 16.5 Gig of songs and I was just trying different ones out to see what it gives

I updated genius when I first installed 8 (nothing has been added since)

Could be a tagging issue, Nirvana was ripped from CD, however Foo Fighters was bought from iTunes store

Currently its playing Everybody Hurts by REM, still fail to see the link between this and Katy Perry, now its another FooFighters called My Hero

There must be some link, I just fail to see it

Ntombi
Sep 14, 2008, 05:22 AM
Nah, I have music from all sources, and mine works.

Try updated it again. As more and more people update, it gets better matching info, so it's not just your songs that matter.

Here's my genius list for Everybody Hurts:

Source Song: Everybody Hurts R.E.M.
Linger The Cranberries
Name The Goo Goo Dolls
Streets Of Philadelphia Bruce Springsteen
Imagine John Lennon
Run-Around Blues Traveler
Faith George Michael
Fire And Rain James Taylor
Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm Crash Test Dummies
Born To Be Wild Steppenwolf
Knockin' On Heaven's Door Bob Dylan
Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me George Michael & Elton John
I'm Like a Bird Nelly Furtado
Wicked Game Chris Isaak
Walking in Memphis Marc Cohn
Son of a Preacher Man Dusty Springfield
Desert Rose (with Cheb Mami) Sting
Mrs. Robinson (Live) Simon & Garfunkel
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go (Remastered 2006) Wham!
Eternal Flame The Bangles
Here Comes The Rain Again Eurythmics
True Colors Cyndi Lauper
The One I Love (Live & Acoustic - MTV Unplugged) R.E.M.
I Will Remember You Sarah McLachlan
Tears In Heaven Eric Clapton


That makes sense to me. Not all of the songs fit perfectly, but as a whole it does. How does your list look from the same song?

paulsalter
Sep 14, 2008, 05:36 AM
Nah, I have music from all sources, and mine works.

Try updated it again. As more and more people update, it gets better matching info, so it's not just your songs that matter.

Here's my genius list for Everybody Hurts:

'snip'

That makes sense to me. Not all of the songs fit perfectly, but as a whole it does. How does your list look from the same song?

Just updated genius and then ran it on Everybody Hurts

Torn,Natalie imbruglia
Every Little Thing She Does, The Police
Rocket Man, Elton John
Wild World, Cat Stevens
Video Killed The Radio Star, Buggles
Heart of Glass, Blondie
Talk, Coldplay
Relax, Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Another Brick in the Wall, Pink Floyd
My Hero, Foo Fighters
Take a Chance on Me, Abba
Dont Let The Sun Go Down on Me, Elton John
Nightswimming, REM
Lithium, Nirvana
Somebody to Love, queen
Mad World, Tears for Fears
Vincent, Don Mclean
Patience, Take That
Roxanne, The Police
Peace Train, Cat Stevens
Run, Snow Patrol
Suspicious Minds, Elvis Presley
Killer Queen, Queen
We Didnt Start The Fire, Billy Joel

Ntombi
Sep 14, 2008, 05:45 AM
That makes more sense than before, don't you think? We even have a couple of songs in common.

Definitely room for improvement, though.

paulsalter
Sep 14, 2008, 06:03 AM
That makes more sense than before, don't you think? We even have a couple of songs in common.

Definitely room for improvement, though.

It does look better, they do sound all right together

Be nice to know how it links them together though

Shame its brought Take That into it:(, I use recently played as a means to get my songs on my iPhone/Touch and didnt really want that on there:eek:

Ntombi
Sep 14, 2008, 06:12 AM
The Genius lists in my iPhone are definitely not as good as the one in iTunes. I have less than 1000 in my phone, but close to 5000 in iTunes, so it only makes sense.

And I'm more prone to get the "can't make a list" error on my phone, because it's full of songs and genres that the Genius doesn't look at. :(

Like I said, room for improvement, but still a lot of fun and really impressive.

paulsalter
Sep 14, 2008, 06:32 AM
The Genius lists in my iPhone are definitely not as good as the one in iTunes. I have less than 1000 in my phone, but close to 5000 in iTunes, so it only makes sense.

And I'm more prone to get the "can't make a list" error on my phone, because it's full of songs and genres that the Genius doesn't look at. :(

Like I said, room for improvement, but still a lot of fun and really impressive.

I agree its a lot of fun and impressive, be nice to know how it works out what songs to link together

will try it out on my phone later on to se how it works, listen to this a lot in the car, so getting a different playlist each time could be really good

scotty96LSC
Sep 14, 2008, 08:10 AM
Based on Stellastarr* Sweet Troubled Soul
http://idisk.mac.com/txwhitehouse//Public/Genius.png
I like the feature. Simple to use and pretty much captures the mood of the moment.

greenday123
Sep 14, 2008, 08:10 PM
Source Song - "Some Sense Of Security" - Saosin

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k265/ilovesteff123/thisissmallll.jpg


Im really liking this new feature, the songs do sound great together, good job apple!

One thing i did just notice though, i see alot of the same artists more than once, i have over 300 bands in my library, most of them being from the same music genre, i think the playlists could be better, but still pretty good!

Ntombi
Sep 15, 2008, 12:43 AM
YAY!!!

Keep updating your Genius, people! I've been updating every day, and trying at least one classical and musical song every day to see if it would work. Well, it just did.


Source Song: Do You Hear The People Sing? The Company (Les MisÚrables)
The Music of the Night Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman
Anything You Can Do Ethel Merman & Ray Middleton
February Song Josh Groban
Memory Barbra Streisand
Nothing Priscilla Lopez
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy The Andrews Sisters
In the Mood Glenn Miller
Seasons Of Love Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Daphne Ruben-Vega, Jesse L. Martin, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Idina Menzel, Fredi Walker, Taye Diggs, Gwen Stewart, Byron Utley
Let Me Fall Josh Groban
Birdland The Manhattan Transfer
God Bless America Celine Dion
Attack David Burt, Policemen, Students
Don't Know Much Linda Rondstadt featuring Aaron Neville
Fly Me to the Moon Frank Sinatra
Quando, Quando, Quando Michael BublÚ (With Nelly Furtado)
Think of Me Sarah Brightman
I Know Where I've Been Queen Latifah
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free Nina Simone
Mai Josh Groban
Mack The Knife Robbie Williams
The Entertainer Scott Joplin
People Get Ready Eva Cassidy
I Only Have Eyes For You Frank Sinatra
Wedding Chorale - Beggars At The Feast Guests / Allun Armstrong, Sue Jane Tanner


Absolutely needs work, but up until tonight, it couldn't even try, so I'm happy with this first effort.

Unfortunately, no classical yet. :(



Okay, and here's the absolutely worst playlist it's done for me so far:


Source Song: My Last Words Megadeth
Would Alice in Chains
San Jacinto Peter Gabriel
Beck's Bolero Jeff Beck
It Prince
All Revved Up With No Place To Go Meat Loaf
Carolina Blues Blues Traveler
Hard Day (Shep Pettibone Remix) George Michael
The Imperial March John Williams
Break On Through (To The Other Side) The Doors
Axel F Harold Faltermeyer
Wanderlust Megadeth
The One I Love (Live & Acoustic - MTV Unplugged) R.E.M.
For You Tracy Chapman
The Calling Santana & Eric Clapton
Russians Sting
Play In The Sunshine Prince
Here Comes The Rain Again Eurythmics
Dragon Attack Queen
For Crying Out Loud Meat Loaf
Sure Know Something KISS
Misirlou (Pulp Fiction Theme) Dick Dale
I Don't Remember Peter Gabriel
Cum on Feel the Noize Quiet Riot
Trinity (Featuring Kirk Hammett & Robert Randolph) Kirk Hammett, Robert Randolph & Santana


ROFL. No. Just no.

Half the songs are right, but the rest are really really wrong.

Fiveos22
Apr 4, 2010, 06:53 PM
Bump!!! I've been playing around with Genius this afternoon and reading through some of the threads when this one came up. I have a fairly robust classical selection on my computer (>2500 tracks) that are pretty well tagged (which can be a dicey thing with classical tracks... e.g. who's the artist vs composer vs performing ensemble vs conductor vs album markings).

I've had a surprisingly hard time getting Genius to recognize my tracks. But here's one that it liked enough to build a playlist:

Source Song: Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor, 1st Movement - Leonard Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic

Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 8 - Emerson String Quartet
Philip Glass' String Quartet 5, Mvt 2 - Kronos Quartet
Shostakovich's Quintet in G minor - Yefim Bronfman with the Julliard String Quartet
Philip Glass' Violin Concerto, Mvt 1 - Adele Anthony
Dvorak's Symphony No. 8, Mvt 3 - Berlin Philharmonic
Shubert Quintet in C major, Scherzo - Rostropovich and Emerson String Quartet
Bach' Brandenburg Concerto No. 6, Mvt 1 - Neville Marriner
Prokofiev Lt. Kije Suit, Mvt 2 - Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 , Mvt 3 - Herbery Von Karajan and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Dvorak's "American" String Quartet, Mvt 4 - Amadeus Quartet
Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, Mvt 3 - Itzhak Perlman

An interesting mix, I'm not sure that it is how I would organize a list though.